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  • How Grief Rituals Help on Valentine’s Day
    Posted: 02/13/2023

    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 Northeast Ohio and beyond who say it’s a tough holiday to face when you’ve recently lost someone special, especially if this is the first Valentine’s Day that …
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  • The First 5 Things You Should Do When a Loved One Dies
    Posted: 01/23/2023

    If someone you love has just died, your head is probably spinning. Your life will never be the same, but there are some very practical things you need to handle. Here are the top five things the team at Calhoun Funeral Home & Cremation Service believes you need to do after losing someone close to …
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  • What are Our Options? Alternatives to Traditional Funerals
    Posted: 01/18/2023

    If a member of our care team asked you what you envision for your own funeral, what would you say?   Would it look like other services you have attended, perhaps held in a place of worship or a funeral home? Would you want a formal gathering, solemn in nature, with guests dressed in black? …
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  • A Tribute to Veterans
    Posted: 11/07/2022

    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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  • Special Ways to Remember Loved Ones on Thanksgiving
    Posted: 11/07/2022

    The holidays, especially family-focused celebrations like Thanksgiving, are some of the toughest times of the year if you’re grieving the death of a loved one. Meaningful traditions coupled with time spent with family and friends can bring back memories of that special person who’s no longer with you.   At Calhoun Funeral Home & Cremation …
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  • Four of the Most Popular Personalization Options
    Posted: 10/12/2022

    At Calhoun Funeral Home & Cremation Service, one of the questions we are often asked is, “How can I make the service for my loved one feel more personal?” This is a question our experienced team welcomes from the families we serve in Northeast Ohio and beyond, knowing how much a meaningful service can help …
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  • How to Choose a Funeral Home
    Posted: 10/10/2022

    Selecting a funeral home isn’t something many families in Northeast Ohio and beyond think about – until a need arises. Our caring team at Calhoun Funeral Home & Cremation Service understands that choosing a funeral home is a significant decision to make during an already difficult time. We’re here to help our neighbors in Northeast …
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  • Does It Matter If I Attend the Funeral?
    Posted: 09/28/2022

    Today, like never before, family and friends are spread out all over the country. School, jobs, or just personal preferences can cause us to move hundreds or thousands of miles away from each other. Combine distance with work/family responsibilities and financial or health issues, and getting together for a funeral can prove to be very …
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  • Why More People are Writing Light-Hearted Obituaries
    Posted: 09/28/2022

    When you think of writing a meaningful obituary for a loved one who has died, adding light-hearted stories or details may not occur to you. Yet more families in the Northeast Ohio area and beyond are featuring funny, optimistic, and even playful content in an attempt to express what their loved one meant to them. …
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  • Q&A – What Are My Options for Final Disposition
    Posted: 08/19/2022

    One of the most important decisions you will make when it comes time to plan a funeral for someone you love, or for yourself when preplanning, is choosing a final resting place – or final disposition option. There are many preferences, cultural elements, and religious requirements that can go into such a decision, and the …
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