For six generations, Burr Funeral Home has been family owned and operated. Located in Chardon, Ohio, Burr Funeral Home is the oldest continuously operated business in Geauga County, and offers every family served, its long-held reputation for professionalism, sensitivity, and commitment to making each funeral a special tribute to the person who has died.
The first Burr funeral took place in 1859 when John Burr, hitched a buggy to his horse and offered to “undertake” the preparations of a neighbor’s funeral and burial. In 1908, John’s son, Henry, graduated from the Barnes School of Embalming in New York and began working in the funeral business.
Henry’s son, Hal, became the third generation to take part in the family funeral home. And then Hal’s son, H. Marc Burr, and his son, Marc, both followed in their father’s footsteps and carried on the family business.
Today, Marc and his wife, Nan, along with their son, Marc F. Burr, oversee daily operations of the funeral home and share their compassion and expertise with Chardon families. Marc F. Burr is the sixth generation of the Burr family to enter funeral service.