At Craciun Berry Funeral Home in Cleveland, we have provided funeral services to the area since 1941. Our commitment of excellence to the families and communities we serve has always been our top priority. We have an affiliation with the former Corrigan and Berry Funeral Homes and are proud to carry on a fine tradition of service.
- Catered Receptions
- Funeral Celebrants
- Multicultural Funerals
Committed to Cleveland families
We serve our community from 5 beautiful locations in Cleveland, Fairview Park, Middleburg Heights and Westlake. Throughout the years, we've maintained our commitment to families while responding to the changing needs of our community. Our funeral and cremation services are designed to help our families through one of the most personal and challenging stages of life. We're committed to serving families with compassionate, professional and personal care.
In 1941, John Jr. and Yolanda Craciun began a tradition of caring service to our families and friends in the Cleveland area. The original Craciun Funeral Home at 6204 Detroit Avenue 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 2 Purple Hearts and 2 Bronze Stars for his meritorious valor on the battlefield. After the war, John, along his wife and business partner, Yolanda, began a long career of serving their community.
A family business
In the 70s, sons Joseph and Jim Craciun joined the family business. Joseph and Jim expressed love of the community through their civic leadership and church involvement, and saw their business grow significantly throughout the years. Today, Joseph's daughter, Alexandra Craciun, and Jim's son, Jonathan Craciun, have joined their family's mission.
After John’s passing in 1985, Joseph, Jim and Yolanda acquired the Koval Funeral Home in Middleburg Heights, opening the door to a whole new community of people.
Decades of service
In 1995, the Craciuns joined the Dignity Memorial® network of funeral, cremation, and cemetery service providers. We’re proud to serve families from 5 beautiful locations in Cleveland, Middleburg Heights, Fairview Park and Westlake.
John Jr. and Yolanda Craciun began with a commitment to a high standard of service and community involvement. Throughout our history, we have continued their legacy. Everyone at the Craciun Funeral Home family is proud to uphold this heritage and commitment to our community.