Quote of the Day: Funeral director Peter Stefan

“We take an oath to do this. Can I pick and choose? No. Can I separate the sins from the sinners? No. We are burying a dead body. That’s what we do.”

— Funeral director Peter Stefan of Worcester, Mass., talking to The Associated Press about the controversy from his handling of the body of Boston Marathon bombings suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev

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  • I was privileged to have watched Mr. Stefan earlier this evening on CNN. Staightforward and compassionate in his approach to what he does. He also appears to have a sensitivity to then of life needs of the Muslim community. Simply a wise and decent man.

  • I also just saw him being interviewed on CNN and my first thought was “I love this guy!”