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Meet Our Staff


As the president of our family owned company, I am honored to present the very best staff in funeral service. They are respectfully at your service to honor your wishes in providing a funeral or cremation service.


Please feel free to let us know how we can help.


To learn more about the most caring people in funeral service, click on "testimonials" under their name and read some of the specific, written survey comments I have received from families they have served.


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Ben Blascovich Licensed Funeral Director & Certified Celebrant

In May 2000, Ben joined our family owned firm as a licensed funeral director. Ben is a March 1985 graduate of Simmons Institute of Funeral Service. In addition to being a licensed funeral director, Ben is also licensed funeral supervisor, a Certified Celebrant and holds Cremation Certifications as a Crematory Operator, Crematory Administrator and a Cremation Counselor. Ben lives in Mill Hall and serves families at our Mill Hall and Renovo locations and is also available to serve families at our Milton facility.

As a Certified Celebrant, Ben is also uniquely able to assist families who are not a member of a church or who simply do not wish to have a religious service. He works with families to create a meaningful tribute that reflects the personality and life-style of the deceased. Ben received his training and certification from the In-Sight Institute. 


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Betty Frey Certified Celebrant and Advance Planning Advisor

In October 1991, Betty joined our family owned firm. She is a Certified Celebrant and received her training and certification from the In-Sight Institute. Betty has written, created and performed hundreds of personalized celebrant ceremonies, each one different and unique.

 

In addition to being a Certified Celebrant, Betty helps families by providing advance planning information. She has conducted hundreds of advance planning seminars and provided thousands of private consultations. Private consultations are available at our offices or in the comfort of your home, whatever is best for you. 

 

When serving in her role as a Certified Celebrant, Betty works with families who are not a member of a church or simply do not wish to have a religious service. As a Certified Celebrant, she creates a meaningful tribute that reflects the personality and life-style of the deceased.  

 

If you would like to attend a FREE informational seminar, call Betty at 888-767-1551. There is no cost or obligation to attend a seminar or to receive a private consultation.


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Brigitte Morgan Licensed Funeral Director & Certified Celebrant

In September 2015 after graduating from the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science, Brigitte Morgan joined our family owned firm as an intern funeral director. Brigitte is a licensed funeral director, a Certified Celebrant and a Certified Crematory Operator.  In addition to serving York County families from our Red Lion, York and Lewisberry locations, Brigitte continues her Army Reserve commitment as a Sgt. in Army Reserve 354th public affairs detachment.

 

As a Certified Celebrant, Brigitte is uniquely able to assist families who are not a member of a church or simply do not wish to have a religious service. She works with families to create a meaningful tribute that reflects the personality and life-style of the deceased. Brigitte received her training and certification from the In-Sight Institute.

 

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Jessica Smith Licensed Funeral Director & Certified Celebrant

In September 2012 after graduating from the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science, Jessica joined our family owned firm as an intern funeral director. Jessica is a licensed funeral director, a Certified Celebrant and holds cremation certifications as a Crematory Operator, Crematory Administrator and a Cremation Counselor. Jessica serves York County families from our Red Lion, York and Lewisberry locations.

As a Certified Celebrant, Jessica is uniquely able to assist families who are not a member of a church or simply do not wish to have a religious service. She works with families to create a meaningful tribute that reflects the personality and life-style of the deceased. Jessica received her training and certification from the In-Sight Institute.


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John Katora V.P., Licensed F.D. & Certified Celebrant

In September 1981 after graduating from the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science, John joined our family owned company as an intern funeral director. In addition to being a licensed funeral director and licensed funeral supervisor, John is the Executive Vice President of the company. He also holds Cremation Certifications as a Crematory Operator, Crematory Administrator and a Cremation Counselor. John serves York County families from our Red Lion, York and Lewisberry locations.

