Martin-Bartsche, Patti
November 2011
American Funeral Director;Nov2011, Vol. 134 Issue 11, p32
Trade Publication
The article offers information on the nominees to the 2011 Funeral Director of the Year Award. It focuses on Thomas F. Fitzgerald, a resident of Rockford, Illinois who operated in the industry since 1972. It discusses the nomination letter for John W. Ford that is written by his son Daniel that recounted his challenges and success in overcoming them. It examines the tradition in the family of J. P. Ducro IV and his decision to take over the business, following the advice of his father to do what he is passionate about.


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