funeral director


Definition of funeral director

: one whose profession is the management of funerals and who is usually an embalmer

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Examples of funeral director in a Sentence

the funeral director instructed the pallbearers on how to proceed
Recent Examples on the Web His death was confirmed by William T. Brennan Jr., a funeral director at the Thomas E. Fickinger Funeral Home in Coudersport, where Mr. Rigas lived. Glenn Rifkin, New York Times, 30 Sep. 2021 Morgan Yarborough, who previously worked as a funeral director in more conventional settings, manages most of the family logistics. Lisa Wells, Harper's Magazine, 28 Sep. 2021 The funeral director and owner of Carlton C. Douglass Funeral Services in the Gwynn Oak area has been in the business for almost 50 years, with clients from Baltimore, the state of Maryland and beyond. Clara Longo De Freitas,, 24 Aug. 2021 Gustin, the funeral director, says it’s never her role to judge. Michelle Theriault Boots, Anchorage Daily News, 11 Sep. 2021 Kenneth Jorgensen, 92, a funeral director at Joseph Gawler’s Sons in Washington from 1959 to 1993, died July 19 at a hospital in Pittsburgh. Washington Post, 2 Sep. 2021 One funeral director, in particular, Eileen Hollis, is a fan of Glossier products when beautifying the deceased before their viewings at Hollis Funeral Home in Syracuse, New York. Devon Abelman, Allure, 3 July 2021 No cause of death was listed on Jacob's death certificate, said Becky Naessens, funeral director for Deisler Funeral Home, because there isn't one yet. Kristen Jordan Shamus, Detroit Free Press, 2 July 2021 As a child in upstate New York, Ballard had a unique career in mind: funeral director, one of his daughters, Sharena Ballard-Hart, told ABC News. Emily Shapiro, ABC News, 19 June 2021

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First Known Use of funeral director

1834, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of funeral director was in 1834

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16 Oct 2021

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“Funeral director.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Oct. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of funeral director

: a person whose job is to arrange and manage funerals : undertaker


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