Online Funeral Businesses Take Off Amid Coronavirus
May 09, 2020
Last month, when Jill Frechtman lost her grandmother, she wanted to mark her passing with a memorial service—an effort complicated by a lockdown that prohibited gatherings of family and friends.
With some cajoling, she convinced her parents to try GatheringUs, an online service that hosts memorials on Zoom, starting at $1,400. Without leaving her Manhattan apartment, Ms. Frechtman put together an online service for 89-year-old Blanche Frechtman, the head of their family and a beloved community figure, in just two hours.