Many families reach out after the conclusion of the services to let us know how much our support and guidance meant to them in their time of need, and we’re honored to receive such heartfelt praise. We feel that these messages speak for themselves and we’d like to share them with you.

If you feel we’ve gone above and beyond in supporting you through this difficult time, or would simply like to reach out and say thanks, contact us to share your thoughts or submit a testimonial below. It means the world to us to hear from you and know that we’ve made a difference.

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From the moment we contacted Curran Funeral Home, every single person was fantastic! Norm is the most pleasant person to work with and his sense of humor made our whole life-changing experience a little more bearable. Every aspect of the process was elegantly executed better than I could have ever imagined it to be, especially when we were not prepared for this event. The special touches made a world of difference to help us celebrate and remember our loved one in the way that he deserved. He has continued to be accessible and understanding in the weeks following which we cannot thank him enough for!

Family of Ronald D. "Ron" Shaffer

April 26, 2024

Everyone was kind courteous and respectful. They made a very difficult time easier to get through. I can't thank them enough. Everything was taken care of quickly and professionally.

Family of Donald Chapman

April 22, 2024

Norman and James were available at all times for any concerns or questions. The staff was also helpful with the arrangements , the viewing and the service. We have dealt with this funeral home for several family members and liked the service and the helpfulness of the staff. Perfectly executed. They did an outstanding job on George's video and pictures. He had so many pictures and they ran a x-tra long video which went over and above the usual video.

Family of George Nelson

April 22, 2024

Very gracious service for an out of towner. Everything was taken care of and explanations given freely for every detail. All of you made a sad occasion bearable. Thank you.

Family of Kris Klingensmith

April 22, 2024

Matt is very caring and patient with the family during their time of grieving. He goes above and beyond to make everything perfect.

Family of Jackson Walker

April 22, 2024

Our sincere appreciation to James Kunkle and the staff at Curran's Funeral Home, Apollo location. We had experienced one of the most difficult times in our lives with the loss of our dear sweet daughter, Courtney, and James was nothing short of professional, kind, caring and sympathetic to us during this extremely challenging time. He walked us through so many issues and we cannot say enough about his service to our family. We are forever grateful to have received such caring service. He was available many weeks after for calls when we had questions. Just grateful to them. Randy and Barbara Hancock

Randy and Barbara Hancock

March 25, 2024

I would like to thank Norm and the entire Curran staff. They helped our family through a difficult time. Any and all questions were answered with respect and kindness. I know if I have any further questions, I can call Curran.

Kathleen Fowkes

January 24, 2024

I cannot say tell you how much Norm and the entire Curran staff helped our family through a shocking and trying year. From the first notifications, to collecting information and organizing precious memories, to the final farewells and the honor guard for my Dad, I was told "don't worry, we will take care of it", and you all did. The kindness and respect afforded our family was unparalleled. I did not have to worry about anything. Norm attended to every request, and considered input from the entire family, so we could grieve without worrying about the logistics. I know he he has an incredible staff supporting him to make it all happen. Curran definitely exceeded our expectations. It is obvious that you have a caring team who all work together to support families through the most difficult times. I felt as though I had good friends to guide me when I had no idea what to do, nor the energy to do it. James answered the phone and reassured me that all would be taken care of the night that my father passed. I certainly needed the support. Norm took the reins to coordinate the family's wishes (and we all had very different ideas ;-) ), insured every little detail was handled, and from that created truly honorable tributes to both Mom and Dad. He even was a hit with our 2 y/o grandson - who played for some time at Mom's viewing. Carl and Dan made sure the family was well cared for at the viewing and services, and engaged family members in thoughtful conversation. We all felt much more at ease in spite of the crowds and emotion. The end result were two exceptional and personalized tributes to lives well lived - you helped us to find and hold dear the happy memories when our minds were full of anguish. Thank you.

Family of Michael & Pat Gerheim

January 23, 2024

Matt was kind and helped us greatly during this process. Everything went as we asked for. Entire staff was great.

Family of Joseph Travaglia

January 23, 2024

Norm went out of his way to answer questions, guide us and listen to what we wanted. His celebration of life was absolutely perfect. Would highly recommend his services to anyone. Our loved one looked just as he should have. The picture video was made with our family in mind. Every person went above and beyond to ensure we had what we needed. There were many people in attendance and they handled it exceptionally well.

Family of Timothy Pugliese

January 23, 2024

I can't say enough about Norm. Was very pleased made the celebration of life memorable Norm was the best to bring smiles and many memories. Everyone that was at my mothers celebration of life was very impressed.

Family of Nancy Libengood

January 23, 2024

Excellent service and caring concern for any concerns that might arise. They included last minute items in service, such as inclusion of scripture and words of song when I realized there was no scripture included in service. Norm, of course with his wit and perfect recap of Frank's life. And Matt who was ever present and willing to help.

Family of Frank Crawford

January 23, 2024

Just had a great overall experience. James and Norm could not have been more professional and compassionate. Would highly recommend them and Curran.

Family of Linda Kindoll

January 23, 2024

Norm's help with all the details, music, flowers, clothing, was all much appreciated. I'm sure that others helped as well, but I mostly dealt with him. He walked me through all the pre-planning and with everything at the funeral. I really can't thank you all enough.

Family of Marion Polahar

January 19, 2024

I can’t thank Matt enough for taking care of all the many details. He was always available and helpful, and so was the rest of the staff.

Family of Josephine DiBiasio

January 19, 2024

Everything was done in a professional manner, and yet everyone was sincere and caring. was sincere and comforting. Thanks to James and Dana for their professionalism, courtesy and kindness.

Family of Jane Eckman

January 19, 2024

Beyond a doubt Matt helped me to cope with an experience that I could not have been able to without his caring manner. My brother had a very difficult time his last few months on earth, lost so much weight and I worried that he did not look like himself. Matt assured me he would look good, and he really looked like his old self at the funeral. I am so grateful for this.

Family of James Kaito

January 19, 2024

Norm always does a very professional job. I appreciated his graveside service.

Family of Mary Kolish

January 19, 2024

I'd like to recognize Matt and Norm. After the courtesy and professionalism we received, I would never want anyone else to take care of my arrangements when the time comes. Everything was perfect. Staff is amazing!

Family of Carole Davis

January 19, 2024

Matt Berger served as my focal point, and really my sanity during all of this. Matt was so kind to the entire family, and really put us at ease, just by letting us know that dad was enroute to the funeral home, that he was there..He had been a tissue donor, and prior to his passing he had fallen. Matt prepared us for how he'd look at the service. He gave us extra time to say goodbye. I truly couldn't have asked for a better person to walk though this process than with Matt. 100% i would recommend Curran Funeral Home. My dad passed unexpectedly and I had NO CLUE what I was doing. Matt Berger was a blessing. He walked me through every single step, with kindess and compassion.

Family of David Coulter

January 19, 2024

Norm was excellent from the very beginning and he continues to still help out as much as he can! We appreciated everything he did to help us all through this hard time. He was so kind and he not only took such great care of my dad, he took care of all of us as well. Norm was simply the best!

Family of Ron Wagner

January 19, 2024

We are so very grateful for everything Norm did for us during our very difficult time. He is definitely the best of the best! Given the circumstances, we could not have asked for a better experience. He went above and beyond to make sure everything was the way we wanted it.

Family of Ron Wagner, Jr.

January 19, 2024

Norm and the rest of the staff were wonderful. Norm was great. He helped us before, during and after with everything. I greatly appreciate everything he has done for our family. The kindness and thoughtfulness that Norm put in on his own from just knowing Dad.

Family of Ronald V. Wagner, Jr.

January 19, 2024

I recently lost my brother James Kaito and never had to plan a funeral before and was nervous and grieving. Then I met Matt and was no longer nervous. Matt was awesome. He led me through all the details with such a caring attitude. I will be forever thankful to Matt for his kindness and thoughtfulness during a most difficult time.

Mary Ellen Flores

November 08, 2023

I can’t say enough about Norm and his coworkers. They were compassionate and caring especially since we came from out of town. Norm made it so easy to bring our Dad back home where he wanted to be.

Family of James Thounhurst

October 31, 2023

Norm and the entire staff were professional, personable, and caring.

