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With More Personal Funerals, You Can Go Your Own Way


The way we think about death is changing. Funerals, once filled with solemn tradition, are breaking from convention in celebratory and sometimes outlandish ways. There are home burials, scattering ashes, life celebrations and "Memorialpaloozas." As baby boomers reach retirement age, a generation known for rebellion may feel that with end of life planning, you can go your own way.

And when a loved one is gone, one of the relics often left behind is their digital footprint. Social media profiles and other online accounts are some of the intangible legacies family members often struggle to discard or maintain. So, what do you do with a family member or friend's digital remains after they die?

Joining Cincinnati Edition to discuss the changing face of funerals and the digital remains of a former life are Duel Certified Thanatologist Cole Imperi (@coleimperi); Linnemann Funeral Homes and Cremation Center President and Owner Louis Linnemann; and Fitting Tribute Funeral Services Funeral Director and Owner Amy Cunningham.

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Michael Monks brings a broad range of experience to WVXU-FM as the new host of Cincinnati Edition, Cincinnati Public Radio's weekday news and information talk show.