Proposed Consent Agreement In the Matter of Service Corporation International and Stewart Enterprises, Inc.; File No. 131-0163 #00024

Submission Number:
00024
Commenter:
Bella Rosner
State:
Massachusetts
Initiative Name:
Proposed Consent Agreement In the Matter of Service Corporation International and Stewart Enterprises, Inc.; File No. 131-0163
To Whom it May Concern, I was a volunteer with the Jewish Funeral Practices Committee of Greater Washington DC for the past four years before moving to Newton, MA. My work involved helping to prepare the deceased for burial at the Hines Rinaldi facility. During this time I was impressed with the relationship of the Jewish community with the Hines Rinaldi funeral home and the extremely reasonable burial package it was able to negotiate with them for the Jewish community. With the acquisition of both Danzanski and Hines Rinaldi, SCI will be in a position to put this arrangement in jeaopardy by curtailing the ability of the Jewish community to provide a competative market for funeral services, many of which as based at Hines Rinaldi.