History of Corrigan Craciun Funeral Home

In 1941, John Jr. and Yolanda Craciun began a tradition of caring service to our family and friends in and around Cleveland. The original Craciun Funeral Home at 6204 Detriot Ave. was located directly across the street from St. Mary Romanian Orthodox Church, the first Romanian Orthodox Church in the United States.

John Jr. served his country as a medic (North Africa Campaign) and staff sergeant (European Campaign) in the U.S. Army during World War II. He received two Purple Hearts and two Bronze Stars for his meritorious valor on the battlefield. After the war John, along with his wife and business partner Yolanda, began a long career of serving their community.

In the 1970s, sons Joseph and Jim Craciun joined the family business. Joseph and James expressed love of community through their civic leadership and church involvement and saw their business grow significantly throughout the years.

After John’s passing in 1985, Joseph, James and Yolanda acquired the Koval Funeral Home in Middleburg Heights, opening the door to a whole new community of people.

In 1995, the Craciuns joined the Dignity Memorial® network of funeral, cremation, and cemetery service providers. We’re proud to serve families from five beautiful locations in Cleveland, Middleburg Heights, Fairview Park and Westlake.

John Jr. and Yolanda Craciun, Founder.
John J. Craciun Jr., 1983

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