™ and™ Release the First Virtual Gathering Platform for Wakes, Shivas and Memorials



From Online Funeral Arrangements and Viewnerals™ to Virtual Gatherings, and Offer Consumers One Stop for all Their End-of-Life Needs.

Miami, FL – July 28, 2020 – and, the leading companies modernizing the death industry, today released Virtual Gathering, the first of its kind online gathering tool that can be used for wakes, shivas, memorials and other gatherings that honor and remember a loved one.

eCondolence and deliver consumers a complete end-of-life platform that includes online funeral arrangements, Viewnerals™, and virtual memorial gatherings in addition to grief and aftercare services including concierge services, access to local caterers, bakeries, delis, sympathy baskets and other commemorative services.

“ and are the only one stop destinations where an individual can coordinate every aspect of the end-of-life process online,” says Michael Schimmel, CEO of and “With the powerful Virtual Gathering tool, friends and family from all over the world can attend a Viewneral and also participate in a remote memorial further supporting their grieving family or friends.”

The and Pre-planning seminars, Arrangements, Viewneral™ Services and Virtual Gathering are part of a proprietary platform powered by Zoom. The easy-to-use platform contains enhanced features including a personalized web page displaying all the gathering and service details, a private link to the gathering that can be shared, aftercare preferences and a virtual guest book of attendees with their condolence messages for the grieving family, among other unique components.

Recently, and announced it now has more than 1,000 approved deli, bakery and catering vendors in its network that provide same day delivery. These approved vendors are located in 32 states and service more than 3,000 cities providing those that are grieving and their supporters, access to the country’s best deli, bakery and caterers.

Schimmel adds, “The pandemic expedited everything virtual as a necessity for consumers and our industry partners, but these services are here to stay helping to simplify the most difficult of times.”

Further helping families and their supporters, and offer complimentary access to in depth critical information, educational guidance about religious and cultural customs, appropriate verbal and written condolence messages, and curated sympathy and commemorative meals and gifts.

Through a single custom dashboard funeral care professionals can provide families pre-need funeral planning, Arrangements, Viewnerals, Virtual Gatherings and at-need and aftercare services that are managed in a single location. The Funeral Home Arrangement Center allows for simplified case management and relationship development through a funeral home branded profile found on and

About eCondolence™ and™

As part of the extensive Sympathy Brands portfolio, and™ connect families and funeral homes through the stages of planning, service, and aftercare with its consumer brands, proprietary Viewneral™ technology, and nationwide concierge services. The companies provide a modern approach to end-of-life matters. Sympathy Brands strategic partners include best-in-class funeral homes, cemeteries, insurance companies, non-profits, bakeries and caterers to make planning and fulfillment supportive, convenient and seamless. or more information please visit, and



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