Family of Rodney Clawson

October 31, 2023

Jim Kunkle is the one who took care of our family. We had just lost my mother that morning but he made time to meet with us that very day. He was very professional, knowledgeable, helpful, supportive and kind. We felt like he really cared about our family. He was compassionate and relatable, and made a very difficult time a bit easier for us. The time that the director took with us from our first meeting was so wonderful. When you’re grieving, the last thing you need is someone to rush you through the process. But we felt like we were given all the time we needed to make decisions. And that if we ever needed anything, we could call anytime. The staff was very professional and caring. All our questions were answered, and we felt like our feelings and our family was truly cared for.

Family of BJ Kanas

October 31, 2023

The celebration of life was very personal and detail oriented. Norman made it easy and beautiful.

Family of Kathy Olbeter

October 31, 2023

James-from the minute he was contacted he asked every step of the way what we wanted and went above and beyond our requests. Norm-from before Corey’s passing, he was there for us. He also went above and beyond for us as he’s done in the past. Whatever they could do to make a heart wrenching time for us a tiny bit easier they did repeatedly. You two by far are “The Best”!

Family of Corey Crawford

October 31, 2023

The professionalism, ease of planning, and caring personnel is INCREDIBLE! Matt is wonderful to work with...he even purchased Butterfinger candy bars to hand out at the end of our service, my Dad's favorite treat. Matt was WONDERFUL in every aspect!

Family of John Jefferson

October 31, 2023

The care and empathy of the staff was amazing. They were so courteous to my family and my 15-year-old niece. The service was wonderful especially for the circumstances.

Family of Tracy Niel

October 31, 2023

My mother just passed, it’s a week today. James kunkle, I can’t say enough good things about this man. He helped me and my family through this terrible ordeal, and set me on the right path for everything that comes after the funeral and all the people are gone. I would recommend James and his little partner Kirby They will help you through a very trying time Steven

Steven Dunmire

September 04, 2023

Norm Connors did a fantastic job with the Celebration Of Life Tribute Service

Family of John Gvoth Jr.

August 23, 2023

Matt was a superstar! The entire staff was amazing. This was one of the worst moments of my life and I wasn't at my best but the staff made me feel like I was. I can't say enough great thing or give enough gratitude for what the staff deserves.

Family of Randy Fulton

August 14, 2023

Thank you to James Kunkle and all of the staff at Curran-Shaffer in Apollo. Their compassion and professionalism was very much appreciated during our time of need. With sincere thanks, The Family of Mike Kosicek

Jeff Bush

August 08, 2023

Norm was exceptional, from the first contact i made with him there was an immediate comfort level. During this difficult time, the service went smoothly and the experienced staff at Curran was there every step of the way. Thank you so much. Norm was terrific, especially during the pre-service meeting , inspiring , comforting and created a reflecting time of memories for the Celebration Of Life Tribute Service.

Family of Delores Maxine "Dee Dee" (Bivens) Barnett

April 25, 2023

We loved what Norm did with our brothers service and wanted the same for our mom's service. We can't say enough about Norm. He was so caring and knowledgeable and made the process easy during a difficult time. Having a classic Pirates game play during the visitation was very special to us.

Family of Judith Haines

April 25, 2023

Norm was the reason we chose Curran Funeral Home even though we aren't from the area. He did a Celebration of Life for my brother seven years ago. The Celebration for my husband Myron was wonderful. I had so many compliments we people saying it was the best service they have ever attended. Norm and Dana are the best!

Family of Myron Hartos

April 21, 2023

Matt was wonderful. So kind and understanding. Plus he read something I wrote for my Dad as I didn't feel I could get thru it. Meant alot. Also very helpful. I had a problem with flowers I ordered and he even tried to help with that. Above and beyond. Thank You! Matt and initially Norm were great!

Family of William Walcroft

April 21, 2023

Having Norman Connors do the celebration of life was the best decision we made

Family of Pearl Bertino

April 21, 2023

Matt and Norm were very nice.

Family of Jared Spillers

April 21, 2023

Matt was so nice and available anytime with answers to our questions. Went out of his way to help us.

Family of Ronald Groholski, Sr.

April 21, 2023

Matt was warm, welcoming, and displayed exceptional attention to detail throughout the entire process. We're grateful for his grace and patience.

Family of Harlin Jervis

April 21, 2023

What stood out the most to us was the personalization of the Celebration Of Life Tribute Service. Thank you Norm

Family of Robert Specht

April 21, 2023

Norm did an outstanding job helping us with my wife's funeral. Highly recommended. We were thankful for the music and the Celebration Of Life Tribute Service.

Family of Debbie Cousins

April 21, 2023

James was very compassionate, kind and empathetic during a difficult time. His thoughtfulness, support and professionalism will forever be appreciated. I highly recommend Curran Funeral Home.

Larry Granatire

March 11, 2023

We recently had the occasion to work with Norm, James, and Matt from the Curran team. Norm was our primary point of contact and he and the team were exemplary in all aspects. Norm's sensitivity to the wants and needs of our family as well as coordinating all logistics and communications were incredible. Our father looked as he did for most of his 97 years and was truly at peace. The facility looked perfect and honored a proud World War II veteran and father of six. In addition, the tribute video was compiled flawlessly and is a timeless keepsake that family and friends will continue to enjoy. Norm is a kind, sensitive, knowledgeable, humorous, and caring professional that turned a difficult exercise into a pleasant experience. You blessed our family and friends and we're very appreciative to Norm and the entire Curran team. Family of John J. McLay

Family of John J. McLay

March 11, 2023

Norm and team are, in a word, stellar. NO ONE could have possibly provided more attentive, sensitive care and ease of making arrangements (the amount of behind-the-scenes work that has to go on in such a compressed period of time in order to appear utterly seamless/flawless is massive) - and sensitively managing family member grief. Curran took away all logistics stress for me, allowing me simply - with their considerable support - to grieve our family's loss. They made all logistics easy, treated my mother's funeral as a once-in-a-lifetime experience (even though they handle many funerals in the course of their work lives). Truly remarkable team. Norm is a sensitive, caring, exemplary professional who made this awful loss more bearable by knowing that my mom and her arrangements were in exceptional hands.

Family of Margaret Lander

February 08, 2023

My mother looked beautiful. Her hair and nails were done well. James Kunkle was exemplary, knowledgeable and kind. Assisted with proof of death to close an account. Remembered to return her pearl pin. Lead us through the process easily. Communicated well, everyone knew the schedule.

Family of Ethel Hovanik

February 08, 2023

Under the circumstances everything was handled professionally and above expectations thanks to Norm.

Family of Helen Cup

February 08, 2023

James was great. The tribute video stood out. It was really nice everything

Family of Ronald McDivitt

February 08, 2023

The kindness, sensitivity, wisdom, and skill with which every detail was handled was sterling. We felt like family was helping us through the pre-planning and the actual events. The compassion and warmth of James, Norm, Matthew, and Carl was tremendously comforting. The brief visit by your retired support puppy was a delight as well. We were so touched by the attention to detail of every aspect of your services, especially the preparation of Peggy. She looked so beautiful. We feel very blessed to have used your services and to have met each of you. God bless you. You're a gift to mourning families.

Family of Margaret Peggy Angelozzi

February 08, 2023

Just a good place, we’ll taking care of.

Family of Doneda Rose Cunliffe

February 08, 2023

NORM. He was the best. He made us smile and laugh in such a hard time. I will never forget how kind he was. Everyone is personable and it is very organized.

Family of Steven Poleski

February 08, 2023

Norm did a phenomenal job of making a very difficult time bearable with the perfect combination of professionalism and humor. We also loved the personalized playlist of music.

Family of Steve Poleski

November 22, 2022

The staff provided great all-around service. Took time to make sure obituary was right, music was perfect. Video was great. Everything done like we asked. James Kunkle did an amazing job. He was wonderful to work with.

Family of Richard J. "Jack" Dehnert

November 22, 2022

Norm was great to work with. The Celebration Of Life was highly personalized.

Family of Charles Sanford

November 22, 2022

We appreciate everything they did, and how they explained the pricing. We never felt pressured. I was so pleased with how you were able to make her look.

Family of Dolores Nasser

October 27, 2022

James Kunkle is a caring, compassionate, respectful and genuine person. He went above and beyond to accommodate every member of my family. Curran Funeral Home is the Gold Standard of service and caring.

Family of Olga Garufi

October 27, 2022

Norm was great. The military tribute & respect for veterans was awesome.

