#BePresentWithKoch

Whole, But Not the Same

This month Jackie Naginey Hook talks to Jennifer Stubbs about being whole but forever changed as the result of pregnancy and early infant loss. After the loss of her first son, Jennifer became a pa...
By Jackie Naginey Hook
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Finding Balance

This month Jackie Naginey Hook, MA, and Evelyn Wald, MS, M.Div, LPC, discuss ways to find balance after the loss of a loved one. Evelyn has more than 25 years as a grief counselor, is the program d...
By Jackie Naginey Hook
Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Why Are Rituals Important?

This month Jackie Naginey Hook and F. Glenn Fleming, supervisor and funeral director with Koch Funeral Home, have a conversation about why rituals are important. They also discuss the Because LOVE ...
By Jackie Naginey Hook
Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Welcome to #BePresentWithKoch

Welcome to the the new monthly #BePresentWithKoch series          Hi, I’m Jackie Naginey Hook, a spiritual director, celebrant and end-of-life doula and...
By Jackie Naginey Hook
Thursday, June 18, 2020

To Embalm or Not to Embalm

To Embalm or Not to Embalm When a loved one dies, family members are confronted with decisions regarding how they would like to honor the life that was lost. One of the first questions the funeral...
By Breanne Radin Yeckley & Katie DeCapria
Friday, June 15, 2018

How did you choose the funeral director profession?

How did you choose the funeral director profession? “I like helping people and making them feel better in times of need.” For Katie DeCapria, funeral director intern, that sums up why she chose th...
By Katie DeCapria
Wednesday, August 30, 2017

What Does It Take to Be a Funeral Director?

What does it take to be a funeral director? “It’s very humbling and rewarding to be the person preparing someone for their final resting place.” Imagine that your work was professionally and tende...
By Breanne Radin Yeckley
Tuesday, April 11, 2017

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Has community service been a part of your life?

Has community service been a part of your life? “Service to humanity is the best work of life. I’ve spent my life doing it and would rather work for the benefit of others than anything else. A goo...

Lessons Learned As A Funeral Director

When I began my career in the funeral industry at the age of 21, I had a lot to learn. Looking back on it a half-century later, one thing I’ve learned is I would do it all over again. Although the ...