The Family & Grief: A Funeral Director’s Perspective

This webinar explores the family and grief process from the perspective of a Funeral Director.    Topics covered in this webinar include the complexity of the grief process, understanding the differences between grief and mourning, how the timing of death across the lifespan and the type of death impact the grief experience, exploration of the stages of grief, and honoring a loved one after death.  This webinar is moderated by HDFS Associate Professor and Certified Family Life Educator, Dr. Scott Tobias and and sponsored by Ohio Council on Family Relations.

watch the webinar recording HERE



Dan has been a licensed funeral director and embalmer for over 41 years. His passion has always been helping family members through difficult times. He has 2 brothers, Dick and Dave, and their parents, La Mar and Norma founded our funeral home in 1941. Dan is a veteran, having served 4 years in the U.S. Coast Guard from 1966 to 1970. He also served as president of the Ohio Funeral Directors Association in 2003 and President Rotary Club of Beavercreek in 2010. He continues to pursue a passion for funeral service every day as a full-time consultant. Dan is married to Mary Beth and has 3 adult children Scott, Ryan and Stacy, who is also a licensed funeral director and embalmer.

National Council on Family Relations
The Ohio Council on Family Relations is an affiliate of the National Council on Family Relations