Its been a while since we posted on our GARY MEMORIAL CHAPEL’s blog. We have been busy doing some updates to our website and of course we are continuing to serve the families who have entrusted their loved ones in our care.
One thing that has not changed is that we still offer professional services with affordable prices. We offer our services at GARY MEMORIAL CHAPEL with outstanding class and dignity. Visit us a www.garymemorialchapel.com for more details about who we are and how we can assist your family with at need or preneed wishes.
We wanted to share with you an exciting new leadership position one of our funeral directors has taken on. Attached is a recent intro video blog done by our Funeral Director Lori Diaz. We are proud of her accomplishments and look forward to her monthly video blogs with Funeral Divas www.funeraldivas.com. Lori will be sharing a video blog at least twice a month. We know you will find these tips helpful and insightful.
Take care and remember that in order to “Celebrate a Life Well Lived” you need to utilize a funeral home where they believe EVERY LIFE deserves to be celebrated and honored! WE ARE THAT CHOICE!
GARY MEMORIAL CHAPEL
867 S. James Rd.
On this blog it is our privilege and honor to introduce you to our Directress Lori Diaz who is a Licensed Funeral Director and Licensed Insurance Agent in the State of Ohio. Lori joined Diehl-Whittaker Funeral Service in March, 2012. Lori has a unique ability in creating meaningful Celebration of Life Services for the families that select us to serve during an at need arrangement. The families have learned to appreciate her empathy and eye for detail. Her passion for people is what has motivated her to chose this career path and is very evident in how she deals individually with families.
Lori graduated from The Ohio State University with a B.A. in Communication and minor in Sociology in 1998. She is a proud OSU Alumni. After college, she attended Keller Graduate School of Management of DeVry University and received her Masters in Business Administration in 2005 and Masters in Project Management in 2007. Lori is an avid learner and loves marketing.
Lori is active in several community organizations and is a member of the Buckeye State Funeral Director’s and Embalmer’s Association and African-American Funeral Professionals of Central Ohio (AAFPCO). Lori is a District Leader for New Generation of Funeral Service Practitioners Association. Lori is proud to be one of the founding members of the 100 Black Women of Central Ohio where she serves as the Communication Co-Chair. She also is a guest blogger for Funeral Divas.
She and her family attend Ephesus Seventh-day Adventist Church where she has served over the years in a variety of different positions. She has been the Communications Director, a Deaconess, a Lower Division Sabbath School Teacher, Earliteen Sabbath School Teacher, Choir Member, Media Services Coordinator and currently serves as the Stewardship Director.
Lori is happily married to Michael and together they have two beautiful daughters, Mikayla and Kyah. In her spare time, Lori enjoys to read, roller skate, exercise and travel. When Lori isn’t at the funeral home she is cherishing time spent with those she loves.
Call Lori today with any questions you may have. Lori would be happy to assist you in any way. Call her at 614-258-9549.
“Let us endeavor to live that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry.” —Mark Twain on Undertakers
Life is so fragile. In this industry we often see just how fragile it really is. I wonder how many of us really take the time to refelect on that statement. As funeral professionals, we experience death on a daily basis.
Although life is fragile, you can still take fundamental steps to preplan. Call us today and we would be happy to sit down with you to discuss your options. Life may be fragile but you can take steps to secure the peace of mind of your loved ones who remain by taking steps now.
Call our caring professionals at 614-235-4279.
We, at Diehl-Whittaker Funeral Service know all too well about reputation and character. This is the foundation and core of our existence. We believe that we represent our establishment in everything we do. Some view being a Funeral Director as simply a “profession”. We (the Funeral Directors at Diehl-Whittaker view being a Funeral Director as a “calling.” The difference in views indicates that we realize that someone is always watching and that you must always exhibit the highest level of integrity, honor and dignity even when you aren’t directly servicing a family.
This article written below by Toby Sutton, reminds us all too often of those who do not take this “calling” to heart and thus giving the funeral industry a bad reputation. Rest assured that at Diehl-Whittaker Funeral Service, we will continue to provide the community and those we serve with the utmost respect “on or off duty.” ~ Lori
Below is the article that was referenced in this blog
Funeral Industry – You Are ALWAYS a funeral director. Sometimes, we forget that we cannot leave our profession at the door. When the day ends, and we are ready to go out and have a good time, we must always remember that people from our home towns are always going to view us as the town mortician.
via You Are ALWAYS a Funeral Director – Toby Sutton.
I was reading an article that was talking about grief. One writer stated that grief is not about forgetting but about remembering. This rings true in funeral service.
The Funeral Director is there to help those handling the burden of grief. Planning a Celebration of Life is about remembering all the wonderful things that persons life meant.
Remember that grief has many different forms and no one grieves the same. At GARY MEMORIAL CHAPEL, we don’t expect you to forget and we stand ready to assist you in remembering! Call us for your at need and pre need arrangements. Every life is worth remembering. ~ Lori
Life, so precious…a life is worth being celebrated! That’s why at Diehl-Whittaker we don’t call the service a funeral! A Celebration includes accolades, well wishes and sometimes tears. However, no one should pass without being properly celebrated.
We have several options at Diehl-Whittaker to help you personalize your loved one’s celebration. No life celebration is the same. Life is diverse and we stand ready to assist you in at need and pre need arrangements.
Call today at 614-258-9549.