Jason Ropchan

Jason Ropchan is the Founder and CEO of Your Tribute, an online resource for Funeral and Grief information and products. He has more than 15 years experience in the funeral industry developing and marketing funeral technology. He has worked with thousands of funeral homes worldwide to help them provide online memorials and video tributes to their families.

Families can use Your Tribute to create an online memorial to commemorate the life of a departed love one. Use the memorial to share his or her story, add photos and videos, leave condolences and memorials, and then invite friends and family to do the same. Your Tribute also provides users with hundreds of Funeral and Grief articles to help plan or attend a funeral, and recover from the grief of losing a loved one.

In 2004 Jason Ropchan founded Timeless Tributes, a video software program designed specifically for funeral homes. The software let funeral directors quickly and easily create professional Video Tributes for their families. The video was displayed during the funeral service and provided to the family as a keepsake. Timeless Tributes has been used by more than two thousand funeral homes to create more than half a million tribute videos.

Guide to Pre-Arranging a Funeral No Comments

Most people find it difficult to discuss and think about their own mortality. However, pre-arranging your own funeral can make things much easier for your loved ones once you are gone. Your loved ones will be consumed with grief and any arrangements you can make ahead of time will most probably be welcomed. Be mindful to explicitly arrange or at least put in writing things…

Five Important Reasons to Write a Will No Comments

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What are Advance Medical Directives? No Comments

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How to Choose an Executor for Your Estate No Comments

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What is Power of Attorney and How to Assign it No Comments

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Steps for Advance Funeral Planning No Comments

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Common Types of Funeral Services No Comments

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Funeral Pre-Planning Pros and Cons No Comments

While all humans do eventually die, most of the time, we try not to think about it. However, there are times when it is important to take our passing into consideration for ourselves and those who love us. It’s easy to be fearful at the loss of a loved one and all of the decisions that need to be made for funeral services, but that doesn’t always have to be the case…