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1642 Pearl Road, Brunswick - (330) 225-2400



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Dr. Michael E. Carlson, Ed.D. - C.E.O.
Dr. Michael E. Carlson has been associated with the funeral homes since 1962. He is married to Karen and has two children, Kelly and Brad, and two grandsons, Jacob and Samuel and one granddaughter Addy. Mike has been very active in the community over the years. He enjoys golf and reading, and is a member of St. Colette Church in Brunswick.

 
   

 
Patrick E. Carlson - Master Embalmer
Patrick E. Carlson, Master Embalmer, took an early interest in the family business. After attending Hiram College, he enrolled and graduated from the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science in 1972. He is the master embalmer for all of three funeral homes. He and his wife Patricia live in Brunswick and enjoy walking, the outdoors, and spending time with grandchildren. Patrick has two children, Trevor who is a Funeral Director and Embalmer and Vanessa who resides in New Orleans. He is a member of the National Funeral Directors Association, the Ohio Funeral Directors Association, and the Ohio Embalmers Assocation. He is active in many area group assocations and is a member of St. Ambrose Church in Brunswick.


 
   

 
Neil E. Carlson - Manager
Neil E. Carlson has been with Carlson Funeral Homes since his youth. Neil received his B.B.S. degree from Ohio University in 1978. Currently, he is the manager of the Brunswick location. He is director of public relations and manager of pre-need funeral arrangements. Neil and his wife Jackie have five children, Grady, Brittany, Paige, Nena and Nick. Involved in community service, Neil is a member of the Brunswick Chamber of Commerce and the Advisory Board of the Sun Times and attends St. Martin's Church in Valley City. Away from work, he enjoys athletics and the joy of spending time with his family.


 
   
Fred G. Schutt - Funeral Director/Embalmer
Fred Schutt is a summa cum laude graduate of the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science.  He also holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Toledo and is a licensed X-ray and MRI Technologist for the Federal Disaster Mortuary Operational Response Team (DMORT).  Originally from Toledo, Fred enjoys assisting families in their time of need and serving the community in the Brunswick and Medina areas.  He enjoys sports, music and hiking.

 
   

Marlene T. Kempson- Funeral Director/Embalmer
Marlene is a graduate of the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science.  She resides in Medina with her husband of 32 years, Steve.  Together they have three lovely daughters, Melissa Noel, Jessica Nichole and Vanessa Nadine.  They have also been blessed with a precious grandson, Dominic Steven.  Marlene enjoys spending time with her family and living each day to the fullest.  She also enjoys her horses, Judy Blue, Hay Baby and Lil Frankie.  Marlene has a deep respect for all cultures of life and the cycle of nature
   

 
Harold Kaufman - Associate
Harold is an Associate with the Brunswick and Medina Funeral Homes. He and his wife Kay reside in Sharon Township. He has three children and seven grandchildren. Harold enjoys collecting stamps, gardening, and is a florist by trade. He attends First Christian Church of Medina.

 
   

 
Michael Davanzo - Associate
Michael is a retired School Teacher. He and his wife Judith live in Medina Township. Michael enjoys gardening, travelling, and reading. He attends St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church.


 
   

 
Robert Thomas - Associate
Robert is an Associate currently working the Brunswick and Medina Funeral Home. He is a retired Strongsville School Teacher who enjoys traveling with his wife Deb.

 
   
   

 
Dana Case - Associate
Dana is an associate with our Medina and Brunswick homes. He resides in Brunswick with his wife Cindy and their children. Dana enjoys golfing, the outdoors, and spending time with his family.


 
   

 
Jerry Lemons - Associate
Ruben "Jerry" is very active in the Brunswick community. He and his wife Shirley live in Brunswick with their son David. He is a member of St. Ambrose Parish; Brunswick Eagles; Knights of Columbus; and VFW Post 9520. Jerry always has a smile and a kind word for everyone he meets.

 
   

Ralph Bottone - Associate
Ralph is an Associate for the Brunswick and Medina Funeral Homes. He is a retired Cleveland Police Officer who resides with his wife Bonnie in Brunswick. He enjoys golfing and spending time with his family.


 
   

 
Brian Coughlin - Associate
Brian is a newcomer to the Carlson team. He and his wife Regina live in Medina with their children. Brian is active in the community and a member of St. Francis Xavier Parish.