About Us

Burr and Smith Float

The Burr and Smith Furniture and Undertaking float for the Chardon Centennial Celebration.

Generations of the Burr Family

For five generations, the Burr Family has owned and operated the Burr Funeral Home. Located just off the square 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.


Burr, Wood & Smith. All friends and local funeral directors in the early 1900’s.

The Burr family entered into the funeral business 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, after helping his father for many years, Henry Burr attended the Barnes School of Embalming in New York. Upon graduation, he became one of the first area credentialed embalmers.

Henry’s son, Hal Sterling Burr, became the third generation to take part in the family funeral home. After getting injured in France during WWII and returning home, Hal’s son, H. Marc Burr followed in his father’s footsteps and carried on the family business.

Marc H. Burr, the fifth generation funeral director, joined the family business upon graduation from Mount Union College and Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science. Marc and his wife Nan continued the long-held family tradition of serving others.

Community Involvement

The Burr family continues to support local organizations by printing tickets for many area fundraisers and sponsoring many of the local clubs/events: VFW Auxiliary, Fire Department Fund Raiser, Rotary, School Athletics, School Theater, Local Theater, Lions, Church Functions and many more. The Burr family believes in and supports our small town.

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