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    Thursday, 27 June, 2019

    If you’re providing comfort and care for an aging or ailing loved one, it’s likely you stepped into a caregiver without any formal training. Yet, you saw the need and willingly came forward to fulfill it.

    While you may not have envisioned yourself...

    Jim Busch

    Jim Busch is the co-owner and president of Busch Funeral and Crematory Services.

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    December 17, 2020

    Personal Stories from Our Community: Holiday Grief Advice

    It’s never easy to lose a loved one. But it’s important to remember that you’re not alone. Sometimes, all you need is to hear from someone who knows personally how you’re feeling.

    With the holiday season in full swing, some of us are feeling less...

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    December 3, 2020

    How Do You Want to Be Remembered?

    What do you want to be remembered by? It’s a heavy question to consider, but important to your personal legacy—both now and after you pass. After all, we all want to leave something behind for those we love.

    Your legacy is defined by the small...

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    November 5, 2020

    7 Ways to Show Your Appreciation on Veterans Day

    Considering the number of men and women who have served in our country’s armed forces, it’s very likely that you know a veteran.

    Whether it’s a family member or friend, we encourage you to go the extra mile in thanking him or her for their service...

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    October 29, 2020

    Brothers in Business: Celebrating the Next Chapter of Busch Funeral and Crematory Services

    After nearly 40 years of serving Busch Funeral and Crematory Services, and the families and communities of Northeast Ohio, I’m honored to share that Mark—my brother and co-owner of our family business—is ready to celebrate a happy and healthy...

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    October 1, 2020

    What Factors Determine the Cost of a Funeral?

    You may be shocked to learn the median cost of a funeral with burial has increased 6.5%, and the median cost of a funeral with cremation has increased 7.3% over the past five years.

    However, when you consider the common services that go into...

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    September 3, 2020

    Why Your Cremation Provider Matters

    There are many factors to consider when arranging a cremation for a loved one. With simple, partial and full cremation packages, it may be difficult to understand all the options available to you and your family.

    One of the most important decisions...

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    July 30, 2020

    3 Legal Requirements for Cremation in Ohio

    Each state has its own rules and regulations governing cremation. For example, embalming is not required in the state of Ohio for direct cremation, but a body must be embalmed, refrigerated or placed in an odor-proof container within 48 hours after...

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    February 27, 2020

    3 Reasons Why More People are Choosing Cremation Over Burial

    Demand for cremation has outpaced burial for the fourth consecutive year, according to National Funeral Directors Association’s (NFDA) 2019 report on cremation and burial.

    By 2040, the U.S. cremation rate is projected to be at 78%. The burial rate,...

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    January 23, 2020

    How to Fill Out a Death Certificate in Ohio

    Following the loss of a loved one, you may experience periods of intense emotions. While it’s normal to grieve, there are several time-sensitive tasks you must complete during this time—one of which includes filing the appropriate paperwork like a...

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    October 31, 2019

    How to Stay Organized When Planning a Funeral

    Did you know only 21% of people have talked to a loved one about their final wishes? With such a low percentage, it’s no surprise that planning a funeral is one of life’s most stressful events—especially since there are upwards of 125 decisions to...

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