Craciun Berry Funeral Home

7200 Detroit Ave Cleveland, OH 44102


  • John K Carge

    General Manager

    For over three decades, John Carge has provided comfort to families in the Northeast Ohio area. Ohio born and raised, John earned a degree at Cleveland State University and his mortuary science degree at the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science. John most enjoys working with his fellow associates to better prepare them for the changes in funeral service.

    John also finds the time to enjoy his passion for sculling near Lake Erie and participates in local community development groups and charity organizations in his church.

  • Thomas P Corrigan

    General Manager

    Thomas (Tom) Corrigan grew up in the funeral business and has worked in it since he started washing cars at 15 years old. Tom is a graduate of St. Edward High School in Lakewood, Ohio, and received his business degree from Baldwin Wallace College in Berea, Ohio. He attended the National Foundation of Funeral Service in Evanston, Illinois, which at the time was considered the masters program of the funeral industry.

    Tom was honored to be selected as Fairview Park Business Person of the Year in 2003 and Fairview Park Citizen of the Year in 2007. He also volunteers with the Boy Scouts and the City Summerfest festival, which draws 40,000 people each year. Tom is a member of St. Angela Merici Church and Emerald Necklace Marina.

    He also loves hiking, just about anything outdoors and sailing.

  • Joseph A Craciun

    General Manager

    Joseph A. Craciun has been serving families in need since the early-70s. He graduated Cum Laude from Saint Edward High School and received his degree in Business Management and Accounting from Cleveland State University. He is the General Manager of our teams at locations across the West Side of Cleveland and served on the Board of Directors for the Cuyahoga County Funeral Directors Association for 10 years.

    Since 2014, Joe has served on the National Board of Directors for the Native Sons and Daughters Organization. He is also President of the Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Alumni Association, and a member of Middleburg Heights Kiwanis International, Neighborhood Veterans, the Circolo Italo-Americano Corenese Club, and the Cleveland Lodge of the Fraternal Order of Police.

  • Christopher Michael Holick

    General Manager

    Christopher has been a licensed Ohio funeral director since May 1977. He graduated from Baldwin Wallace University in 1974 with a marketing business degree and served a funeral director internship with Corrigan Funeral Home in Cleveland, Ohio. Chris has a strong background in the food and beverage industry and interior construction design. He is proud to be part of the Dignity Memorial® team guiding you through one of the most personal times in life.

    When he is not serving families, Chris enjoys baseball, coaching and community development.

  • David A Walters

    General Manager

    David Walters grew up in Lakewood and earned a Bachelor of Arts at Olivet Nazarene University in Illinois. Dave completed his funeral director apprenticeship with the Corrigan Craciun Funeral Home in Fairview Park. He served as an advance planning advisor and funeral director across northeast Ohio and now lives in Bath Township.

    Dave loves music and outdoor photography. Away from the office, Dave enjoys participating in the local church congregation, volunteering with community organizations, camping and hitting the open road on his motorcycle for long and short road trips.

  • James Michael Craciun

    Funeral Director

    James Craciun, known by most as Jim, has been a licensed funeral director since 1976, graduating cum laude from St. Edward High School in 1969 and Cleveland State University in 1973. A real family man, he has enjoyed serving in funeral homes with his brother, late wife, son and niece. He is blessed to help families through perhaps the most difficult time in their life and is proud to be a part of the Dignity Memorial® team.

    In 1984 Jim founded The World Union of Free Romanians (WUFR) in Geneva, Switzerland, an organization fighting against communism for democratic change. As vice president of the WUFR, he advised the Clinton Administration in 1996 on the enlargement of NATO.

    Jim is a past Jaycee president, past Kiwanis president, 1989-1991 President of Cleveland Diocesan Union of the Holy Name Society and 2002-2009 Chairman of the Board of International Services Center (a United Way agency that resettles refugees). He currently serves on the E.N.T. Council of University Hospital and as Vice President of the Cleveland Police Foundation after serving as incorporating secretary in 2011. Jim was honored to receive the Freedom Award in 2007 from the American Nationalities Movement and inducted into Cleveland's International Hall of Fame, class of 2017.

    Jim takes most pride in his 5 children and 5 grandchildren. He lost his beautiful wife in 2010 after 30 wonderful years of marriage.