DeBor Funeral Home - May 1951
The May 10, 1951 edition of the Brookline Journal contained a short article and a photo of the newly-constructed DeBor Funeral Home building at 1065 Brookline Boulevard. The business was opened by Frank F. DeBor, a mortician with sixteen years experience.
Frank DeBor was no stranger to Brookline residents. A graduate of the Cleveland School of Embalming, he had been working at the Beinhauer Funeral Home on West Liberty Avenue for several years. Frank also was an active member of Brookline's American Legion Post #540.
The DeBor Funeral Home building was constructed by local contractor J.J. McGaffin and was built along modern lines with care taken to ensure that it was functional as well as attractive. The building had ample space to handle the largest funerals.
The grand opening of the modern Funeral Parlor was held on the weekend of April 20-22, 1951. The invitation below appeared in the April 12, 1951 edition of the Journal.
A few years later, the funeral home was expanded with a two-level addition and an extension in the rear of the building. More recently, the adjacent structure was purchased and razed to provide additional customer parking.
In May of 2014, DeBor Funeral Home, now run by son Frank David DeBor, celebrated it's 63rd year in Brookline. The successful funeral parlor is one of the community's longest-running business establishments.
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