Please share with us our Tribute
to these remarkable people.
To the Last
Dear Funeral Services Industry Professionals,
For the last year, everyday, you all have put your lives on the
line for the rest of us. As words can only begin to express our
appreciation and gratitude, please accept another heartfelt
I always admired, often with amazement, how Funeral
Directors, and your staffs served your clients and were unique
leaders of your communities. Today, that admiration has
escalated beyond the point where words cannot adequately
express the gratitude and appreciation I and my company have
for you, and what you do.
As I began building Whitmore 30 years ago, servicing the
needs of the Funeral Industry became not only the foundation
of our company, but it was also our heart and soul.
There is no war, natural disaster, or disease outbreak that can
begin to compare to what you have gone through with this
The entire industry, from Funeral Directors to Livery
Services, Casket Companies and Crematoriums, to Trade
Service providers had to do things never considered before.
In the New York Metro, the global epicenter of this pandemic,
many of you were simply overwhelmed. The number of calls
and requests for funerals and services, five to fifty times more
than the busiest of times, put you under constant pressure
physically, emotionally, mentally, and financially. Please know
we recognize and appreciate that.
Your behavior was heroic and caring, above and beyond the
call of duty.
We at Whitmore are honored to acknowledge your courage,
talent, and dedication to serving us as the ultimate
Last Responders. With continuing admiration, thank you.
James C. Metzger
The Whitmore Agency