Our Story

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

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. 

It came time for Jerome and Bud to pull back and slow down.  Jason,  Samuel and Anna are in charge of daily operations. 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.

Jerry Yurch

Jerry Yurch

Funeral Director/ Founder
Jason  Jardine

Jason Jardine

Funeral Director
Sam  Harmon

Sam Harmon

General Manager & Licensed Funeral Director
Walt Fuge

Walt Fuge

Pre-Need Specialist
Jonathan Obodean

Jonathan Obodean

Funeral Director Apprentice

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