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A Look Back: A Thoughtful Reflection About Presence, Permission and Participation

And so the time has come. After 18 passion-filled, thought-driven years, Busch’s very own Cathy Nichols is headed into retirement.

Cathy has served...

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When Two Worlds Collide: Organ Donation and Funeral Preplanning [Podcast]


There are 169 million people in the U.S. who are registered as organ donors.

In the event of your passing, registering as an organ donor helps...

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25+ Popular Funeral Songs to Play at an End-of-Life Celebration

Music is an important part of the human experience. It has the power to bring us joy or move us to tears. Music also has the power to add a unique,...

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Room-by-Room Home Safety Guide for Seniors Living Alone

According to Aging In Place, nine out of 10 people want to age at home. Family members and caregivers can make this desire a reality for their senior...

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What to Expect at a Catholic Funeral Service

With Catholicism being one of the most popular religions in Ohio, it’s likely you’ll end up attending a Catholic funeral service at some point in...

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Your Legacy, Your Way: How to Begin Thinking About Your Final Wishes

While it may not feel like a top priority, documenting your final wishes is ultimately an act of love for your surviving family members.

But where do...

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How to Discuss Preplanning Final Arrangements with Aging Parents

There’s no easy way to address preplanning final arrangements with your loved ones, but it’s an important step in ensuring their wishes are met. It...

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Meet Our North Royalton and Parma Funeral Home Manager

Compassion and innovation are embedded in the roots of Busch Funeral and Crematory Services—and it all starts with our caring Busch staff. In our...

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Perspectives on Grief: Jeff Hogan

This post is part of our Perspectives on Grief series, where we ask our caring staff members to share their personal experiences with grief. For more...

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Your Top Questions for a Funeral Director, Answered

When it comes to planning a funeral, it’s difficult to consider where to even begin, especially while experiencing a wide range of emotions. If...

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7 Considerations When Preparing a Sympathy Meal

While there are several ways to show sympathy and offer condolences after someone you know loses a loved one, one of the most popular ways is to send...

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Where Can I Scatter Cremated Remains in Ohio?

With cremation on the rise in the U.S., it’s important to understand the options you have for your loved one’s final resting place. Cremation gives...

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