W . S. Arbaugh founded the Arbaugh Funeral Home in 1901. Mr. Arbaugh also operated the W. S. Arbaugh Furniture Store on the North East corner of E. State Street and N. Lincoln in Downtown Salem. In 1920, Elmer Hendricks, of the Hendricks Funeral Service in Greenford, Ohio came to Salem and operated his funeral home out of Arbaugh's and remained on the staff for years to follow. In 1926, W. R. Pearce joined the staff of the funeral home and purchased it on January 3, 1938. The Arbaugh's continued to operate the furniture store after selling the funeral home. Over the years, the funeral home had several long term employees such as Otis Flick , Lowell Ewing and Pearl Keonreich. In 1953, Ray J. Greenisen returned to Salem to join the staff of the then Arbaugh-Pearce Funeral Home. On January 1, 1977 He purchased the Business to then become Known as the Arbaugh-Pearce-Greenisen Funeral Home. Ray J. Greenisen was a graduate of the Cleveland(Ohio) Embalming College and became a licensed Funeral Director in 1950. In 1978, Greenisen's oldest son, Ernest J. Greenisen Graduated from the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science and became a licensed Funeral Director and joined the staff of the business. In 1990, Greenisen's yongest son, Robert M. Greenisen graduated from the Pittsburgh Institute Of Mortuary Science and joined the family business. All three are Ohio licensed Funeral Directors/Embalmers & are licensed insurance agents for selling pre-arranged and pre-funded funeral contracts. The Greenisen's have 118 years of combined experience to offer their families.