top banner

Testimonials

Below are a few thoughts from customers about the services we provide at Curran Funeral Homes. Please click the button below to submit a testimonial.

Submit a Testimonial
 
 
 
 

Norm and his team were excellent. The most meaningful for my family was the concern of the staff to make everything perfect and they did. Norm is a real professional! He did a great job with everything from start to finish.

Family of Amelia Caratelli

April 19, 2017

Both Becky and Norm were exemplary- extremely professional and empathetic with our situation. I appreciated the fact that Becky phoned me and told me that my mother was in "her care". This made me feel so good knowing exactly where my mother was. I can not say enough about the professionalism of all staff we encountered at Curran Funeral Home.

Family of Josephine Cupka

April 19, 2017

Everyone was very kind and caring and went out of their way to be accommodating and hospitable. James made my Aunt look absolutely beautiful, like she was 10 years ago.

Family of Lenora Intrieri

April 19, 2017

Everyone was extremely kind and thoughtful. We couldn't have asked for more. The best part of the funeral itself was when it ended with the song, "I Love You A Bushel and A Peck". My mom sand this to her grandchildren and the funeral director ended the service with that song to our surprise. What a wonderful, thoughtful, action. Becky is a wonderful person, and provided exemplary service!

Family of Verna McClain

April 19, 2017

We really appreciated the fact that Norman Connors came to the house to make the arrangements. It really impressed the family.

Family of Joseph Polka

April 19, 2017

All staff who interacted with us was exemplary. Thank you for your caring and professionalism! The dignity that was given to my dad is priceless. James efforts to meet my request were very much appreciated. James helped me create the funeral that my dad wanted. The staff was perfect in every way.

Family of Stephen Cup

April 19, 2017

The staff went above and beyond what I could have imagined. Everything was outstanding and handled with such tenderness. Everything was run smoothly and without any issues. So very appreciated. They made us feel like family and that our needs were the only thing that mattered. I never felt like I customer, I felt like a family member or best friend. Thank you!

Family of Melissa Marlette

April 19, 2017

The service the funeral home provided was outstanding. James, Becky, Norm, and Kris were kind, professional, and helped our family provide a wonderful celebration for our mom.

Family of Alice Spaniel

March 20, 2017

Rebecca Donahue was extremely helpful and caring and concerned for our needs.

Family of Marjorie Cunningham

March 20, 2017

James Kunkle was a pleasure to work with. What most impressed us was the willingness to make sure they were going to handle everything with the least amount of stress for us. I know that my evaluation seems to good to be true, but that is exactly the way we feel. Everything was handled perfectly.

Family of Genevieve Albert

March 20, 2017

Norman made a most difficult time easy to deal with. He is the best!

Family of Yvonne M. Gray

March 20, 2017

The funeral home created a wonderful Celebration Of Life. They were very compassionate.

Family of Maude Novosel

February 25, 2017

Norm was very helpful. All of the staff were caring and professional.

Family of John Moglia

February 25, 2017

My husband and I met Norm a few years ago at the Strongland Home Show at the Pittsburgh Mills. We talked about the Celebration Of Life Jim prearranged his funeral with Curran, and it was an act of love for me and his adult children. Everything he wanted was included, and we were surprised in many ways with the thoughtfulness of your staff. We, his family, are all grateful. It was beautiful in every way. It was Jim. On the day they transferred him from our home, the American flag was draped as he served in the military. It was very touching and added a softness. The respect, kindness, and preparation at his cremation was all he would have wanted. I believe Jim's Celebration of Life changed quite a bit of minds about that type of service. The word heard most often was "perfect". Rebecca Donahue and Norman Connors were there in so many ways. They truly were a blessing, and I shall never forget their kindness. The pie at the end of the Celebration Of Life was a nice touch!

Family of Jim Galie

February 25, 2017

Brady-Curran Funeral Home provided outstanding services for our family's needs. The staff here is beyond compare. Their quality of service was high, and were adaptive to our specific requests. Rebecca and James are wonderful, and Randy, Dan, Art, and Armand were welcoming and helpful.

Family of Russell Clark

February 25, 2017

We are completely satisfied! Thanks Andrew and Art for everything!

Family of William Ray McElwain

February 25, 2017

Norm- Thank you so much for your Celebration Of Life Tribute Service for Ricky's life on Saturday! I know it was greatly appreciated by the family and friends!

Family of Ricky Wenskowski

January 20, 2017

We are very pleased with the professionalism and courtesies extended for the funeral services. Throughout, the staff communicated effectively and with compassion. All of the family's requests were honored, the attention to detail was top notch, and the caring attitude was greatly appreciated. The staff, Art, James, Norm, Rebecca, Martha, Andrea, Victor, and Dave were great.

Family of Irene Kerr

January 14, 2017

Becky was very kind and thoughtful. She explained everything to us, and really showed that she cared that everything was just as we asked. When we left the funeral home after we met, we felt comforted knowing she would take care of everything. Becky was wonderful!

Family of Betty Bell

January 13, 2017

We all loved Becky! If she wasn't who she is I don't know that I would have made it through. She felt like family. Everything was perfect.

Family of Mary California

January 13, 2017

James Kunkle was professional and compassionate. Service was well organized, and a beautiful tribute to my dad.

Family of Louis Paul Adams

January 13, 2017

Norm Connors performed a wonderful Celebration Of Life for my father. He was truly a comfort to our family.

Family of Wilbert Felton

January 13, 2017

Norman Connors was professional, kind, and understanding. It was a pleasure to work with him during this trying time for our family.

Family of Charles C. Hauser

January 13, 2017

Norm Connors & his staff were perfect! Every detail was handled with the utmost professionalism and compassion. My dad, who was a veteran, was draped with the American flag when taken from the house. Very touching.

Family of Anthony "Chubby" Del Vecchio

December 22, 2016

James Kunkle was willing to do whatever was asked. The sensitivity showed to the family in our time of grieving was appreciated.

Family of Wilmer Kaufmann

December 22, 2016

James was very helpful in every detail of our experience.

Family of Ethel McCutcheon

December 22, 2016

Everything was wonderful. The staff was more than accommodating, and everything was exactly as requested.

Family of Everett Patterson

December 22, 2016

What touched us most was the compassion and consideration showed to our family. Rebecca Donahue and Norman Connors treated us as family, and helped us with insurance policies, notifications of death, etc. We couldn't have been treated better by anyone. Thank you.

Family of Iva Rugh

December 22, 2016

Art & Becky were extremely helpful and sympathetic. Everything done was perfect.

Family of Bill Crocker

December 22, 2016

Every family member was comforted by all staff member's kindness. We received many compliments on Mom's Celebration Of Life Tribute Service. Many people said they never attended a more meaningful, uplifting service. James & Norm are top notch! Norm- you went above and beyond, and we thank you. We loved Chester too!!

Family of Irene Travaglia

December 22, 2016

I just wanted to tell your staff how impressed I was with everything. Norm (Celebration Of Life Tribute Service) was a good speaker. Norm had a good teacher. Thank you so much.

Family of Anthony Callipare

December 22, 2016

Norm- we just wanted to thank you for all of your help and guidance. It was a very trying time for us, but you made it so much easier. We were blessed to have met you.

Family of Charles Hauser

December 22, 2016

James Kunkle was wonderful. Couldn't have asked for a kinder person.

Family of Laura Wright

November 16, 2016

The facility is "A". The staff is deeply concerned about all aspects of the experience. James and staff were extremely customer service oriented and we appreciated all of the extra steps they took to make it a super day!

Family of Sophie Borello

November 16, 2016

The day my mom passed I made all of the arrangements with Norm. When he came to pick my mom up he was so courteous and respectful. Just a pleasure to deal with. The night I made arrangements, I was in a horrible fire and unable to communicate with the funeral home. Everything still went as planned, and the service was beautiful. I can't thank Curran Funeral Home enough. Everything was handled beautifully, and with reverence.

Family of Jennie Kopchick

November 16, 2016

Norm- words can't begin to express my heartfelt gratitude, appreciation, and thankfulness for the beautiful home going celebration you did honoring Pappy. Everything was absolutely perfect and so thoughtful...from the wonderful cross on his pillow, to the perfect musical selections at the funeral home, to the special thank you notes, obituary, and taking care of all of the details- each and every moment was perfect. I thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Carlotta Del Vecchio

November 02, 2016

Special thanks to Jim and his staff for their outstanding service and thoughtfulness during our family's time of sorrow. They delivered a genuine package of comfort , compassion and thoughtfulness that our family will not forget.

Robert Borello

October 25, 2016

What was most meaningful was how kind and understanding Norman Connors and the staff were, even though we were not using their facility for the service. It was a very positive experience.

Family of William Sybert

September 22, 2016

The staff and the funeral director (Norm) made me feel very comfortable, and were easy to talk to. I loved the dog (Chester) too!

Family of Robert Burkett

September 22, 2016

The funeral director (Norman) was very helpful during the difficult time. We most loved the personal contact and help with everything we requested.

Family of Donna Irwin

August 17, 2016

I just want to thank everyone for helping our family through this. I just felt that I was guided by a group of angels getting us through this sad time in our lives. They were there every step of the way without us having any worries or concerns. I had so many people come up to me and say, "Everything you did for your mom was perfect." I would tell them it was Curran Funeral Home, not me. Every employee that has helped us during this sad time has gone above and beyond for us and we appreciated it very much.

Family of Wanda Petrilla

August 17, 2016

Art, James & the team @ Curran are experienced professionals who attend to every detail with compassion & efficiency. They know when to step in and help and when to stand back & watch, but nothing goes unnoticed by them. Every step of the process from the time of Angie's death to her final burial was well thought out, meticulously prepared for, and perfectly executed. Nothing was left to chance.....nothing was left unsaid.....thanks again guys.

John Marhefka

July 26, 2016

We can not express enough our appreciation as to how well each and every staff member went above and beyond to help us thru this sad time in our lives. I have had several family and friends come up to me and say what a perfect service they provided for my mom, from the way she was was presented to the music she loved. We have truly been blessed to have had such caring and thoughtful people help us thru all of this. Thank you.

The Family of Wanda L. Petrilla

July 20, 2016

Norman- Thank you for the impeccable Celebration Of Life for Bill. It was touching, heartwarming, and there is nothing we would change! You treated us with kindness, patience, and understanding. Your account of Bill was accurate- your listened, and you were thorough. Norm you fulfilled every detail requested. Very impressive! It was by far the most gracious memorial we have ever attended. You have provided us with genuine memories.

