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.

Jardine Funeral Home is a third generation, family-owned, full service funeral home. It was established in 1953 by Millar Jardine, who was the first generation. Millar was a "depression child" that spent almost all of his time nurturing the business, which barely made it in the beginning due to Strongsville's very low population in 1953. His persistence and dedication to Strongsville and to the business was so apparent, that his two sons, Jim and George, felt it was only natural to start in the family business at ages thirteen and fifteen. For years, Millar and his boys offered the Strongsville community an ambulance service and funeral services.

As the Jardine dedication to Strongsville grew along with the Strongsville population, George headed off to Pittsburg College of Mortuary Science, so that he could follow in his Dad's footsteps. In 1971, George married his high school sweetheart, Sandra Kaminski and they began to start a family. In 1972, George graduated college and became a licensed funeral director. After college, George Jardine returned to Strongsville and has been known as the face of the second generation and owner-operator of the community's local funeral home. His involvement in the business and in the city of Strongsville can best be described as dedicated and consistent.  George and Sandra raised their 2 children in Strongsville - Jason and Joni. The Jardine Family was growing in Strongsville and they were all involved in the community and its events, its schooling, and its sports.

As time went on, Jason determined that he too, was going to continue to serve the Strongsville community and he went off to Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science and became a licensed funeral director in 1996. During his time of continuing to serve the community, Jason continued his education and received his graduate degree from Case Western Reserve University Weatherhead School of Management. 

As George starts to focus on slowing his involvement in the business, Jason Jardine, the third generation, has initiated the slogan "Keeping The Tradition" in efforts in upholding a 63 year old, three generation, family-owned reputation.

In 2006, the Jardine Funeral Home made a move down the street to our new facility located at 15822 Pearl Road.

Jason felt it was time for a change in order to be better caretakers for the Strongsville community. Jason with the help of his family built a home that is more inviting and comfortable for families.

Jason now looking to the future with his children; Jake, Jewel, and Jesse, hopes his children being 4th generation will prosper in the family business after they finish their continued education.

Who We Are

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

George  Jardine

George Jardine

Funeral Director - 2nd Generation
Jason Jardine

Jason Jardine

Funeral Director - 3rd Generation Owner
Crystal Jardine

Crystal Jardine

Funeral Director
Karen Marron

Karen Marron

General Manager/ Funeral Director
Myles Kalina-Hammond

Myles Kalina-Hammond

Funeral Director & Embalmer
Walt Fuge

Walt Fuge

Pre-Need Specialist
Jonathan Obodean

Jonathan Obodean

Funeral Director Apprentice/ Crematory Operator
McKailyn Woodward

McKailyn Woodward

Funeral Director Apprentice/ Pet Grievence Director
Tom Brubeck

Tom Brubeck

Visitation Coordinator/ Aftercare Specialist
Bernie  Leatherman

Bernie Leatherman

Certified Cremation Operator

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