About Us



Once you request the services of Toland-Herzig Funeral Homes, we will immediately put our experienced funeral professionals to work for you. A single, dedicated individual will stay in contact with you every step of the way and guide you through the decision-making process. He or she will carefully explain your options, make recommendations at your request, take care of all the small details, and ensure that you and your family’s personal touch is always present.

 John Herzig, CFSP


John Herzig John is the president and third generation owner of Toland-Herzig Funeral Homes & Crematory Inc. and partner with his wife, Joyce in the operation of the Toland-Herzig Monarch Center.

A 1970 graduate of Dover High School, John received his Bachelor of Science degree from Ashland College in 1974 and is an honors graduate of the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science. He earned the designation of Certified Funeral Service Practitioner (CFSP) from the Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practice in 1976, becoming one of the first funeral directors in Ohio to be so named.

In addition to serving hundreds of families over the years, he has also been involved in numerous civic, community and church organizations. He is a lifelong member of the St. John's United Church of Christ in Dover where he formerly served on church council and Treasurer. He currently serves as a Trustee of Union Hospital where he is a member of the Finance, Quality & Quality Improvement, and Development & Community Relations Committees. He also serves on the Citizens Bank Board of Directors, member and past president of United Way of Tuscarawas County, board of directors of the AAA of Tuscarawas County, Past President and member of the Strasburg Lions Club, member of the Dover Rotary Club, and the Tri County Funeral Directors Association. He is past president of numerous organizations including Hospice of Tuscarawas County, American Cancer Society, Past Exalted Ruler of the Dover Elks Lodge, and formerly served on the boards of the Tuscarawas Chamber of Commerce and Salvation Army Advisory Board. He has also served on numerous committees of the Ohio Funeral Directors Association over the years.

John enjoys boating at Atwood Lake and his ongoing collection of famous funeral memorabilia (Famous Endings.) His passion for this collection, has led to the development of Toland-Herzig's Famous Endings Museum. The museum has quickly grown into a favorite tourist destination, leading John to a position on the Board of Directors with the Tuscarawas County Convention and Visitors Bureau.
John is married to the former Joyce Dallau and resides in Dover. The couple has three children Trevor, Troy (wife, Marcie) and Tricia (husband, Joel) McKinnon; six grandchildren Kylan, Alyssa, Ava, and Alyvia Herzig and Jack and Stone McKinnon. Herzig also has a sister, Peggy (husband, Rick) Holmes.

 Joyce Herzig

Director, Toland-Herzig Monarch Center

Joyce HerzigJoyce (Dallau) Herzig is Director of the Toland-Herzig Monarch Center. She coordinates all scheduling, staffing, and related details for all of the events that the center plays host to each year.

A 1971 graduate of Dover High School, Joyce is a member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Dover. She is active with the Union Hospital Auxiliary, a trustee with the Ruth Carlson Starlight Foundation, Special Olympics, a past Vice-President and Trustee for TUSCARC (the parent group for Starlight School and Workshop) and a past board member and currently a passionate volunteer for the Tuscarawas County Humane Society.

She is married to Toland-Herzig president, John R. Herzig. She is the mother of Trevor J. Herzig, Troy (Marcie) Herzig, and Tricia (Joel) Herzig-McKinnon. 6 grandchildren - Kylan, Alyssa, Ava, and Alyvia Herzig and Jack and Stone McKinnon.

 Tricia Herzig-McKinnon

Managing Director

Tricia Herzig-McKinnon became a full time apprentice at Toland-Herzig Funeral Home & Crematory upon graduating Cum Laude from Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science in March of 2005. Tricia is the fourth generation to join her family business as a fully licensed funeral director and embalmer. She completed her apprenticeship in March of 2006. Tricia was a 2003 graduate at Ashland University and a graduate in Dover High School's class of 1999.

Tricia is a proud, lifelong member of the community. She has become a familiar face while serving as a past secretary for Main Street New Philadelphia, a board member of the Tuscarawas County Board of Developmental Disabilities, member of the 2005 Leadership Tuscarawas class. She is also an active member and volunteer for the Tuscarawas County Humane Society, where she serves on the fundraising and educational committees. Tricia has served as the "Toland-Herzig Team" captain to support the American Cancer Society's Relay for life for many years. She is a member of the Union Hospital Auxiliary and volunteers for the annual Warther's Christmas Tree Festival, which is one of her favorite community events. She is also on the board of the Dover Education Foundation as well as the Board of Directors for the Ohio Funeral Directors Association District #16.