Family of William "Bill" Beaumont

June 02, 2016

Norman asked questions and included details of who my husband was in the services, added special memories & features we wouldn't have even known to ask for. The Veteran's tribute was so respectful. My husband's life was honored through the pictures and music he most cared about. A special thank you to Norman Connors. We were so heartbroken and had no idea how to plan a funeral. His kindness and personal conversation guided us without stress. My mother was very disappointed that she hadn't chosen this funeral home for my dad. His services were fine but not to the consideration & care that Curran Funeral Home gave.

Family of Carey B. Mitchell

May 19, 2016

Even a pre-arranged funeral needs adjusting and final preparation. All the staff were very knowledgeable and helpful in every detail. I never felt rushed or unsure. They offered wonderful suggestions. The staff at Curran Funeral Home are caring, gentle, soft spoken, honest, trustworthy, loving, and kind. I've had years of experience and a number of deaths. I wouldn't consider using anyone else. James and Art were great, as was all of the staff.

Family of Marie Klaric

May 19, 2016

We were able to create a lasting memory with pictures of her life and what was meaningful to her in the video. Curran Funeral Home took old pictures, and made them clear and beautiful. Since we had no current affiliation to a Church, the Celebration Of Life was most meaningful to us. Norman Connors took the information we gave him and created a beautiful tribute to our mother & wife. We will always remember it. We'd like to thank James for his kindness and caring nature, and Norman for his kindness and caring, especially for creating the Celebration Of Life that we loved and mom would have loved too.

Family of Avril Shepherd

May 19, 2016

Ellen's service was one of a kind. None of us can imagine a way for it to have been anymore meaningful or special. Outstanding doesn't cover it. Norm's delivery of the Celebration Of Ellen's Life was spot on outstanding. James had a lot to do to prepare the gym for a special night, and he didn't miss a single detail. Norm & James are consummate professionals.

Family of Ellen Toy

May 19, 2016

James was so caring and professional. Nothing could have been better.

Family of Julia Debick

April 27, 2016

All staff members were very helpful & caring to our family's needs.

Family of Martha Crawford

April 27, 2016

Curran Funeral Home is outstanding. We would recommend them to anyone. We couldn't have been more pleased with everything. It was perfect. Norm Connors is phenomenal. All other staff members were very kind and professional.

Family of John Lege

April 27, 2016

My father looked as if he was sleeping. James did an amazing job with everything. The staff was there to answer all of my questions and was very helpful. The experience was great. James was supportive, sympathetic, empathetic, sincere, amazing, and genuine.

Family of John Guyer

April 27, 2016

My family has used Curran Funeral Homes for generations. With each funeral their kindness, compassion and attention to detail has grown. I wouldn't consider using any other funeral planner.

Barbara Rearic

April 25, 2016

Curran-Shaffer went over and beyond in the treatment of my mother and to the family. We are very pleased. Norm provided exemplary care.

Family of Dorothy Mitchell

March 18, 2016

The viewing and service was all about a Celebration of my husband's life. It was done very tastefully and all of our wishes were granted. Norm is awesome! He was very sensitive and compassionate to our family's wishes and needs. :)

Family of Jerry Umbaugh

March 18, 2016

James Kunkle was excellent. The staff was excellent.

Family of Adriene Aiello

March 18, 2016

We were very, very satisfied. Our decision for cremation with no viewing was handled perfectly. Art Kunkle is a very special man who along with son James is a TRUE professional. The simple wooden cross left on the pillow was an unexpected, beautiful symbol.

Family of Kenneth Rankin

February 22, 2016

Norman was very helpful, sympathetic, and friendly. I felt he went beyond expectations.

Family of Keith McComb

February 22, 2016

We have been to past viewings at this location. Have seen wonderful tribute options here. Martha was extremely helpful, and all others were very courteous.

Family of Florence Wylie

February 22, 2016

Thank you for all you have done for me and my family. My father passing was one of the most difficult things I've ever had to endure in my life. A special thanks to James Kunkle - he made me feel like family, comfortable & was there if I needed anything. My dad looked as if he was just sleeping! You all did an amazing job from beginning to burial. I truly appreciate how much you went above and beyond!

Mindy guyer

February 10, 2016

We were treated great. The staff was very caring and useful. We will certainly use them again when the need arises. The music was great.

Family of Frank Grinder

January 28, 2016

Our sincerest appreciation for the expertise in the services which was provided during the loss of our Father. Their staff was exceptional, especially James Kunkle & Norm Connors who assisted us with every detail to perfection in their kind & caring ways from beginning to end. Family of Steve J. Babyak

Jan Barsoum

January 25, 2016

Thank you for the many thoughtful things you have done for me and my family. I will always remember your kindness and generosity. You are very special people.

Family of Eugene Hartman

December 26, 2015

We cannot thank James Kunkle enough for taking care of every detail of our mothers funeral with perfection. My father could not explain how at peace he was when he saw how nice Mom looked, and that meant so much to us. James made the whole process stress free at a very stressful time. There was a full staff of people to help with everything from beginning to end. Very special people and a very special place to feel comfort at a difficult time. Thanks again James!

Stephen Kardos

December 17, 2015

Given the time constraints, the services were remarkable. James was very sensitive to our wishes, and met all of our needs with an outstanding level of professionalism. Norm worked patiently with family members to complete the video which was appreciated by all.

Family of Lucille Curcio

December 17, 2015

Unusual circumstances had us return for mother's funeral within 4 days of father's viewing/funeral. We obviously came back due to many positive reasons that we experienced earlier in the week. Attention to even the most minute details made a difficult situation bearable. James Kunkle and his staff were exceptional. Andrew Tylinski handled funeral anticipating every need.

Family of Dorothy Elkin

December 17, 2015

James Kunkle was exceptionally sensitive to the needs of the family. Easily went above and beyond to provide everything we could have imagined and more. We felt James felt privileged to serve our family.

Family of Corbett Elkin

December 17, 2015

Nothing was left to chance, everything was covered efficiently. All of the staff were extremely courteous.

Family of Frank Silvestri

December 17, 2015

Everything was perfect. Curran Funeral Home made my unexpected passing of my husband so easy, that it helped with my grieving process. They made honoring his life smooth and complete. I couldn't have asked for more from them. James made the entire process smooth, easy, and comforting. Norm was kind and gracious and the poem that he read at the burial was perfect.

Family of Ralph Doran

December 17, 2015

Norm was very nice, and very organized.

Family of Dennis Paul Diflippo

December 17, 2015

We can not say enough good praise. I feel like my mom was cared for as I would have cared for her during her services. It was almost like my mom was part of their family. And, all of my needs were cared for and I couldn't have been happier and comforted as we had mom's viewing and service. I enrolled in the 365 Days Of Grief emails and it is a wonderful service provided. Everyone was amazing!

Family of Carol Thompson

December 17, 2015

I can not thank you enough for the beautiful, touching service you had on Veteran's Day. My dad passed in December and the icy weather kept us from having a full service and I've felt bad about that. Your Veteran's Day Service touched us and made me feel like dad's final send off was finally honored. He would have been so proud.

Family of David L. Daugherty

December 17, 2015

We would like to acknowledge and thank Norm Connors and staff for excellent care and concern given to our family at such a difficult time, We have had experiences with James and Art Kunkle for other family members funerals and truly can't say enough about how our family was treated with respect and care. We highly recommend the Curran Funeral Home for their professionalism, compassion and support.

James D. Scott (Family of JoEllen Scott)

December 12, 2015

Wanted to express my sincere thank you to you for the very meaningful Veterans Day Service on November 11, 2015. The presentation was so good- well done.

Diane Baer

November 21, 2015

Everything was great. James was great to work with, very professional.

Family of Ronald Helm

October 21, 2015

The funeral director, Norm Connors, was wonderful. He went above and beyond, and made the whole experience better than expected. Most meaningful was the wonderful and very thoughtful service provided. Everything seemed so professional but with a genuine, caring atmosphere. Norman Connors was gracious and thought of everything and more. All of the other staff members were quite helpful as well.

Family of John Mollick

October 21, 2015

The staff showed much kindness and compassion to the family. They were helpful and professional, and Norm took care of all details including contacting the fireman and military staff for their part of the funeral. I couldn't have asked for better treatment. The part that meant the most to me was during the final viewing, Norm placed my husband's Marine Corps hat that he always wore back on- that meant everything to me and my kinds. My husband always said- "I'm A Marine".

Family of Richard A. Miller, Sr.

October 21, 2015

Norm- my family thanks you for your kindness and all you did to help comfort us during my mom's passing.

Family of Helen Patrick

October 21, 2015

Norm- thank you very much for guiding me through the process and providing wonderful services. Everything was great. -Brandi Kiser (granddaughter)

Family of Frances Barankovich

September 24, 2015

I would like to recognize Norm Connors. The staff at the funeral home were very attentive to the family, and helpful in matters beyond our expectations.

Family of Patricia Slagle

September 24, 2015

Our funeral director, Norman, was the best. Couldn't have asked for a better, more professional person! The memorial video and portrait were awesome.

Family of Eleanor Young

September 24, 2015

Both Art & James Kunkle were very helpful and kind during our time. They were thoughtful.

Family of Eleanor Stewart

September 24, 2015

Norm- thank you and all of your associates for your kind and professional services & and all of the things you took care of, even the many items we would never have thought of. Your kindness, like saying the beautiful words you said at the cemetery made us all feel a little better at this hard time. Plus all of other things you took care of. It was appreciated.

Family of John Mollick

September 15, 2015

I just wanted to thank Andy for all his help in picking out the headstone for my mom's grave. He makes you feel comfortable and at home. He is also very personable, hard to find these days.

Barb Morton

August 13, 2015

Special thanks to Norman Connors for the extra care and concern given to us in our time of need. Thank you for the Keepsake Volume. It is truly a king and meaningful gesture.

Arlene DePanicis

August 10, 2015

The staff at the funeral home went above and beyond to get my dad from Mesa, Arizona back to Apollo, Pennsylvania. We were very impressed with that.

Family of Leland Tressler

July 27, 2015

Andy visited my husband several times in our home to help him make pre-funeral decisions since he was homebound. We appreciated that. James did a wonderful job presenting my husband for viewing and Andy, James, and Norman went above the call of duty with handling our concerns and wishes. The Celebration Of Life Tribute Service left a lot of people saying that's what they would like to have and be remembered as he was.

Family of David Thomas

July 27, 2015

Our experience was great. I really didn't have to do anything. Everything was taken care of by James and the staff.

