Mortician (mor-'ti-sh&n)

One whose business is to prepare the dead for burial and to arrange and manage funerals.

Synonyms : funeral director, undertaker

According to the OED, the first use of the term was in 1895 by the Columbus (Ohio) Dispatch on August 14, 1895.

We, Mank & Webb, are the only morticians in the city who do not belong to the Funeral Director's Protective Association.