Our Story

Learn our story, from the beginning and into the future.

Ever since we opened our doors we have approached life (and death) differently. While some just see the end of a loved one’s life as a time for grief and mourning, we prefer to think of it as a time for reflection, appreciation and even celebration. This is evident in everything we do, from the way we conduct our services to the amenities we choose to offer. We are a close knit community dedicated to honoring, sharing and preserving the amazing and inspirational stories that are life.

Learn the legacy.

The Yurch Funeral Home has been in business for 100 years serving Parma and the surrounding communities. Jerome Yurch and Yurch Funeral Home are proud of its family owned and operated traditions.  

Our story started in 1917 on Cleveland's West side, where Alex Rusynyk opened a funeral home to serve the growing immigrants from Eastern and Southern Europe. In 1942, the funeral home was renamed, Rusynyk-Yurch Funeral Home when Michael Yurch joined the funeral home working with Alex's son, Steve.  Following the retirement of Mr. Rusynyk, the funeral home was again renamed, Yurch Funeral Home and continued its service for the near west side communities of Cleveland. Under the leadership of Jerome Yurch, who started working along side his father in the business in 1971, he relocated the funeral home in 1973 to its current location on Broadview Road to again bring the business to the growing immigrant communities of Parma, OH.  

Yurch Funeral Home's tradition as a family owned and operated funeral home continues today.  In 2014, Jason and Crystal Jardine merged resources with Yurch Funeral Home and will be bringing the care and compassion associated with the families they have served at Jardine Funeral Home in Strongsville, Ohio for three generations to Yurch Funeral Home.  

The Jardine's would like the community to know that Jerome will continue to be a part of the daily operation of Yurch Funeral Home. Jason and Crystal would like to thank the Yurch family and staff for the trust placed in serving the Parma community and appreciate the support of Jerome and his family.

People have been asking if Jerome would ever retire and who would run the business in the future. Jerome has laid plans to continue the business for the future. The first step was to merge with Jason and Crystal Jardine and their organization. Jerome and Bud will continue running the funeral home on a daily basis; Jason, Crystal and their staff will be working with us and supporting us.

When it comes time for Jerome to pull back and slow down, it will be Jason and Crystal Jardine and Bud Linder who will be heading the operation. Jerome will continue to support them and work with them, just as Jerome’s father, Michael, supported him for many years and helped transition the business into the next generation.

Who We Are

Meet our staff. Members of the local community make everything that happens possible.
Together, we make this place amazing.

Bud  Linder

Bud Linder

General Manager / Funeral Director
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Jason  Jardine

Jason Jardine

Funeral Director
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Crystal Jardine

Crystal Jardine

Funeral Director
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Jerry Yurch

Jerry Yurch

Funeral Director
Sam  Harmon

Sam Harmon

Apprentice for Yurch Funeral Home
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Diane Desmone

Diane Desmone

Pre-Need Planning Specialist
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