While work that involves caring for the deceased is historically perceived as a morbid commission by society's standards, it is really a matter of perspective. If there weren't dedicated people tending to the aftermath of natural and unnatural disasters, and respectfully arranging our postmortem needs, the world would be a mess.
When loved ones pass away, grieving families are left with an onslaught of decisions to make in addition to dealing with their loss. In times like those, having a compassionate, professional funeral director is important to make sure things are handled correctly. When crime scenes are discovered, there is a need for sympathetic people to take over and clean things up so the family can begin their steps to recovery.