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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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  • 5 Tips to Help a Grieving Pet
    Posted: 02/25/2022

    At Calhoun Funeral Home & Cremation Service, we meet with families in Akron, Cleveland, and Bedford Heights every day whose lives have been upended after the death of a friend or family member. When the person who died owned an animal, there is often discussion on how family pets react to loss. After all, as …
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  • How Grief Rituals Help on Valentine’s Day
    Posted: 02/11/2022

    Since the Middle Ages, Valentine’s Day has been defined as a day specifically for love and affection. At Calhoun Funeral Home & Cremation Service, we hear from families in Akron, Cleveland, and Bedford Heights who say it’s a tough holiday to face when you’ve recently lost someone special – and  it might be especially difficult …
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  • Surviving the Winter Blues
    Posted: 01/19/2022

    Even living in the beautiful state of Ohio, the winter months can get a little hard and maybe even depressing, as the days get shorter and the temperature dips. This can be even more true if you’ve recently lost a loved one. But it is important to try and keep your spirits up, and there …
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  • Personalization: Show What Made Your Loved One Special
    Posted: 01/19/2022

    At Calhoun Funeral Home & Cremation Service, we believe every life in Akron, Cleveland, and Bedford Heights represents a unique story. When it comes time to say goodbye to your loved one, our goal is to help you tell their own story in the most meaningful, personal way possible. Our trained staff will spend time …
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  • What Happens to Social Media Accounts When a Loved One Dies?
    Posted: 12/14/2021

    It’s a question our staff is hearing more and more often these days at Calhoun Funeral Home & Cremation Service: “My sister/aunt/friend has died, but their social media is still active. What can I do to turn it off?” Others have asked us what will happen to their own posts, photos, and videos after they …
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  • 8 Tips for Managing Grief During the Holidays
    Posted: 12/09/2021

    For  families in Akron, Cleveland, and Bedford Heights who have lost a loved one recently, we know the holidays are going to look and feel different – especially in light of COVID-19. Our caring team at Calhoun Funeral Home & Cremation Service see this every day, as we meet with our neighbors to plan funerals …
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