The family of Louis Smith

October 27, 2022

Through the years, from my Dad, Mom, Sister and Husband, James has been our support then and now. He’s a kind, caring person who goes above and beyond. I’m so thankful for all he has done then and now. 💙

Denise Clark

October 24, 2022

James was compassionate, flexible, and considerate of our grief. Everyone at the funeral home was so kind.

Family of Robert Deitz

October 24, 2022

Every detail was perfect. The organ music, the quilt on the wall, the flowers, and the slight "Mona Lisa" smile on Earla was priceless..it was so Earla. Thank you Norm for your help and guidance. It was a great pleasure to meet and work with you.

Family of Earla Claypool

October 24, 2022

James was hands on and helped us understand things we had very little previous experience with. He made the decision-making process easier. James’ family also has had a long relationship with mine, so being able to have personal conversations not always related to the funeral kept some of the weight of the situation down.

Family of Hillary Borland

October 24, 2022

Norm was easy to talk to. Professional, caring staff. Compassionate and dedicated. Norm will assist with decisions, without being demanding or judgmental. The presentation of family member was excellent. Thank you Norm!

Family of Kenneth White

October 24, 2022

The whole staff was great. James did a wonderful job. In such a horrible time in my life, the staff was there to help and they did a wonderful job.

Family of Jeffrey Walker

October 24, 2022

Curran Funeral Home and in particular Norm were amazing. The care and compassion they gave our family and our beloved mama was so appreciated. Mama looked beautiful. Norm was compassionate, informative, and caring.

Family of Betty Cirigliano

October 16, 2022

If I could give a higher rating I would. The staff was wonderful!

Family of John "Cal" Hilty

October 16, 2022

Working with James and his staff made the situation much bearable. Patient, understanding and very helpful during this time made the things easier to arrange. My mother also requested this funeral home...obviously with good reason. James and his staff were all exemplary in their business transactions, demeanor and assistance during this time.

Family of Melinda Silvestri

October 16, 2022

Norm he made everything simple easy and as stress free as possible. You couldn’t find anyone more caring for the family and the deceased. Norm went above and beyond.

Family of Timothy Rager

October 16, 2022

James Kunkle was very professional and helpful at all times. Cannot thank him enough for the kindness extended to our entire family throughout the process. Professional and friendly staff, great communication, and organized approach to the entire process.

Family of James Hepburn, Sr.

October 16, 2022

I would and already have recommended this funeral home, I've been to a lot of funeral homes over there years and this one is by far the nicest and top-notch funeral home I've been to. Norman and all his people were and are the most Respectful, Polite, Sincere and they definitely took the word Professional to an entire new level!

Family of Kimberly & Anthony "Tony" Stasko

October 16, 2022

They took very special care of all of us during the whole process.

Family of William Toth

October 16, 2022

I want to thank Jim Kunkle for his caring, compassionate manner in making it easier for my sister, Trudy Myers to arrange her husband's funeral at this very sad time in her life. He sat down and explained everything in detail as to what needed to be done and guided us thru the decisions that were made. He listened to what WE wanted and worked with us. With 4 women to deal with he was amazing. The day after making the arrangements for the funeral service it was asked, Did we get a Military honor guard ? We had discussed it when making the arrangements but didn't give Jim an answer before it went on to another question. Bob served in the Army during the Viet Nam War and it was agreed that this should be done. I contacted Jim and told him what was wanted. He said he would call and arrange it for the graveside burial service and also not to worry that he will 'take care of it.' He did a wonderful job on making my brother-in-law look so peaceful, and the viewing and funeral services went on very smoothly. Yes, when Jim Kunkle tells you he will take care of it, he gets the job done. We the family of Robert Myers, Sr. thank you so much for your kindness and attention to every detail. God Bless you.

Judy Wright

October 13, 2022

James- I can't thank you enough for all you have done for my family. You and your team helped to make the past few months so much easier. For us it has always been Curran..for as long as I remember. Gary Curran was a kind man, and that caring and compassion has not changed over the years. We've lost a lot of family members and friends and there has always been some example of that same care and compassion that we heard about that the immediate family shared with us. Thank you again, James. Please pass along our gratitude and appreciation to all of your team.

Family of Marjorie Keltz

August 01, 2022

James, Norm, and Matt- you are amazing. We were so pleased with the arrangements, the viewing, the church service, the cemetery procession, and the military honor guard. It was a sad time for all of us, and you were there to sincerely help. We truly thank you.

Family of William A. "Bill" Toth

August 01, 2022

Many thanks to the Curran-Shaffer team in Apollo, most especially to Norman Connors. Norm helped us through a very difficult time, and helped me and my family to create a beautiful, meaningful service. Norm took the time to get to know Mom, through our own stories, and managed to capture her very essence for her Celebration of Life. It was truly the most personal, heartfelt, and compassionate service I've ever been fortunate enough to experience. Thank you, Kelly DeRusha, daughter of Betty Jean Cirigliano

Kelly DeRusha

May 18, 2022

Thank you to James and his entire staff at Curran Funeral Homes! Their compassion, knowledge, and professionalism in this difficult time for me and my family was truly appreciated. From the initial phone call to the final remaining detail James was extremely prompt and always very responsive. Their attention to detail made our decision-making process easy and seamless. Thank you to James and the entire staff at Curran Funeral Homes! The Trozzi Family May 8, 2022

Frank Trozzi

May 08, 2022

Thank you to James and his entire staff at Curran Funeral Homes! Their compassion, knowledge, and professionalism in this difficult time for me and my family was truly appreciated. From the initial phone call to the final remaining detail James was extremely prompt and always very responsive. Their attention to detail made our decision-making process easy and seamless. Thank you to James and the entire staff at Curran Funeral Homes! The Trozzi Family May 8, 2022

Frank Trozzi Jr.

May 08, 2022

The entire staff, especially James and Norm were exceptional and made our services process easy, calming, and less stressful. My wife and I, as well as my family appreciated everything they did for my parents (Mary and Robert McGough) and for us. We will be forever grateful and devoted to Curran Funeral Home. Family of Robert and Mary McGough

Michael and Cecilia McGough

April 11, 2022

Norman Connors was truly a gift from God. He did an amazing job caring for me and my family during our time of need. He was extremely knowledgeable in all areas, and had answers to every question asked of him. He quickly responded to our needs while having so many other families needs to meet. He was very organized, and kept all of our affairs in order. He is truly dedicated to his work. Norm's compassion and caring of people during the most difficult times is beyond incredible. Even after the funeral service, support has guidance has continued.

Family of Karen Zaffuto

March 20, 2022

Norm did an outstanding job.

Family of Judith Kennedy

March 20, 2022

Everyone I interacted with were truly wonderful. I think the cross left of my mom's pillow was the kindest gesture.

Family of Norma Fraser

March 20, 2022

My husband had been sick for months and looked so handsome. Everything was perfect. They are the greatest.

Family of Richard Tedeski

March 20, 2022

Norm Connors was exceptional throughout the entire funeral process. He was there for us, and created a memorable service despite having to so during the pandemic. He was compassionate, and symapthetic.

Family of John Kautz

March 20, 2022

Beginning with the initial phone calls, arriving at his home, his tribute, visitation and Mass, Honor Guard, through to the final prayers at the cemetery - Norm and the entire Apollo staff maintained constant respect for our family and took great care of our Dad at every step. They provided exemplary service for Dad and much appreciated emotional comfort for us.

Bernard D. Kaplin

March 09, 2022

Norm and James at Curran are honestly the best in the business. We have had the arrangements for two family members at the Apollo location and we could not be more pleased with their caring, supportive professional nature and even sense of humor. Thank you both for all you do. Family of Ford & Mardell Walker

Kerry Wright

February 23, 2022

When our 11 year old passed away in Dec 2021 our world crumbled. However when James and Matt came to our home I knew that my boy would be well cared for and loved. We felt at ease with every decision we were asked to make and through every step of the service. Beyond grateful for everyone at Currans.

Amanda Flickinger

February 22, 2022

The funeral was prearranged but it was a stress free experience. Norman was great & the entire stuff was as well. They handled everything with "joy" of the life we were celebrating. Always cheerful and pleasant.

