About us

The Heritage Cremation Society was established by Ohio Licensed Funeral Director John M. Falk with the goal of offering families a simple, sensible and affordable option when selecting final arrangements.  We are not a funeral home, but an independent cremation company whose family has proudly served the needs of Ohio families for nearly 150 years.  We are cremation specialists who appreciate the obstacles many families face today when it comes to deciding on final arrangements.  Our team of licensed professionals, transfer and crematory staff are conveniently located and available to serve families anywhere in Ohio – 24-hours a day – 365 days a year.

Helping families when they need us most is more than a business – it is a heritage that our family has shared for nearly 150 years.
The Heritage Cremation Society serves families from our Statewide Administrative Office near Canton and arrangement offices in Cleveland, Akron and Columbus.  Our transfer and crematory staffs serve families near Ashland, Salem, Cambridge and Cincinnati.  We offer families the use of our Chapel facilities that seat nearly 100 visitors and we own and operate the Ohio Cremation Center, one of Ohio’s newest and most advanced cremation facilities.

While all funeral homes will tell you they provide cremation services, very few own their own crematory and even fewer are dedicated to meeting the needs of cremation families. Our families especially appreciate the opportunity to complete their arrangements in the comfort of their own home or at a location familiar and convenient to them. Our staff is pleased to meet with you wherever you would like.  There is no need to visit funeral homes or view casket and merchandise selection rooms.  There is no need for embalming and the use of our refrigeration facilities is included in the price of our plans.  The Heritage Cremation Society doesn’t offer burial services, try to sell you caskets or promote expensive service options. What we do offer is the best value cremation families can find today anywhere in Ohio.  

John M. Falk
President
Heritage Cremation Society