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Shawn is originally from Phineyville, a small rural patch in the Ringtown Valley. He and his family reside above the funeral home in Lansford. Shawn graduated with honors from Hazleton Area High School in 2001. He is a graduate of Bloomsburg University, with a BS/BA in Business Management/Operations Management. In 2006 he graduated from Simmons Institute of Funeral Service , Syracuse NY with honors. He has been a deputy coroner with the Schuylkill County Coroner’s Office since 2007.
In addition to running the funeral home Shawn enjoys spending time with his wife Melissa and 2 son's Charlie and Colton.
He is a member of Summit Hill Lions, St. Joseph Parish of the Panther Valley, Summit Hill, St. John’s Lutheran Church-Brandonville, F&AM Lodge 256, and Shenandoah Archery Club, Tamaqua Rifle & Pistol, Beaver Rod & Gun, Tri-County Rifle League, and FDHAS.
Shawn is an accomplished competitive shooter. In his spare time he likes to travel to shooting matches, “tinker “ around with mechanical things and do chores on his family farm.
Melissa is originally from Cressona where she grew up above her family's funeral home. Melissa is a 2003 honors graduate of Blue Mountain High School. She earned a BS in Secondary Education Mathematics from Kutztown University in 2007 and a Masters of Education degree in Curriculum and Instruction in 2012. Melissa also has a supervisory certificate to perform administrative duties in a school district. She has been a high school math teacher for the Lehighton Area School District since 2007. Melissa serves on many committees in the school district to help enrich the students and community of Lehighton.
She handles all the day to day operations including video tributes, register books, prayer cards, memorial folders, floral setup, cleaning of the funeral home and grounds, assisting on funerals and consoling our families in their time of need.
Melissa enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and German Shepherd, Lilo. She loves to spend all her free time with her 2 son's Charlie and Colton. Melissa enjoys running, cooking, and making jewelry.