As a Certified Celebrant, John is also uniquely able to assist families who are not a member of a church or who simply do not wish to have a religious service. He works with families to create a meaningful tribute that reflects the personality and life-style of the deceased. John received his training and certification from the In-Sight Institute. 

 

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Kasie Watkins Licensed Funeral Director & Certified Celebrant

In September 2015 after graduating from the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science, Kasie joined our family owned firm as an intern funeral director. In addition to being a licensed funeral director, Kasie is also Certified Celebrant and a Certified Crematory Operator. Kasie serves York County families from our Red Lion, York and Lewisberry locations.

As a Certified Celebrant, Kasie is uniquely able to assist families who are not a member of a church or simply do not wish to have a religious service. She works with families to create a meaningful tribute that reflects the personality and life-style of the deceased. Kasie received her training and certification from the In-Sight Institute.


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Mark Strobel Licensed Funeral Director & Certified Celebrant

In May 2012 after graduating from the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science, Mark joined our family owned firm as an intern funeral director. In addition to being a licensed funeral director, Mark is also a licensed funeral supervisor and a Certified Celebrant. He also holds certifications as a Crematory Operator and a Cremation Counselor. Mark and his family live in Milton. He serves families at our Milton location as well as our facilities in Mill Hall and Renovo.

 

As a Certified Celebrant, Mark is also uniquely able to assist families who are not a member of a church or who simply do not wish to have a religious service. He works with families to create a meaningful tribute that reflects the personality and life-style of the deceased. Mark received his training and certification from the In-Sight Institute. 

 

 

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Matthew Morris Licensed Funeral Director & Certified Celebrant

In May 1998, Matt joined our family owned firm as a licensed funeral director. He is a May 1995 graduate of the mortuary science program at Northampton Community College. Matt is a licensed funeral director, a Certified Celebrant and holds Cremation Certifications as a Crematory Operator, Crematory Administrator and a Cremation Counselor. He serves York County families from our Red Lion, York and Lewisberry locations.

 

As a Certified Celebrant, Matt is uniquely able to assist families who are not a member of a church or simply do not wish to have a religious service. He works with families to create a meaningful tribute that reflects the personality and life-style of the deceased. Matt received his training and certification from the In-Sight Institute.

 

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Nathan Ray Licensed Funeral Director & Certified Celebrant

In February 2000 after graduating from the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science, Nate joined our family owned firm as an intern funeral director. Nate is a licensed funeral director, a Certified Celebrant and is a Certified Crematory Operator. Nate serves York County families from our Red Lion, York and Lewisberry locations.

As a Certified Celebrant, Nate is uniquely able to assist families who are not a member of a church or simply do not wish to have a religious service. He works with families to create a meaningful tribute that reflects the personality and life-style of the deceased. Nate received his training and certification from the In-Sight Institute.

 

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Scott Ball Licensed Funeral Director & Certified Celebrant

In February 2009, Scott joined our family owned firm as a licensed funeral director. He is a September 2007 graduate of the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science. In addition to being a licensed funeral director, Scott is a licensed funeral supervisor, a Certified Celebrant and holds Cremation Certifications as a Crematory Operator, Crematory Administrator and a Cremation Counselor. He serves York County families from our Red Lion, York and Lewisberry locations.

 

As a Certified Celebrant, Scott is uniquely able to assist families who are not a member of a church or simply do not wish to have a religious service. He works with families to create a meaningful tribute that reflects the personality and life-style of the deceased. Scott received his training and certification from the In-Sight Institute.

 

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Todd Eckert Licensed Funeral Director & Certified Celebrant

In January 2000, Todd joined our family owned firm as a licensed funeral director. He is a January 1995 graduate of the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science. In addition to being a licensed funeral director, Todd is a licensed funeral supervisor, a Certified Celebrant and is a Certified Crematory Operator.  He serves York County families from our Red Lion, York and Lewisberry locations.

