About

Craciun Berry Funeral Home has provided funeral and cremation services to families in the Cleveland area since 1941. Our team of funeral professionals takes great care in helping families create memorable memorials for their loved ones. Devoted to delivering the highest level of satisfaction possible, we consider every detail.

Renovated funeral home

Visitation room at Craciun Berry Funeral HomeLocated on Detroit Avenue, not far from the Gordon Square Arts District, Craciun Berry Funeral Home was beautifully updated in 2018. It is a comfortable place to plan a memorial. It includes a flexible on-site chapel and areas for catered receptions. The latest technology allows playlists and tribute videos to be played to perfection. Need us to create a video? We take care of it all.

Not only does the team at Craciun Berry Funeral Home understand that losing a loved one is a difficult experience, we also know that every life is unique and every family is different. That's why we take time to learn about your loved one’s personality, passions, hobbies and interests. How did she live her life? What did he love the most? What made them smile?

Let’s plan a memorial as special as the life lived. We can find inspiration almost anywhere. Just start with a story. We'll take it from there.

Traditional and contemporary services

Basic reception venue at Craciun Berry Funeral Home

At Craciun Berry Funeral Home, we are committed to helping your family create a meaningful tribute that celebrates everything that made your loved one extraordinary. From a simple cremation with a scattering at a personally meaningful place to a full traditional funeral service with a cemetery burial and a coffee-and-cake reception, we handle every aspect of the service, so you can spend more time with the people you care about.

Create that perfect lakeside barbecue complete with a live band, favorite foods and personalized mementos, or a baseball-themed reception with hot dogs and Cracker Jacks. A funeral or cremation memorial can be as simple or elaborate as you desire. No wish is too big, no detail too small. We’re here to make your vision a reality.

See how we celebrate life.

Cremation services

Signature Dedication at Craciun Berry Funeral HomeThere are many options for cremation on Cleveland's west side—and they're not all equal. We specialize in simple cremation services that honor loved ones in personalized ways. With room for gathering, expertise in scattering ashes and a friendly team who wants to meet your every need, we provide cremation services that are second to none.

Read about our unique cremation services.

WHV 2020 - Level 2We Honor Veterans

We understand the unique needs of America’s veterans and their families. As a Level Two Founding Community Partner with We Honor Veterans, our staff is knowledgeable in the benefits available to veterans and their families. With respect, integrity and dignity, we will walk you through creating a veteran's memorial service that truly honors the life and sacrifice of your loved one.

Watch our video to learn what you need to know about veterans burial benefits.

Prepaid funerals and cremations

In addition to assisting with an immediate need, we specialize in working with families to plan final arrangements in advance. We recognize that funeral arrangements and associated expenses can be overwhelming. When you prepare ahead of time, you provide a sense of relief and comfort to your loved ones while ensuring your wishes are met. We offer in-person and virtual consultations, as well as a free Personal Planning Guide to help you get started.

Find out everything you need to know about planning ahead.

Grief support services

Chapel at Craciun Berry Funeral HomeOur care for you and your family doesn't end after your loved one's service is over. Craciun Berry Funeral Home offers online grief resources accessible from anywhere. Families who choose us for their loved one's service also have access to our 24-hour Compassion Helpline®.

For up to 13 months after planning a Dignity Memorial® service, a family gets unlimited complimentary phone access to professionals trained in grief counseling any time day or night, for any reason. Any guest who attends a visitation, funeral service or burial gets the same access for up to three months.

Here for you

We invite you to visit us to meet our welcoming team and tour our funeral home. Please contact us if you have an immediate need or would like more information about our services. We're here for you 24/7.

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History

Craciun Berry Funeral HomeJohn Craciun Jr. dedicated his life to service. He served his country as a medic (North Africa Campaign) and staff sergeant (European Campaign) in the U.S. Army during World War II, receiving two Purple Hearts and two Bronze Stars for his meritorious valor on the battlefield. After the war, he and his wife, Yolanda, began a lifelong career of serving the community.

In 1941, they opened Craciun Funeral Home at 6204 Detroit Ave., across from St. Mary Romanian Orthodox Church, the first Romanian Orthodox Church in the United States.

Their sons, Joseph and Jim Craciun, joined the family business in the 1970s. Joseph and Jim supported the Cleveland community through civic leadership and church involvement and saw their business grow through the years.

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

Decades of service

In 1995, Craciun Funeral Home joined the Dignity Memorial family of funeral, cremation, and cemetery service providers. With an affiliation with the former Corrigan and Berry Funeral Homes, we are one of five locations serving Cleveland, Fairview Park, Middleburg Heights and Westlake. We are proud to continue our founders’ commitment to service excellence and community involvement.

Amenities

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Religious & Cultural

Other Languages Spoken

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Every Detail Remembered

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An experience like no other, carefully crafted by our caring planning team.

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Express your sympathy with flowers & gifts

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Unable to find an obituary?

Not finding what you are looking for? Search for your loved one's obituary across any of our Washelli locations.

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Remember the one you love

Honor the memory of your loved one with cemetery flower placement. You choose the flowers. You choose the months. We do the rest.

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Unable to find an obituary?

Not finding what you are looking for? Search for your loved one's obituary across any of our other locations.

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Ratings & Reviews

Verified Customer Reviews

Since 2005, many of our customers have taken the time to tell us how we did each year via our Voice of the Customer program. Our star ratings and comments from families come directly from these surveys.

"Thank you for accommodating our needs at every moment and helping us through that process and making it as easy as possible. My family truly appreciates it."

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August 2021

"Creation Barry is a totally awesome funeral home. They walked me through everything and helped me throughout the whole experience. I would highly recommend them to anyone who has a loved one who has passed. Thank you so so so much. God bless you all"

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June 2021

"Jim Craciun is one of the finest human being I had the pleasure of knowing. His the best and it was my pleasure to have him coordinate our dad's funeral."

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June 2021

"Very personal and amazing experience"

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May 2021

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