Family of Bernice Bittinger

February 22, 2022

In our geographic area there are 2 funeral choices, and undoubtedly Curran's is our family's only option. Always stellar service and treatment. Norman was amazing- the perfect mix of someone who knows his profession but can put others at ease. How our Joey looked was going to be very important to all of us. Norman knew that and conveyed the urgency of decision making in an amazing, empathetic way. So many of our visitors were impressed with everything that was done for Joey. The staff at the funeral home even captured his smile! The firm's willingness to work so closely with our church is also a blessing.

Family of Joseph "Joey" Shaffer

February 22, 2022

Norman Connors is so personable. He really makes a difficult time more soothing. He helped so much to make this sad and emotional time more streamlines. He was amazing to work with, and made himself completely available for any questions or concerns. It was appreciated.

Family of Margaret Huey

February 22, 2022

Norman Connors does a great job. Excellent service & extremely helpful and sensitive during a stressful time.

Family of John Metzgar

February 22, 2022

James Kunkle and crew provided excellent service. Carl looked just like he used to years ago. Very memorable to see him this way.

Family of Carl Beighley

January 26, 2022

Staff members involved were sensitive, attentive, and sincere.

Family of Anna Leone

January 26, 2022

Excellent service by Norm and James, your hairdresser, and staff. All very professional people. My mom's appearance was amazing. You also honored all of her wishes- music, stopping at her home before the cemetery. You did an excellent job and went above and beyond. Thank you for making a difficult time a little easier!

Family of Josephine Moliterno

January 26, 2022

James Kunkle for the caring and support. He did aa super job with my mom. She looked just like she did before having health problems. It meant so much to remember her that way.

Family of Linda Mae Beighley

January 26, 2022

From my first telephone conversation with James Kunkle, I felt that Curran Funeral Homes was the right choice. James was caring and understanding. Working with him gave me the peace-of-mind to know that everything would be taken care of with compassion when my daughter passed away. I also met Matt Berger a couple of times and he, too, was wonderful and kind. Thank you for the exceptional care, including the care drive for Alicia to WV, during a sad time.

Gail Bartlett

January 17, 2022

Norm was exceptional. He is a very compassionate and exceptional representative of your funeral home.

Family of Paul Petrarca

December 13, 2021

Excellent service. Very kind and helpful.

Family of James Ferguson

September 28, 2021

Norm Connors and Matt Berger were extremely professional and caring, with attention to detail. Everyone was so calm, caring, and professional. We were extremely pleased from the initial contact to the completion of services. Everything was perfect. Job very well done!

Family of Anthony Nicholas

September 28, 2021

Awesome funeral home staff, facility, and services. Cherlyn was professional, caring, patient, with great attention to detail, and overall a fantastic person.

Family of Margaret Gardetto

September 28, 2021

Wonderful support and guidance from Norm. We lost my Dad in Ohio and had him brought back to Saltsburg for burial. The wake and celebration of life service helped my Mom through her grief. The celebration of life service went extremely well. We could not be happier with the service and support we received through Curran. Mark Johnson - Son of the late Paul Johnson, Saltsburg High School class of 56' September 22, 2021

Mark A Johnson

September 22, 2021

I want to personally thank Norm, the director of my father’s services. Norm you went above and beyond in your support and service for Rich’s celebratory burial today. You are gracious and kind and you made this difficult day a little brighter. I highly recommend this home for any and all comfort, funeral and celebration of life services needed.

Renee Ghelarducci

September 10, 2021

When deciding on urns and wondering how to accommodate everyone, Norman Connors suggested something wonderful in our eyes (Parting Stone).He was also a big help after our initial meeting. The gentlemen that came to the house for my mom and Norm were very kind and sympathetic to our grief.

Family of Faye Mazzon

July 15, 2021

Norman Connors went above and beyond caring about us kids and how they would take care of dad. Everything he did was for our dad and family was wonderful.

Family of Paul Fisher

July 15, 2021

Norman Connors was a Godsend in a very difficult time. I was very pleased with the help I received. They thought of all of the companies I would have to contact, and even took care of contacts for me. Norman and Madeline were a great help and it gave me time to process and grieve.

Family of Paul Waltenbaugh

June 16, 2021

Cherylyn was wonderful, and took great care of us. The staff was professional and courteous.

Family of Robert Shoemaker

June 16, 2021

James Kunkle=excellent

Family of Mary Ellen Malley

June 16, 2021

Cherylyn was very supportive. She was sensitive and well-organized, and helped us through our difficult time

Family of Donald Obriot

May 25, 2021

The overall service was meaningful

Family of David Payne

May 25, 2021

Excellent service. James, Matt, Norm, and Madeline were all great!

Family of Betty Kiro

May 25, 2021

Norman Connors was wonderful. He handled everything with kindness and professionalism. Norm was simply amazing.

Family of Margaret Usselmann

May 25, 2021

James Kunkle was exceptional

Family of Abner Mull

May 04, 2021

Our daughter looked beautiful and we could not have been more satisfied with the attention to personal detail. Excellent service by all, and all were outstanding to make the service more personal and meaningful.

Family of Kristi Luisi

May 04, 2021

James Kunkle was very caring. The courtesy of the staff and the flexibility was very comforting.

Family of Emil Scarano

May 04, 2021

Norm was an amazing support during a difficult time. The services were unique, and personalized to our mother. Norm did an excellent job and is a credit to your funeral home and the profession.

Family of Arlene Reynolds

March 31, 2021

The service provided by James Kunkle was beyond expectations. The attention to details and meeting all requests were excellent.

The family of Dolores Aiken

March 31, 2021

Norm was very accommodating and easy to work with.

Family of Thomas Bicanich

March 31, 2021

The service and compassion everyone offered was beyond exceptional. Martha, Norm, James and Madeline were great. They are hands down the best funeral home in the area.

Famiily of Virginia Verbena

February 26, 2021

Norm was wonderful. He was kind, and compassionate. Norm provided exemplary care, as well as Madeline. Everything was perfect for our needs.

Family of Lance Anderson

February 26, 2021

Norm & staff were very loving and king. Awesome people. They helped us through our difficult time.

Family of Rebecca Wysocki

January 26, 2021

Both James and Norm were completely sensitive to our mother's passing and could not have been anymore professional at their jobs. We were completely satisfied in every area. They are just two great guys to deal with at our time of pain.

Family of Betty Grupac

January 26, 2021

The staff was very kind and understanding. They took the time to talk to us and listen to what we had to say, and answer our questions.

Family of Helen Knappenberger

November 23, 2020

Cherylyn was amazing! Very caring and accommodating.

Family of Gene Westmore

November 23, 2020

My brother and I were very pleased with James and Norm and the time they took with us. The death of my mother was unexpected, and they were very understanding to our emotions. The Celebration Of Life Tribute Service Norm did was spectacular. He spoke of my mom like he had known her for years just by talking to us for a couple of hours. I am still hearing from my family members how wonderful it was. The toast to her was the icing on the cake. Madeline and Matt were also so kind. All of the staff that assisted were wonderful.

Family of Patricia Dill

November 23, 2020

Everything was perfect.

Family of Donna Smail

November 23, 2020

My mom passed away in may of 2020...I sit and write this on a rainy day. I thought of writing everyday, but im sad and kept avoiding it. I truly can't say enough on how wonderful and professional Curran Funeral home is. Mr. Norm Connors made an incredibly difficult and sad time manageable. All of the staff was extremely professional and compassionate.During the most difficult time in my life Norm was there to help in every aspect. I can't say thank you enough and would help him with anything anytime....They deserve 10 stars**********. God bless them all. THANK YOU

Dino Lopreiato

October 19, 2020

I always refer Curran-Shaffer because they are everything you need in your time of need. They are there for you at all times. With the COVID-19 guidelines they were very accommodating and adjusted for our needs. Many family members commented on how well it all worked. Everyone was helpful and courteous.

Family of Ruth Hilty

October 19, 2020

James and his staff were absolutely wonderful! His graveside service was refreshing and wonderfully inspirational. I live in Florida and all arrangements with James and staff were handled by phone. When I arrived in Pennsylvania, everything was completely handled.

Family of Dorothy Sottoriva

October 19, 2020

My dad looked so nice, peaceful, and at rest. Not artificial at all. Norm's Celebration of Life was wonderful. He combined info from mom's Celebration and our feedback and provided a meaningful service for us. Norm made dad's service so special to us. The Celebration Of Life, Honor Guard Service, and bugler were awesome. The toast to dad and peanut butter cups was special. Dad was smiling down on us.

