Lives of the dead come to life on tombstones

Check out this story (Friday, August 06, 2010) By Erich Schwartzel, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Photo – Rebecca Droke/Post-Gazette A Memory Medallion on a gravestone.

‘The concept of barcodes on tombstones and interactivity at the cemetery was considered too far-fetched when Glenn Toothman first traveled to funeral industry conferences 10 years ago.  “Nothing in the death-care business happens too quickly,” he said.  After years of waiting, technological developments have finally allowed Mr. Toothman to get to a point of “rebirth” for his Waynesburg company, the Memory Medallion.’

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One Response to Lives of the dead come to life on tombstones

  1. I think the memory medallion is a nice & tasteful way of adding the bar code info, keeping the traditional appearance of the headstone.
    Theresa (Tangled Trees)

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