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A Fitting Memorial

What: Designer and manufacturer of decorative urn covers
Who: Mary Hickey and Bob Wheeler of the Renaissance Urn Co.
Where: San Francisco
When: Started in 2002

It's not easy for most people to talk about death or anything associated with it. But for Mary Hickey and Bob Wheeler, co-founders of the Renaissance Urn Co., it's all in a day's work. These tech-industry veterans design and manufacture unique and modern urns and urn covers-aiming to personalize them and to offer new options to grieving families and friends.

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