Family of Wilbert Shepherd

October 19, 2020

They were amazing from the beginning to the end of the service. James and his wife Kris and Norm did an amazing job at anticipating our every need. The total personalization of all aspects of this most difficult process was more than we could have hoped for. It was unique and special. We could not have been more pleased!

Family of Ivan Campbell

October 19, 2020

I am so grateful to James and Norm for all the support, care, and understanding they showed when my mother passed away unexpectedly. My brother and I were so thankful for all they have done for us. The Celebration of Life Ceremony that Norm did was amazing. He took the time to learn who my mother is and memorialized her in the most amazing way. The port wine toast that we had for her was a wonderful idea. The part that made it was the fact the sun came out just then to show that she was with all of us. I will recommend them to everyone.

Becky Hilty

October 06, 2020

When my Dad had passed away during the pandemic, Norm made everything possible! For as hard as it is when someone so closes to you passes away Norm made it comforting. We also want to say thank you to Matthew for standing there with us as long as he did as our "camera crew". Oh the things you have to do during a pandemic. Norm also made sure our family was involved 1, 000 %. He had my two boys be pallbearers for their Pa and it just made our hearts full. We can't thank you guys enough for everything that you all have done. We thank you again from the bottom of our hearts.

Kori McArdle

August 21, 2020

Norm was very accommodating in letting the family view my son before the cremation to say our final goodbyes. The Celebration Of Life Tribute Service turned out so awesome. Very pleased with all of the services provided. They were very accommodating as I needed to travel from Florida.

Family of David William Brown

August 21, 2020

Service went very well. I will always be grateful. James was my main contact, and he was great. They were caring, and allowed us to do what meant most to us.

Family of Raymond Bash

August 21, 2020

Everything was done to our expectations and was done well. We were pleased with the care and concern showed to our elderly parents including accommodating last minute changes. We thank you all for helping us to honor our daughter/sister in the way she deserved. A special thank you to James and Martha.

Family of Elvira Dibiasio

August 21, 2020

It was comforting to see my son as he always was considering his long illness.

Family of James Ciuca

August 21, 2020

My husband chose cremation and the funeral home staff were very caring and supportive in walking me through this process. They made me comfortable and at ease in making appropriate decisions. Norm and James were wonderful, caring, and compassionate. Their support staff was kind and efficient.

Family of Francis M. McCool

June 27, 2020

We always appreciate how James and Martha handle all aspects of our needs to our greatest satisfaction.

Family of Alexander Manella

June 27, 2020

Norm and his assistant, Matthew, were kind, caring and comforting during the most difficult time in my life to date. On top of losing my father, we had to navigate the uncertainty of the COVID-19 Pandemic. Norm and his team made the journey of my father's passing to finally laying him to rest as stress-free as possible. I am forever grateful for the sympathy and compassion Norm shared with my mother, sister and I during this most difficult time.

Michael Harris

June 09, 2020

Thank you for making a very difficult time much easier to deal with. Your care and concern is genuine. Your professionalism was exceptional. Everything was taken care of and thought of and any thing we asked was no problem and a done deal. We are truly very happy with the Professional experience we had with Norm Connors. He went beyond to connect and work with us on our loss of our daughter. He is a good person who truly cares about what he does.

Mary Rimmel

June 04, 2020

Unfortunately, everyone suffers losses in their family. When you unexpectedly suffer a loss, everything at that moment is like a blur. When we lost our husband/dad/Pa, we were blessed to have made the decision to have Curran Funeral Homes help us along the way. Norm Connors and the Curran staff were blessings to our family every step of the way. Losing a loved one during the COVID-19 situation was new to not only us, but also to Curran. They made certain that, even though a very limited number, we had the chance to be with our loved one and even helped us allow other family members and friends pay their respects through digital technology (who would imagine!). Our family, along with many other family and friends, are looking forward to celebrate Joe at his Celebration of Life tribute. Thank you, Norm and Curran staff, for helping us during a very difficult time. You all are blessings to us.

Lori Bushovsky

May 20, 2020

We were impressed with how much Norm, the funeral director, does for the grieving families. We had to do very little and knew the preparations were in good hands. Norm was fantastic to work with. He was very attentive and prompt.

Family of Michael Kozub

April 20, 2020

James was great! He treated us very well.

Family of Helen Jurovic

April 20, 2020

Norman Connors was helpful with everything.

Family of Michael Doshen

April 20, 2020

From the very first call to the final handshake, Norm Connors and the staff at Curran Funeral Home, did an excellent job when my father-in-law passed away. Norm helped and held us up through one of our sadest life events and took so much stress and worry off of my wife and family. We will be forever grateful. Our pre need, viewings, Celebration of Life service and Service at the Grave side all went percectly. The staff could not have been more professional, helpful or understanding. I cannot thank them enough for their help and compassion after the death of my father-in-law Clarence E. Weister on January 26, 2020

Ken Tronsberg

February 17, 2020

What was most memorable was Norm's consideration and understanding of the emotional aspects of a death of a loved one.

Family of James Ament

February 14, 2020

Norman Connors was very compassionate, and very thorough. The funeral home did a wonderful job with Leroy's appearance. We will never forget the smile he had on his face. It was Leroy to the core.

Family of Leroy Beck

February 14, 2020

Norman Connors (pre-arrangement contact) and Cherylyn Danjou (funeral director who handled the funeral) were both so capable and caring. They paid attention to every detail making it perfect. Without knowing my husband personally, they were able to capture his life, his personality, his essence in the video they developed, and the display of important memorabilia. It was the most personalized service I've ever been a part of. We had so many remark to us about how beautiful and detailed everything was. It truly made me feel as though Larry was there with us.

Family of Larry Facchine

February 14, 2020

I have dealt with other funeral homes for family members. No one in our area comes close to Curran Funeral Home. They are at the top of the business in each and every phase of this process. Working with Norm and the staff at Curran's was like being cared for by family members. The level of professionalism is unmatched in our area. They allowed us time to make decisions, and had special touches with the memorial folders, video, and even the portrait. They were all extremely professional and caring.

Family of William Hollis

January 20, 2020

James did an outstanding job at explaining to me what was going to happen. He also did an excellent job in helping me pick out an urn. I had never met Norman Connors before the day of the funeral, but he made me feel like we were old friends. He asked and helped me make some decisions. The portrait the funeral home put on display brought tears to my eyes. It was truly beautiful.

Family of Norma Ferrera

January 20, 2020

I appreciated the compassion of everyone, especially Norman Connors

Family of Lorraine Gallo

January 20, 2020

Cherylyn was very attentive to our family throughout the service. We were very happy with her.

Family of Lawrence Cupka

December 23, 2019

I can not emphasize enough how wonderful Curran Funeral Home was to our family. James Kunkle was absolutely wonderful and so were the other people at the funeral home. My husband was so sick and looked wonderful

Family of Eugene Rupert

December 23, 2019

Everyone we came into contact with whether via phone or in person was very professional and caring. I spoke with Madeline and Martha on numerous occasions- both were knowledgeable, patient, and helpful. Cherylyn was so professional, warm, and kind. She made everything as easy and painless as possible. A very caring and compassionate person.

Family of Verna Rupert

December 23, 2019

Norm and James are great people. Very caring & great work skills

Family of Lawrence Barr

October 28, 2019

Norm was extremely kind and wonderful to myself and our family. He accommodated our every need. We received a lot of positive comments on how nice the facility was. Everything was simplified and clear. Norm handled everything very compassionately. He is a great and caring man. Norm made a horrible situation easier.

Family of Richard Kopnicky

October 28, 2019

Cherylyn was very compassionate. James was extremely helpful and courteous. Norm was wonderful, he spent a lot of time explaining the process to us. Every interaction with the staff was professional. They supported us thru a terrible time. They explained what was happening, and what to expect. The staff was always sensitive to our needs. We loved the video, and the personal details such as the thank you notes, and the way the documented the gifts and flowers sent. We loved the Celebration Of Life Tribute Service for my mom- especially with the surprise of her favorite- the Mallow Cups.

Family of Dorothy Jean Roach

October 28, 2019

James Kunkle was outstanding. He handled all of the memorial service components with care, understanding, and professionalism. The expenses were fair, and explained in detail.

