History

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

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