Presenting Sponsor Calvary Cemetery

The history of Calvary Cemetery and its members are truly special, and we are proud that Calvary Cemetery is one of the presenting sponsors for the Before I Die Ohio event.
They believe each and every person has a unique story to share for generations to come and that your eternal resting place can help to share that story with family and friends. Calvary is honored to care for the memorials of over 80,000 people, each of them unique to that person and family. From upright monuments to cremation niches, each can be personalized to share your unique story.
Calvary was established in 1872, on 100 acres of south Dayton countryside. It was ideally located at the highest vantage point in the city and adjacent to the canal, Dayton’s main thoroughfare at that time. As the twentieth century drew near, trustees of St. Henry’s realized the value of consolidating their grounds with Calvary. Over a twenty-year period, the burial plots of St. Henry’s were carefully moved to new sites within Calvary. During this process, some of the earliest graves could no longer be identified from their markers and family and church records could not be found. For this group of faithful departed a special place of re-interment was created. On All Souls Day, 1902, St. Henry’s Chapel was dedicated on its current site. Over the years Calvary has added over 100 more acres to the cemetery making it one of the largest around.
Join us at Calvary for our kick-off dinner on October 27th! For more details visit our website . To register for this event and others visit