Tag: crematory zoning


Judge overturns crematory variance, what’s coming up in our profession

Today’s afternoon edition tells of a Dayton, Ohio, decision by a judge that overturns a variance needed to operate a crematory.  Funeral Director Daily will also give you news of a large funeral home acquisition of six Ohio mortuaries.  Finally, we’ve got some other stories and a listing of some of the events for learning coming up over the next couple of weeks in our profession. News from the world of Death Care: Judge:  Dayton crematory should not have been […]


Another “not in my backyard” crematory clash

Over the weekend we noticed this article from the Perryville News of Perryville, Missouri.  It concerns an issue that we are seeing more and more of as funeral homes and other concerns attempt to place new crematories in areas that they have not been located in before.  That issue centers around the public perception of emission safety of the cremation units. This particular situation includes the declination of a permit by the city’s planning and zoning commission with the reasoning […]

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New facilities around the country

As we go into the weekend we just thought we would update our readers with some new construction going on in the death care business.  The following articles pertain to individual or family owned businesses either being started or being expanded. As we have seen many times with the ideas of proposed crematories — there seems to be a mix of having that crematory welcomed to the community or being looked at by people in the community as “not in […]


Zoning, Zoning!!!

In looking for material for a column today I came across articles on funeral home/cemetery zoning issues.  What peaked my interest was the idea that death care businesses could be on differing sides of zoning debates.  I find that somewhat interesting. The first article that you can read here is an issue that we have had in front of our readers before.  It concerns Mr. Robert Zakar and his attempt to put a crematory into his funeral home building in […]


California City Staff suggest denial of Crematory in City

Later tonight the El Cajon (California) Planning Commission will have the opportunity to approve an application to approve the first crematory in that city.  According to an article in East County Magazine that you can read here, Robert Zakar, owner of El Cajon Mortuary, is seeking to add on-site cremation services to his existing funeral business.  Zakar has owned the funeral home in its current location in downtown El Cajon since 1992. In preparation for tonight’s meeting, the City of […]