August 2019

NEWS AUGUST 2019 Fam i l y Own e d a n d Ope r a t ed S i nce 1974 FUNERAL HOME & CEMETERY P O B o x 5 1 5 9 Yo u n g s t o w n O H 4 4 5 1 4 1 - 8 0 0 - 3 2 1 - 7 4 7 9 O n l i n e a t www . n o m i s p u b l i c a t i o n s . c o m P r e v i o u s l y P u b l i s h e d a s t h e Y B N e w s • S t i l l t h e P l a c e f o r Yo u r N e w s ! W E D O T HE B EST B LACK H ISTORY C ALENDAR. E VER. See pages 3 & 5 The Judith Roth Studio Collection The world's highest quality promotional calendars TM Peace Chapel upholds Standards of Service Champagne Funeral Chapel opens New Location Ron Thornson fessional and Caring Service with Peace in Mind.” The goal is to offer great funeral services to all families, all the time. “I began in Detroit, MI. I served in the Army. I took care of an ailing mother and bartended to keep the bills paid while going to school. Every time a client says ‘oh Ron, they look so good’ or thanks me for a beautiful ser- vice, I know it’s all worth the struggle,” says Ron. Ron attended San Antonio Community College, Mortu- ary Science Program, and graduated in 1989. He was a Trade Embalmer for 21 years prior to receiving his Funer- al Director License. Ron enhanced his embalming skills at various funeral homes, including Wyman’s, Univer- sal, Preston’s and Abel’s Funeral Homes. He returned to college at Mesa Community College to take some refresh- Continued on Page A23 PIGEON,MI— James M. Childs, funeral director and owner of Champagne Funeral Chapel in Pigeon, MI has announced the merger of three area funeral homes with the recent open- ing of their newly constructed facility. The mod- ern 9100 square foot facility sits on property that previously hosted the Dutch Kettle Restaurant and Pigeon Lanes Bowling Alley. Opening on January 1, 2019, designed for the future, this location will serve the residents of the Thumb for many decades. Continued on Page A26 R amsey W allace F uneral H ome F ormula for 2019 S ee P age A10 Robert M. Fells Poul Lemasters ICCFA G eneral C ounsel R obert M. F ells R etires S ee P age A30 T he C raftsmanship B ehind the B elleek P orcelain C eltic K not U rn S ee P age B6 PHOENIX,AZ— Ron Thorn- son has had quite a journey from Detroit, MI to Phoenix, AZ. In 2015 he opened the Peace Chapel Funeral Home on Pinchot Avenue in Phoe- nix. The firm’s motto is “Pro- Classified Ads Shipping Directory Index of Advertisers