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Before I Die Festival Ohio

October 27, 2022 - October 29, 2022

Dayton, Ohio skyline

The first annual Before I Die Festival Ohio will offer upbeat activities to think about, talk about, and do something about our inevitable mortality. The three day long event will kick off in Dayton, Ohio on Thursday October 27th and end Saturday October 29th with an all day symposium.

Before I Die Festival Ohio logoThe website for the Before I Die Festival Ohio has all the information on schedules and registration for both free and paid events: www.BeforeIDieOhio.com.

The sponsors include Dodds Memorials, Calvary Cemetery, Ohio’s Hospice of Dayton and Routsong Funeral Home and Cremation Services.

Activities include Death Cafe conversations, field trips to cemeteries, funeral homes and crematoria, movies, panel discussions, a Day of the Dead dinner in a cemetery, and a wide range of speakers. They include:

Gail Rubin – Licensed thanatologist, Doyenne of Death, and founder of Before I Die New Mexico
• Denise Swick – Licensed Realtor with a new division devoted to senior relocation and downsizing consulting
• Brian Sarver – Funeral Director, Hale Sarver Funeral Home
• Abby Robinson – Funeral Director, Baker Hazel Snider Funeral Home
• Erika Knox – Funeral Director, Routsong Funeral Home
• Jack Mueller – Funeral Director, Owner Mueller Funeral Home
• Frank Lewis – Funeral Director, Owner Jackson, Lytle, Ingling, Williams Funeral Home
• Matt Bennett – Insurance Agent, Anderson Insurance Agency
• Martin Bartik – Certified Financial Planner, Edward Jones
• Scott Wright – President Ohio Cemetery Association, Outreach Director Calvary Cemetery
• Rick Meade – Executive Director of Calvary Cemetery and President of the Ohio Catholic Cemetery Association
• Eric Fogarty – Owner, Dodds Memorials
• Kim Vesey – President, Ohio’s Hospice of Dayton
• Neil Fogarty – Founder, Before I Die Ohio and President, Dodds Memorials


October 27, 2022
October 29, 2022
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