Family of Harold Master

October 28, 2019

I would like to share my sincere appreciation to the staff of Curran Funeral home for their compassion, understanding and thoughtfulness. Norm Connors prepared and presented my husbands Celebration of Life Tribute. He did an amazing job. I received so many heartwarming compliments. We are blessed to have this funeral home in our area.

Michelle Reese

October 02, 2019

My father, Andrew Klanica, died on 9/17 and had his funeral at Curran on 9/23. I liked the way everything was done, I felt that the staff were very professional and performed all parts of the process well. I'm sure my dad would have been happy to see how things went that day.

Tim Klanica

September 29, 2019

My father and best friend passed suddenly this past April. As his only daughter, it was my owner to choose and make his arrangements. I was in shock and grief stricken. I knew that I wanted his services to be at our church and of course Curran and Apollo as I have heard many good things. Norman Connors contacted me that evening and I spoke with him the next day. He emotionally held my hand through every single step of the process. I was able to contact him and ask him questions anytime of the day or night. Not only was my fathers viewing, services and burial beautiful and touching, but I feel I gained such a valuable friend doing all of it. Norman Didn’t treat me like a customer or a client. He was sensitive to all of my needs and concerns and helped me make my own decisions in a caring way. I honestly cannot believe how above and beyond Norman and the rest of the staff went to make this time as comfortable as possible. I would never, ever consider using anyone else after my experiences with curren in Apollo, PA.

Bethany Richards Toland

September 27, 2019

I would like to commend Arthur & James Kunkle, Norman Connors, and Cherlyn Danjou for the outstanding service they have provided to my family, relatives and friends over the years. They always go above and beyond the call of duty to ensure that every detail and wishes of the family are seamlessly met without any pause or hesitation. Especially, I want to thank Norman Connors for his assistance in my pre-planning arrangements. Initially, pre-planning can seem like an awkward experience. However, Norman's professionalism and personal demeanor helped to make the process more comfortable than originally expected. Thanks to all of you for your dedication to serving the Alle-Kiski Valley.

Anthony Buyny

September 26, 2019

Norman Connors was great to work with. Very accommodating.

Family of Clara McElroy

September 25, 2019

Everyone was very nice and were always available when you needed them. All through the funeral and after whenever I called, they would see me. They made my husband look like he did before he was sick. Norman Connors was very nice and no matter when I called he helped me out.

Family of Raymond O'Neil

September 25, 2019

To me, the services were above and beyond what we expected. Mom looked beautiful! We prearranged with James and his assistance was exemplary. Norman Connors handled the funeral and his assistance was most valuable and exceptional. We also liked that the funeral home had beautiful dresses to choose from and purchase.

Family of Pearl Bertetto

September 25, 2019

Norm went above and beyond. His efforts are greatly appreciated. Norm is a great asset to the Curran Funeral Homes. He made a very difficult time a little easier. I liked the willingness of the funeral home to handle outside matters as well such as pensions.

Family of Faye Polka

August 19, 2019

James was wonderful. He was very kind, and I found it very helpful my son's cremated remains were delivered to my home.

Family of Daniel Gibbons

August 19, 2019

Norm was outstanding. Prompt replies, very helpful & caring. Highly recommended. All arrangements were handled in a timely & professional manner.

Family of Mary Jane Yount

August 19, 2019

The whole experience was very well acceptable to us. All staff were very capable, and helpful.

Family of Gloria Scalzott

August 19, 2019

James was great to work with. He was kind, caring, and accommodating. The funeral home staff was responsive, professional, kind and caring.

Family of Victoria Calizzi

August 19, 2019

James is the best of the best, and provided comfort to those who attended. The funeral home's creativity and kindness were exceptional.

Family of Marion Cocco

July 12, 2019

James was wonderful to work with. He was very caring, courteous, and patient. We were very pleased with his excellent service.

Family of Joseph Spellane

July 12, 2019

They guided me every step of the way. Everything at the funeral home was BEYOND perfect. Norm offered a personal touch, and genuine care.

Family of David Brown

July 12, 2019

Norm Connors is a class act. We were so pleased with his help for the funeral of my son. I have dealt with Curran Funeral Home twice now. Norm Connors had utmost care in going out of his way to make sure I was pleased with everything. They had the highest degree of professionalism, compassion, and honor in helping us get a respectful funeral (and at a reasonable cost also).

Family of Joseph Daniel Held

July 12, 2019

Norm made everything as easy as possible as was so kind. Madeline in the office was great to work with. The appearance of my mom was very nice and as natural as possible

Family of MaryAnn Anderson

May 19, 2019

We were very pleased with how everything went. The staff went above and beyond. Norm did an awesome job with the Celebration Of Life Tribute Service. Even though we only gathered to talk for an hour, Norm made it as though he knew our family for years. I would recommend this service to anyone. He even created a special moment at the end of the service by purchasing candy Easter Eggs (my mom's favorite) to share with everyone. It was such a nice touch. James and Norm were both wonderful to work with.

Family of Betty Sebastian

May 19, 2019

Cherylyn Danjou was wonderful in every aspect of the process. She couldn't have been more helpful. Everything was explained to us in detail, and we were given ample time to make our choices.

Family of Edith Smith

May 19, 2019

Outstanding service from Norman Connors. What an asset this man is for the business. Everything was asked for was "no problem". We could not have been more grateful for the attention to detail that we may have overlooked in our grief. The fact that I called Mr. Connors late one evening to check on something for the funeral the next day...it was VERY late, and he answered with such cheerfulness, and ended with "happy to be of service". Bless this man!

Family of Angeline Vallosio

May 19, 2019

Norm was honest, compassionate and provided us with guidance and helpful information. The family was made to feel very comfortable from the initial meeting. The Celebration Of Life Tribute Service was excellent. The family felt they were in good hands.

Family of Norman Roscher

March 22, 2019

Jim is the man! The rest of the staff were courteous and very willing to help us with every item we requested.The funeral home covered ll bases, and made this a special day for our entire family.

Family of Robert Borello

March 22, 2019

We loved the kindness, caring nature, and compassion of the staff, especially Mr. Kunkle and Cherylyn.

Family of Barbara Waugaman

March 22, 2019

Norman Connors was very helpful and understanding. He knew when to say the right words at the right time to get us to smile and laugh. He was great with our mother, and we really appreciated that.

Family of Clair Knappenberger

March 22, 2019

Norman Connors was our director. We were extremely satisfied with his services. He did a fantastic job for us. He is so caring and helped us through this sad time. We were treated like royalty. Norm's help and suggestions with everything was appreciated.

Family of Arthur Shawley

February 24, 2019

Norm Connors was awesome to work with. We were glad we ended up doing the video. It was a wonderful touch to the funeral that we get to keep. We would highly recommend Norm to others.

Family of Lawrence Yamber

February 24, 2019

Norm was thorough, courteous, patient, helpful, and friendly.

Family of Jean Casella

February 24, 2019

James was wonderful. Hard to do a much nicer job.

Family of Tammy Lynn Gregg

February 24, 2019

Norm was so professional, gentle, and caring as he helped me through this difficult time. We went over every detail to make sure everything was okay with me..checking to make sure we were comfortable. He and the staff the greatest. Caring, compassion, and just the willingness to meet all of our needs. Excellent for Norm and the girls in the office. Everyone that I worked with were the greatest.

Family of Andrew King

February 24, 2019

The viewing was custom-designed around the deceased's interests while he was alive. It was beautiful. The selection of photos were very special. Our families choice of your funeral home was directly related to the professionalism and warmth of Norman Connors. It was our very first time making funeral arrangements, and the guidance and understanding made a difficult process almost easy. He took care of the smallest of details in a timely manner & did not miss anything. His presentation of the "Celebration Of Life Tribute Service" was awesome and comforting. All that attended claimed it was the most beautiful "sermon" they had ever attended.

Family of Carmen Patton

February 24, 2019

I would like to thank everyone at Curran-Shaffer for their compassion and kindness during the recent passing of my father. The way you made my dad look like he did before his health declined, as you did with my mom, letting us remember as they were is so special. Our appreciation of all that you did to make this difficult time so much easier could not go unsaid. Thanks again to your wonderful staff you certainly go above and beyond all expectations.

Doug "Jake" Borello

February 22, 2019

The entire experience from start to finish was above and beyond anything we could have expected. James and the entire staff was excellent. He could not have been any more caring and professional during this time.

Family of Virginia Faber

December 27, 2018

James and Madeline treated me like family. The concern they had for me made a difficult time more tolerable.

