At Maher-Melbourne Funeral Home & Cremation Service we are committed to providing extraordinary service to those who come to us. This commitment includes providing the highest standard in traditional and cremation options to meet each family’s unique needs. Our staff is always available to address your questions, concerns and requests. We are here to assist you in creating a meaningful celebration of your loved one’s life in as simple or detailed manner as you wish.
Our service is unique, caring, compassionate and based on the Golden Rule (do unto others as you would have others do unto you). Our professional staff understands and appreciates that the funeral service you select is an individual expression and a tribute to your loved one. We are committed to serving all members of our community regardless of cultural or religious customs and without bias toward personal preferences.
Our understanding, respect, compassion and generations of service are among the many reasons to turn to Maher-Melbourne Funeral Home & Cremation Service.
Our Special Service…
We believe there are many features of our service that distinguish our funeral home from others, including a funeral director who is responsible and dedicated to you and your wishes from the first time you call on us, through your services and beyond. This extraordinary service begins by asking the right questions and listening carefully to what you have to say. By learning about your loved one we can begin to help you explore ideas on how to best create a meaningful experience that truly reflects the life of your loved one.
In the past we have created many special, unique services. For one mother who loved gardening, we brought in her garden gate and displayed a small garden near her casket. For a gentleman who was a benefactor of the local mounted police we welcomed an honor guard of officers and horses at attention in the parking lot as the casket was carried out. We also can include special music selections, videos, photo collages and memory centers to express the uniqueness of your loved one’s life.For our veterans we can arrange for military honors as a part of the memorial service.
Another distinguishing element of our service is our attention to detail. We provide a greeter/attendant at all times to welcome your family and guests. We understand it can be uncomfortable to visit a funeral home, especially if you have not been to one before. By simply having a friendly, knowledgeable staff member to open the door and guide you to the parlor, we find families and guests feel welcome immediately. It also ensures there will be someone available to answer your questions and meet your requests in a timely manner.
At Maher-Melbourne Funeral Home & Cremation Service you will receive personal, compassionate service along with attention to details that one family referred to as “phenomenal.”
Maher-Melbourne Funeral Home has a reputation for providing the highest quality service and care in the community. This reputation is steeped in a long and interesting heritage.
In 1908, Harry T. Maher founded the Maher Funeral Home of Woodland Ave. in Cleveland. After his death in 1939, his wife Lucy A. Maher operated the business while raising four children, two of whom, John Maher and Hugh Maher, later joined her in the business.
In 1956, Maher Funeral Home purchased an additional facility at 4274 Mayfield Road (at Belvoir Boulevard) in South Euclid, Ohio.
In 1973, Maher Funeral Home merged with the Melbourne Funeral Home of Euclid Avenue in East Cleveland. The Melbourne Funeral Home was also family owned, having been established in 1898.
Maher-Melbourne Funeral Home then operated at 4274 Mayfield Road (at Belvoir Boulevard) where it is currently located. Maher-Melbourne Funeral Home was operated by Hugh and Kevin Maher until Hugh’s death in early 2003. Today, Kevin and the professional staff continue the dignified work of the Maher-Melbourne heritage.
"We've been in funeral service for over 100 years. We believe you aren't excellent because you reach 100 years, but you reach 100 because you deliver excellence" --Kevin Maher
Kevin Maher, President
Kevin Maher is President and Owner of Maher-Melbourne Funeral Home. Licensed, Kevin is a third generation licensed funeral director and embalmer. Kevin is a graduate of Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science and the National Foundation of Funeral Service.
Community is important to Kevin, who is a member of the Knights of Columbus Heights Council, the Kiwanis Club of Hillcrest and the One South Euclid, A Community Development Corporation. He is also a member of the Ohio Funeral Directors Association and Cuyahoga Funeral Directors Association.
“We strive to provide each family with service that exceeds their expectations. To us, that means providing the flexibility to select arrangements that meet your unique needs while making every effort to make this difficult time as easy as possible for you.”
Kelly Crown is the Operations Manager and Family Assistant with Maher-Melbourne Funeral Home. A lifelong resident of South Euclid, Kelly graduated from Charles F. Brush High School and Lakeland Community College & is currently enrolled at Franklin U.
Kelly’s duties at Maher-Melbourne keep her busy working with both the funeral home staff and the families they serve. She works on details for each family including completing and filing necessary documents and creating and printing all funeral stationery including guest books, prayer cards and service folders. After the service, Kelly continues to help families by assisting with any needs and requests that may arise. Kelly also coordinates the staff of Maher-Melbourne and assists our funeral directors.
“When a family chooses a funeral home they are inviting the staff into what amounts to the most sacred days of their lives,” Kelly said. “Being a part of these days is an honor and a privilege. I am continually moved and strengthened by the families that have passed through our doors. I look forward to each day and the lessons I will learn, the people I will meet, and the help that I can offer.”
Family Service Attendants and Greeters
Frank Koss of Lyndhurst
Karen Maher-Nadeau of South Russell
Silvana Volpe-Maher of University Heights
Anna Henretta of Mayfield Heights
Daniel Maher of University Heights
Geri Voss of Mayfield Heights
Maher-Melbourne Funeral Home offers a committed support staff consisting of service attendants and drivers to assure your needs will be met and your expectations exceeded.