City of Oaks Funeral Home & Cremation

Denyce Bober Sugarman

Cary, North Carolina

Age 62.
Died 05/20/2024.

Denyce  Bober Sugarman
Denyce Bober Sugarman
(September 5, 1961 – May 20, 2024)

Denyce Bober Sugarman, Age 62, of Cary, NC passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on May 20, 2024. Denyce was born in Maple Heights, OH and was the beloved wife of Neal Sugarman for 30 years, loving mother of Lauren Sugarman (27) and Ryan Sugarman (25), daughter of the late Edward and Mary Bober, the dear sister of Carol Reese (Matt), brother Mark Bober (Diane), brother in-law Joel Sugarman (Debbie), brother in-law Eliot Sugarman, godmother to her niece Sheri Pajeska and nephew David Pajeska, and great aunt to Aliyah and Scarlette Pajeska. Denyce was blessed with additional nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Denyce will be remembered for a lot of wonderful things. But her most beloved attributes were her kindness, compassion and being an amazing Mom.

Denyce obtained her BA in Business Administration from Hiram College in Hiram, OH in 1983. Denyce worked at Hiram College for 6 years as the Director of the Student Activity Center where she was loved by everyone at the College. She then spent a majority of her career in sales in the bottled water industry. She was instrumental in helping major bottlers such as Dasani, Aquafina and Perrier launch their bottled water businesses.

What Denyce loved most was being a mom and being with her family. She was so involved with her children’s upbringing, helping in the classroom and active participation in many other school and after-school programs. She spent countless hours reading, playing and teaching Lauren and Ryan to be great and kind people. And she displayed that same love and affection to all their friends, schoolmates and teammates as well.

She was always concerned about the comfort of others and made everyone she touched a better person. Her kindness, sense of humor and love was infectious and felt by everyone she met. She bravely battled Multiple System Atrophy for 6 years. She was always more concerned about the impact and burden her condition had on others more than her own well-being.

A funeral mass will be held on Saturday, June 22, 2024, at St. Michael The Archangel Roman Catholic Church, 804 High House Drive, Cary, NC 27513 at 1 PM.

We will celebrate Denyce’s life following the service at the St Michaels Conference Center Gallery immediately following the service.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in her name to The Center for Volunteer Caregiving at

For additional information or for service details, please reach out to the family directly.

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City of Oaks Cremation and Funeral Home is a full-service funeral home in Raleigh, serving all of North Carolina and beyond. We provide an alternative to costly funeral homes and every day we help families in Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill and all over North Carolina make simple, affordable funeral arrangements.

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Apples to Apples

Just like all other licensed funeral homes in North Carolina, City of Oaks Cremation, LLC is regulated by the NC Board of Funeral Service.

The same laws that apply to the big corporate funeral homes also apply to the modest independently owned firms like ours. All crematories in North Carolina, regardless of who owns them, are inspected annually by the state and must adhere to the same rules and laws.

Genuine Care

We're committed to providing families within our community unsurpassed service before, during and after the time of loss.

Our staff will provide clear communication to your family through each step as we move forward from the original phone call notifying us of a death to the time we deliver the urn back to your family. We will treat your family with the utmost respect, as we honor the wishes of your loved one.

We promise to make this process affordable and as endurable as possible.

State Wide

Our Funeral Home is located in Wake County NC; however, we provide our services to families throughout the entire State.

Unlike other funeral homes, we don't charge an additional mileage fee. Regardless of what county you live in, we can help your family with making simple, affordable funeral arrangements. From Asheville to Wilmington, we're proud to help families statewide.

Our Services

Direct Cremation


Nobody likes surprise costs added in at the last minute. We guarantee you will not find any hidden charges here. We include everything you need for a simple or direct cremation. Simple, affordable and reliable. We have not changed the cost of our direct cremation service since we opened City of Oaks in 2012.

Cremation with Solidified Remains


We offer the option of choosing how you receive your loved ones remains. Selecting our Direct Cremation with Solidified Remains option is a beautiful way to transform cremated remains into 40-60 “stones” that you can hold.

Cremation with Visitation


City of Oaks Funeral Home and Cremation provides an affordable cremation option with onsite visitation. Nobody likes surprise costs added in at the last minute. We guarantee you will not find any hidden charges here. Simple, affordable and reliable.

Immediate Burial


An immediate burial has the same end result as a traditional burial; however, we have eliminated the extra (sometimes unnecessary) services prior to getting to the cemetery. Not everyone wants an open casket for viewing or a limousine for the family. Despite the term immediate, we can move as fast as you need or as slow as you like. This option simply allows you to save money by eliminating some of the fancy extras at the funeral home.

Traditional Funeral


We offer the same traditional funeral services as the big corporately owned funeral homes in the area; however, we cost about half the amount. You might consider a traditional funeral service if your family is looking for an open casket visitation, a traditional church service or a funeral service in the funeral home's chapel. A traditional funeral service can be altered to fit the needs of your family.

Green Burial


This establishment is one of a select number of funeral homes who meet the criteria for providing green funeral service by the Green Burial Council; a tax-exempt, nonprofit organization working to encourage environmentally sustainability in the field of funeral service. Our Green options allow for a funeral to take place without the use of toxic and non-biodegradable materials/chemicals.



As an alternative to traditional cremation, City of Oaks Funeral Home also offers Aquamation. The Aquamation process, often referred to as alkaline hydrolysis, uses a solution of water and potassium hydroxide to facilitate natural decomposition.

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