All great businesses share a common trait - people make the difference. Our caring associates have been serving the community one family at a time. Below you will find bio’s on each our knowledgeable and dedicated staff. Please feel free to contact any of us, we’re always here to help.

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Paul J. “PJ” Lamiell Jr. Funeral Director/President


P.J. is a life resident of Canton and a graduate of McKinley High School. He is a graduate of Xavier University and the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science. He is a licensed Ohio Funeral Director and Embalmer and joined his father in the family funeral home in 1983. He is a member of the Basilica of St. John the Baptist, Basilica of St. John the Baptist Parish Council (President), the Rotary Club of Canton, Canton Council No. 341 Knights of Columbus, Msgr. Graham Assembly Fourth Degree K. of C., Catholic Men's Luncheon Club, and the JCI Senators. He is currently serving on the Board of Trustees of the YMCA of Central Stark County and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Meyers Lake YMCA. He has been active in the Canton Jaycees in which he was a Jaycee of the Year, Pro Football Hall of Fame Festival in which he was a Past Chairman of the Ribs Burnoff and Fireworks Committees, Buckeye Council Boy Scouts of America, CYC Community Recreation Center in which he was a past President, and several other volunteer boards. He is a recipient of the 2010 Meyers Lake YMCA Adult Volunteer of the Year Award and the 1998 recipient of the Canton Jaycees Distinguished Service Award. P.J. is married to Sharon (Kirkpatrick) Lamiell with whom they have four children, Paul III, Kelly, Kristine, and Andrew.

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Sharon T. Lamiell Vice President

Sharon is a life resident of Canton and a graduate of Timken High School. She had worked for the CSE Credit Union until 1988 when she joined the Lamiell Funeral Home. She is a member of the Basilica of St. John the Baptist. Sharon is married to P.J. Lamiell with whom they have four children, Paul III, Kelly, Kristine, and Andrew.

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John Books

John is a graduate of Saint Thomas Aquinas High School and Stark State University. He is retired from the Timken Company and is currently is a bus driver for the Jackson Local Schools. John is a member of Saint Michael the Archangel Catholic Church.

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Kathleen Brennan

Kathleen is a graduate of Canton Central Catholic High School and retired from Doctors Hospital. She is a member of Saint Clement Catholic Church.

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Jack Campbell

Jack is a graduate of Canton Central Catholic High School, a United States Army and retired from American Electric Power. He is a member of Christ the Servant Parish, Canton Council No. 341 Knights of Columbus and Msgr. Graham Assembly 4th Degree Knights of Columbus.

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Jerry Roden

Jerry is a graduate of Canton Central Catholic High School, United States Air Force veteran and a Certified Financial Planner. He retired from Western & Southern Financial and then worked for Fidelity Investments until retiring again. He is a member of the Basilica of Saint John the Baptist.

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Jack Robinson

Paul J. “PJ” Lamiell Jr.

Funeral Director/President

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P.J. is a life resident of Canton and a graduate of McKinley High School. He is a graduate of Xavier University and the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science. He is a licensed Ohio Funeral Director and Embalmer and joined his father in the family funeral home in 1983. He is a member of the Basilica of St. John the Baptist, Basilica of St. John the Baptist Parish Council (President), the Rotary Club of Canton, Canton Council No. 341 Knights of Columbus, Msgr. Graham Assembly Fourth Degree K. of C., Catholic Men's Luncheon Club, and the JCI Senators. He is currently serving on the Board of Trustees of the YMCA of Central Stark County and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Meyers Lake YMCA. He has been active in the Canton Jaycees in which he was a Jaycee of the Year, Pro Football Hall of Fame Festival in which he was a Past Chairman of the Ribs Burnoff and Fireworks Committees, Buckeye Council Boy Scouts of America, CYC Community Recreation Center in which he was a past President, and several other volunteer boards. He is a recipient of the 2010 Meyers Lake YMCA Adult Volunteer of the Year Award and the 1998 recipient of the Canton Jaycees Distinguished Service Award. P.J. is married to Sharon (Kirkpatrick) Lamiell with whom they have four children, Paul III, Kelly, Kristine, and Andrew.

Sharon T. Lamiell

Vice President
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Sharon is a life resident of Canton and a graduate of Timken High School. She had worked for the CSE Credit Union until 1988 when she joined the Lamiell Funeral Home. She is a member of the Basilica of St. John the Baptist. Sharon is married to P.J. Lamiell with whom they have four children, Paul III, Kelly, Kristine, and Andrew.

John Books

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John is a graduate of Saint Thomas Aquinas High School and Stark State University. He is retired from the Timken Company and is currently is a bus driver for the Jackson Local Schools. John is a member of Saint Michael the Archangel Catholic Church.

Kathleen Brennan

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Kathleen is a graduate of Canton Central Catholic High School and retired from Doctors Hospital. She is a member of Saint Clement Catholic Church.

Jack Campbell

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Jack is a graduate of Canton Central Catholic High School, a United States Army and retired from American Electric Power. He is a member of Christ the Servant Parish, Canton Council No. 341 Knights of Columbus and Msgr. Graham Assembly 4th Degree Knights of Columbus.

Jerry Roden

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Jerry is a graduate of Canton Central Catholic High School, United States Air Force veteran and a Certified Financial Planner. He retired from Western & Southern Financial and then worked for Fidelity Investments until retiring again. He is a member of the Basilica of Saint John the Baptist.

Jack Robinson

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