INTERNATIONAL CEMETERY, CREMATION AND FUNERAL ASSOCIATION PRESENTS MEMBER AWARDS FOR 2012
STERLING, VA (March 26, 2012)—The International Cemetery, Cremation and Funeral Association (ICCFA) honored numerous members during its 2012 Convention & Exposition, March 19-22, in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The ICCFA certification program recognizes individuals who have demonstrated a high degree of competence and a high level of cemetery, cremation, funeral or supplier management, experience and skills. The ICCFA awarded the following designations:
- James A. DeCastro, CCE, executive director of the Diocese of Tucson Catholic Cemeteries in Tucson, Arizona, was awarded a Certified Cemetery Executive designation;
- Jennifer Leigh Frew, CCE, community events coordinator of Green Hills Memorial Park in Rancho Palos Verdes, California, was awarded a Certified Cemetery Executive designation;
- Tanya Scotece, CCFE, CCrE, CFSP, funeral director at Farley Funeral Homes and Crematory in Venice, Florida, was awarded Certified Cemetery Funeral Executive and Certified Cremation Executive designations;
- Rufus Slade, CCE, property manager at Woodland Cemetery and Arboretum in Dayton, Ohio, was awarded a Certified Cemetery Executive designation.
Quarter and Half Century Clubs
The ICCFA presented awards honoring those who have belonged to the association for 25 and 50 years.
Inducted into the Quarter-Century Club were:
- Alan Blevins, Polk Memorial Gardens in Columbia, Tennessee;
- Bradley J. Carlson, Evergreen Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Funeral Home and Crematory in Vancouver, Washington;
- Dale J. Fiore, CCE, Evergreen Cemetery Association & Crematory in New Haven, Connecticut;
- Ray Frew, CCFE, Green Hills Memorial Park in Rancho Palos Verdes, California;
- Leroy F. Squires, Cave Hill Cemetery Company in Louisville, Kentucky;
- Mike Uselton, CCFE , Gibraltar Remembrance Services in Palmetto, Florida;
- Robert A. Wutz Jr., Mt. Calvary Cemetery Group in Buffalo, New York; and
- Caren Lee Harville, Glen Haven and Sholom Memorial Parks & Mortuary in Sylmar, California.
Inducted into the Half-Century Club was:
- Gantt Stephens, Burke Memorial Park in Morganton, North Carolina.
Founded in 1887, the International Cemetery, Cremation and Funeral Association is the only international trade association representing all segments of the cemetery, cremation, funeral and memorialization profession. Its membership is composed of more than 7,500 cemeteries, funeral homes, crematories, memorial designers and related businesses worldwide.