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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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  • Scott Wright attends CCC School of Technology at Notre Dame

    Congratulations to Calvary staff member Scott Wright who recently attended the Catholic Cemetery Conference School of Leadership and Management Excellence at the University of Notre Dame, the CCC’s four year certificate program in Catholic Cemetery Management. Graduates of this program take courses in Technology, Management/ Human Resources, Leadership, Land Management/ General Operations, and Theology. This […]

  • Mitchell Ward completes Tree Commission Academy

    Calvary Cemetery is pleased to announce that Mitchell Ward, Calvary’s staff Horticulturalist and ISA-Certified Arborist, recently completed the Ohio Department of Natural Resources’ Tree Commission Academy.  The Tree Commission Academy is a unique, first of its kind program in the United States, and was awarded the 2010 Education Innovation Award from the Arbor Day Foundation.  […]

  • 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, […]

  • 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 […]

  • Rick Meade named President of the Catholic Cemeteries of Ohio

    The Calvary Cemetery Association and its Board of Trustees is proud to announce that Executive Director Rick Meade has been appointed President of the Catholic Cemeteries of Ohio (CCO) for 2017. The CCO was founded for the purpose of maintaining and advancing best practices for Catholic cemeteries in the six Catholic Dioceses of Ohio through […]

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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