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American Cemetery & Cremation is an independent trade magazine for cemetery owners and managers along with others allied to the field. Each issue of American Cemetery & Cremation offers in-depth coverage of issues affecting the cemetery profession in today's competitive business environment, including grounds maintenance tips, national and state association coverage, marketing, insurance, computers/software and more. With the relaunch of the American Cemetery & Cremation, there is also an added emphasis on cremation.
Published monthly (12 issues per year)

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In June's Issue

  • Cremation
    The Cemetery of the Future? – No markers. No caskets. No vaults. It doesn't exactly sound like a cemetery, but it just might be the burial ground of the future if Brad Whinery's vision catches on.
    By Lauren Moore and Thomas A. Parmalee

  • Innovative Solutions
    Technology Solutions – In order to better serve clients, change with the times and boost efficiency, many cemeteries are turning to technology companies that provide industry-specific solutions.
    By Lisa Howard-Fusco

  • Design Portfolio
    Purposeful Design – The Catherine-de-Saint-Augustin Mausoleum, on the grounds of the Saint-Charles Cemetery in Quebec, is a work of art thanks to a collaboration between the cemetery and Carrier Mausoleums Construction.
    By Patti Martin Bartsche

  • Cover Story
    Keeping Tradition Alive – It may not be the largest cemetery in Fresno, California, but Ararat Armenian Cemetery can claim a special distinction: It is the only Armenian cemetery in the U.S.
    By Patti Martin Bartsche

  • Cremation
    The Reality Primer – In this fourth installment in the series, the focus is on the funeral home cremation business – and five key topics funeral professionals need to focus on.
    By Daniel M. Isard

  • Business
    New Exhibitor Spotlight – The 2015 ICCFA Convention in San Antonio was an excellent opportunity for businesses and suppliers to introduce themselves to funeral, cemetery and cremation professionals.
    Staff Report

  • Roundtable
    Green – As baby boomers plan for their futures – and funerals – there has been an increased interest in green burials. Our experts weigh in on what the future holds for green.
    By Patti Martin Bartsche

In Every Issue


Association of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE)
  • Silver Award Table of Contents Design, 2005
  • Silver Award, Publication Re-design, 2004
United Communications Group (UCG)
  • Third Place, Best Instructional Reporting, "From Yesterday to Tomorrow: Does Your Cemetery Have a Plan?" May 2006
  • First Place, Good Writing, "Survivor Cemeteries," November 2005
  • Third Place, Good Writing, "Evanescence," March 2005
  • Second Place, Good Writing, "Honoring Competence, Courage and Sacrifice," June 2007
  • Third Place, Best Instructional Reporting, "Beware of Slip and Fall," November 2007
Graphic Design USA
  • Blue Book Advertising, 2005
  • Mortality Symbols, 2005