Family of John Dettore

December 27, 2018

The presentation of my grandmother was done very well. She looked very good. James and Norm were very professional throughout the process. The life insurance support was very helpful as well. The information provided was very pertinent. The staff was extremely courteous and helpful.

Family of Lois Bush

December 27, 2018

I wanted to thank you and Norm in particular in handling the recent funeral of my late father-in-law, Clarence Frain. This was a stressful time for my wife and I appreciate the patience and calmness that Norm demonstrated in assisting her with making arrangements. By definition, your business is challenging. However, having witnessed Norm’s empathy and caring on multiple occasions, I can only conclude that he is in the right line of work. I always value people that find a profession that plays to their strengths and that is what I have experienced with Curran.

Family of Clarence Frain

November 21, 2018

Norm and James were wonderful, professional, personable, and thorough.

Family of Hannah J. Irwin

November 21, 2018

Our entire family and all of friends were impressed with the work of the staff, and the accommodations of the facility. James Kunkle was an exceptional person to work with throughout the entire process.

Family of T. Louise Guthrie

November 21, 2018

I am a hard guy to please for something like this, but they did it. They were the "best of the best". The funeral home staff was always there with the answer.

Family of Wenona Rowe

October 23, 2018

If I could give the funeral home 6 stars out of 5 I would. Their willingness to do whatever I needed or wanted stood out. The kindness shown to us through their knowledge and understanding made a horrible time much more bearable. Thank you James, Martha, and Madeline!

Family of Clara Capretto

October 23, 2018

What stood out was the detail to everything and how sensitive they were to our loss. The whole process was more like a conversation with friends than planning a funeral. Thank you Norm and James!

Family of James Copeland

October 23, 2018

The professionalism of this firm is nothing short of perfection, and when you add the personal compassion and love that they give, there could never be another firm that would begin to match their business. They were genuine and their actions were so very heartfelt. Our experience was nothing less than perfect. James Kunkle and Norm Connors are both phenomenal, as is the entire staff at Curran's

Family of Jacob Kiser

October 23, 2018

Norm was outstanding with helping with everything. All the help with having a military based service stood out. Being a World War II veteran was something dad was very proud of.

Family of Dean Reichenbaugh

October 23, 2018

Norm Connors and James Kunkle went above and beyond to be sure my father's service and viewing were exactly to our specifications. They were readily available for any questions we had. They answered all of our questions, even ones I texted after our initial meeting, promptly and thoroughly. I would highly recommend this funeral home. We received superior service during every aspect of our experience. I cannot say enough good things about the staff. Jodi Hilty- daughter

Family of Richard Stevenson

September 25, 2018

James Kunkle handled all of our arrangements with the utmost of care and professional service. We have several local funeral homes in our area that we could have chosen. However, Curran is the best and the only one I would ever trust my loved one's with. Very kind and loving, and always available if I had any questions.

Family of William Peace

September 25, 2018

Norm was our guiding light. He understood our needs, and is very good to work with. Our daughter even made a last minute request for special music, and the request was taken care of in a seamless fashion with no issues. Some guests stayed beyond the scheduled visitation, and were not rushed out.

Family of June Hollobaugh

September 25, 2018

My husband looked so peaceful. The funeral home always looks so well-kept inside and out. A shout out to "Homer" for all of his hard work.

Family of Kenneth Shaeffer

September 25, 2018

James and Norman are exceptional. Norm put together perfect music.

Family of Jeffrey O'Block

September 25, 2018

From the initial phone call to the funeral home to the last handshake, the staff was top notch and made a stressful time as stress-free as possible. James Kunkle and his stuff are a class act. They went above and beyond assisting us with our arrangements. They attended to all of our needs, questions & requests. The video tribute and portrait was fabulous.

Family of Eugene Paul Raschiatore

August 27, 2018

Everyone was exceptionally kind and understanding!

Family of T. Viola J. Shoup

August 27, 2018

Norm was wonderful, and all of the helpers were wonderful too. I liked how I didn't have to call to get anything done. They took care of it all. I was very pleased and my brother was very impressed with how nice everything was. Norm took good care of us and the other employees were great. This is the best place to go for this type of service.

Family of Alberta Walker

August 27, 2018

I would like to thank James Kunkle once again for the wonderful way in which he handled my mother's funeral. He was very sensitive to all of our needs. Everything was top-notch and the things you don't think of were handled by James.

Family of Betty Parks

August 27, 2018

The entire staff at Curran Funeral Homes are personable and professional. Our family was very pleased with their service at the times when my mother and father passed away.

Anthony Buyny

July 28, 2018

Norm was incredible. He anticipated all of our needs before we knew that we needed them. He even took care of an issue with my grandfather's headstone. Overall, they did a great job!

Family of Joanne Murgala

July 28, 2018

The whole team was fantastic, understanding, and compassionate.

Family of Richard Shaffer

July 28, 2018

I was especially impressed with Norman Connors's overall demeanor. He was very caring, patient, and understanding. His exemplary attention to detail made the process of bearing my mother's death much easier. My brother and I had all the freedom and time we needed to make decisions without pressure. Norman was there for me and at my side when needed. Thank you. I was so concerned about my mom's emaciated appearance. However, it was calming for me to see her at the viewing. Her appearance reminded me of how mom looked when she was healthy, and 10 years younger.

Family of Loretta DeCapite

July 28, 2018

James Kunkle made my first experience planning the funeral of my husband much easier than I anticipated. He was kind, warm, and explained everything to myself, daughter, and son. Norman Connors was also very kind. He asked questions about my husband that ultimately brought out his personality and life experiences that were so special to us, our family and friends. Norman was able to pick up special things and we it all together perfectly! In fact, Norman mentioned the same passage for Bruce's memorial folders that my daughter and I had chosen. I can't say enough good things about James and Norman. My son-in-law had recently lost his paternal grandfather, and maternal grandmother, and was amazed at the attention to our comfort exhibited by both James and Norman. The entire experience, as hard as it was, made us feel very special, and comments were made by many visitors about the attention to even the smallest of details.

Family of Bruce Sample

July 28, 2018

Dealing with the death of a family member is never easy, however James and Andy were extremely courteous and accommodating. They were so kind in helping our family, especially our mother, during the planning of our father's funeral. They genuinely cared for us as we dealt with so much grief.

Family of Andy Kochanowski

July 27, 2018

We were very impressed with the appearance of our father, and the professionalism the staff showed. James & Andy were so helpful and professional. They were sensitive to our needs, and did everything they could to help us.

Family of Anthony Moliterno

July 04, 2018

Norman Connors was so caring, comforting, and professional. He went beyond the call of duty, and we loved the Celebration Of Life.

Family of James Reese II

July 04, 2018

All employees were very helpful. We did not feel pushed at all to make a purchase.

Family of John Brock

July 04, 2018

Norman Connors was very kind and attentive to details; plus he promptly called me back when I had questions.

Family of Joseph Gonka

May 19, 2018

James Kunkle was very and sincerely kind and compassionate. There was no pressure at all. I want to thank him for his respectful, patient, and compassionate manner in which he handled things. I was given time and guidance to choose what I needed. Madeline was also helpful in finding a place in town for me to contact about flowers.

Family of Glenna Zubal

May 19, 2018

Norman Connors compassion was greatly appreciated. Thank you Norm for everything!

Family of Nancy Ridenour

May 19, 2018

James Kunkle was very helpful and respectful. He went above and beyond with service.

Family of Robert McGough

May 19, 2018

Norm Connors displays such care and concern. He has excellent customer service skills, and is very down-to-earth.

Family of Mary Ann Crofutt

May 19, 2018

Norm Connors was so thorough, kind and compassionate and professional, but with a very human and personal touch. My late father's appearance was stellar. He looked so handsome, and not sickly as he had been.

Family of Joseph Rabickow

May 19, 2018

The entire staff at "Curran Funeral Home" has our utmost respect for the exceptional services they have provided to us many times over the last couple of years. Especially Norm, he goes above and beyond good customer care! They are all #1 Family of Babyak/Crofutt

Jan Barsoum

April 06, 2018

James and Norm are just top notch men. They feel your pain, and make everything go smoothly. Curran is a first class funeral home. I can't say enough praise to them and the staff. They truly make you feel like family.

Family of John Batistig

March 25, 2018

This is a very caring group. They did everything they could to make my family comfortable, and have a strong attention to detail.

