How in all his imaginings could Mr. Sindric have thought to notify the newspapers that he was planning a legal funeral for his father? And if privacy was his goal, how would notifying the newspapers in advance of his actions have helped him achieve that? I sincerely hope that Mr. O’Meara does not have investments or loved ones in the funeral industry and that this was an honest mistake which he truly regrets. His response to the letter from Mr. Slocum, however, does not appear to support my hope. Mr. O’Meara needs an education. The Polk County Recorder’s Office needs an education. Mr. Sindric deserves an apology.