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All Ohio Cremation & Burial Society, Inc. Responds to Trend in Funeral Choices and Launches

August 30, 2010

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All Ohio Cremation & Burial Society, Inc. Responds to Trend in Funeral Choices and Launches

imageThroughout the United States, a trend toward cremation — and away from traditional burials — is steadily emerging, as indicated in the latest report issued by the Cremation Association of North America. The findings state that more people have been choosing cremation instead of burials, and this shift in tradition is only growing more substantial. Nationally, 28 percent of those who died in 2002 chose cremation, a figure that rose to just over 35 percent in 2007. More significantly, however, the number is projected to reach 39 percent in 2010 and then spike to nearly 59 percent in 2025.

Recognizing the growing need to make cremation easier and more affordable is All Ohio Cremation & Burial Society, Inc. The organization, which strives to ease the burden of arranging simple cremation and burial services, has launched a brand-new website: ( Whether planning arrangements for themselves or a loved one, consumers can conveniently use this online tool to make important decisions, as well as book cremations and burials, within the state of Ohio. The site also provides related services and products.

“The ability to arrange a cremation from the comfort of one’s own home has enabled us to serve families statewide, from our Cleveland headquarters,” says Patrick Mahoney, Sr., a Cleveland-based funeral director and All Ohio Cremation & Burial Society’s founder. “All it takes is a computer and a few free minutes to secure end-of-life arrangements, thanks to the Society’s secure, private and cost-effective online process.”

According to Mahoney, there is no right or wrong choice when it comes to choosing cremation over burials. However, he’s seeing more families choosing cremation for various reasons — including cost. Today, a simple cremation starts at $1,100, but it’s always been less expensive than traditional burial.

“Money is a big factor in choosing cremation, but research indicates that people find it simpler, less emotional, more convenient and ‘earth-friendly.’ Cremations take up less land. The trend toward more cremations has inspired us to serve those who are arranging cremations for themselves or another person. Providing a website that’s packed with important information and services is our newest offering. Nowadays, consumers expect everything to be online — cremation and burial options and products are no exception.”

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About All Ohio Cremation & Burial Society

All Ohio Cremation & Burial Society educates and serves families desiring simple, inexpensive cremation and burial services. Its all-in-one pricing simplifies the process by eliminating the need to make countless decisions based on the advice of funeral directors or commission-motivated sales counselors, yet it still allows for personalized choices of urns, caskets or stationary products. With the society’s new website,, arrangements can now be made in the comfort of one’s home or office.

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