Death Matters: History - Humor - Advice - Richard H. McHugh. Death Matters attempts to cover three subjects: history, humor and advice. A brief history of McHugh Funeral Homes weaves its way through the narrative. Man's care of the dead from the time of the Cro-Magnon man to the present is discussed. The final chapter examines the use of pre-planned and pre-paid funerals in our time. There is an abundance of humor which the author remembers from his and his forebears' service in the ambulance-funeral business. 2008, 5½x8½, paper, 180 pp.