NameCompanyCityOffice PhoneEmail
Brianda FreistatBriandaProPeople Policies, LLC
Craig S. SchwalmCraigLetum
Dagny Neel FitzpatrickDagnyJefferson Memorial
David J. MichenerDavidAllegheny & Homewood Cemeteries
David R. MorrisonDavidQuaker
Eric WolvertonEricSCI-Dignity Memorial of
Ernest L. Petersen, IIIErnestSandyvale Memorial Garden
Frank GrabowskiFrankSchuylkill Memorial Park
Gary BussGaryArlington Cemetery & Toppitzer Funeral Home
Geoff BehrensGeoffAlto Reste Park
George H. GoodGeorgeAlto Reste Park
Guy N. SaxtonGuyNorthampton Memorial Shrine
Harry C. NeelHarryJefferson Memorial
John YeatmanJohnForest Lawn
Jude AbrahamJudeCMS East LLC
Morgan PlantMorganMorgan Plant &
Nancy GoldenbergNancyLaurel Hill
Nick TimpeNickwebCemeteries
Paul SimmsPaulButler City Memorial Park &
Scott K. NultyScottSCI-Dignity Memorial - Forest Hills Cemetery/Shalom Memorial Park

Past Presidents

Past Presidents of the PCCFA are PCCFA board members for life.

Aldrich CarpeyAldrich1983-1983
Andrew Maurer, Jr.*Andrew1951-1952
Bernard E. Stoechlein, Jr.Bernard E.1983-1985
Carl S. Walter*Carl S.1949-1950
Charles H. Day*Charles H.1959-1960
Charles W. Clark*Charles W.1966-1967
Charles Warfield*Charles1932-1934
Craig S. SchwalmCraig2015-2017
Dagny Neel FitzpatrickDagny2021-2023
David HeisterkampDavid2009-2011
David J. MichenerDavid
David J. ReginaDavid1985-1987
David L. McCall*David L.1980-1982
David P. Scholl*David P.1967-1968
Dennis LalleyDennis1982-1982
E. Sydney Youden*E. Sydney1934-1936
Edwin P. Geary*Edwin P.1964-1965
Ernest HeffnerErnest2005-2007
Francis M. Delvin*Francis M.1956-1957
Frank GrabowskiFrank2017-2019
Frank J. Fisher*Frank J.1978-1980
Frank O. Schlipp*Frank O.1961-1962
Frank S. LaBar*Frank S.1952-1953
Fred C. Hopton, Sr.*Fred C.1941-1942
Fred G. German, II*Fred G.1972-1974
Gary BussGary2011-2013
George E. Campbell*George E.1970-1972
George P. Druckemiller*George P.1945-1947
George S. Youden*George S.1942-1943
George W. Hitchcock*George W.1944-1945
Gregg StromGregg2003-2005
Guy N. SaxtonGuy2007-2009
Harry C. NeelHarry1997-1999
Harvey CohenHarvey1989-1991
J. Francis Heck, Jr.*J. Francis1953-1954
James P. Black*James P.1962-1963
John SommerJohn1991-1993
Lloyd M. Smith*Lloyd M.1938-1940
Louis OttavianoLouis1987-1989
Nelson S. Farr*Nelson S.1968-1970
Nevin MannNevin2013-2015
Paul F. James*Paul F.1948-1949
Peter Scholl*Peter1936-1937
Raymond C. Devereaux*Raymond C.1965-1966
Raymond J. Hoaster*Raymond J.1960-1961
Reverend Joseph M. McGowan*Reverend Joseph M.1954-1955
Robert C. LomisonRobert C.2001-2003
Robert E. German*Robert E.1955-1956
Robert L. Mason*Robert L.1963-1964
Russell D. Harrar*Russel D.1940-1941
Saul Schein, Esq.*Saul1958-1959
Stanley F. Barnes*Stanley F.1976-1978
Thomas B. Taylor*Thomas B.1937-1938
Thomas RobertsThomas1993-1995
Timothy D. KernanTimothy D.1995-1997
William H. Stitz*William H.1947-1948
William KraynekWilliam1974-1976
William L. Rounsley*William L.1957-1958
William MoultonWilliam1999-2001
William S. Snyder*William S.1943-1944
William T. Canan*William T.1950-1951

