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Technology Brings New Funeral Services

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There is a new generation managing Gramer Funeral Home locations in Clawson and Shelby Township — and they are bringing a whole new generation of products and services to the community and their clients.

It wasn’t that long ago that when someone died, phone calls would be made and an obituary would be posted in the local newspaper.  Those were the two simplest and most convenient ways to spread the news and share the story of someone’s life.

All that has changed with the advent of technology in general, and specifically with social media. At Gramer Funeral Home, they are combining traditional practices with the latest social media tools like Facebook and YouTube to help families through the grieving process.

“We know that in times of deep sadness, it is important to stay connected with friends and family who share in your grief,” said Gramer Funeral Home president Paul Gramer. “We want to take advantage of all the tools available to help our families stay close to each other during these difficult times, as well as offer them simple ways to celebrate the lives of their departed loved ones.”

With one in four people using Facebook to search the internet, Gramer Funeral Home has recognized the need to be where people are on the web. They have set up a dynamic, interactive company page on Facebook where people can learn about services and memorials at either of Gramer Funeral Home’s two locations, as well as give families an online place where they can share thoughts and memories of loved ones who have passed away.

In addition to Facebook, Gramer Funeral Home has also set up a channel on YouTube to give their clients a place to post video tributes to loved ones on the web so that family and friends, near and far, can share in celebrating a loved one’s life. 

The pain and sadness of losing a loved one is the same as it has been since the beginning of time. How we navigate this difficult time can be helped with the love and support of family and friends, along with the tools and opportunities of the 21st century.

More at www.gramerfuneralhome.com.

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