Family of Bienvenido "Ben" Cuenca

March 25, 2018

I can't imagine having a funeral without Norman Connors

Family of Carole Troup

March 25, 2018

I live 1 1/2 hours away from the funeral home. They made it so I didn't have to make a lot of trips there to get things done. James was so wonderful. I can't thank him enough for all of his help with everything. He is so good at his job and is a caring person.

Family of Cynthia Cordaro

March 25, 2018

I had out of town guests state how professional and attentive the people are at Curran Funeral Home. James was excellent, as was the rest of the staff. Every detail was attended to with support and help.

Family of Sam Greenlee

March 25, 2018

Norm & the entire staff did an exceptional job. The calm atmosphere, attention to detail, and sensitivity to the family were the highlights for us. Excellent service all around!

Family of Zelda Riggle

February 09, 2018

From pre-arrangement to after funeral follow up I could not have been more pleased. Caring, respectful, informative, needed guidance, and suggestions I had not thought of were the highlights. I can not say enough about Norm, Andy, and the staff for their exemplary service. There aren't enough positive words to express my gratitude for making a very sad time easy on me. More businesses need to follow their lead on customer service.

Family of Martin John Faulk-Smith Jr.

February 09, 2018

Norm Connors was great to work with and helped us with anything we needed.

Family of Ernest McDevitt

December 28, 2017

James Kunkle was kind and compassionate to us during the loss of my sister. There wasn't anything I would've changed. We were appreciative of his help in making a difficult day one that we felt comfort in. My sister had a slight smile on her face in the casket, and her make-up was perfect. I wouldn't change a thing!

Family of Sharon Pacuch

December 28, 2017

Everything was great. James was more than we could have hoped for & the same goes for the other staff.

Family of Guinevere Bollinger

December 28, 2017

I asked for my mother to be given the respect and care she deserved, and when I saw my mother, she was so beautiful. My 94 year old grandmother (my mother's mother) said she looked 20 years younger. I appreciated James's comfort and care. I thank them for letting my husband do the service and the freedom of music choice. The service was so moving, and meant a lot to the family. I live near a funeral home, and have told my children I do not want to be there because I don't like the way they care for the outside. If I don't like the way the care for the outside, how would the care be for the people they have inside?

Family of Linda Kay Meyers

November 15, 2017

Norm was the person I spoke with most. He is professional but also very kind, empathetic, and very accommodating. I can't imagine any other funeral home to be as nice, friendly, and professional. A plus service and staff. Their reputation is impeccable, and I can't think of anything that could have been done better.

Family of Genevieve Raymond

November 15, 2017

I would like to recognize both Norman Connors and James Kunkle for their exemplary care. Both were excellent and went above and beyond. They took care of everything for us and seamlessly walked us through the entire process. Very professional, knowledgeable, and personable! We could not have asked for more.

Family of Rose Vagionis

November 15, 2017

I can only say I am "gushing with praise". From beginning to end of the services, everything was handled so perfectly & timely. Amazing and wonderful. All I can say is a big "THANK YOU!" to James. He was great in every way. Very, very kind and helpful.

Family of Rose DeMichele

November 15, 2017

Norm was so helpful. We want to express our deepest gratitude for his thoughtful & caring ways to all of our family. The video was put together so nice. The Celebration Of Life that Norm did was fantastic. He made the service so personal and heartfelt. Norm even brought mom's favorite cookies to pass out as we left mom's service. What a special kindness that was. Everyone said it was one of the nicest funerals they ever attended.

Family of Phyllis Hollis

October 19, 2017

We are so glad that we chose Curran’s for our mother’s arrangements. James Kunkle made our experience as easy as it could possibly be in such a difficult time. We were treated with kindness, patience, and compassion, and we are grateful. - Family of Fran (Vandergraft) VanHorn

Family of Fran ( Vandergraft ) VanHorn

October 05, 2017

James Kunkle provided exemplary care. The staff offered patience and kindness to our family and myself. They offered support, explaining everything, and offered grief support.

Family of Brenton Miller

September 22, 2017

We met with Norm and he showed he understood what we were going through. He made it an easy transition in a difficult time. Norm showed that he cared what we wanted done, and gave us all of the information we needed to make our final decision.

Family of John Snyder

September 22, 2017

They literally handled everything & thought of everything. All were excellent, but James was exceptional in our time of need.

Family of John Shedlock Jr.

August 15, 2017

Rebecca, James, and Dan were all very professional and accommodating. They helped us all through the service in a personal way. Thank you to all! I was very impressed and surprised at the photo of the deceased, as well as the appearance of the deceased. Very lifelike and peaceful. Rebecca, James, and Dan were all incredible!

Family of Gertrude Toy

August 15, 2017

Norm Connors treated my family as if we were his own. Then, as if they hadn't done enough, they handed out Heath Bars after the service. That was my wife's favorite candy bar. This was done without us knowing. Norm Connors is an outstanding representative of Curran Funeral Homes. There has been several deaths in my family over 25 years from Gary Curran down through the current director's. The tradition of excellence carries on. I really could not thought of and done all that they did.

Family of Sheri Crofutt

August 15, 2017

Norman Connors, funeral director, was very professional, sensitive, and thorough. From his first handshake, to the conclusion of the graveside service, I felt comforted and reassured that the details would be well managed. The staff was remarkable. They seemed to anticipate all of our needs. They guided me through the process, and were flexible as well. Our out of town family and friends commented many times on the facility, staff and services.

Family of Janie Devers Speer

July 24, 2017

James Kunkle was wonderful. Such a great young man. They are so professional and caring. They explain everything to the family so they know what to expect and what to do going forward as a family. Curran is known for their professionalism and caring to all families.

Family of Gertrude Ellenberger

July 24, 2017

Norm Connors was excellent. The Celebration Of Life was very nice.

Family of Robyn Felt

July 24, 2017

We were very pleased with the attentiveness of the staff. James, Becky, & Norm were all very, very nice!

Family of Kenneth Taylor

June 21, 2017

Norm Connors was absolutely the best. My husband wanted no religious service, and the Celebration of Life was beautiful. He would have been very pleased. The video, the songs, the presentation of Andy's life and the stories were great. The "toast" at the end was perfect. I can't thank Norm enough for turning a horrific tragedy into a beautiful memorial for my husband. I wouldn't change a thing.

Family of Andrew Dunmire

June 21, 2017

We were very pleased with the appearance of Mom. She looked better than any I have seen at any other funeral home. James Kunkle and Rebecca were outstanding.

Family of Marjorie Shields

June 21, 2017

We could not have chosen another funeral home and been treated like we were at Curran's. Everyone was wonderful. It was my first time for Curran's experience and I recommend their services. We were treated with kindness, sympathy, and respect.

Family of Joseph Pochiba

June 21, 2017

My mother passed 2 1/2 years ago right before Thanksgiving. Norm Connors came to the house and walked us through everything which made it easier on my dad. Norm is why we came back for my dad's funeral. He was absolutely wonderful. We could not have asked for anyone more compassionate and patient in working with us.

Family of Albin Stanczak

June 03, 2017

We were extremely satisfied. They are all capable and compassionate, and flexible and sensitive to family needs. What a beautiful facility. Thank you for making my husband look healthy again. Andy, James, and I am sure there are others. Thank you to all.

Family of James Fritz

June 03, 2017

Becky was so nice and also so organized. Norm was very nice too. I found Becky's attitude soothing, just what I needed. Everyone involved was nice, also

LOis Laedlein

May 30, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.


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

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


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

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

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

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

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"


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

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 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.


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


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

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!


June 28, 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

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.


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.


April 06, 2011

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


April 06, 2011

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


April 06, 2011

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


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.


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.


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!


February 03, 2011

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


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.


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!


February 01, 2011

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


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.


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.


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.


December 01, 2010

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


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!


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.


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


December 01, 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.


October 23, 2010

Wonderful services!


October 23, 2010

They take care of everything.


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.


September 28, 2010

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


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!


September 28, 2010

All staff was very supportive and professional.


September 28, 2010

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


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.


September 14, 2010

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


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.


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!


September 14, 2010

Great attention to detail and we were extremely satisfied!


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.


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.


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

Everything was so well done. The Celebration Of Life was excellent. We had so many great comments from friends and family. The personalization of the service was so meaningful.

Family of Debbie Cousins

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