As part of our “In My Experience” series, we talk with people who work with the dead for a living. A crematorium director, a woman who specializes in at-home funerals and a student who dissects cadavers all join us to share their stories. How has working with the dead changed their own views on life?
KQED Science Explores Green Burial
Jerrigrace Lyons, executive director of Final Passages, a nonprofit that focuses on at-home funerals and green burials; she has assisted with at-home burials for 17 years
David Arnold, crematory grounds manager at Santa Rosa Memorial Park, where he has worked since 1994
Lucas Freshman, graduate student teaching a human anatomy class with cadavers at San Francisco State University