LAKE BLUFF, IL – The Casket & Funeral Supply Association of America (CFSA) held its annual Fall Conference & Trade Show at the JW Marriott in Indianapolis, Indiana, on November 13-14, 2017. Nearly 250 representatives from the funeral supply industry throughout North America attended the successful event recognizing the association’s 104-year anniversary. Eleven past CFSA presidents attended, spanning 22 years.

CFSA Past Presidents

Eric McElvenny

Marine Corps Veteran and Professional Athlete Eric McElvenny captivated the audience with his heroic and inspirational story. Steve Duffy (Matthews Aurora Funeral Solutions) and Mike Fleming (Keith M. Merrick Co.) were awarded 2017 CFSA Lifetime Recognition Awards during the two-day conference. The exhibit hall included 44 companies that service the death care industry, including manufacturers, distributors, and service providers. A complete list of the exhibitors and sponsors is available on the association website at

The next association convention is the CFSA Winter Seminar at the Sheraton Grand Nashville Downtown on March 22-24, 2018.

The Casket & Funeral Supply Association of America, Inc. (CFSA), is a professional association of funeral suppliers that provide goods and services to death care professionals. We promote communication and fellowship within the industry, and offer resources that enhance members’ businesses so that the public may continue to receive the full benefit of memorialization. Headquartered in Lake Bluff, Ill., CFSA has 135 member firms throughout North America. For more information, contact George A. Buckley, Jr., JD, CAE, Executive Director, 847.295.6630, [email protected]