October 2020

NEWS OCTOBER 2020 Fam i l y Own e d a n d Ope r a t ed S i nce 1974 FUNERAL HOME & CEMETERY P O B o x 5 1 5 9 Yo u n g s t o w n O H 4 4 5 1 4 1 - 8 0 0 - 3 2 1 - 7 4 7 9 O n l i n e a t www . n o m i s p u b l i c a t i o n s . c o m P r e v i o u s l y P u b l i s h e d a s t h e Y B N e w s • S t i l l t h e P l a c e f o r Yo u r N e w s ! Benton Location Roat-Kriner Funeral Home N omis P ublications , I nc . proudly announces the 2021 F eatured F irm … Dean Kriner The year 2020 marked the 175th year of operation for the Dean W. Kriner Inc. Fu- neral Home & Cremation Service while current owner Dean Kriner celebrated 60 years as a licensed funeral director with the firm he has owned for 55 years. The Dean W. Kriner Funeral Home has operated from numerous locations, includ- ing the former West Main Street location which operated as an undertaking establish- ment as far back as 1910 and the Roat-Kri- ner Funeral Home building, which was the first structure in its county to be built spe- cifically as a funeral home. Dean was born in Williamsport and moved to Fleetwood in Berks County at age four. After high school, he attended Kutz- town State Teachers College, now Kutztown University, for two years before enrolling at the former Eckels College of Mortuary Sci- ence in Philadelphia, where he graduated in 1959, earning the Dean’s Award. During college and while at mortuary school, Dean worked at Mae A. Stump Funeral Home in Fleetwood. He served his internship at Continued on Page A14 Fred F. Groff, Inc. Funeral Home in Lancaster, work- ing there for three years before joining the former Gundel Funeral Home, Inc., also in Lancaster, as a licensed supervisor. Dean moved to Benton and purchased the Hol- combe Funeral Home on September 1, 1965. The D ean W. K riner I nc . F uneral H ome & C remation S ervice Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania We are ready for the challenges of 2020 to be behind us. In 2020 the world is experiencing a pandemic unlike anything seen since 1918. In 2020 fires rage throughout the west while hurricanes pummel the southeast.We, personally, lost the matriarch of both our business and our family. So, it’s an understatement to say that we are ready to move forward into 2021!! As we present our 48th edition of the Funeral Home & Cemetery Directory , featuring the Dean W. Kriner Inc. Funeral Home & Cremation Service of Pennsylvania, we at Nomis Publications, Inc. are proud to be a part of the death care profession. We are continuing our tradition with the mailing of the 2021 Pocket Size directory and Buyer’s Guide free to over 14,000 funeral homes nationwide. The directory is also available to advertisers and for individual sale in the Standard Size. A Digital Edition is available as well. As 2021 begins we will be entering our 42nd year of publishing the Funeral Home & Cemetery News . Two years ago we introduced the Funeral Home & Cemetery E-Newsletter to provide highlights of featured articles and news from around the web into your email inbox. Our website, www.nomispublications.com will enter its 17th year. The Online Directories allow for 24/7 access on a desktop, tablet or smart phone. Anywhere. Anytime. We would like to thank those who submitted their firm for consideration on this year’s cover. Many of these firms will be featured on the front page of the FHCNews in the coming year. Turn the page to see how you can submit your firm for the 2022 edition. with and provide ongoing support to the families you serve throughout the year. WE ARE HERE FOR YOU to help you connect M E S S E N G E R M A I L S E R V I C E LET US SHIP TO YOUR FAMILIES www.messengerstationery.com PromoCode:9128 CALL TODAY FOR YOUR ONLINE ORDERING CREDENTIALS 1-800-827-5151 AFTERCARE HAS NEVER BEEN THIS EASY! www.nomispublications.com Classified Ads Shipping Directory Index of Advertisers