Serving the Miami Valley Catholic Community Since 1872

Calvary Cemetery’s storied past and deep connection to Ohio History make it an invaluable resource for research, retracing family histories or just reflecting on loved ones who have passed on. We understand our duty to those who remain behind after a loved one’s passing, and to future generations of Ohioans. The resources and tools collected here can assist in finding loved ones, conducting historical research, learning about the cemetery and keeping up with the ever-changing life of this historic place.

Locate-a-loved-one-thumbnailLocate a Loved One

This tool will assist in locating specific plots within Calvary Cemetery. Our goal is to make locating the grave of a loved one stress free, allowing visitors to focus on the solemn attitude that Calvary has cultivated for generations.

history-research-thumbnailHistory / Research

Calvary Cemetery’s interactive tool for learning about historic individuals. Now, individuals within the cemetery can locate historic graves, learn about the people they honor and interact with others who have done the same. This page contains the current list of cataloged stories.

UD-thumbnailUD’s Hall of Fame Athletes

Many famous University of Dayton Athletes are among the souls resting in Calvary Cemetery. Here, we share their stories, so that the world can appreciate the hard work and dedication of these singularly talented individuals.


Do you have questions about Calvary Cemetery? You are not alone. With so much beauty, history and emotion surrounding our historic cemetery, we receive hundreds of questions. Here, for your convenience, we have tried to answer some of the most commonly asked questions.

cemetery-map-thumbnailCemetery Map

This page contains a map of Calvary Cemetery. It is perfect for planning trips to explore our historic grounds, or just gaining information about the cemetery. However, for more in-depth information, we suggest the “Locate a Loved One” tool, above.


Learn more about Calvary Cemetery, its history and its contribution to the City of Dayton, by watching the informative documentary “Saying Goodbye.” Other videos of significance are also featured on this page.


Keep up with the most important information about Calvary Cemetery by reading our newsletter. Past newsletters are also archived on this page for historical record keeping and research. Our long history has taught us never to underestimate the value of good record keeping.

rules-and-regs-thumbnailCemetery Rules & Regulations

Calvary Cemetery is a shared resource, not only for the families we serve and the Dayton community, but for generations to come. Please read and understand the rules and regulations to ensure proper respect for this historic place.


Find out more about important sites and organizations related to Calvary Cemetery through these additional, 3rd party, resources.

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