In 2018, my teenage son told me he couldn’t remember his
My dad died in 2003, when my son was only four years old. Over
decade later, my son had questions about his grandfather—he
to know what Grandpa Ben was like. I wanted him to know that,
To preserve my father’s legacy, I decided to create a memorial
website for his posterity. During the process, dozens of my
friends expressed the same desire: to preserve their memories of
lost loved ones for future generations. So I expanded my personal
website into a public memorial website.
born in August 2018. It was an idea whose time had come.
Old-style newspaper obituaries were ineffective when it came to
sharing time-sensitive information promptly. Also, after funeral
services have ended, the lack of a digital footprint forced most
families to divide ownership of the deceased’s mementos, which
made it difficult to share and preserve them.
Where do those precious pictures and stories go?
Then the COVID-19 crisis came along, which changed the
very nature how we say good-bye.
We’re used to gathering together to grieve and comfort one
another; what happens when we can’t do that?
SafiriSalama.com provides a healing alternative by offering a simple way to
announce a death, plan a funeral, grieve, celebrate, and remember
a life in a way that is distant but not isolated.
memorial page displays the deceased’s
profile picture, while the
About page lists important information about that
person, their family, and their life milestones. You can post
up-to-date information on the
Noticeboard regarding funeral arrangements, and a
tasteful Gallery showcases photos and videos. The
Tribute section is where friends and relatives can
Tell a Story, Lay a virtual flower, or
Light a virtual candle.
You can also customize your page background or
add meaningful music.
We understand the stress and urgency associated with funeral
planning. With expanded offerings and a multitude of vendors, who
do you trust to deliver professional, compassionate services?
Finding the right people requires hours of research, at a time
when your mind and heart are elsewhere.
For that reason, we developed a user-friendly, online funeral
services directory. The Red Book helps you search
for absolutely any service you might need. We thought of
everything, so that you don’t have to. Our mission was twofold:
create a reliable platform for finding high-quality, trustworthy
funeral/grief service providers, and vet them thoroughly to
confirm their credibility.
My hope is that
ease families’ pain as they lay their dear ones to rest.
Additionally, we hope it will help family members and future
generations remember and learn about their ancestors through
pictures, videos, tributes, and stories shared by those who knew
and loved them.
To mark the shape of what is lost, “we do that by saying goodbye,
“Our dead are never dead to us, until we have forgotten them.” -