She is a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Dover and attends New Pointe Community Church in Dover.

Tricia married Joel McKinnon on December 27, 2003. Together they have three children; Jack, Stone, and Klaire McKinnon. The McKinnon family reside in Dover.

 John Delcoma, CPC

Managing Director, Director of Pre-Planning

John DelcomaJohn "JD" is a 1986 graduate of Strasburg High School and four years later graduated from Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science. JD joined the staff at Toland-Herzig in October of 1994 where he is Director of Pre-Planning for the funeral home and crematory.

Over the past several years, John has time and again been recognized as one of the nation's leading producers with Monumental Life. In addition to induction into Monumental's prestigious "President's Circle."

He was the first licensed funeral director in Tuscarawas County to have earned the designation of Certified Pre-planning Consultant from the Funeral Service Foundation. Presently, JD is president of the Tri-County Funeral Directors Association, is active as commissioner of the Strasburg Youth Baseball Association and serves as a youth baseball coach.

JD and his wife Dawn have two sons, Joseph and Stephen, and reside in Strasburg.

 Mark Wideman

Managing Director

Mark WidemanMark Wideman has worked in and around the funeral profession all of his life, beginning as a youth mowing the lawn and washing automobiles at his family's funeral home in North Canton. A licensed funeral director since 1983 and a caring, thoughtful professional, Mark joined the Toland-Herzig staff in 2002. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to work with him every day.

He earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Ohio University and graduated Cum Laude from the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science. Prior to coming to work for Toland-Herzig, Mark served as Director of Funeral Service Operations for the Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home at New Philadelphia, where he had been employed for ten years.

Mark is married to Elizabeth "Betsy" Wideman, a familiar, friendly face at the Dover-Phila Federal Credit Union. The couple has resided in New Philadelphia since 1992. They have three dogs, Laszlo, Martin and Poppy.

He is a member of Sacred Heart Church in New Philadelphia, as well as a member of the Knights of Columbus, Lions Club and Elks Lodge, all of New Philadelphia. Mark also belongs to the National Funeral Directors, Ohio Funeral Directors, Ohio Embalmers and Tri-County Funeral Directors Associations.

 Brenda Hayes

Graphic Artist

Brenda HayesBrenda is the creative digital artist behind Toland-Herzig's amazing array of memorial products. She also oversees and coordinates all of the company advertising and promotional displays.

A graduate of Strasburg High School, she currently resides in Dover. She is a Notary Public for the State of Ohio and a Licensed Life, Accident & Health Insurance agent. Hayes has been with Toland-Herzig since 1992.

 Julie Fach

Office Manager

Julie FachJulie has been with Toland-Herzig since the summer of 2002, starting as a part-time associate, and is now office manager at Toland-Herzig's Dover location. In 2010 Julie became a registered Death Clerk for the state of Ohio.

Many grieving families have received a sample of her home baked cinnamon rolls provided for the morning of the service. Along with her domestic skills, Julie is a talented musician who has filled in on the spur-of-the-moment at funeral services.

She is an active member of the First Christian Church in New Philadelphia where she is part of the music ministry. Julie not only is a member of the Celebration Choir and Praise Team, but also is a pianist for the church.

Julie passionately supports Dover High School, her alma mater, and has been the Dover High School Marching Tornadoes Majorette Advisor since 2001.

Julie and her husband Jeff reside in Dover with their two sons Kohl and Taylor.


Staff Associates

Becky Beitzel Jill Lovett Steve Stevenson
David Carrick Jill Ifft Gary Smith
Alan Ring Don Maurer  Gary Courtwright
Lyle Tope Margaret Ann Brunner Joan Wenzel
David Wing Terry Miller


Funeral Homes

803 N. Wooster Ave.    232 N. Wooster Ave.     246 E. High Ave.

Dover, OH 44622         Strasburg, OH 44680   New Philadelphia, OH 44663

(330) 343-6132            (330) 343-6132              (330) 343-6132

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831 Boulevard

Dover, OH 44622

(330) 602-9268


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