Family of Lena Chelko

July 27, 2015

One of the hardest tasks we have to do in life is make funeral arrangements for a loved one. I found the staff of the Curran Funeral Home to be the most compassionate and professional people I have ever met. I worked with Art, James, and Norman. They turned a sad situation into one of joy and happiness. They put such detail into the services, from the loved ones picture on the memorial folder, the beautiful photo on display during the service, and the Army decal on the Hearse. Art, James, and Norman are very compassionate and professional. You all do a wonderful job!

Family of Kay Swartzendruber

July 27, 2015

At the time of my mother's passing I was not sure I could have an open casket- and I was!! Everything they did from initial contact to the day of the service at the cemetery was wonderful. I could not ask for a better funeral home. Norman Connors went out of his way to carry out my wishes and was my strength getting through this stressful time.

Family of Josephine Ploskunak

July 27, 2015

Our family was most satisfied with every aspect of our Mother's funeral. The compassion the staff showed as well as attention to detail was outstanding and much appreciated. All of the staff at Curran-Shaffer are truly wonderful- we couldn't have asked for better service and care.

Family of Virginia Weidner

July 27, 2015

I normally do not give straight 5's, but Curran is an exception The funeral home has a long term relationship with our family. They treated us extra special and made a sad time so much better. They work with the family to make the deceased's wishes come true. No detail was left out and they even threw in some unexpected surprises. Simply amazing. My dad looked like he had not even been sick. All aspects were meaningful, even the follow up care. It was nice to have help cleaning up my dad's affairs. Norm was so meticulous and caring. Nothing was a problem for him. James and Becky were extremely sensitive to my feelings and worked hard to make me comfortable.

Family of Ronald Plahs

July 27, 2015

Everyone was very comforting and helpful. They made mom look beautiful. Everything was well organized.

Family of Margaret Sorokas

July 05, 2015

The service we received from Curran Funeral Home was impeccable in respect of planning and implementing our wants. James guided us through with understanding and compassion. Every aspect of the process was covered within our meetings. Little details, which we would never think about, were covered. Extra amenities were provided such as a portrait of our loved one, and a video played during the viewing. James Kunkle was easy to talk to, knowledgeable, personable, understanding, and skilled at the presentation of our loved one- extremely lifelike. The facilities were clean and comfortable, the costs reasonable, and the staff was professional.

Family of Janet Borsh

July 05, 2015

We were provided with options and given plenty of time for decision making. They have definitely earned repeat business from family and friends. The staff treated us like family. They followed through with everything we asked for and more. They did an awesome job. We would like to recognize Norm Connors for his Celebration Of Life, Art Kunkle for his kindness and support, and James Kunkle for his professionalism, compassion, and support.

Family of Robert Thompson

July 05, 2015

Everyone at the funeral home from start to finish were absolutely wonderful. They made it very easy for my husband and myself when both grandparents passed. Every aspect of the firm's service were meaningful to us. Norman Connors made it so easy for Troy and I and he paid attention to details that we didn't even think of.

Family of Daniel Cunningham

July 05, 2015

Everything was excellent. We would like to recognize Norm for his thoughtfulness and courtesy.

Family of Annie Neal

July 05, 2015

Curran Shaffer Funeral home did a wonderful job taking care of us. My sister and I have never had to deal with this before and Norm took excellent care of us. He walked us through the whole thing because we would have been totally lost. He even checked in with us through out the whole ordeal to make sure we were ok and didn't need anything. Thank you Norm and Curran-Shaffer for taking such wonderful care of my brother and my family.

Allyson Laughery

June 11, 2015

James was wonderful. Everything was done perfectly. James really took good care of us.

Family of Clarence Coleman

May 24, 2015

Curran is excellent in all categories of their business. We'd like to recognize Norm and Art for their compassionate attention to all of our needs.

Family of Larry Steuart

May 24, 2015

We were and are very pleased with the service and professionalism of all of the staff. Everyone has been so wonderful from the funeral directors to the office staff. I wouldn't have another funeral home. All of the little things are what counts- courtesy, sensitivity, appearances, and attentiveness to the family. Keep up the good work. Madeline was also extremely helpful with all of the paperwork.

Family of Alvin Hilty

May 24, 2015

Everything was perfect. We were treated in a very kind, caring, and compassionate manner.

Family of Clarence Richey

May 24, 2015

My mom passed away in Oklahoma and had to be brought to Pennsylvania. The funeral homes on both ends made this work seamlessly in such a way that we didn't have to worry about anything. Another thing we appreciated was the effort made turning a picture of her into a portrait. Norman Connors was professional, courteous, and really made the whole process go very well- he did a great, great job.

Family of Mary Brinska

April 22, 2015

James Kunkle was great, the staff was great.

Family of Keith Miccolis

April 22, 2015

James was very very helpful when it was hard to think. Everybody there was very helpful and thoughtful. And no pressure.

Family of Jennie Heltion

April 22, 2015

Norm Connors, funeral director, is outstanding, and should be recognized at every opportunity. I was pleased with the service of the entire staff. Curran Funeral Home is an outstanding organization. Everyone was professional and efficient. Services were flawless and well planned. Their assistance continued even after the services were over. Everything exceeded my expectations. Patti Camp, daughter

Family of Patricia Troutman

April 22, 2015

Our family was very well pleased with all of the funeral arrangements- James Kunkle was very sensitive to our needs.

Family of Harry Elefante

April 22, 2015

Everything was perfect. Arrangements were handled with exemplary care.

Family of Richard Talmadge

April 22, 2015

Norm was so helpful, considerate, and supportive through this process- Dad and I were pleased how well we were treated.

Family of Emile Versino

April 22, 2015

Norman Connors was just great. Everything he did is to be commended. Thank you! Thank you! Extreme patience and understanding. The beautiful atmosphere, the true image of my husband was most meaningful. He would have been as pleased as I was. Mary Ciuca

Family of Lucian Ciuca

April 22, 2015

We felt Norm an Art went above and beyond their duties to help us. Their kindness and attention to detail meant the most of us.

Family of Frank Conn

April 22, 2015

Norm Connors was very sensitive, friendly, and accommodating. He made things very easy during a difficult time. He also provided a clear and thorough explanation of the process and helped make sure we could get all benefits of the deceased's veteran status. Thank you Norm!!

Family of John Pasterick

April 22, 2015

Norm is an exceptional person. It was a relief to have someone so caring to help the family through a difficult time. Norm provided a wonderful Celebration Of Life Tribute Service with very personal attention to detail. He is an exceptional speaker and coordinator. He is truly a professional.

Family of Thomas Mahaffey

April 22, 2015

James did an excellent job with everything. He was also very attentive to friends and relatives. He went above and beyond with all of my requests and I can't thank him enough. Kevin looked natural and I appreciated when our children could go the day before so they could say goodbye privately. James and Norman were so helpful and the releasing of the doves was beautiful.

Family of Kevin Croney

April 08, 2015

Curran's is such a great place. Norm made the process easier to handle. Very kind and supportive. They arranged everything including the military honors. It was so meaningful. Norm was a fantastic support to my mother, me, and all of the family.

Family of Lester Brubaker

March 29, 2015

We love Curran Funeral Home!! Everything is top notch, and very professional. Norm was the best, from beginning to end. He had everything taken care of. We didn't have to worry. He even made a CD of dad's favorite music for us.

Family of Raymond Kramer

March 29, 2015

Words really can't express how much I appreciate what you have done for me. My husband and I always thought we would have move tomorrows so somehow the planning for our departure from this life never got worked on. I went with my heart and I don't feel we could have had a better celebration of life that what we did. George and I both were/are fairly private people but Norman helped me open up and share the story of our lives. I hope that George could feel all the friends from our past and present who gathered to celebrate his life. My cousin Joan and I are constantly in touch and she couldn't have put it better- we all loved New Orleans and New Orleans knows how to celebrate. Thanks for all you have done.

Laraine Jakenta

March 25, 2015

Norm & Andy- We were so very grateful for all you did to carry out Pap's wishes and create a peaceful home going for our loved one. Again, we say thank you all of the special details! You were extremely kind to us at such a difficult time.

Family of Raymond Kramer

March 04, 2015

Everyone was nice and made me feel comfortable. They were very kind and helpful. Norman and James and Art were very sorry about my loss and took the time to talk to me. Debbie White (daughter)

Family of Anna Vargo

March 04, 2015

James was extremely professional and there was never any pressure. He handled our arrangements and was wonderful, kind, attentive, and patient. He made an extremely stressful time much easier to bear.

Family of David Daugherty

March 04, 2015

James did a great job. Everything went so smoothly and funeral home made it easy on the family.

Family of Sylvia Linkus

March 04, 2015

Norm and staff (and Chester!!!)- There are simply no words to express my heartfelt thanks for the kindness and thoughtfulness you have extended to me during this time of loss. I am deeply grateful. The entire staff of Curran Funeral Home went above and beyond to assist me in making decisions at a difficult time. All of my fears and concerns were eased because of you. Thank you so much for all of your help. Celeste Misho

Family of John Misho

February 16, 2015

Thank you all for the wonderful job and love and care you showed to me and my family with my mom's funeral. You were all so nice and eased the pain of my loss. Debbie White

Family of Anna Vargo

February 16, 2015

The family is very thankful for all your staff and funeral home provide. The portrait of my father was extremely thoughtful and the pastor selected for the service was extremely well done. The entire staff was exemplary. -Richard Eck (son of Robert Eck)

Family of Robert Eck

February 02, 2015

We would especially like to thank Mr. James Kunkle and Mr. Andrew Tylinski. They were helpful in making things as easy as possible for us.

Family of Louis Scott

February 02, 2015

At one of the most difficult times in my life, Norm was an angel to me and my family. His genuine sincerity and heartfelt concern that our needs were met was amazing. His continuous direction to me and my family was appreciated. Norm took care of everything.

Family of Patricia Pizer

February 02, 2015

Norm- we would like to thank you and all of the staff at Curran Funeral Home for the service you provided during our time of grieving. You handled all of our needs and requests with grace and kindness. We were very pleased with Dad's funeral service, both in the Church and at the Graveside. Everything went smoothly. All was done in a professional, organized manner. You helped make a difficult time a little easier. Sincerely, Gary and Gwen Reefer.

