Community resource library

If you are arranging a funeral from out-of-town and are unfamiliar with the area, it can be hard to find a reputable hotel, florist, restaurant or event center to hold a service.

The same can be true if you have friends or family traveling in for the funeral.

Here we provide our staff’s recommendations of trusted businesses in our area.

Florists

Colonial Florist
1843 S. Main St.
Akron, OH 44301
330.773.6624
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Flowerama
249 Mogadore Rd.
Akron, OH 44312
330.798.7726
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Hotels for Out-of-Town Guests

Hampton Inn
4406 Ohio 43
Kent, OH 44240
330.673.8555
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Holiday Inn Express
1215 Sanctuary View Dr.
Kent, OH 44240
330.673.9200
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Restaurants & Catering

DiFeo's Catering
2196 E. Market St.
Akron, OH 44312
330.784.0333
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Lembo's Italian Restaurant
1186 Canton Rd.
Akron, OH 44312
330.733.7586
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Bob Evans Restaurant
2449 Gilchrist Rd.
Akron, OH 44305
330.784.4421
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Banquet & Event Centers

Guy's Party Centre
500 E. Waterloo Rd
Akron, OH 44319
330.724.6373
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Other Resources

RLD Relocation & Logistics
2880 Gilchrist Rd. Bldg 11B
Akron, OH 44305
234.334.7777
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Provides packing, moving & storage services

Travel Centers

Akron-Canton Regional Airport
5400 Lauby Rd.
Akron, OH 44720
330-499-4221
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Akron Fulton International Airport
1600 Triplett Blvd.
Akron, OH 44302
330-733-3950
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Metro Regional Transit Authority (bus)
416 Kenmore Blvd.
Akron, OH 44301
330-762-0341
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Grief Support

Justin T. Rogers Hospice Care Center
3358 Ridgewood Rd
Akron, OH 44333
330.668.4662
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Bereavement support programs in group settings for those who have experienced a loss.

Hospice of the Western Reserve- Robertson Bereavement Center
5075 Windfall Rd
Medina, OH 44256
216.383.2222
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Monthly programs in support of various types of loss. Open to the public.

GriefShare
135 Fir Hill
Akron, OH 44304
330.315.5530
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GriefShare is a 14 -week series that meets weekly and can be joined at any point.

The Grief Care Place
4499 Darrow Road
Stow, OH 44224
330.686.1750
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The Grief Care Place offers various support group programs for numerous types of loss.

Survivors Group
340 S Broadway St.
Akron, OH 44308
330.434.1214
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Support group for those who have lost someone to suicide. Designed to help older teens and adults.

Victim's Assistance Program
150 Furnace St
Akron, OH 44304
330-376-0851
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For those who have lost a loved one due to homicide, there is a 24 hour crisis hotline available to offer emotional support to those in need.

Precious Parents
215 W. Bowery St
Akron, OH 44308
234.738.0111
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Support group for parents who have experienced a miscarriage, stillbirth or newborn death.

Cornerstone of Hope
5905 Brecksville Rd.
Independence , OH 44131
614-824-4285
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Various interactive grief group retreat programs, memorial programs, monthly workshops and structured grief support groups for many types of loss.

Lifebanc
4775 Richmond Rd.
Warrensville Heights, OH 44128
216.752.5433
Website
Grief support sessions and individual counseling available for family members of those who have been a donor through the Lifebanc program.