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  • Find A Loved One

    You are welcome to use our online records search. Calvary Cemetery makes this available for your genealogical interest, necessity, and enjoyment.

  • Calvary History

    The History of Calvary Cemetery is the history of the Dayton Region. More than 75,000 memorials detail the rich history of the people of the Miami Valley.

  • Cemetery Map

    We want to make your visit as convenient as possible. Learn your way around our grounds. Use our downloadable map to navigate Calvary Cemetery.

  • Photo Gallery

    With 200 acres featuring some of the most picturesque vistas of Dayton, Calvary Cemetery offers pleasant surprises at every turn. Enjoy our selection of photos.

Some of our Blog Posts

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  • Victorian Guardian Angel Restored

    Calvary is home to many irreplaceable monuments, many date from the Victoria era (1837-1901).  During that time, cemeteries were built to dispel some of the fear and bleakness associated with death and dying.  The most famous collection of monuments at Calvary from that era are the large Angel monuments.  It is the sacred duty of […]

  • Calvary Now Offers Memorial Restoration

    Calvary treasures the importance of our loved ones memorials.  Since 1872, Calvary has been caring for them, now numbering over 80,000.  However, time and nature have caused some memorials to be in need of restoration to bring back their original grandeur.  Calvary Cemetery is now pleased to offer memorial restoration services for bronze and granite […]

  • 2018 Memorial Day Mass

    Please join Fr. Ethan Moore and Calvary Cemetery for our annual Memorial Day Mass on May 27 at 11am.  For more information, please call the office (937) 293-1221, or, see our Facebook page.

  • God and Country Scholarship

    The Board of Trustees of the Calvary Cemetery Association is pleased to announce the recipient of the annual God and Country scholarship is University of Dayton freshman Margaret Hovan. The scholarship is awarded annually to a student who is a military veteran, a current member of the armed services, or a family member of a […]

  • Calvary Cemetery in National Publication

    Calvary Cemetery is pleased to announce that Scott Wright, Community Outreach Director, had an article published in the February 2018 edition of “Catholic Cemetery,” the national magazine of the Catholic Cemetery Conference. He also took the picture that was used on the front cover of the magazine. Congratulations Scott and the entire Angel Night team […]

An Artist's View of Calvary Cemetery

Calvary Cemetery the proud home of this commemorative painting commissioned by renowned artist, Paul Melia. Paul’s work is known internationally and locally for his impressionist and realistic styles along with distinctive portraits. Melia has received many local and national awards. Paul’s faith shines through his inspirational paintings of both St. Mary Church and Holy Angels Church. His commercial works include paintings for Proctor & Gamble, General Electric, Wright State University, plus many more.
The painting for Calvary Cemetery is a 50” x 48” watercolor media of abstract/ realism design. Melia’s painting uses the subject matter of images within Calvary Cemetery.
Paul has resided in Dayton since 1946. Paul currently lives in Kettering with his wife, Carole, who he describes as the strength of the family. They have four children, three girls and a boy, all artists in their own right. They are an artist, designer, illustrator and photographer.

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