Family of G. Alvin Mahen

February 02, 2015

Words cannot express the service and generosity given to both my deceased father and all of us as his family. Letting go of a loved one is difficult enough on its own, that without the service provided by this funeral home it would be impossible to let go. The compassion and understanding shown by these people goes above and beyond the call of duty. I will forever be grateful to Norman for just doing what comes naturally for him, but meant so much to myself and my family. The gentleness with which he handled my 87 year old mother was amazing. Thank you Norm, you are terrific and the perfect person to handle this job. Keep up the good work. God Bless you now and always. Maxine

Maxine Weaver

February 01, 2015

Norm- I am writing to tell you what a wonderful, fantastic job that you did. My father looked really nice despite his horrible fight in the hospital for being sick for so long. The funeral directors were the most caring, compassionate people that I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. They were terrific through this really difficult time of loss. They were really caring and gave me some tips on his estate and who to notify. The portrait was exquisite and a really great thing that I hung on my wall. Every time I look at it, I have something to remember my father by. The DVD was also a nice touch compiled of all of the pictures of my father's life and the man that he was. Words can not express how thankful I am for everything you did for my family and me. I would highly recommend your funeral home to all of my family and friends. Thank you for being so caring and showing so much compassion. Tiffany Bucci (Fusillo)

Family of Daniel Fusillo

January 31, 2015

Norm- I just wanted to say thank you for the beautiful service for my brother. I know that it is your job to provide those services but you really excelled. The milkshakes and the coffee cake were such nice touches, along with the butter rum Life Savers. Thank you again for everything. Gloria "Glo" Vollert

Family of Ed Barclay

January 14, 2015

Norman- thank you for making an emotionally sad, difficult time so easy and uplifting. We will always miss our loved ones. In preparation for the Celebration Of Life Service, you helped us remember all of the things our dad has done and the good memories we shared. I had many compliments on how the service was, thanks to you and James. Sincerely, Deb & John Mator

Family of Ronald Calhoun

January 13, 2015

James, I did not have a chance to thank you for everything after Shane's funeral. Everything was lovely. Please let your staff know we appreciate them going above and beyond, especially with the video, photos, and all of the personal touches. Your professionalism, along with your sensitivity and caring attention made this sad day easier and this final tribute to Shane a special memory. Thank you so much and God bless you and your family. Eleanor Haluck (Shane's grandmother)

Family of Shane Skelly

January 13, 2015

To Norm and the staff at the Apollo Curran location: Norm, you my friend, are an outstanding man and have a true gift! Thank You for the most perfect service I have EVER been to in my 31 years of life, for my step-uncle, Ed Barclay! You and your staff went above and beyond to make sure it was truly unique and special for our family, and...I surely cannot forget to Thank You again for allowing us to meet Chester the service dog! Chester is one of a kind and helps in so many ways! Our family is still talking about how incredible a service it was and I know, I will NEVER forget it!!

Marisa DeBiasio Kautzman

January 07, 2015

I would like to thank Norm and the Apollo staff who accommodated my family and friends after the sudden passing of my husband, and my childrens' father. The attention to detail is unlike anything i have ever seen. He went over and above and made an unbearable event, a celebration of his life unlike anything i have ever seen. His generosity, respect and kindness were beyond any of our expectations. It was perfect!

Wendy Barclay

January 06, 2015

The Celebration Of Life Tribute Service was very appropriate for my father and enjoyed by everyone. The gathering of close family to help Norman assemble the Celebration was an experience that also helped us through the loss of our dad. Norman did a tremendous job of creating the Celebration Of Life and delivering it.

Family of Thomas Wagner

December 22, 2014

I thank you James, and your father for being so sensitive to our needs. You handled everything with kindness and respect. The preparation and appearance of my husband were beautifully done. The courtesy and attention you all showed was great. I heard many compliments on how beautiful the funeral home (Apollo) was. I'm grateful to all for your services.

Family of Richard Scalzott

December 22, 2014

James was caring. The awareness and flexibility of our requests were exemplary. James was definitely "Johnny on the spot".

Family of Elma Pugliese

December 22, 2014

We were extremely satisfied with the service we received. Norman Connors- hands down was the absolute best. The attention he gave our family was done in a respectful and caring manner. The Celebration of Life Tribute Service was the most meaningful aspect. The service of the funeral home was the best in our time of need.

Family of Albert Shaner

December 22, 2014

We give everyone we dealt with during this process our utmost gratitude. We were treated with such care and respect. Our loved one was prepared so well, it looked as if he were just taking a nap. We especially recognize the exemplary care of James & Art Kunkle. My mother in law is hard of hearing and they both took such good care to make sure they could hear. Also, the compassion of both of these men is excellent.

Family of Robert Curci

December 02, 2014

Everything was done first class. James Kunkle was very helpful!

Family of Joseph Garda

December 02, 2014

The funeral home staff were truly caring. The whole family was impressed with the staff, service, and how well my father looked! Thank you for that. We loved the portrait of my dad at the registration podium and the tribute video. Madeline Sulava notified the insurance, pension and social security. What a help she was to our family

Family of Earl Anthony

December 02, 2014

The caring and compassion James showed our family meant so much to us. We cannot say enough about the great care and service we received.

Family of Josephine Milito

December 02, 2014

Today, four girls said goodbye to their mother. Although it was a very difficult day, the service was spectacular! Norm Connors thank you so very much for the lovely Celebration of Life tribute to our mother. You and your team repeatedly went above and beyond the call of duty. Rest in peace mom & know that we will always love you ♥

Family of Deanne Marino

December 02, 2014

Norm, Sometimes we go about our job from day to day not realizing how we impact others. Bill and I are thankful that you became a part of our heartbreaking day, a day that changed our lives forever. You took the time to listen to our story, and provided us with support and guidance that we needed. You helped us though a time that was surreal not only for us, but to our children, who remarked how "nice" you were to them. Because of you, we are now able to look back on that tragic day with the comfort of knowing that you shared in our sorrow of losing someone that meant so much to our family. Thank you for the wonderful job that you do. May God continue to grant you the special talent of making a difference in the lives of others during their time of need. Bill & Donna

Family of Donald Hamilton

November 07, 2014

Norm, Our family was so blessed to have you lay dad to rest. When you sat with our family to prepare for the Celebration Of Life Tribute Service, that in and of itself was so nice. Just sitting around, talking and laughing about my dad. You had also said you wanted us to leave with a smile, and not a tear the day of the funeral. In the back of my mind, I thought that could never happen. When I first saw my father at the family viewing, I couldn't believe how great he looked. He looked peaceful, and looked like dad. The Celebration Of Life Tribute Service was nothing like I had expected. It was like you knew my father his entire life. The Fig Newtons made us laugh as we were leaving. You kept your promise, we left with a smile. When we got to the restaurant for lunch, we felt so good about everyone coming up to us and commenting about the wonderful service. It was you that made that happen. You work from your heart. Thank you for your time and thoughtfulness getting our family thorough this difficult time. The family of Tom Wagner

The family of Tom Wagner

November 07, 2014

All of the services were done with professionalism and care. Our opinions were asked, and everything was done to our satisfaction. Our mother looked beautiful. We were completely pleased with the handling of all of the details and their willingness to do whatever they could for us. Arthur Kunkle was kind, caring, and helpful. We appreciated his concern, and attention to all details. The entire staff including Madeline, the secretary, were most helpful. The family of Mildred Shearon

Family of Mildred Shearon

November 07, 2014

I would like to recognize Norman Connors. He listened to all of our requests & exceeded our expectations. He was the best. I am so glad we chose Curran Funeral Home. I can never thank them enough. I especially liked the way they prepared Gordon for viewing. They did a wonderful job. They were so understanding and thoughtful to our family and friends. They made a hard time much more bearable.

The family of Gordon Ross

November 07, 2014

Norm and Art were wonderful

The family of Ralph Baker

November 07, 2014

We would like to thank the entire staff of the Curran Funeral Home. They couldn't have been any nicer. They were wonderful during this difficult time. They were so respectful of my father from the start to the finish. They saw to every detail. We especially would like to thank Arthur Kunkle Jr., Norman Connors, and James Kunkle. They were great!!

The family of Harry Barker

November 07, 2014

The cremation was done in a timely fashion as was the transportation from the hospital. James was very professional and compassionate. James did a wonderful job!

Helen McDonald

September 19, 2014

I was very comforted and supported by each of you and couldn't ask for more, Thank you

Lisa Zaski

September 19, 2014

Norm was outstanding. He made the decision making very easy and stress free. He was compassionate towards the family and our needs the whole time.

Family of Dolores Lytle

August 22, 2014

The entire staff was extremely helpful and professional, specifically Norman, James, Andy, Will, and Martha.

Family of Marlene Gardner

August 22, 2014

We would like to thank Norman Connors and Art Kunkle for their exemplary handling of my mother's Memorial Service. It was without fault.

Family of Anita Kirkpatrick

August 22, 2014

Thanks James for your kindness and immediate follow-up.

Family of David Pawlowski

August 22, 2014

Norman was compassionate and very friendly. I was pleased the way my husband's remains were presented at the Church (Urn Ark). Very beautiful. Thank you.

Virginia Gyenes

August 05, 2014

I want to recognize Norman Connors. He is a wonderful man and exceptional with what he does. A perfect fit for our family. I want to add that for such an unexpected and very hard time for my family, the Curran Funeral Home really helped make the whole experience so much easier. Its a wonderful facility and we would have been lost without them.

Nicole Erickson

August 05, 2014

Everything was great. They did an excellent job, meeting at my home. No one was pushy. Kind and compassionate. Thank you!

Paulette Haltiner

August 05, 2014

Andy Tylinski provided exemplary care- love him like family. He is special. Everyone else was up to his standard in care also. Everything was wonderful. Especially Andy's attention to detail in the tractor picture, the winning hand at cards.

June Davis

August 05, 2014

The presentation was beautiful. I can't think of how it could have been better. James was professional, and not pushy.

Barbara Brunermer

August 05, 2014

Myself and my family members could not be more pleased with how our needs were met, not only for us, but for our deceased mother. The personal contact by the staff, especially Art, were very helpful and comforting all of us.

Kevin Gibbons

August 05, 2014

Everything exceeded our expectations. The service was extremely personal, yet professional. From the music to the Celebration Of Life, everything was perfect! It was also a tremendous help for our family to have all of the administrative paperwork taken care of. Norm Connors was awesome! He made all of us feel comfortable with the process. Norm is a true professional.

Betsy Guido

August 05, 2014

I can not express how grateful I am to the Curran-Shaffer Funeral Home. The appearance and preparation of my husband was amazing for his time of illness. They took everything off of my shoulders, and created a beautiful tribute. They went over and above their services. Many visitors commented on the staff and services. The staff treated us like we were their family. In addition to the beautiful service and video, they took care of things I did not know had to be done. Thanks to Norm Connors- I do not know if I could have made it through this without him. What a beautiful, helpful, and comforting man.

Lena Ferrero

June 20, 2014

Norm was so kind and helpful to us throughout the whole time. Difficult as it is to go through, he made it so much easier. The Celebration of Life Tribute Service at the cemetery was so beautiful, and exactly what my mom would have wanted. It was so meaningful. Norm's words were perfect. He gave us the best care.

