The Penn State DuBois Library is working with faculty in the Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS) program to host “Ask a Funeral Director.”

The featured speaker will be Jeff Baronick, director of Baronick Funeral Home and Crematorium, Inc. in DuBois.

Organizers hope the event will give the community a chance to ask difficult questions.

“For all living beings, death and life are inextricably linked, yet conversations surrounding the end of life are often avoided or strained,” said Jessica Clontz, lecturer in the HDFS program. “Due to this resistance to talk about death, many families feel unsupported and unprepared to make critical decisions when the inevitable occurs. Eventually, we will all face our own mortality and the mortality of those we love. End of life planning and education regarding death care options empower individuals and families to prepare for the inevitable and support each other in those decisions.”

Topics in the program include average costs of funeral arrangements, pre-planning, arrangement options, the evolution of the industry, and more. There will also be a question and answer session.

“Ask a Funeral Director” is Wednesday, November 14, at 12:15 p.m. in Room 204 of the DEF Building.

This event is free and open to the public. 

For more information, call the Penn State DuBois Library at 814-375-4756.