September 2018

Page A26 SEPTEMBER 2018 FUNERAL HOME & CEMETERY NEWS S ec t i on A 1-800-992-1925 | CustomAir Trays: Amodel air tray supplier. © Custom Air Trays HimJardy: He’ll escort you to theCityof Love— or anywhereelse in theworld. The Fan Man, Inc. Fans Calendars Urns Register Books Dresses Advertising Specialties John Mannion “WhatEver You Need” 1-800-671-8280 Cell: 803-417-2940 News Association Pennsylvania Funeral Directors Association installs new Officers at Annual Convention Pennsylvania Funeral Directors Association Officers HARRISBURG,PA— Steph- anie L. Doriguzzi was in- stalled as the 137th Presi- dent of the Pennsylvania Funeral Directors Asso- ciation at their 2018 con- vention in Pocono Man- or, PA on June 6, 2018. Also installed were David V. Peake, Jr . as President- Elect, and Frank Kapr , as Secretary-Treasurer, as well as Aaron W. Pietryka as a new District Governor for the Board of Governors. Organized in 1881, PFDA is one of the largest state fu- neral director associations in the nation. Stephanie is a 2006 graduate of the Pittsburgh Insti- tute of Mortuary Science (PIMS), where she received the William J. Musmanno award for excellence in embalming and the Mu Sigma Alpha Award in out- standing academic efficiency. She is also a 2007 grad- uate of Point Park University where she received her bachelors’ degree in Funeral Management. Stephanie became a li- censed funeral director in 2008 and is currently the supervisor at the Patrick T. Lanigan Funeral Home and Crematory Inc ., Tur- tle Creek location. She has been a Certified Celebrant since 2006 and has been a PA Licensed Insurance professional since 2010. In 2011, she was selected to serve on the Pursuit of Excellence Committee for the National Funeral Direc- tors Association which was a three-year term. Stepha- nie was one of two funer- al directors in Pennsylva- nia selected to attend the NFDA’s Meet the Mentors program at Harvard University in August of 2011. In June of 2012, Stephanie, was sworn in as the District II Governor, serv- ing Allegheny County, on the Pennsylva- nia Funeral Directors Board of Governors. David V. Peake Jr., is a 1998 graduate of PIMS, and also attended Kutztown Uni- versity. He served his apprenticeship with the Givinsh Family Funeral Homes , be- Continued on Page A27 Visit our website News Funeral Home & Cemetery online