Lois L. Fonzi

June 20, 2014

Norm, The perfection of Saturday, May 17th has not faded from my memory and hopefully never will. Everyone's love and support was a big part of the day for me. Your preparation, attention to every detail, and devoted passion to make sure we were all cared for that day were such a gift to all of us. Pete and I could not have been more pleased with the end result, and extend our deepest thanks for everything you did for us. Louise

Louise Kirkpatrick Ross

June 20, 2014

Dear Norm, Thank you for a beautiful service (Celebration of Life). It made this most difficult time easier for us. You were wonderful and so thoughtful in every way. In appreciation, Betsy, Jeff, Heidi, Mark, Jamie, and the Klingons (Jesse, Ryan, Jenna, Jordan, Megan, Julianna)

Family of Richard Guido

June 12, 2014

Norm, I wanted to give you and all of the staff at Curran a personal thank you. Professional and caring- you made a difficult time easier for my family. Nicole & Scott Pavetti

Family of Ken Pavetti

June 08, 2014

From our initial contact to the final...everyone and everything was far and above anything we could have imagined. Many of the guests of our guests stated they would travel to this facility for their own services. Norm Connors was very sympathetic and caring. He took the time to not only answer our many questions, but listened to our stories. The Celebration Of Life Tribute Service he delivered was beyond anything we could have imagined. The floral arrangements were tastefully done. The music was exactly what we requested. The videos and pictures were a beautiful tribute. Donna Kenzevich

Family of Dave Kenzevich

June 04, 2014

Norman (and staff), I wanted to send a special thank you for all of your help and services. I cannot express how wonderful you were and how perfect you were for our family. We were so completely lost and clueless on how to handle all of it and you were absolutely amazing. You are very good at what you do. We couldn't have done it without you. The Celebration of Life was so very perfect. So again, thank you for helping us give our father exactly what we feel he would have wanted. Nicole and Shawn Ron Jr.

Family on Ron Linsenbigler

June 02, 2014

Norman E. Connors was so special in the process. He is fabulous working with the elderly, i.e. my mom. The Celebration Of Life Tribute Service was so meaningful for our family. Norm was caring, patient, thoughtful, and very nice. He took care of details we did not even know had to be done. Exceptional service. You would not even know our father's appearance from cancer and surgery. It wasn't even noticeable. Curran's made him look so good. They went beyond our expectations more than once. We would recommend Curran's to anyone. Several visitors said they were very impressed and would use them some day. Norm was calming as he asked the many questions that needed to be asked. Barbara Brooks Daughter

Family of William Schweikert

June 01, 2014

I can not thank Norman Connors enough for everything he did for my family. Norman, James, and Chester were a great comfort. Most excellent! The Celebration of Life Tribute Service was amazing. Everything was perfect!

Family of Ken Pavetti

May 23, 2014

James Kunkle was detail oriented- everything is presented openly. We would like to thank James for the overall efficient services and preparation, and Mr. Art Kunkle for smoothly executing the funeral services and arrangements.

Family name removed at family's request

May 23, 2014

We were so very very pleased with the Celebration of Life Tribute Service. Great touch from James with the Steelers fight song and the Terrible Towel. Always nice to sit down with Norm Connors and tell stories. James and Norm are both awesome people. Very caring and sympathetic. Beth Plazio Sister

Family of Tom Mahaffey

May 23, 2014

Dear Norm, Thank you for the great care you took of my family in the wake of my Uncle Jason's passing. You carefully arranged every last detail- from the decor of the room and the representation of Jason's accomplishments & interests to your gentle shepherding of the arrangements- and made everything as smooth as could be for us. You are a true professional, and very talented at what you do. With gratitude, Katie Johnston

Family of Jason Johnston

May 23, 2014

Norman Connors was very compassionate and willing to make this difficult time as easy as possible for my family. The accommodations to honor the memory of our loved one was well received by all. I deeply appreciated the opportunity to make my husband's funeral personal. Attention to detail was comforting. Recognition extends to Mr. Kunkle and Mr. Connors for all they did for me and my family.

Family of Robert Day

May 23, 2014

I want to thank Norman Connors on an excellent Celebration of Life Tribute Service he gave at the grave site for Emma. He also made it so easy to deal with all of the paperwork. The poems and words shared were great. Everything was so very nice. Thank you for everything you did for us. June Dawson

Family of Emma Evans

May 23, 2014

Dear Norm. Your kindness towards my family was commendable during the loss of my Uncle Chicken. Thank you for all that you did including your kind words during the Celebration of Life, and your heartfelt compassion. Julie

Family of Ray Willyard

May 21, 2014

To Norm and the staff of the funeral home: We really appreciate your acts of kindness, caring, and helping hands for our family during Steve's funeral service. It was a comfort for us to know these details were in your hands. We cannot express how you made our sorrow easier by taking care of everything. It was so beautifully done. Thank you so much for Steve's last trip home. It gave everyone a chuckle, and I know Steve had a big smile. God bless all of you!! Lena Ferrero

Family of Steve Ferrero

May 21, 2014

We can't say enough about the great job Norm Connors did in helping us get through the difficult process of making the arrangements for our loved one. He guided us every step of the way with all of the decisions that had to be made. Norm, James and the entire staff were thoughtful, caring, and very competent. The Celebration of Life service was absolutely perfect and captured the true character of our Dad, Husband, Grandfather, Great Grandfather, Uncle and friend. Thank you for the special services that you provided.

Family of Bill Schweikert, Jr.

April 19, 2014

Norm- You have a true gift! Thank you so much for going above and beyond your job to make this difficult time easier. I praise God for people like you that show such kindness. We appreciate all you have done. Your Celebration Of Life will be remembered for a lifetime.

Frank Petro family

January 27, 2014

James Kunkle was very professional, and a no nonsense type of man.

Robert Raffaele

January 24, 2014

At the most difficult time in my life the staff was so helpful. The care and compassion showed to me and my family was outstanding. Words can not express the gratitude I have for Anthony. He was there any time I had questions, and supported my decisions. He called every day to make sure I was okay. We loved the beautiful arrangement video. Thank you also to Arthur Kunkle for his care!

Cindy Milanak

January 24, 2014

Norm Connors was excellent. He made this truly sad time bearable and went out of his way to help. Homer was wonderful also in delivering the flowers and items directly to our house. Everyone was very kind and easy to deal with throughout the entire process. Thank you!

Jason & Judy Toldi

January 24, 2014

Norm took good care of us. We would recommend this firm to family members and friends.

Jim & Debbie Cuddy

January 24, 2014

Even though very professional, the staff acted like family. James Kunkle has always cared about my wife over the years and his sensitivity, respect, and love really showed during this sad time.

John J. Wisniewski

January 24, 2014

I was very satisfied with the whole firm and services received. I want to acknowledge the caring and compassionate nature of all involved in my mom's funeral and services. James Kunkle was a very caring and compassionate person, along with the whole staff. I would recommend this funeral home to anyone!

Anna May Clepper

January 24, 2014

Great group of people- compassionate, caring, friendly, and helpful.

Connie Costrini

January 24, 2014

The staff was professional, and provided excellent guidance with a very personal touch. Norm was kind, caring, and didn't "push us" into the most expensive items. James was wonderful, king, paid attention to detail, and is very personal and genuine. The entire staff we had contact with were all professional and caring.

Mary Jo Diller

January 24, 2014

I appreciate all that the director and staff did to help myself and family to prepare the arrangement's for the death of our son. You made a difficult situation easy to handle. The attentiveness you gave to myself, family, and friends is something i have never experienced at any other funeral home. I am so grateful for this. The preparation, portrait, video, and everything in regards to the funeral was beautiful. Some many of our family and friends have commented on the actions from the staff and easy access to everything. Curran/Shaffer Funeral Home, director, and staff I recommend highly to everyone. I Thank You very much for everything.

Diane Sabino and Family

January 23, 2014

We would like to thank Norm. He went out of his way for my brother and myself. He went above and beyond our expectations with the Celebration Of Life Tribute Service. When Norm and Anthony came to our house to pick our father up, they asked if they could drape him with the American Flag as he served in the military. To me, it was very special, and I will never forget that and the little wooden cross left on the pillow.

Deb Wills

January 15, 2014

Art & James- they both went above and beyond in helping me with everything. I can't thank them enough.

Sandra Gregg

January 15, 2014

We would like to thank Anthony for his patience and willingness to meet all of our requests. He did a great job!

Family of Irene Stancik

January 15, 2014

On behalf of my family I would like to thank James for the very professional and compassionate service provided to my family during my father's funeral. From the first contact with James until the funeral was over,he treated us like we were his family. He comforted and guided us with the utmost respect of our needs. James paid attention to every detail and took care of everything .He truly made one of the most difficult times in my life bearable. It is very evident that he is genuine and cares about the families he serves.

Mary Jo Diller

January 04, 2014

Norm, We can't thank you enough for all that you did for us. The Celebration of Life Tribute Service was a great idea for our mom. People found out things that they had never known about her. We genuinely felt you had an interest in learning her life, and you grew on us like family. You went above and beyond all of our expectations throughout the entire ordeal. The little things like the candy and puzzle pieces touched our hearts. You made the whole experience easier to deal with. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Gerald, Korena, Christel, & Carrie

Family of Kitty Lou Yockey

October 31, 2013

Dear Norman, Art, Martha, & Staff, Words cannot express how much you all did for myself & my family in one of the most difficult times in our lives. My Nana meant the world to me & everyone else in my family & Leechburg. I know this is all part of our job, but you all do your job well. Everything was beautiful & a perfect tribute to my Nana's wonderful life. We were lucky to have you at this time. Ashley Adamcik

Family of Edna Logero

October 31, 2013

I would like to recognize Norman Connors for the great caring job he did in all aspects of taking care of my mothers funeral. You couldn't ask for better professional person.

Julie Werner

October 30, 2013

James and Art Kunkle were very sensitive to our loss. The appearance of Mom was more than we expected. We were very pleased.

Russ Strong

September 24, 2013

Someone said that it was the nicest funeral that they have ever attended. They asked who planned it? I told them, that we just chose the options, and you did the rest. We can't thank you enough for helping and supporting us through this process.

Glenna

September 24, 2013

From the first call to the last call, all the staff were compassionate and very helpful. Norm was fantastic, we appreciate evrything he did for us. He went above and beyond anything we had expected. The relationship he built with us. We felt he was a part of the family through it all. He did a great with celebrating our mothers life.

