About Us

Our funeral home is a family owned and operated business. We are large enough to give our families the same service as the largest funeral homes around, yet we are small enough that each family gets the level of attention and care they deserve.

You will always be met by a warm and welcoming staff member. We take great pride in our service, and we are committed to the continuous betterment of who we are as individuals and as professionals.



Mark Riddle
 Licensed Funeral Director & Embalmer
Mark has been around the funeral home most of his life helping his parents whenever possible. Mark was raised in Vermilion and graduated from Vermilion High School in 1995, Purdue University in 1999, and Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science in 2000. Mark believes strongly in a saying his dad once told him "serve each family as if you are serving your own". Mark is a member of St. Mary Cathloic Church, past Board President at the Vermilion Family YMCA, past President of the Vermilion Chamber, and Treasurer of the Northern Ohio Commuter Rail Project. He enjoys spending his free time hunting, fishing, golfing, training his black lab, and spending time with his wife, Liz; son, Sam; and daughter, Caroline. 




Michele Bennett

 licensed funeral director, embalmer, and certified crematory operator

Started with Dombrowski-Riddle Funeral Home in December 2015.   She graduated from Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science in 2008.   She is a member of St.  Joseph Catholic Church in Amherst and the Embalmers Association of Cleveland.   Michele lives in Lorain with her husband, Chris and their four daughters.