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  • How to Honor a Loved One During the Holiday Season
    Posted: 11/08/2021

    People tend to feel more nostalgic during the holiday season, as time spent with family and friends awakens past memories. Nostalgia helps us maintain a strong sense of personal belonging and community. When the holidays roll around, many people are looking for ways to honor a loved one that are both positive and healthy. At …
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  • Meaningful Ways to Honor a Veteran
    Posted: 11/03/2021

    Throughout our many years of serving Akron, Bedford Heights, and Cleveland families, our staff at Calhoun Funeral Home & Cremation Service: There is no greater honor than caring for veterans and their families. For us, it’s one way to say thank you to those brave men and women who give so much to protect our …
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  • When Coping with Loss, Grief Has No Timetable
    Posted: 10/14/2021

    After losing a loved one, your life will be shaken up in a number of ways that you will have never imagined or expected. While you can trust us at Calhoun Funeral Home & Cremation Service to be there for you throughout this entire process, we understand that it takes time to heal – and …
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  • 4 Reasons to Choose a Family-Owned Funeral Home
    Posted: 10/08/2021

    One of the questions we’re often asked here at Calhoun Funeral Home & Cremation Service is whether there’s any noticeable difference between a family-owned funeral home and a funeral home that is part of a corporate-owned chain. Our answer is always a resounding, “Yes!” For more than 65 years, our family has been committed to …
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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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