Gerald Yockey

September 24, 2013

From my first contact with the Curran Funeral Home, Anthony and Andy provided me and my family and friends with a professional and personal experience that created sincere comfort to all of us in our time of sorrow. Anthony in particular was extremely helpful, helping me through my loss.

Robin

October 26, 2012

Top quality professionals, the funeral director and all staff provided exemplery care.

Barb

October 26, 2012

My father, Lloyd Fouse, passed away on Dec. 28, 2011. As his birthday, Aug. 18th approaches it brings with it a flood of memories...happy memories. I miss him so very much. I just want to thank James Kunkle and the rest of the staff at Currans for the caring and respect given during his funeral and the days following. Every detail was taken care of without even asking. Pictures were placed, the music was perfect and the video played so we could remember him with smiles and great times. He would have wanted it that way. You are the best and my family greatly appreciated everything you did to help us through this difficult time. We couldn't have ask for anything better. Thank you again!!

Mary Ellen Fouse Hollabaugh

August 05, 2012

James Kunkle and the Curran staff could not have done anything better. The most meaningful was the preparation of Dolores. She looked lovely and at peace. Everyone was compassionate and supportive. James Kunkle was fantastic. He was both professional and compassionate. He took care of all our needs, he was patient with our questions and requests. Armand was also great. He patiently waited as our family lingered after the end of the viewing time. He also helped a number of relatives and visitors navigate the steps and ramp. Victor Pisone was also a great help.

Vito Palatella

June 01, 2012

The choice for the "Celebration of Life" was the best idea!!! Everyone lovedit and its something my husband and I will choose for ourselves!!

Kim Bash

April 27, 2012

The "Celebration of Life Service," allowed to meet as a family and talk about my husband, it helped us with our grief as well as preparing us for the service. Norman Connors and James Kunkle both were most helpful and caring. Norm Connors preparation of the service was excellent.

Mary Alice Prebish

April 27, 2012

People can make a difference. That is why the death of a loved one can change your life in so many ways, for without them nothing will ever be the same. When the news comes, it feels like the world has stopped. In my family we lost a captivating blondie with blue eyes, a light hearted nature and the most sensitive heart, at the unexpected age of 26. There is nothing that could have prepared me for the loss of my sister, Rachel. The emotions are still raw as I write this today, but they go beyond grief and include gratitude. I am grateful for the outpouring of love and generosity that friends, families and strangers have poured out on my family, especially Rachel's girls! It is love that helps us find our way. Curran Funeral Home has a wonderful employee named Norm. Norm is also on my list of people to be grateful for. The death of a young person carries a sting that hopefully only few will ever know, and an unexpected death adds in chaos and fear. The hours after Rachel's death swarmed with questions and concerns, and our call to the Curran Funeral Home led to a prompt knock at my front door with a respectful gentleman named Norm. Norm was organized, knowledgable, helpful, and empathetic. His visit ushered in the first glimpse of organization for the funeral, obituary and services. He was able to answer all of our questions, and his insight proved to be useful as we took his advice in the days that followed. I remain grateful for Norm and for the Curran funeral home. They provided my sister with a beautiful service! Many complimented us on how personable it was. Norm's interview helped us to provide the information needed to make the services reflect who Rachel was, and I could not have asked for a better way to honor my baby sister. She deserved the best, and I appreciate all of the staff at the Curran funeral home who worked so heard to support our family and honor our Rachel Joy. It made a difference during the darkest days that I have ever seen. Your ongoing availability remains a resource that we feel blessed to have. Thank you!

Carrie Crowder

March 24, 2012

It was a great experience to have Norman preside over the Celebration of Life Tribute Service for my grandmother. Norman spoke to us during the service with such ease and compassion - he told the story of Marian with the words that my aunts and uncles shared the night before. He took the time to find fitting poems and pulled together a really moving review of who my grandmother was and what her dash comprised of. Even with our polka song selection and chuck berry opening - he treated our requests with the up-most respect. I am grateful to have spent a day reflecting on a grandmother that truly loved her family. Even more so, it was wonderful to get a copy of his tribute speech so that I might share it with those who could not attend the service. Thank you to Curran and to Norman for a really nice tribute and day for my family.

Heidi Jacobs

March 08, 2012

The Celebration of Life Service prepared by Norm Conners and James Kunkle was wonderful. Norm was thoughtful and considerate of our feeling and a great help in the preparation of the service. Our family's meeting with him helped us in so many ways. In talking about our loved one we came away feeling so much better knowing that others would know what a wonderful husband, father and grandfather Steve was. Friends and family who attended the service told us how much they enjoyed it. Thank you to Curran-Shaffer for everything. A special Thank you to Norm and James for all of their help and understanding. It was much appreciated.

Mary Alice Prebish

February 26, 2012

I just want to say that everyone at the funeral complimented on the Celebration of Life Tribute Service..James and Norm did such an amazing job. My mom actually ask me if they had know "Dick" thats how personable it was..They made a very difficult time my familys life comforting and left us with happy thoughts of our life time with a special person..Thank you to the whole staff at Currans in Saltsburg..

Linda Kralik

February 09, 2012

Anthony was very compassionate, calming, and understanding. You need to clone Anthony. I was just pleased with every aspect of my visiting and dealing with your firm. From the moment I met Anthony, I felt comfortable, respected, and my wishes were his commands. He was very concerned about what I wanted for my Mother's funeral, service, and viewing. I felt like I was the only person with his undivided attention and no rushing me. Thank you

Karen Lafferty

February 07, 2012

Words cannot express the graditude we feel toward Art Kunkle during this most difficult time. He was kind and compassionate. He treated my husband and our family with the utmost care and respect. The framed photograph of my dear husband was such a wonderful surprise! Thank you so much.

Helen Kruse

February 06, 2012

After helping my Dad with my parents funeral arrangments, my Mom passed away two months later. We never expected anything to happen that soon. We talked to Norman about the Celebration of Life service and chose that. It was the best thing that we could of done. We left the service with a good feeling. It wasn't a sad and drawn out funeral. It highlighted the happy memories of our Mother. It truly was a Celebration of her Life! Norm did a wonderful job! I would reccomend this service to anyone. Thank you so much for a job well done!

Carol Schnell

January 02, 2012

Art, Andy, and Anthony were all very thorough, kind, and courteous during this difficult time. Our family could'nt have been more pleased with their services.

Barbara Moats Hurley

December 26, 2011

We were very comfortable and thought you treated us like you would your own family. We especially liked the large room so we could enjoy visiting with family and friends. Art, We appreciate your attention to details. Thanks for "being there".

Richard Lackey

December 26, 2011

The Funeral Home exceeded expectations! The overall service provided was highly professional and well organized. The entire staff is helpful and caring in a very professional manner. Well managed by Mr. Art Kunkle.

Robert E. Sypulski

December 26, 2011

They did a wonderful job working with the funeral home in NY, so I did'nt have to do anything. I really appreciated it. James Kunkle made things go so effortlessly for me and my brother. He handled everything from NY to PA and I am so greatful. All the staff was wonderful during this heart breaking time.

Jocelyn Freeze

December 26, 2011

From the beginning to the very end, we were treated with the utmost respect concerning all of the arrangements. The caring of all during this difficult time made things so much easier. We felt a part of their family as well. The staff was comforting, supportive, and loving! Art Kunkle is the most compassionate and caring person. The entire staff was amazing and we are blessed to have had them at this time.

Bill Smeltzer

November 29, 2011

I love the idea of the bag for all of our things. So helpful to keep things organized and in one place. I did not need to think about anything. Everything was very organized and easy to follow. Each one did their job professionally and caring, especially Anthony.

Cathy Piper

November 29, 2011

Norm Connors did an excellent job with the pre-arranged funeral for my mother. He made everything clear and easy to understand. Everything went smoothly, and all details were addressed. Thank you Norm for your exemplary care. All staff did a wonderful job.

Alvin Mahen

November 29, 2011

Every detail was perfect. They kept asking if everything was alright and kept us informed on every detail. Norman E. Connors came to our house and we made all of our decisions right here. Arthur R. Kunkle, Jr. also saw to every detail.

Edyth Elwood

November 29, 2011

It was a comfort to know that everything was taken care of. Everyone was considerate and courteous. The pre arrangements made a big difference. Not having to coordinate or make last minute decisions played an important part in my experience. Everything and everyone was great, and all deserve acknowledgement on their services and care for our family.

John J. Filipek

November 29, 2011

James Kunkle was great to work with. He went over the top in accomodating us. He did great follow up work and kept us in the loop. Norm and Art were great too. I was very impressed with the whole team. Art even got dressed and came to the funeral home so we could drop off Chas's Chopper. I had total trust in James and valued his input. Norm did a nice job with the Celebration of Life Tribute Service. Art has a way to put you at ease as soon as you meet him.

Jon Armitage

November 29, 2011

The funeral home staff was caring and comforting to my family as was as incredibly flexible. They are true professionals in their industry. We would recommend them to anyone. A tragic passing of a loved one was cared for in a sensitive, understanding, and compassionate manner with much needed patience. We would like to specifically recognize James Kunkle, Norman Connors, and Martha Matarrese.

Dana Audo

November 29, 2011

Anthony Pusateri was very nice to me. Thank you!

Raymond Shutt

November 29, 2011

We thought the video was excellent.

Family of Judy Pruett

November 29, 2011

This has been about 7 months in coming.My dear Father Gilbert Hanan Sr. passed away on April 10,2011,just 10 days prior to his 90th birthday. What a special man,husband and Dad he was!! I can not begin to tell you how blessed and how amazingly we were treated by the "family" at Curran funeral Home during this difficult time. James was just"tops." My Father-in-law passed away only 3 days prior to my Father and so I had the unfortunate oppurtunity to assist in planning his funeral at a very "well-known" funeral home in Greensburg. My husband and I could not believe the major differences between the two. The attitudes varied so greatly.I can honestly say that we were treated with the utmost respect and love. My father looked amazing ,just as if he were asleep and at peace and the comfort that that gave to us can not be expressed in words. James has such a talent at what he does and we are so very thankful that we chose his services. With our deepest thanks, The Hanan,Ryan and Crooks Families

Deborah Ryan

November 17, 2011

Each time a loved one is lost the grief, pain, and sadness are immeasurable and unique to each individual experiencing the loss. During the recent tragic loss of my husband and my two dear friends, James Kunkle and Norman Connors were both there for me going above and beyond what they needed to do. Both recognized and were sympathetic and sensitive to the uniqueness of the situation. We spent a morning with Norm, sharing stories of happy times with Chas, Laura, and Michael that became a part of Laura's Celebration of Life. When I walked into the funeral home for both Chas and for Laura, the areas were filled with things they loved. While sad, they also provided comfort. In time of need, the staff at Curran will provide much, much more than a building and a service. They provide a tender memorial for the lost loved one with caring and support for the family and friends who must deal with their loss.

