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  • To Post or Not to Post After a Loved One’s Death
    Posted: 07/25/2022

    In today’s day and age, it can be difficult to navigate the unwritten rules of social media. And when it comes to sharing news about the death of a loved one, these waters become extra murky. Should you post about the death? If so, when? What details are appropriate to include – and leave out? …
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  • 3 Preplanning Mistakes to Avoid  
    Posted: 07/25/2022

    Time and time again, we hear from Ohioans who’ve had this experience: After attending a funeral for a loved one, they decide it would be a good idea to express their preferences for their own funeral. After all, it’s common to have more opinions about your own end-of-life tribute than you might expect. Opinions about …
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  • Helpful Tips for Grieving Men
    Posted: 06/29/2022

    Helpful Tips for Grieving Men Dealing with the loss of a loved one takes a lot out of everyone. It’s why Calhoun Funeral Home and Cremation Services is here – to help hurting families in Akron, Cleveland, Bedford Heights, and surrounding areas in Cuyahoga and Summit Counties plan funeral services, giving them the time they need …
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  • How to Talk to Your Parents About Preplanning
    Posted: 06/29/2022

    How to Talk to Your Parents About Preplanning   At Calhoun Funeral Home and Cremation Service, we’ve noticed in recent years that more and more people are planning their own funerals. And some choose to do it rather early in life – many as soon as they retire. These people realize that not only are …
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  • A Tribute to Veterans
    Posted: 05/09/2022

    Today is the day we set aside to honor American veterans – those valiant soldiers, sailors, airmen, Marines and Coast Guardsmen of the U.S. Armed Forces – who all share a dedication to the defense of freedom. For generations, veterans have honored us with this sacrifice, and so all of us here at Calhoun Funeral …
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  • A Letter to  Grieving  Mothers
    Posted: 05/04/2022

    Dear, grieving mothers. Remember this: You are not alone. There is hope.   It’s not supposed to be this way. This is not the life you dreamed of, hoped for, expected. Parents aren’t supposed to bury their children; parents are supposed to die first. That’s the natural order of things.   What you’ve experienced is …
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  • Funeral Etiquette: What to Do and What Not to Do
    Posted: 04/18/2022

    Learning the ropes of how to behave appropriately at a funeral service can be tricky and possibly even awkward. As you navigate this process, remember that the family of the deceased person comes first. This is their time to show how important their loved one is to them and to express their love and appreciation …
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  • Local Impact of Family Ownership
    Posted: 04/15/2022

    When a family decides to open their own business – be it a restaurant, a bookstore, or a funeral home – they put their hearts and souls into their work. They rely on positive word of mouth to expand and find new customers. Neighbors telling neighbors about a positive experience. Locals who recommend products or …
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  • Empowering Those at the End of Their Lives Through Preplanning
    Posted: 03/15/2022

    People can be a little unsettled by a discussion about death, but it’s so important that end-of-life discussions happen within all Akron, Cleveland, and Bedford Heights families, as well as between a family or individual and a trusted funeral home. From our experience at Calhoun Funeral Home & Cremation Service, making prearrangements can be particularly …
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  • Creative Ways to Memorialize with Cremation
    Posted: 03/08/2022

    When a family in Akron, Cleveland, or Bedford Heights is considering cremation instead of traditional burial, they may wonder if their options are limited or even impersonal – but this is definitely not the case when you choose Calhoun Funeral Home & Cremation Service. More people in Northeast Ohio and around the U.S. are choosing …
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