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 Northeast Ohio families since 1995.  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 Northeast Ohio families 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 over 152 years.
The Heritage Cremation Society serves families from our arrangement offices near Canton, Greater Cleveland and Akron.  Our transfer and crematory staffs serve families from Cambridge to Ashland and Cleveland to Youngstown. We offer families the use of our Chapel facilities near Canton that seat nearly 100 visitors and we own and operate the Ohio Cremation Center and All Ohio Crematory, two of Ohio’s newest and most advanced cremation facilities.

In 2021 we took a significant step forward when All Ohio Cremation & Burial Society of Cleveland, founded in 2004 by Patrick Mahoney merged with our organization. The combined team of licensed professionals, transfer and crematory staff allow us to serve a broader geographic area and serve families with greater efficiency – 24 hours a day – 365 days a year. In addition, we offer our families the use of our Chapel facilities near Canton that seat nearly 100 visitors.

While all funeral homes will tell you they provide simple cremation and burial options, very few own their own crematory and even fewer are dedicated to meeting the needs of families looking for quality and value. Our families especially appreciate the opportunity to complete their arrangements in the comfort of their own home, online 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 & Burial Society doesn’t try to promote expensive caskets or service options. What we do offer is the best value families can find anywhere in Northeast Ohio when it comes to final arrangements.

John M. Falk
Founder
Heritage Cremation Society
Patrick E. Mahoney
Founder
All Ohio Cremation & Burial Society