 

As a Certified Celebrant, Todd is uniquely able to assist families who are not a member of a church or simply do not wish to have a religious service. He works with families to create a meaningful tribute that reflects the personality and life-style of the deceased. Todd received his training and certification from the In-Sight Institute.

 

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Ben Blascovich

Licensed Funeral Director & Certified Celebrant

In May 2000, Ben joined our family owned firm as a licensed funeral director. Ben is a March 1985 graduate of Simmons Institute of Funeral Service. In addition to being a licensed funeral director, Ben is also licensed funeral supervisor, a Certified Celebrant and holds Cremation Certifications as a Crematory Operator, Crematory Administrator and a Cremation Counselor. Ben lives in Mill Hall and serves families at our Mill Hall and Renovo locations and is also available to serve families at our Milton facility.

As a Certified Celebrant, Ben is also uniquely able to assist families who are not a member of a church or who simply do not wish to have a religious service. He works with families to create a meaningful tribute that reflects the personality and life-style of the deceased. Ben received his training and certification from the In-Sight Institute. 


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Betty Frey

Certified Celebrant and Advance Planning Advisor

In October 1991, Betty joined our family owned firm. She is a Certified Celebrant and received her training and certification from the In-Sight Institute. Betty has written, created and performed hundreds of personalized celebrant ceremonies, each one different and unique.

 

In addition to being a Certified Celebrant, Betty helps families by providing advance planning information. She has conducted hundreds of advance planning seminars and provided thousands of private consultations. Private consultations are available at our offices or in the comfort of your home, whatever is best for you. 

 

When serving in her role as a Certified Celebrant, Betty works with families who are not a member of a church or simply do not wish to have a religious service. As a Certified Celebrant, she creates a meaningful tribute that reflects the personality and life-style of the deceased.  

 

If you would like to attend a FREE informational seminar, call Betty at 888-767-1551. There is no cost or obligation to attend a seminar or to receive a private consultation.


Click here to see testimonials

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Brigitte Morgan

Licensed Funeral Director & Certified Celebrant

In September 2015 after graduating from the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science, Brigitte Morgan joined our family owned firm as an intern funeral director. Brigitte is a licensed funeral director, a Certified Celebrant and a Certified Crematory Operator.  In addition to serving York County families from our Red Lion, York and Lewisberry locations, Brigitte continues her Army Reserve commitment as a Sgt. in Army Reserve 354th public affairs detachment.

 

As a Certified Celebrant, Brigitte is uniquely able to assist families who are not a member of a church or simply do not wish to have a religious service. She works with families to create a meaningful tribute that reflects the personality and life-style of the deceased. Brigitte received her training and certification from the In-Sight Institute.

 

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Jessica Smith

Licensed Funeral Director & Certified Celebrant

In September 2012 after graduating from the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science, Jessica joined our family owned firm as an intern funeral director. Jessica is a licensed funeral director, a Certified Celebrant and holds cremation certifications as a Crematory Operator, Crematory Administrator and a Cremation Counselor. Jessica serves York County families from our Red Lion, York and Lewisberry locations.

As a Certified Celebrant, Jessica is uniquely able to assist families who are not a member of a church or simply do not wish to have a religious service. She works with families to create a meaningful tribute that reflects the personality and life-style of the deceased. Jessica received her training and certification from the In-Sight Institute.


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John Katora

V.P., Licensed F.D. & Certified Celebrant

In September 1981 after graduating from the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science, John joined our family owned company as an intern funeral director. In addition to being a licensed funeral director and licensed funeral supervisor, John is the Executive Vice President of the company. He also holds Cremation Certifications as a Crematory Operator, Crematory Administrator and a Cremation Counselor. John serves York County families from our Red Lion, York and Lewisberry locations.

As a Certified Celebrant, John is also uniquely able to assist families who are not a member of a church or who simply do not wish to have a religious service. He works with families to create a meaningful tribute that reflects the personality and life-style of the deceased. John received his training and certification from the In-Sight Institute. 

