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Larry Stuart, Jr.


Larry Stuart, Jr. is our resident cremation expert. He is the Founder of Cremation Strategies and Consulting, and the former President of Crematory Manufacturing & Service, Inc., a leading manufacturer of technologically advanced cremation equipment.  Cremation Strategies and Consulting provides expert leadership, planning, organization, training, education, process improvement and strategic planning for the cremation profession. Larry is also a Certified Funeral Celebrant and believes that every life deserves to be honored in celebration remembrance. 

Larry is a graduate of Kent State University and is a former member on the Board of Directors of the Cremation Association of North America, and Editor in Chief of The Cremationist magazine, published by CANA.   


Larry is a Cremation Coach for the International Cemetery Cremation and Funeral Association as (ICCFA).  He is also a past member of the National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) Exhibitor Advisory Committee and is currently a Trustee and Past President of the Executive Board of the NFDA Heritage Club. 

Throughout his experience Larry has seen first hand the negative impact that poor crematory maintenance and improper operating procedures can bring about.   Larry has spoken at numerous industry events and has conducted Crematory Operator Training classes across North America with a mission to advance the safety and efficiency of cremation facilities, the safety of their employees and to foster a more positively impact our community and our environment. 

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