Joan Rivers remembered at star-studded funeral

Sep 8, 2014

Joan Rivers remembered at star-studded funeral

Howard Stern delivered the eulogy, Broadway singer-actress Audra McDonald sang “Smile” and bagpipers played “New York, New York” at Joan Rivers’ funeral Sunday, a star-studded send-off that — like the late comedian herself — brought together the worlds of Hollywood, theater, fashion and media. ...

Thousands attend Missouri funeral for Ferguson teen killed by cop

Aug 26, 2014

Thousands attend Missouri funeral for Ferguson teen killed by cop

Relatives said goodbye Monday to the 18-year-old Missouri man who was shot and killed by a police officer, remembering him as a “gentle soul” with a deep and growing faith in Christianity and ambitions that one day “the world would know his name.” Thousands ...

Funeral held for Prince Katsura

Jun 17, 2014

Funeral held for Prince Katsura

The main funeral service for Prince Katsura, a cousin of Emperor Akihito, was held Tuesday morning at a Tokyo cemetery following his recent death at the age of 66. The ceremony, called the Renso no Gi rite, took place at Toshimagaoka Cemetery in Bunkyo ...

Funeral gripes fuel Buddhist rethink

Dec 4, 2013

Funeral gripes fuel Buddhist rethink

by Takeshi Nishide

An increasing number of Buddhist priests are re-evaluating funeral services amid rapidly changing attitudes over the way they are conducted. Hideo Usui, chief executive of Jiin Design Co., which provides business advice to Buddhist temples, is among those helping spur the revision. In July, ...