History & Staff

We have years of experience caring for families, from all walks of life. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession, dedicated to excellence in service, and have the highest integrity.

Our History

In 1889 the C.R. Holeton & Son Furniture and Undertaking was located at 16 South Main Street. In 1928 the business moved to its present location at 126 West Park Avenue. The business was known as Holeton Funeral Home and in 1949, Alex N. Yuhasz became a licensed funeral director and embalmer after attending the Cleveland Academy of Mortuary Science. An addition to the funeral home occurred in 1958 and the funeral home provided ambulance services.

In 1969 James Alex Yuhasz became a licensed funeral director and embalmer after graduation from Youngstown University and the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science. The name changed in 1972 to the Holeton-Yuhasz Funeral Home. In 1974 Alex Yuhasz dies at the age of 57.  Major building renovations, addition and redecorating occurred in 1979. Improvements continued in 1990 with a handicap accessible entrance, sound system and redecoration.  In 1991 James Alan Yuhasz becomes a licensed funeral director and embalmer after graduation from The Ohio State University and the Pittsburg Institute of Mortuary Science.  1999 brought another major building renovation, addition and redecorating. In 2006 and 2008 we purchased additional adjacent property for parking and future growth.

In 2016, a porte cochere was added to the funeral home to provide families cover during inclement weather.  In the spring of 2017 the interior went through a major renovation and redecorating.  We removed the old, outdated wall paper, boarders and heavy drapery and replaced it with crown molding and wainscoting painted light and bright.  We always feel it is important to provide the FINEST funeral facilities in our community.

Our Valued Staff

  • James Alex Yuhasz

    James Alex Yuhasz Funeral Director & Partner

    ~ FAMILY ~
    Married to Patricia Writer Yuhasz
    Three Children - Julie Yuhasz, James Yuhasz and Julie Abraham, Paul and Randee Yuhasz
    Five Granddaughters - Julia and Marie Yuhasz and Alexandra, Madelyn, Elizabeth Yuhasz

    Niles McKinley High School Graduate
    Youngstown College Graduate
    Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science Graduate
    Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer since 1969 - 49 years

    ~ MEMBERSHIPS ~
    National Funeral Directors Association
    Ohio Funeral Directors Association
    Tri-County Funeral Directors Association
    Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber
    Niles Kiwanis (former)
    Niles Historical Society
    American Red Cross Trumbull Co. Chapter (former Board Member)
    St. Stephen Parish
    Recipient of the Niles McKinley Distinguished Hall of Fame - Class of 2000


  • James Alan Yuhasz

    James Alan Yuhasz Funeral Director & Partner

    ~ FAMILY ~
    Married to Julia Abraham
    Two daughters - Julia and Maria Yuhasz

    John F. Kennedy High School Graduate
    The Ohio State University Graduate
    Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science Graduate
    Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer since 1991 - 27 years

    ~ MEMBERSHIPS ~
    National Funeral Directors Association
    Ohio Funeral Directors Association
    Tri-County Funeral Directors Association
    Niles Rotary
    Niles Historical Society
    Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber
    Friends of the McKinley Memorial Library
    The Ohio State University Alumni Association - Lifetime
    St. Stephen Parish
    St. Stephen Parish St. Vincent dePaul Society - Treasurer
    Niles Churches for Housing - Treasurer
    Interfaith Churches for Housing - Treasurer
    Niles Community Services - Board Member
    McKinley Memorial Library - Board Member - Vice President
    National McKinley Birthplace Memorial Association - President of Trustees