New Jersey Woman Keeps Promise Made to Dying Friend

A recent article in the Star Ledger reveals a woman’s hardship when making final arrangements for her dying friends burial.  Susan Cooper promised to oversee the final wishes of Carl “Billy” Seiben who lived in a nursing home and had no other living family members.

Misplaced contact information and a string of red tape almost made Seiben’s fear of being buried in a potter’s field a reality instead of being buried near his mother and father at Hollywood Memorial Park and Cemetery. Although Seiben’s sister prepaid for interment services, many New Jersey cemeteries require a burial vault which would create a financial burden for Cooper.

Thanks to the efforts of Bernard Stoecklein, chairman of CMS Mid-Atlantic, an anonymous donor foundation was located and they contacted Cooper so that Seiben could be laid to rest at Hollywood Memorial Park and Cemetery.

To read the full article go to http://www.nj.com/business/index.ssf/2010/11/nj_womans_struggle_to_keep_pro.html

 

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