* indicates deceased

I joined PCCFA because my father said I should. He believed our state organization accomplished four important missions: 1 – Education for our members to improve their performance in serving their public. 2- Ensuring our members were reminded of our obligation to perform the highest ethical standards when serving our public. 3- The political reality that we needed to defend ourselves from segments of competing businesses that would attempt to pass legislation that harmed our industry while benefiting theirs. 4 – The benefit of networking and social comradery that comes from meeting with fellow PCCFA members.

My father’s guidance has proven to be wise council time and time again in my 44 years in the industry. We do not grow, develop, improve to become the best we can be if we remain sheltered in our private little business world not participating in or exposed to what was happening in the larger business world. It does not matter if you are a Cemeterian, Funeral Director, Cremationist, or florist, if you are a part of the Death Care Industry in Pennsylvania you really should become a member of PCCFA.

Harry C. Neel, Jefferson Memorial Cemetery, Funeral Home, Crematory and Arboretum, Pittsburgh

When we were close to finalizing the acquisition of Life Remembered (formerly CMS East, LLC), Tim Kernan, a PCCFA board member for many years , advised me that it was important to be a member of PCCFA. He also recommended being a board member because it allows you to be in tune with regulatory and legal developments in the State. He also recommended supporting the PAC to ensure we had representation in the political arena.

Since joining the PCCFA, I have made friends and acquaintances that have given me advice and guidance. I feel like I’m part of a group of caring and supportive people who understand the day-to-day challenges of being in the funeral and cemetery industry.

Jude Abraham, Life Remembered

In 1999 PCCFA President Bill Moulton reached out to me and invited me to attend a PCCFA meeting. I learned so much and met so many experienced industry professionals at that meeting that I immediately became a member. PCCFA membership accelerated my industry knowledge through networking and educational opportunities and continues to add value to me every year. All cemeteries in Pennsylvania could benefit from joining.

Gary Buss, President, Arlington Cemetery and Funeral Home, Drexel Hill

As the operator of multiple cemeteries, funeral homes and crematories in the state, I am proud to be associated with the PCCFA. Despite being owned by SCI, the largest provider in the death care industry, PCCFA provides opportunities, networking and resources that cannot be found anywhere else. Since joining PCCFA, I have built a network of experts that help me to provide the best services to our respective communities. The membership is very willing to share methods and practices which help me to provide a safe, ethical and profitable business.

In addition, the PCCFA helps to raise a more collective voice when discussing legislative issues that arise. It has given me a forum where we can effectively discuss and guide legislative issues which have lasting impacts on the communities we serve and our ability to properly operate our business. I am very proud that the faces we see at our board meetings, conferences and committee meetings represents a very diverse range of people, just like the communities we serve.

The opportunities and benefits of being affiliated with the PCCFA have paid me back exponentially. I encourage anyone who is interested in joining to reach out and get involved.

Eric Wolverton, President, SCI, Pennsylvania Funeral Services, Inc.
I joined PCCFA because it’s my responsibility and duty to do so. As the President & CEO of two of the Commonwealth’s most historic cemeteries, being a member of PCCFA demonstrates my commitment to the industry and to ensuring that others adhere to the high ethical standards that we do at Laurel Hill. I joined because I believe there is tremendous need to educate others about the innovative and progressive nature of our industry and to advocate for advancements that will benefit all.

As someone relatively new to this field, I joined PCCFA to engage with my colleagues, learn from them, and add my unique perspectives and professional experience. I joined to work collaboratively for the benefit of all in Pennsylvania’s death care industry.

Nancy Goldenberg, President & CEO, Laurel Hill, Philadelphia