About

Steeped in tradition, Craciun Funeral Home provides funeral and cremation services to families in and around Middleburg Heights, Ohio. The Craciun family built their business on a reputation of service excellence, and that remains our top priority. Affiliated with the former Corrigan and Berry Funeral Homes, we proudly carry the legacy of compassionate care at this location, as well as locations in Cleveland, Fairview Park and Westlake.

Meaningful funerals and memorials

We believe that funerals and cremation memorials can be designed as caring, innovative and compassionate celebrations of life.

Chapel at Craciun Funeral HomeBefore planning a personalized memorial that leaves an indelible impression of the life lived, we consider your priorities, traditions and budget, and get to know you and your loved one. With the utmost professionalism and kindest hearts, we partner with you to create a unique event.

Whether you're seeking a simple cremation service with a champagne toast, a full traditional funeral or a modern celebration of life, we go the extra mile to make it happen. It is our promise to do this with a level of care and compassion that's truly unparalleled.

Want a dove release? You got it. A garden party? You can have that, too. A motorcycle procession? A funeral kayak instead of a casket? A veteran's service with full military honors? Yes, yes and yes. If you can imagine it, we can do it.

See how we celebrate life.

Cleveland-area cremation services

Signature Dedication at Craciun Funeral HomeThere are many options for cremation in the Cleveland area—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 wish, we provide cremation services that are second to none.

Read about our cremation offerings.

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, Craciun Funeral Home is honored to serve our nation’s heroes and takes this responsibility seriously.

Our staff is knowledgeable about the benefits available to military 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.

Learn how we can help plan a veteran's memorial service.

Planning in advance

In addition to assisting with an immediate need, our team specializes in working with families to plan final arrangements in advance. We recognize that funeral arrangements and associated expenses can be overwhelming. When you plan ahead, 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.

Find out everything you need to know about prepaid funeral plans.

Here for you

Lobby at Craciun Funeral HomePlease contact us if you need immediate assistance or would like more information about our funeral and cremation services. Our caring staff is here to help you 24/7.

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History

Craciun Funeral Home's history dates back to 1941, when John Jr. and Yolanda Craciun began a tradition of excellent service funeral care in the Cleveland community. Located at 6204 Detroit Ave., the original Craciun Funeral Home sat across the street from St. Mary Romanian Orthodox Church.

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, John and his wife and business partner, Yolanda, began providing the community with funeral and cremation services.

Generations of care

Exterior at Craciun Funeral HomeTheir 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 passed in 1985, Joseph, James and Yolanda acquired Koval Funeral Home in Middleburg Heights, opening the door to a whole new community of people. We’re now serving families in Cleveland, 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’ve upheld that legacy. As part of the Dignity Memorial® family, we offer the warm service you'd expect from a locally owned business and benefits no other provider can.

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Ratings & Reviews

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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.

"James Craciun and staff are outstanding in every aspect of our experience!! My loved one was treated with the utmost respect and dignity. It was a very a calming and soul searching time."

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October 2022

"I am grateful for the patience, kindness, and professionalism of the entire staff of Craciun Funeral Home. Our Dad passed away at age 98, and Craciun helped us make Dad's memorial a true celebration of his life."

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April 2022

"All members of this Funeral Home went above and beyond to make our experience peaceful and loving. Especially thankful for providing Last Wishes details."

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December 2021

"Craciun Funeral Home and Funeral Director made this difficult time a little easier to get thought by making the process very smooth and worry free. Everything went as planned and was perfect for my mother, especially the Military salute."

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December 2021

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