We are residents of the Shelby County community. We are members of Holy Angels Catholic Church and First United Methodist Church. We also support and attend many local and community functions the same way we have since 1866.
Don is a native of Sidney, Don graduated from Sidney High School in 1976. Don went on to obtain his business degree from the University of Cincinnati in 1981. While Don spent the next several years using his business degree working at Salm-McGill and Tangeman Funeral Home, Don went on to obtain his funeral director license in 1990. Don being a native of Sidney continued his career as a licensed funeral director and insurance agent at Salm-McGill and Tangeman Funeral Home. Don is a member of the First United Methodist Church in Sidney, the Sidney Kiwanis, the Ohio Funeral Directors Association, and the National Funeral Directors Association.
Douglas Wm. McGill is a 5th generation Funeral Director/Embalmer/owner and the great great grandson of Salm-McGill and Tangeman funeral home Founder, Frederick Salm. Doug, has spent his entire life in the funeral home.
At the age of 13, Doug spent his summers in Sidney Ohio working with his grandfather at the funeral home.
Doug is a 1982 Graduate of Vandalia Butler High School, Vandalia Ohio. In 1985, Doug graduated from the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science, (CCMS), Cincinnati Ohio, with a Bachelor's degree from Xavier University in Mortuary Science. Doug, and one other classmate, were the first to receive a Bachelor's degree in Mortuary Science in the nation.
Doug's grandfather, William, encouraged Doug to get a wide variety of experience from different funeral homes in small and large communities. While following his grandfather's advice, and instead of graduating early in his junior year, he worked at the Morton and Whetstone Funeral home, Vandalia Ohio, through the school's D.E.C.A. program.
His last year in mortuary school he took a position with the Charles A. Miller Funeral Home in Cincinnati Ohio. Doug also served an Internship with the Tufts-Shildmeyer Funeral Home in Loveland Ohio as part of his graduation requirements.
After graduation from CCMS, Doug, realizing he preferred the small town funeral home life, returned to Sidney Ohio to serve his apprenticeship with his grandfather, the late William E. Salm. After passing the National and State Board examinations he became a licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer in 1987.
Doug resides in Sidney, Ohio and is a member of Holy Angels Catholic Church, Sidney Ohio.