This website uses cookies and similar technologies to understand visitors' experiences. By continuing to use this website, you accept our use of cookies and similar technologies,Terms of Use, and Privacy Policy.

Nov 17 2016 - 07:00 PM
Mortuary Science

"There are no holidays in funeral service" Matthew Linsing, an instructor and funeral director, says knowing all too well that death does not wait for anyone's convenience. The mystery of death, and the funerary rituals that surround it ask us to face our own mortality. While most shy away from this awkward confrontation with thoughts of the unknown, there are a select few who confront the reality of death every day at the Mortuary Science program at Hudson Valley Community College. These aspiring funeral directors are taking on the challenge of offering guidance to grieving families of the dearly departed. As much as this line of work relies on highly tuned social skills to help the distraught, it also calls for a commanding knowledge of anatomical science for embalming and fine art skills for restorative art and presentation of the deceased for a final viewing. This is not a profession that just anybody is comfortable having, but for those who are able to be on call to deal with death 365 days out of the year, it makes for a rewarding life.

Music: Tape Eater by Pietnastka

|By: EdLab Studios|1044 Reads