About

Many things have changed since Walter and Bertha Wood founded Wood Funeral Home in 1909, but a commitment to excellent service has not. Whether your choice is a traditional funeral and cemetery burial or cremation with a memorial service, the compassionate team at Wood-Kortright-Borkoski Funeral Home in Ravenna, Ohio, will guide you through the process and handle every detail.

A welcoming funeral home

Lobby at Wood-Kortright-Borkoski Funeral HomeAs longtime members of the community, we know many who walk through our doors—but even if we don't know you, we treat you like you're part of our family. It's our honor to offer comfort and advise everyone we meet.

Our central location allows us to serve not only Ravenna but also our neighboring communities in Portage County, including Brady Lake, Rootstown, Kent and Randolph. We welcome families of all cultures, faiths and backgrounds to the funeral home. Our professional staff will guide you and your family through your funeral and cremation options. They are experts at planning services that celebrate life.

We have many planning resources and ideas.

Personalized funerals and memorials

We'll work with your family to create a personalized ceremony that deeply reflects your loved one's life. There are endless ways to personalize a service. Start by sharing the details that you'll always remember—the way her nose crinkled when she smiled, the way he sang in the car when his favorite songs came on. We'll take the time to get to know your special person and design a tribute like no other.

Arrangement room at Wood-Kortright-Borkoski Funeral HomeWhen you first meet with a funeral director, we'll ask questions about your loved one: what they liked to do, what they cherished, how they thought about the world, how they liked to spend time. From there, we'll help you design a service that speaks to the unique life of your loved one, whether a traditional religious funeral, cremation memorial or any upbeat celebration of life.

Tell us if that special person was a sports fan, an outdoors enthusiast, a world traveler, a pet lover or a baker extraordinaire. We take the things that mattered to your loved one and weave them together to create a singular, heartfelt memorial. We're here to help remember the details through cherished traditions, favorite music, photos, flowers, a tribute video and more.

Whatever kind and size of service best suits you or your loved one, our funeral planners will work with you to put together a personalized plan that considers your religion, culture, personal preferences and budget. We even offer catering services.

Cremation services

Signature dedication at Wood-Kortright-Borkoski Funeral HomeThere are many options for cremation in the Akron 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 need, we provide cremation services that are second to none.

Read about our unique cremation services.

Veterans burial benefits

Wood-Kortright-Borkoski Funeral Home is honored to provide veterans with funerals befitting their service to our country. As a Level One Founding Community Partner with We Honor Veterans, we are knowledgeable about the burial benefits available to veterans and their families. Our team is well-versed in military funeral honors and traditions, and we can walk you through the requirements and ensure your veteran has a most dignified memorial.

Read about how we honor veterans and watch a video about our services.

Planning in advance

Standard reception room at Wood-Kortright-Borkoski Funeral HomeIn addition to assisting with an immediate need, Wood-Kortright-Borkoski Funeral Home works with families to make final arrangements in advance. When you plan ahead, you relieve your family from financial and emotional burdens 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.

We're here for you

Thank you for considering Wood-Kortright-Borkoski Funeral Home for your funeral and cremation needs. We are honored by the trust placed in us by the people of Ravenna, and we strive to uphold our legacy. Please contact us if you need immediate assistance, wish to tour our funeral home or would simply like more information about our services. Arrangements can be made in person, by phone or by email. We're here to help.

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History

Wood-Kortright-Borkoski Funeral HomeWood-Kortright-Borkoski Funeral Home has a history that dates back more than 110 years.

Walter and Bertha Wood founded Wood Funeral Home in Chardon, Ohio, in 1909. Three years later, they relocated to Atwater and purchased the Paul Hamilton Funeral Home. Their son, Robert, joined his parents in the family business in 1925.

In 1933, the Wood family opened a funeral home on North Chestnut Street in Ravenna. Three years later, they purchased the former home of Judge I.T. Siddall at the corner of Freedom Street and East Main Street. This is still our location.

Eventually, the Wood family operated locations in Ravenna, Kent, Atwater and Mantua. Jack Wood's stepson, Rob Kortright, took the business over and renamed it Wood-Kortright Funeral Homes.

In 2005, Aaron Borkoski became manager and the funeral home name was changed to Wood-Kortright-Borkoski Funeral Home. Today, we are part of the Dignity Memorial® family, creating personalized funerals and memorials and offering benefits that no other provider can.

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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.

"I knew from past experience that Wood-Kortright-Borkowski was the right choice for us to have our daughter put into their care. We were treated as if we were the only clients they had and like we were family. They took their time and we weren't rushed."

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November 2021

"No family was local and Aaron help us through the whole process Felt very comfortable."

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September 2021

"The care and concern for family and their loved ones goes above and beyond what could be expected. All treat each and everyone as if he or she were their own family member. This is why we always look to this organization when it is needed."

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August 2021

"They are the best at taking care of your needs in an extremely tough and emotional time."

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June 2021

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