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Funeral Industry Jargon [Table 52]

From: Iserson KV: Death To Dust: What Happens To Dead Bodies? Second Edition
Galen Press, Ltd. Tucson, AZ, 2001, 821 pages

 

Ordinary Word(s)

 

Euphemism

Ashes

Cremated remains; Cremains

Associate degree

Degree in Funeral Service Education

Autopsy

Postmortem; Necropsy

Body fluids

Purge

Burial plot salesman

Family service counselor

Bury

Inter; Inhume; Final rest

Casket room

Display area

Cemetery operator

Cemeterian

Coffin

Casket

Corpse; Body; Stiff

Remains; Mrs, Z; Loved one; Decedent

Cost (casket)

Investment

Crematorium grounds

Garden of remembrance

Dead

Expired; Passed away; Deceased

Death certificate

Vital statistics form

Digging a grave

Opening interment space; Opening a vault

Dirt

Earth

Embalmer/Restorer

Dermasurgeon; Demi-surgeon

Embalming

Preservative treatment; Lasting memory picture; Preparation

Embalming room

Preparation room

Family

Prospects; Clients

Filling a grave

Closing interment space

Funeral

Service; Ceremony; Rite; Case

Grave; Plot

Interment space; Pre-need memorial estate

Graveyard

Memorial park; Cemetery; Remembrance park

Hearse

Coach; Casket coach

Job

Case; Call; Service

Keep; Hold

Maintain preservation

Makeup

Cosmetics

Morgue

Mortuary; Preparation room

Mourners

Relatives and friends

Pulverize (ashes)

Process

Oven; Retort

Cremation chamber; Vault; Cremation vault

Shipping box

Shipping case; Shipping container

Shroud

Slumber robe; Clothing; Suit; Dress; Garment

Showroom

Display room; Selection room; Reposing room

'Stillborn

Baby; Infant

'Tombstone

Monument; Memorial tablet

Tools

Instruments 

Funeral director

Undertaker; Mortician; Bereavement counselor 

 

 

 

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