Proposed Consent Agreement In the Matter of Service Corporation International and Stewart Enterprises, Inc.; File No. 131-0163 #00016

Submission Number:
00016
Commenter:
Charlotte and Harvey Zuckman
State:
Maryland
Initiative Name:
Proposed Consent Agreement In the Matter of Service Corporation International and Stewart Enterprises, Inc.; File No. 131-0163
The Jewish Funeral Practices Committee of Greater Washington's years long agreement with Hines Rinaldi for a low cost funeral for members of Jewish congregations in the area is a mitzvah of major proportions. Anything that risks undermining it should be avoided. As a long time social worker in the area, I can testify that, contrary to common opinion, there are many Jews in the area who simply can't afford the kind of outrageious prices charged by Danzansky, et al. And there are many Jews in the area who simply abhor the elaborate trappings that are contrary to our beliefs. PLEASE - revise the proposed consent decree and require the divestiture of Hines Rinaldi. Charlotte and Harvey Zuckman