Gail Coleman 0

My family and I were extremely pleased with Heritage Cremation Society. We found that, from our initial meeting with them to our final interaction, every employee treated us with patience, respect and compassion. Making the right plans to do what our loved one had wanted was something that was very important to us to do right and Heritage provided us with the information and guidance that helped us every step of the way. Also, they continually kept us updated with information on the progression of the process which we greatly appreciated. We were encouraged to call with any additional questions or concerns we had at any time. The final interaction with a member of the Heritage staff was the bringing of our loved one’s remains to our home. Beverly was kind, compassionate and very knowledgeable. She took the time to answer every question we had and, again, encouraged us to call with any questions. I will be choosing Heritage to take care of my final wishes and I encourage others to do likewise. The knowledge that the Heritage folks will be the ones dealing with my loved ones at the time of my death is very comforting to me.

Jill King 0

Truly the Lords hand blessed us with calling Heritage, such professional, kind and sweet group that goes above and beyond with care, dignity and grace. Appreciate all the support and care our family and loved one received. Forever grateful for you.

All Ohio Cremation & Burial Society Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update 0

WHAT ARE WE DOING TO KEEP YOU AND OUR EMPLOYEES SAFE?

The health and safety of the families in our care and our employees are our top priorities. At this time, All Ohio Cremation & Burial Society will operate with reduced in office staff levels encouraging our staff to minimize close contact with each other and the general public.  Our telephones will continue to be answered 24/7 by our caring staff members. We will also still immediately respond to your request for transport and you should not experience any delays in our arrival time to the requested destination.

We want to assure you that the All Ohio Cremation & Burial Society team is taking proactive measures to help prevent the spread of any potential illness.  We are closely monitoring the Federal and State health authorities, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention and World Health Organization’s statements regarding the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases and following guidelines from these agencies and the local health departments.

At this time we are strongly suggesting that families utilize our online resources to complete arrangements including the use of telephone, email and fax in lieu of face to face contact. We have been leaders in our industry using these means for many years and will be glad to assist you with them.

We will continue to provide you the highest level of service we can whether your arrangements include cremation, burial, domestic or international shipping and want you to be safe.  Please practice social distancing and continually washing your hands as well as sanitizing your surroundings.

Should you have any questions please feel free to contact our on call staff at 216-631-4500 at any time.

Regards,

Patrick E. Mahoney
Funeral Director

For your information here are common links to help us all through the coming weeks.

Starting a New Year Following the Death of a Loved One 0

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The beginning of a new year often finds us making plans and resolutions for the future. Often these resolutions focus on our health, our careers, or our overall well-being. We might resolve to lose a few pounds, to exercise more, or to pursue that next promotion. If you are facing the New Year in the aftermath of the loss of a loved one, however, these types of resolutions may have lost their luster. In fact, just imagining the coming year can be a source of anxiety and grief. However, there are ways to make it easier to weather.

A New Year of Memories, A New Challenge

The holidays were likely already an enormous emotional challenge, one that may have left you feeling depleted and empty. Now you are facing the prospect of creating an entire new year of memories that don’t include the one you’ve lost. This, of course, can be a painful thing to acknowledge. It’s important to be gentle with yourself through this process, and to recognize that it also has the potential to help you heal.

While the usual resolutions may fall flat for you right now, we’ve put together a list of a few resolutions that we believe you may find helpful during this difficult time.

New Year’s Resolutions for Those Struggling with Grief

These tips aren’t just helpful for the New Year—they’re helpful any time.

  • Don’t compare yourself to others, or to who you think you “should” be—in your grief, or any other aspect of your life. Our lives are journeys through which we can sometimes walk side by side and support one another; but they are ultimately each our own, individual journey. You are who you are meant to be, where you are meant to be.
  • Recognize that your needs right now may be different than they usually are. You may need more rest, or more time alone, than you usually do. You may need the opposite—more activity, more socializing. Now is a good time to get in touch with your own needs, which will also help you navigate the grieving process.
  • Allow yourself space to process the last year. It’s a new year; that doesn’t mean you have to be “done” processing the events of the prior year. Don’t focus only on your loss, either—take the time to revisit your positive memories as well, especially those that include the person you’re grieving.

If you or a loved one are experiencing grief and all of the challenges it brings, we encourage you to explore the rest of our site. The articles we share here can be an incredible resource for finding comfort, help, and understanding. And please, feel free to reach out, if there is something we can do to help.