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A Brush with Death

Jul 17, 2020

Talking to a child about death and loss can be challenging and parents are often looking for resources to help. In this episode, Gabe Schauf sits down with Lacie Bruckner and Katherine Pendergast, co-authors of the “In Loving Memory” books, which teach children about funerals, cremation and the grief journey. Lacie...


Jul 2, 2020

In this episode of “A Brush with Death”, Gabe Schauf is joined by five members of the Class of 2020 who share their experiences in mortuary science school and the funeral service profession. If you are curious about what the life of a mortuary student is like, this is a great place to start.

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May 29, 2020

In this episode of “A Brush With Death”, we pick up where we left off in the discussion featured in our last podcast. Host Gabe Schauf teams up once again with Sara Murphy, Ph.D., certified thanatologist and expert on death, dying and bereavement, to answer your questions regarding grief during these unprecedented...


May 7, 2020

This episode of “A Brush With Death” discusses the impact Coronavirus is having on grief and loss. Host Gabe Schauf talks with Sara Murphy, Ph.D., certified thanatologist and expert on death, dying and bereavement, about the impact the COVID-19 pandemic is having on both individual and cultural grieving. Sara also...


Apr 10, 2020

Our guest on this episode of "A Brush With Death" is Justin Baxley, a licensed funeral director and Vice President of Business Development for Foundation Partners. A private funeral company based in Florida, Foundation Partners operates 140 funeral home locations across the country. Justin describes how their firm...