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Helene Kane
B: 1931-07-16
D: 2018-11-19
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Kane, Helene
Deborah Rhodes
B: 1949-10-06
D: 2018-11-19
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Rhodes, Deborah
James Breedlove
B: 1961-10-06
D: 2018-11-18
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Breedlove, James
Marion DiMarco
B: 1932-00-03
D: 2018-11-17
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DiMarco, Marion
Philip Spensiero
B: 1954-12-09
D: 2018-11-17
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Spensiero, Philip
Gary Keller
B: 1944-09-17
D: 2018-11-15
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Keller, Gary
John Hoylman
B: 1952-01-22
D: 2018-11-13
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Hoylman, John
Joseph Gillespie
B: 1957-02-02
D: 2018-11-12
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Gillespie, Joseph
Jerry Miller
B: 1947-06-10
D: 2018-11-10
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Miller, Jerry
Jenny Ranallo
B: 1925-02-10
D: 2018-11-09
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Ranallo, Jenny
John Romeo
B: 1935-02-03
D: 2018-11-08
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Romeo, John
Howard Horn
B: 1937-03-07
D: 2018-11-06
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Horn, Howard
Nan Golden
B: 1919-10-11
D: 2018-11-04
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Golden, Nan
Charles Tritt
B: 1940-06-27
D: 2018-11-04
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Tritt, Charles
Barbara Miklich
B: 1947-02-24
D: 2018-11-04
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Miklich, Barbara
Olga Suponcic
B: 1922-09-09
D: 2018-11-01
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Suponcic, Olga
Daniel Oster
B: 1933-05-19
D: 2018-11-01
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Oster, Daniel
Diana Porter
B: 1963-04-20
D: 2018-11-01
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Porter, Diana
Nina Hall
B: 1934-12-23
D: 2018-10-31
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Hall, Nina
Thomas Kreczko
B: 1948-05-14
D: 2018-10-31
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Kreczko, Thomas
Michael Gibaldi
B: 1976-03-17
D: 2018-10-30
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Gibaldi, Michael

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Our Cremation Services

As experienced funeral professionals, we recognize that many of today's families are interested in the cremation services offered by their local funeral homes. We welcome and encourage you to contact us to discuss the services we offer and to explore cremation costs. We are here to help you make an informed decision; our integrity, honesty and commitment to service can help. Simply call (440) 942-0700 to speak with us and ask any questions.

If you'd like to learn more about the rise in popularity of cremation in North America and better understand the motivations for this upsurge, we invite you to read Why People Choose Cremation.  

Overview of Our Cremation Services

We are committed and caring cremation experts. One of our licensed staff members will sit down with you to discuss the important features of our services, which make us the preferred and trusted provider in the region. These include:

  1. Private transportation of the deceased. We treat your loved one with respect and dignity; thoughtful care of the physical remains is one of our highest priorities. We privately escort the deceased to both our funeral home and the crematory, which means they will not be transported with anyone else.
  2. Stringent verification procedures. Upon arrival at our funeral home and the crematory, we involve two of our funeral home staff members in identity verification to ensure you receive the cremated remains of your loved one.
  3. Commitment to value. Caring for the living is also an important part of what we do. We recognize the value in a memorial service or celebration-of-life and will take care of all the details involved in the planning and hosting of such an event.

Our experience alone is invaluable but when coupled with our extensive knowledge of cremation funeral services, this can be of great value to you during the cremation conversation. We invite you to call us at (440) 942-0700 to explore the cremation services options for you and your family.

More Families are Choosing Cremation

In April of 2014, the Dallas News published an online article, "Once Taboo, Cremations are Becoming More Common in U.S." The author, James Ragland, affirmed a fact that many people already know: "Half a century ago, few Americans embraced cremation as a desirable and dignified way to dispose of a loved one’s remains. With religious repudiation of the practice on the wane and the cost of traditional funerals steadily climbing, cremations are on the rise."

The National Funeral Directors Association projects that by 2025, over 50% of all funeral arrangements made in the United States will involve cremation. There are currently many states that already exceed that projection.

Why Cremation Services are on the Rise

There are trends hidden within this social shift from burial to cremation. James Ragland cites research done by the Cremation Association of North America, which illustrates "that people are making more educated, economical and environmentally friendly choices," instead of simply making the same funeral arrangements that their parents and grandparents made. There are five possible reasons people prefer cremation:

  • It saves money (30%)
  • It protects and saves land (13%)
  • It's simpler (8%)
  • The body is not in the earth (6%)
  • Personal preference (6%)

If you still have questions about cremation or the cremation services we provide, we encourage you to call us at (440) 942-0700. For those who don't need our immediate services, we invite you to send your questions via our Contact Us form. We promise to respond in a timely manner.  

Sources:

National Funeral Directors Association: Cremation Statistics
http://nfda.org/consumer-resources-cremation/78-us-cremation-statistics.html

Ragland, James, "Once Taboo, Cremations are Becoming More Common in U.S.", Dallas News, April 11, 2014
http://www.dallasnews.com/news/columnists/james-ragland/20140411-once-taboo-cremations-are-becoming-more-common-in-u.s..ece

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