Fort Wayne funeral home offers viewings on Skype
A Fort Wayne funeral home is turning to the Internet to allow people who can't attend funeral services to join in from afar.
D.O. McComb & Sons is offering videoconferencing of visitations and memorial services using Skype. The videoconferencing software will be used Friday so a relative in Australia can participation in a visitation being held in Fort Wayne.
Co-owner Dave McComb tells WANE-TV that videoconferencing is a convenient and cost-effective way for family and friends to participate in services without having to deal with expensive and difficult last-minute travel.
The funeral home also plans to offer free video streaming of funeral services to military personnel stationed away from home.
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