Kathi Garrone

November 01, 2011

Norm did a fabulous job of capturing the perfect stories of our dear friends Chas and Laura and helping us all through a very difficult time in our lives. By allowing family and friends to contribute stories, and share memories and also include our dear friend Michael, the Celebration of their Lives was very helpful to all of us as we begin to heal and start our lives without these 3 very important and special people. I will forever be grateful for the time and effort Norm put into making this a happy celebration of the life and times of Mike, Chas and Laura. Having the chopper, Makers Mark, Jack and all of Laura's favorite cookies and candy was so heartwarming and comforting to all of us. Thank you Norm for everything you did for us. Jim and I have decided that this is a much better and more fitting way to celebrate ones life and will definitely share our experience with anyone who wants to listen. You did a wonderful job.

Karen & Jim Simmermon

October 29, 2011

Norm did a great job about bringing close friends together to make the Celebration of Life a special event! He made sure to get each person's individual experiences to make this a touching and personal Tribute! I will definitely recommend Currans.

Karen Ravotti

October 26, 2011

I want you to know what a beautiful tribute a Celebration of Life service can be when performed by Norman Connors. When we were presented with the option to have a Celebration of Life service it was very intriguing. This sounded like the perfect way to pay tribute to my brother. Norman contacted family and friends and asked a few questions. From the answers he created a wonderful service that included stories and special memories. Even the music selections were songs that were fitting for my brother. The final song (a favorite of my brother's) had everyone laughing because it was "I'm a Happy Boy" by The Beat Farmers. Norman was also present for the receiving hours doing all he could to sure the family was well cared for. All I can say is Thank You Norman! You helped to create good memories from a sad occasion.

Juli Majernik

October 22, 2011

I just had to write to say how pleased I am to have worked with James Kunkle. I have never been involved with the planning of a funeral or all that is involved. James was right there with both my brother and myself as we planned our brother's funeral. James went above and beyond his job description because of all the unusual circumstances. My brother was one of three friends to die in an out of state plane accident. We were trying to coordinate our services with the other families and work with the out of state coroner's office. James did all of this with such professionalism. He listened, really listened, took notes and then did research. He took care of so many details for our family. I was more than a little apprehensive going into the first night of receiving. James assured me he would be watching and taking care of issues as they arose. James managed everything. He did an outstanding job with the cards that were given to those who came to pay their respects. He took many of the details of my brother's life and used them to "decorate" the funeral home. James even allowed us to bring in my brother's motorcycle. I'm not sure who, but someone even took the time to wash the motorcycle before placing it on display! No one wants to plan a funeral, but with James by your side, you will make it through. And not only will you make it through, the plans you make will create a very fitting tribute to your loved one.

Juli Majernik

October 22, 2011

Very happy how my father was allowed to choose what he wanted for his wife regardless he had a family member present that planned to make all the decisions. Very happy how my father was treated with no rushing to make choices and how beautiful my mother looked at the viewings. Mr. Connors was excellent, he followed request to the letter. "Thank you"

Phyllis

October 21, 2011

We were very satisfied with the attention to detail and the family. When we had a request the staff was there to take care of it. They took care of every little detail, including putting everything in the car for us. By the time we thought of something it was already done. When dealing with Norm he was very caring and always listening to our needs. James was also very good at making sure everything for the viewing was perfect.

Becky Boarts

October 21, 2011

The service was excellent! Anthony J. Pusateri did a great job!

Domenica

October 21, 2011

We were a very large family and they remembered most of us by name, even the grandchildren! All the funeral directors we dealt with were all awesome! There was nothing to improve.

Joyce Hodges

October 21, 2011

The Celebration of Life for Chas Armitage on Saturday was the most profound funeral I have ever attended. Norman went above and beyond to make it special.

Pam Leh

October 18, 2011

Dear Art, This "thank you" is overdue but none the less sincere. Richard must have been so proud of you. I know I was. His funeral was truly a celebration of life. Every detail was taken care of with love, consideration and perfection! Our family and friends were all so impressed with how smoothly everything went and the U.M.W.A. men from the International said they had never seen anything like the professionalism of it all! Richard and I have been faithful supporters of the Curran Funeral Home for years and years. Truly Art, you and each of your staff are the very best! You know that I worked for Gary for several years and Gary was a perfectionist. And so, Art, are you. I cannot think of one thing taht I would have changed. You helped to make an unbearable situation a bearable one. Thank you for the extras - the military service, the release of the doves, etc., etc. There is not one detail that would have changed. When the sun burst forth just as the soloist sand "and make you to rise like the sun", that was awe inspiring. One of my dear friends told me afterwards that her adult son said "Mom I didn't think it was possible to say a funeral was beautiful, but that funeral was beautiful". May God continue to bless you mightly! Love Always, Terry

Terry Trinclisti

September 29, 2011

Everything was handled with compassion. Could not have asked for more. Everything was exemplary!

Frances M. Fasano

September 28, 2011

Anthony went above and beyond in reassuring us that the emotions we were having were normal and needed to be expressed. He was very attentive and his thoughtful concerns and comments at various times were a comfort and encouraging.

The Ross Family

September 28, 2011

Anthony and each and everyone at Curran's, Your heartfelt concern and care was sincerely expressed and appreciated.

Cathy and Jeff Piper

September 28, 2011

Thank you for all you did for Mom's services. Special thanks go to James for being so kind.

Becky and Larry Bender

September 28, 2011

The Director was very helpful, kind, and willing to answer all questions. The handout cards were very nice and personalized.

Anonymous

September 28, 2011

Norm was very patient and understanding of what I wanted done. He did and awesome job with Dad, the memorial folders, thank you cards, video and portrait. Thank you,

Norma Newlon

September 28, 2011

Everyone was great including the office staff, when I called. Thank you

Chlistial

September 28, 2011

I have used Curran for my dad, mother, and two dear friends. Everything has been handled with care and concern during a difficult time. Art Kunkle and other staff members were caring and kind.

Annie Laurie

August 25, 2011

To James and Staff, On behalf of the family of Jack and Doris Doolan, I would like to express our heartfelt thanks & appreciation for all that you did to make everything so special and comfortable for us during the funeral services. Losing both our parents this past summer was very sad and difficult; your professional and caring staff were very attentive and took care of many details which relieved us so that we could be together with family and friends. We were all very thankful for the Lord's goodness to us leading us to Curran-Shaffer. We were so pleased with every aspect of your services; from the professionalism of the staff to the peaceful music and the beautiful rooms of the funeral home. May God bless you in your work as you minister His grace and comfort to grieving families. Sincerely, Jeanine Pate Atlanta, GA

Jeanine Pate

July 30, 2011

Pre-planning was done well. Norm did a great job! Corteous staff.

David Knappenberger

July 27, 2011

We needed to have the service quickly. The staff were great in handling things, and mom looked great. Both Mr. Kunkle's were great to work with.

Eileen Benemann

July 27, 2011

Overall they were informative and supportive with all information. The staff were all very nice, helpful, and respectful.

Karen Baustert

July 27, 2011

Anthony Pusateri did an excellent job. He made our family feel comfotable in the time we needed it. All of his support was superb. He is a great man to have on your staff.

Brian Batiz

July 27, 2011

The dove release was exceptional. I have had so many people tell me how nice that was. Everything could not have been nicer.

Mary Claypool

July 27, 2011

Our family was extremely pleased with your personal yet professional and compassionate service. Every detail was handled efficiently. We elected to have the Celebration of Life Tribute Service and Norman Connors did an amazing job in paying tribute to Robert Flick, an American Patriot, Father, Grandfather, Great Grandfather, Brother, Uncle, Soldier, Coach, Teacher and Friend. The video was exceptional and will be a lifelong keepsake for us to cherish. Your whole staff was courteous and attentive to our needs. The Family of Robert F. Flick

Roger Flick

July 22, 2011

Thank you so much for the personal attention that you gave to our family during a very hard week. She looked just like herself - beautiful. All of the flowers and pictures were placed in the room just perfect. Thank You Norm, for your compassion and kindness. You made our memories of my wife/mom/grandmother and great-grandmother very special..

Betty Wagner family

July 21, 2011

I want to say thank you all for going above and beyond. Everything was so nice,and your staff are all so wonderfull ,kind.

Mary fennell sister

July 09, 2011

Thank you to all that made the passing of my father-in-law alot less stressful. What a wonderful job everyone did to make us feel comfortable. A special thank you to Norm. Sincerely, Rhonda L. Clever

Rhonda L. Clever

July 07, 2011

Anthony was very personable, helpful, and did everything we wanted.

The Family of Viola P. Williams

June 28, 2011

Nothing to improve, everything was perfect and thank you all again for the wonerful service. All the employees were wonderful and hepful during this rough time.

The Hilty Family

June 28, 2011

Everything was very nice!

Barbara

June 28, 2011

Thank you, Anthony, for all you did to help us through our mother's passing. You were so kind and supportive. The respect you showed and verbalized for my mother and our family was exceptional! Your caring was genuine. I'll never forget you. Thanks also to Mr. Kunkle and all your staff who assisted. The service and provisions made were above and beyond. God bless you all!

Kimberly Freeman

June 17, 2011

On behalf of our family I would like to thank Norm and the entire staff for the detailed attention and prompt response to all the needs/requests of the family. E-mails were prompt and the extra details for the service were very much appreciated making for a very comforting atmosphere.

Gene J Jones

June 10, 2011

James and Andy were very hepful and respectful to our family. My father wanted a private funeral and all of his wishes were met to the fullest.

Rosanna Ash

May 02, 2011

Anthony Pusateri did an amazing job. He took the time to help me do this funeral for my husband. He made me and my daughter feel like we were in good hands. He has a wonderful personality and is very kind hearted.

Kathleen

May 02, 2011

Andrew and Anthony couldn't do enough for us!

Robbin

May 02, 2011

Norman went out his way to help us at this difficult time. His attention to details and our wants and needs were outstanding. The Celebration of Life Tribute Service was very moving.

Dorreen

May 02, 2011

Norm, Thank you for sending Mel Blackburn's Tribute Service to me. As I read, I cried as I'm sure many did Wednesday night. As I read, laughed out loud as many probably did. Nice work. Very tactfully written, yet very touching. He was everything you said, you were told, and more. Dave Smith (Edith's youngest son)

Dave Smith

April 11, 2011

Norman did a great job with the Celebration of Life. Brought back lots of great memories. Thanks to him and everyone that helped get my mother ready for her final journey. The portrait was outstanding!

