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  • 5 Ways Funerals Are Changing
    Posted: 09/13/2021

    “A traditional funeral doesn’t fit who I am. Can I plan a final farewell that’s more ‘me’?” “I want to care for the earth in death just as I do in life. What are my options for a green burial?” “I’d love for my friends and family to have a big party after my funeral. …
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  • When Final Wishes Clash Within Families
    Posted: 09/07/2021

    Throughout our decades of funeral service experience at Calhoun Funeral Home & Cremation Services, our caring team has been asked many times by families in Akron, Cleveland, and Bedford Heights what it’s like to be in funeral service, and whether our work is somehow depressing and morbid. While it is true that the work we do …
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  • Creating a Memorial Garden Helps in Healing After a Loss
    Posted: 08/09/2021

    There’s an old Chinese proverb that says, “If you want to be happy for a lifetime, be a gardener.” Our Calhoun Funeral Home & Cremation Service staff wants to give this sentiment a new twist by saying, “If you want help healing after a loss, be a gardener.” In our own lives and through hearing …
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  • When You Don’t Know What to Say at a Visitation
    Posted: 08/02/2021

    We’ve talked to countless people in Akron, Cleveland, and Bedford Heights over the years who have a story like this one: My elderly neighbor died last week, and I read in her online obituary that there’s a visitation, funeral, and reception this weekend. I cared about my neighbor and want to pay my respects, but …
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  • Understanding the Cremation and Burial Process
    Posted: 07/12/2021

    Until a loved one dies, many families in Akron, Cleveland, and Bedford Heights don’t know the extent of end-of-life options, including the details of cremation, traditional burial, and the selection of a final resting place. Our Calhoun Funeral Home & Cremation Service staff hears questions like, “Can we have a funeral even with cremation?” “Can …
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  • Can We Plan a Memorial for a Loved One Who Died Last Year?
    Posted: 07/06/2021

    For many families in Akron, Cleveland, and Bedford Heights, the coronavirus outbreak dramatically changed the way they said goodbye to loved ones who died. No more visitations with guests giving one another handshakes and hugs to offer support. No more big public funerals as loved ones near and far gather to cry and laugh, linger, …
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  • Ideas for Reconnecting with Life After a Loss
    Posted: 06/07/2021

    It’s quite usual – and normal – for people who have suffered a loss to go into a kind of isolation. It’s common to feel tremendous sorrow and dislocation even long after the funeral service is over. The normal routines of life have been cruelly interrupted. At Calhoun Funeral Home & Cremation Service, we have …
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  • Is a Funeral Worth the Hassle and Expense?
    Posted: 06/02/2021

    When a loved one dies, it’s natural to feel overwhelmed by the thought of planning a funeral or memorial service. The details, the cost, and the emotional investment may seem to add more stress to an already difficult situation. At Calhoun Funeral Home & Cremation Service, we know it’s extremely important to honor and celebrate the life of a …
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  • Creating a Meaningful Tribute on a Budget
    Posted: 05/17/2021

    At Calhoun Funeral Home & Cremation Service, it’s our privilege to serve people from all faiths, cultural backgrounds, and walks of life. It does not matter what your needs or budget are, because we are going to help you craft a service that is memorable and personal. They say the best things in life are …
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  • 5 Tips for Helping Grieving Teens
    Posted: 05/10/2021

    Grief is overwhelming at any age, but the death of a loved one can be especially tough for teenagers, who are already dealing with the ups and downs of adolescence. Our staff at Calhoun Funeral Home & Cremation Service  has a lot of experience planning funeral arrangements with families, and we realize trying to make …
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