Brugger Funeral Homes & Crematory Staff

Our staff is committed to providing support, compassion, information, and direction as needed to all members of our community, their families, and friends who are dealing with loss and grief.

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L.J. Brugger III Funeral Director, Partner

Son of Leo and Teresa Minadeo Brugger
Fifth Generation Funeral Director
Graduate of Cathedral Preparatory School
United States Army Veteran
Attended Penn State University
Graduate of Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science
Staff member since 1994

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Austin J. Brugger Funeral Director, Partner

Son of John and Gretchen Hinz Brugger
Fifth Generation Funeral Director
Graduate of Cathedral Preparatory School
Vanderbilt University
Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science
Licensed Insurance Representative
Certified Crematory Operator
CPC- Certified Preplanning Consutant
Staff member since 2001

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Garett J. Brugger Funeral Director, Partner

Son of John and Gretchen Hinz Brugger
Fifth Generation Funeral Director
Graduate of Cathedral Preparatory School
John Carroll University
Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science
CPC- Certified Preplanning Consultant
Staff Member since 2001

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Carl R. Brugger Funeral Director, Partner

Son of Carl T. and Marlene Hawk Brugger
Fifth Generation Funeral Director
Graduate of McDowell High School
Attended Northampton Community College and Penn State Behrend
Graduate of Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science
Certified Crematory Operator
Staff member since 2004

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Martin G. Szabat Funeral Director

Graduate of Oil City High School
Attended Clarion University
Graduate of Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science
Licensed Insurance Representative
Staff member since 1979

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Donald J. Walczak Funeral Director

Graduate of Fort LeBeouf High School and
Penn State University
Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science
Staff member since 2000

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James A. Hodinko Funeral Director

Graduate of Clariton High School
Attended Gannon University
Graduate of Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science
Licensed Funeral Director since 1980
Staff member since 2013

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Robert E. Peters Advance Funeral Planner, Funeral Director

P: 814-864-0632
Fourth Generation Funeral Director
Graduate of Highlands High School
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science Licensed
Funeral Director Since 1990
Staff member since 2015

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Roseanne Brown Administrative Assistant

Graduate of Academy High School
Staff member since 1967

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Janet Hammond Administrative Assistant

Graduate of St. Benedict Academy
Staff member since 1967

L.J. Brugger III

Funeral Director, Partner
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Son of Leo and Teresa Minadeo Brugger
Fifth Generation Funeral Director
Graduate of Cathedral Preparatory School
United States Army Veteran
Attended Penn State University
Graduate of Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science
Staff member since 1994

Austin J. Brugger

Funeral Director, Partner
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Son of John and Gretchen Hinz Brugger
Fifth Generation Funeral Director
Graduate of Cathedral Preparatory School
Vanderbilt University
Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science
Licensed Insurance Representative
Certified Crematory Operator
CPC- Certified Preplanning Consutant
Staff member since 2001

Garett J. Brugger

Funeral Director, Partner
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Son of John and Gretchen Hinz Brugger
Fifth Generation Funeral Director
Graduate of Cathedral Preparatory School
John Carroll University
Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science
CPC- Certified Preplanning Consultant
Staff Member since 2001

Carl R. Brugger

Funeral Director, Partner
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Son of Carl T. and Marlene Hawk Brugger
Fifth Generation Funeral Director
Graduate of McDowell High School
Attended Northampton Community College and Penn State Behrend
Graduate of Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science
Certified Crematory Operator
Staff member since 2004

Martin G. Szabat

Funeral Director
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Graduate of Oil City High School
Attended Clarion University
Graduate of Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science
Licensed Insurance Representative
Staff member since 1979

Donald J. Walczak

Funeral Director
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Graduate of Fort LeBeouf High School and
Penn State University
Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science
Staff member since 2000

James A. Hodinko

Funeral Director
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Graduate of Clariton High School
Attended Gannon University
Graduate of Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science
Licensed Funeral Director since 1980
Staff member since 2013

Robert E. Peters

Advance Funeral Planner, Funeral Director
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P: 814-864-0632
Fourth Generation Funeral Director
Graduate of Highlands High School
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science Licensed
Funeral Director Since 1990
Staff member since 2015

Roseanne Brown

Administrative Assistant
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Graduate of Academy High School
Staff member since 1967

Janet Hammond

Administrative Assistant
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Graduate of St. Benedict Academy
Staff member since 1967