Ray Huth

April 06, 2011

Norm & Anthony & Albert were all very nice and helpful during our time of grief.

Sandy

April 06, 2011

I was pleased with the cosmetology James Kunkle did. It was a great job. I can't thank James enough.

Ken

April 06, 2011

The services provided were excellent. The people in charge were curteous and professional. The director, James, made the event less stressful.

Barbara

April 06, 2011

The solemnity of the ceremony and professionalism of the staff were very much appreciated. James was caring, knowledgable, and professional.

Jeanine

April 06, 2011

Norm, Thank you so much for the great service you provided for my sister Robin Deemer. You spoke with such warmth and feeling it was as if you had known her all of her life. I'll have to admit I was a bit leery about what the service would be like, but you put us all at ease and made everyone in attendance leave with a happy feeling. Thank you also for the way you looked after and took care of my nieces, Sammy and Lindsay. Thanks again, Eddie and family

Eddie Augusta

March 24, 2011

I want to personally thank Curran Funeral Home and especially Norman Conners for their help in my Mother's passing. They took care of everything for us in this difficult time. We chose to have the "Celebration of Life Tribute Service" and our entire family was very pleased. Norm really took his time to talk with us and really try to get to know my Mom so that he could give her a special tribute, and it really was!I loved the personal touch with the music, the poems and the stories. It was a very nice change from a traditional funeral service. I would recommend the "Celebration of Life" service to anyone. Thank you, Norman and the staff of Curran's.

Samantha Reed

March 23, 2011

I want to thank Norm for an amazing job he did at my mothers service. He truely presented her life to all of our friends and family. Everyone I have talked to said it was beautiful. Thank you

Lindsay Deemer

March 23, 2011

James Kunkle went above and beyond his duties. He was very understanding, very helpful with all that had to be done. He kept us informed about everything.

Deborah L. Bopp

February 25, 2011

James Kunkle and Staff were the most professional people I have met. Everything they did was meaningful and very professional.

Arlene

February 25, 2011

The Celebration of Life Tribute Service Norm wrote was nothing short of excellent. This type of service was perfect due to the fact he was'nt affiliated with a church. Norm took exemplary care in assuring us in this process.

Eric Nelson

February 25, 2011

Thank you so much for what your family did for ours. When I entered the room to view my husband no words could even say what a wonderful way that he looked. The video was so wonderful and touching. You made me and my family feel so comfortable. My children feel the same way. Every one of our friends said that the service was wonderful. From the bottom of my heart thank you so much for doing what you did.

Kathleen Musick

February 23, 2011

Norman and everyone involved with my mother. Thank you for a very nice Celebration Of Life Tribute Service. Mom would have liked it. It brought back lots of great memories. Thank you and your staff for everything.

R.J., Vonnie, and Terry

February 17, 2011

James, Thank you, you were very helpful during our time of sorrow.

Margaret Parlett Family

February 17, 2011

Everything was perfect and Mom would have been so pleased. This note is sent to express our heartfelt thanks for your care to details and your professionalism. We as a family have been under your care several times through the years. Thank you for the concern and kindness always extended to us.

Mary Brayshaw's Family

February 17, 2011

Thank you for all you have done for my family. The video was amazing-you captured the essence of my Mom without ever meeting her.

Sandy

February 17, 2011

Mr. Norm Conners is the greatest of them all. Not only did he complete everything for my husbands funeral, he has also been there repeatedly for me and my family since his passing. I choose to have the "Celebration of Life Ceremony" for my husband & when I met with Norm to share with him about my husband's family and life, he was on every word I said. Not only was it a wonderful tribute to my husband, but Norm made it really sound to everyone that he had personally met him. To this day all of the people that showed up for his funeral are still speaking of the ceremony that Norm performed. All of the arrangements that were completed by Norm & the funeral home were done very tastefully, respectfully, and promptly. I would recommend no other place than Curran's to have your loved ones final arrangements completed by. They are very professional, sincere, and foremost friendly. Thank you again for everything in our families time of need, you were all very wonderful. Sincerely, Lori L Streshenkoff & Donald Miller (Wife & Son of Kenneth Streshenkoff)

Lori Streshenkoff

February 13, 2011

Norman Connors, Thank you so much for your efforts. The words you shared were the ones he wanted shared. Thank you, as well, for the service. She was a dear, dear, woman, and the personal touch that you provided was a great honor to her life. Though embarassed, I think that she would have approved. Thank you for all your kindness, Sincerely, Georgine Huth Patterson

Georgine Huth Patterson

February 07, 2011

My family and I would like to thank Norman so much for the way in which he handled the arrangements for my father's funeral. Norman was always very professional and paid great attention to our personal needs. The restoration of my father's military picture was just amazing. We cannot thank him enough for helping us through this difficult time!

Karen

February 03, 2011

They were professional in their job performance and had great attention to detail.

Tom

February 01, 2011

Anthony handled everything and made it easy for our family in a very difficult time. He was very caring and professional. We felt that our mother was treated with dignity and respect. The funeral was beautiful and we especially liked the portrait and video of my mother.

Karen

February 01, 2011

Completely satisfied with all aspects of the services provided. Everyone I came in contact with were polite, courteous, thoughtful, and very professional. Excellent services!

Bill

February 01, 2011

Both James and Art Kunkle were very professional and sympathetic in their handling of the services. Excellent support staff!

John

February 01, 2011

I served as a Pastor in Apollo for 26 years, and the Curran Funeral Homes have always lived up to my expectations. Their professionalism has always impressed me. Their personal care is exceptional! I especially appreciate the way they protect the family's private time. They went the second mile in providing everything we asked. Art Kunkle, the funeral director sets the tone and example and his employees follow suit.

Darrell

February 01, 2011

Everything was professional and tasteful. Mother was in pink just like I imagined her to be. Someone added a lovely cross which was in such good taste. I loved the fact the the funeral facility was all on one level, easy to find, and distinctively decorated with high seats for those who cannot sit low. The staff was extremely pleasant and I loved that one gentlemen specifically had requested to work the viewing services because he knew my brother. When I wanted my mother's photo for my local newspaper, the staff was more than happy to forward to me. Thank you so much for your service to our family. Patricia L. Stringer, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Patricia Stringer

December 21, 2010

All the staff were great, they went above and beyond for us in our sad time. Our treatment was wonderful.

Mary

December 01, 2010

We really liked the special touch of the doves being released at the end of the services. Everyone was very professional, especially James Kunkle. He made me feel that everything would be taken care of and it was.

Jane

December 01, 2010

We were able to view our mother prior to cremation which meant a great deal to all of us.

Cindy

December 01, 2010

All people working for the funeral home were exceptional, cleared up immediately any concerns we had. Their concern to make sure we didn't worry-we live in Maryland and they handled everything in a most gentle way. All personnel were outstanding. They all knew their job-great team!

Ralph

December 01, 2010

James Kunkle did a wonderful job, I was making arrangement from a long distance and he was very patient, informative and sensitive to our needs. The attention to detail and help from James was very appreciated. He was very flexible and accommodating to our requests and needs during a difficult time.

Michael

December 01, 2010

From the time my father and walked into Curran's until the final ride to the cemetery the staff was wonderful, caring, and passionate. Thank you Curran's

Dottie

December 01, 2010

Words alone can not begin to express how greatful and thankful we are that you took care of everything in our time of loss. The staff, especially ANTHONY, are very caring, compassionate, thoughtful and professional. Thank you for listening and taking care of every little detail, you made my mother look like the beautiful woman she was before her illness. We entrusted our beloved mother in your care and the respect and professionalism was above and beyond anything we could have hoped for. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. John, Kristen and Jody.

Jody L Bowersox

November 05, 2010

I can't begin to thank everyone, especially ANTHONY, for all your helpfullness, caring, consideration and compassion in our time of need. The professionalism and support is greatly appreactiated by all of us. My mother, looked absolutely beautiful! .. the way everyone would remember her as being before her illness. The small, but important details in the video presentation, photo board, portrait and genuine concern and empathy you have shown us will always be cherished in our hearts. GOD BLESS you all!

Jody L Bowersox

November 03, 2010

I would recommend the facilty to everyone.

Mary

October 23, 2010

Wonderful services!

Kay

October 23, 2010

They take care of everything.

Chris

October 23, 2010

Thank you so much for your support at such a difficult time for our family. Your kindness will always be cherished by all of us. Thank you for helping to make such a difficult time a beautiful memory. Our little Angel will always be watching over us.

Nick & Zarah

October 03, 2010

They took care of everything.

Charlene

September 28, 2010

Exemplary care! Everyone I came in contact with! Totally satisfied!

Frank

September 28, 2010

At such difficult times you need to have a Funeral Director who really cares. Art Kunkle has been amazing in meeting our needs and surpasing all expectations!

Alan

September 28, 2010

All staff was very supportive and professional.

Robin

September 28, 2010

The service was outstanding and carried out beyond my expectations at this most difficult time.

Diann

September 28, 2010

Accommodating to the wishes made by the deceased and to family members. A lengthy illness had left my mother extremely thin with little to work with regarding appearance. But she looked absolutely beautiful the way she did 30 years ago when she was a robust and full of life.

Bonnie

September 14, 2010

Anthony was very supportive to me and extremely supportive to my grandson. He took special time to talk to a very distraught 14 year old boy and helped him through a most difficult time.

Lorraine

September 14, 2010

The entire service was above and beyond anything I could have ever imagined during a difficult time.

Lorraine

September 14, 2010

Thank you for making a very difficult time in our lives go so easily and smoothly. Your professionalism was much appreciated. Your facilities were lovely.

Rose

September 14, 2010

I never expected to be treated so kindly. Thank you so much from myself and my entire family.

Susan and Family

September 14, 2010

We were highly satisfied!

Michael

September 14, 2010

Great attention to detail and we were extremely satisfied!

Samuel

September 14, 2010

Courtesy and thoughtfulness were at the top of their agenda and respect was evident in their demeanor. We were very satisfied; they were all wonderful and caring.

Kevin

September 14, 2010

Thank you for the personal attention and caring employees, at this time. Your follow-up phone calls were much appreciated.

Tim and Karen

September 09, 2010

The professional respectful demeanor of the staff and the attention to details; as we walked into the room where our beloved mother was laid, we were touched by the beauty of the room and the placement of the beautiful flowers and photos.

Denise

September 09, 2010

James had many of us to attend to and it was a complicated arrangement but he did an outstanding job and was very attentive. James was great.

Family of Bernard Sinwell