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Perspectives on Grief: Jim Busch

There are few experiences more personal than grief.

We all grieve differently. We experience the highs and the lows personally. A healing mechanism...

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What to Expect at a Hindu or Sikh Funeral Service

One of the joys of our richly diverse Cleveland community is sharing in the cultural practices of others, especially when they’re different from your...

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In Lieu of Flowers: 3 Alternative Funeral Gift Ideas

When a loved one passes, it’s customary in many cultures to purchase a flower arrangement to commemorate the deceased and share condolences.

In most...

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A Special Thank You to Our Northeast Ohio Heroes: Busch’s 2020 Caregiver Award Winners

“We rise by lifting others.” - Robert Ingersoll

Every month, we recognize the service and sacrifice of professional caregivers in our Northeast Ohio...

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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...

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35+ Ways to Keep a Loved One’s Memory Alive This Holiday Season

For many, the holidays bring about joy, as close family members and friends gather to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year. But for some,...

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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...

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5 Ways to Live Graciously This Thanksgiving

"Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it."—William Arthur Ward

This year has certainly been challenging...

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20+ Unique Funeral Personalization Ideas

Funerals are a valuable part of the grieving process. They give surviving family members and friends a chance to celebrate the life lived rather than...

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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...

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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...

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6 Certified Green Burial Cemeteries in Ohio

Green cemeteries are popping up across the country, as more people express interest in passing with as little environmental impact as possible.

In...

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