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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.

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  • Saying Goodbye to Harry F. Finke, Jr.

    Harry F. Finke, Jr. (1925-2016) With a heavy heart, Calvary Cemetery Association and its Board of Trustees, sends its deepest condolences to the Finke family at the passing of Harry Finke, Jr.  Harry served as a trustee of Calvary for 51 years, 46 years as President.  During his time at Calvary, he designed and oversaw […]

  • Thank You to Our Angel Night Sponsors and Volunteers

    Angel Night 2016 was held on December 1st and was a tremendous success!  Thank you to all of our sponsors, volunteers, and staff for their great support.  Share your own event photos on our Facebook page @CalvaryCemeteryDayton! Photos by: Julie Noeth of Walling Photography 2016 Share your own event photos on our Facebook page @CalvaryCemeteryDayton! […]

  • Calvary Cemetery awards the 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 sophomore Sarena Kelley. The scholarship is awarded annually to a student who is a military veteran, or, a current member of the armed services. Sarena, and her husband Justin, […]

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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