 

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Kasie Watkins

Licensed Funeral Director & Certified Celebrant

In September 2015 after graduating from the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science, Kasie joined our family owned firm as an intern funeral director. In addition to being a licensed funeral director, Kasie is also Certified Celebrant and a Certified Crematory Operator. Kasie serves York County families from our Red Lion, York and Lewisberry locations.

As a Certified Celebrant, Kasie is uniquely able to assist families who are not a member of a church or simply do not wish to have a religious service. She works with families to create a meaningful tribute that reflects the personality and life-style of the deceased. Kasie received her training and certification from the In-Sight Institute.


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Mark Strobel

Licensed Funeral Director & Certified Celebrant

In May 2012 after graduating from the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science, Mark joined our family owned firm as an intern funeral director. In addition to being a licensed funeral director, Mark is also a licensed funeral supervisor and a Certified Celebrant. He also holds certifications as a Crematory Operator and a Cremation Counselor. Mark and his family live in Milton. He serves families at our Milton location as well as our facilities in Mill Hall and Renovo.

 

As a Certified Celebrant, Mark is also uniquely able to assist families who are not a member of a church or who simply do not wish to have a religious service. He works with families to create a meaningful tribute that reflects the personality and life-style of the deceased. Mark received his training and certification from the In-Sight Institute. 

 

 

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Matthew Morris

Licensed Funeral Director & Certified Celebrant

In May 1998, Matt joined our family owned firm as a licensed funeral director. He is a May 1995 graduate of the mortuary science program at Northampton Community College. Matt is a licensed funeral director, a Certified Celebrant and holds Cremation Certifications as a Crematory Operator, Crematory Administrator and a Cremation Counselor. He serves York County families from our Red Lion, York and Lewisberry locations.

 

As a Certified Celebrant, Matt is uniquely able to assist families who are not a member of a church or simply do not wish to have a religious service. He works with families to create a meaningful tribute that reflects the personality and life-style of the deceased. Matt received his training and certification from the In-Sight Institute.

 

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Nathan Ray

Licensed Funeral Director & Certified Celebrant

In February 2000 after graduating from the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science, Nate joined our family owned firm as an intern funeral director. Nate is a licensed funeral director, a Certified Celebrant and is a Certified Crematory Operator. Nate serves York County families from our Red Lion, York and Lewisberry locations.

As a Certified Celebrant, Nate is uniquely able to assist families who are not a member of a church or simply do not wish to have a religious service. He works with families to create a meaningful tribute that reflects the personality and life-style of the deceased. Nate received his training and certification from the In-Sight Institute.

 

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Scott Ball

Licensed Funeral Director & Certified Celebrant

In February 2009, Scott joined our family owned firm as a licensed funeral director. He is a September 2007 graduate of the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science. In addition to being a licensed funeral director, Scott is a licensed funeral supervisor, a Certified Celebrant and holds Cremation Certifications as a Crematory Operator, Crematory Administrator and a Cremation Counselor. He serves York County families from our Red Lion, York and Lewisberry locations.

 

As a Certified Celebrant, Scott is uniquely able to assist families who are not a member of a church or simply do not wish to have a religious service. He works with families to create a meaningful tribute that reflects the personality and life-style of the deceased. Scott received his training and certification from the In-Sight Institute.

 

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Todd Eckert

Licensed Funeral Director & Certified Celebrant

In January 2000, Todd joined our family owned firm as a licensed funeral director. He is a January 1995 graduate of the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science. In addition to being a licensed funeral director, Todd is a licensed funeral supervisor, a Certified Celebrant and is a Certified Crematory Operator.  He serves York County families from our Red Lion, York and Lewisberry locations.

 

As a Certified Celebrant, Todd is uniquely able to assist families who are not a member of a church or simply do not wish to have a religious service. He works with families to create a meaningful tribute that reflects the personality and life-style of the deceased. Todd received his training and certification from the In-Sight Institute.

 

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