HOUSTON, April 29, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Service Corporation International (NYSE:SCI), North America’s largest provider of funeral and cemetery services, and its brand, Dignity Memorial, today announced the company’s 2015 SCI Service Excellence Award recipients. The program, created in 2007, recognizes and honors SCI and Dignity Memorial associates across the country for exceeding expectations through exemplary service toward others and fostering the company’s culture of service excellence.

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The overall winner, Eric Daniels, Senior Funeral Director at the Life Event Center at Florida Memorial and Florida Memorial Gardens in Rockledge, Fla., was presented with the Steve Mack Award for Service Excellence. Steve Mack, a 42-year veteran of SCI and former Senior Vice President of Operations, lost his battle with cancer in 2015. His career was highlighted by his leadership and dedication to serving families.

In addition, the following SCI associates were named 2015 SCI Service Excellence Award winners:

  • Colleen Bone – Office Manager, Giffen-Mack Funeral Home & Cremation Centre, West Hill, Ontario
  • James Carr – Grounds Maintenance Associate, Skyline Memorial Gardens, Portland, Ore.
  • James Odham, Sr. – Consultant and Former Owner, Cotten Funeral Home, New Bern, N.C.
  • Amber Rauscher – Senior Legal Assistant, SCI Headquarters, Houston, Texas

“I am proud to honor and recognize the outstanding achievements of the five recipients of this year’s SCI Service Excellence Award,” said Michael R. Webb, President and Chief Operating Officer. “Their commitment and dedication to our core value of service excellence for all the families we serve is truly inspiring.”

All 2015 SCI Service Excellence Award recipients were honored at a dinner held Wednesday, April 27 and presented with their awards by President and Chief Operating Officer Michael R. Webb.

About Service Corporation International

Service Corporation International (NYSE:SCI), headquartered in Houston, Texas, is North America’s leading provider of deathcare products and services. At September 30, 2015, we operated 1,540 funeral service locations and 469 cemeteries (including 262 combination locations), which are geographically diversified across 45 states, 8 Canadian provinces, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. Through its businesses, SCI markets the Dignity Memorial® brand which offers assurance of quality, value, caring service and exceptional customer satisfaction. For more information about Service Corporation International, please visit www.sci-corp.com. For more information about Dignity Memorial, please visit www.dignitymemorial.com. As used herein, “SCI” or the “Company” refers to Service Corporation International and all of its affiliated companies.

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