Carl R. Weaver, better known as "Chic" is the founder of the company and who it is named after. Chic is a licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer in the state of Ohio. In 1974 Chic graduated cum laude from the Cincinnati School of Mortuary Science. Shortly after in '76 he began a free-lance embalming service, building positive relationships with many area funeral homes. In the early 80's Chic realized the national cremation trend was growing and saw the need for a crematory in the Stark County area. In 1988 Chic built the crematory and opened its doors in May. A commitment to quality was among CRW's founding principles, a commitment that continues today. Chic is picture to the left with his 40 year funeral service award.
Philip W. Skeeles is the Director of Operations at CRW and has been with company since day one. Chic and Phil were both graduates of Lincoln High School. Phil holds a bachelors degree in Urban Geography from The Ohio State University and is also a Certified Crematory Operator through the Ohio Cremator Operator Association. CRW couldn't ask for a more loyal dedicated team member.
David I. Saba is the Manger of CRW. David was technically the third official employee of the company and has been with CRW for about five years now. David is a GlenOak High School Grad and holds a bachelors of science in Geology from Kent State University. David is also a Certified Crematory Operator through the National Funeral Directors Association. David is currently serving a Funeral Directors Apprenticeship to better serve the Funeral Homes that use CRW.
Gene Palumbo Is the new proud owner and president of CRW as of 2017. Gene was a member Marine Corps Reserve for six years. He then worked in the health industry for over thirty years focusing on customer service and retention. After retirement Gene found himself unfulfilled wanting to put his experience to more meaningful use. Gene then met Chic in 2015 who after 40 years in funeral industry was ready for minor role in his company, and a partnership was born. Gene also is a Certified Crematory Operator.