Pa. funeral director honored for dedication to career, center

July 21, 2013
  • JoAnn Pavlic, president of the Pennsylvania Funeral Directors Association, left, recently honored Paul T. Lochstampfor, owner and operater of Lochstampfor Funeral Home Inc. in Waynesboro, for his dedication and professional service.
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HARRISBURG, Pa. — Paul T. Lochstampfor of Waynesboro, Pa., a licensed Pennsylvania funeral director for 25 years, recently was honored for his dedication and professional service by the Pennsylvania Funeral Directors Association, or PFDA.

The award was presented by JoAnn Pavlic, president of the PFDA, at a ceremony during the 131st annual PFDA Convention & Expo on June 11 at the Holiday Inn Harrisburg/Hershey in Grantsville, Pa.

Lochstampfor is a graduate of the University of Maryland system, statewide mortuary science program at Catonsville, Franklin University, and has taken classes at Eastern University, University of Massachusetts and West Chester State University.

He has owned and operated Lochstampfor Funeral Home Inc. in Waynesboro for the last 21 years.

Lochstampfor also was presented an award from Fasy Greevy, manager of special initiatives for Highmark Caring Place, a center for grieving children, adolescents and their families, in appreciation for his dedication and support of grieving children and families.

He has helped raise money for Highmark Caring Place to support all four locations, including the one in south central Pennsylvania.

Highmark Caring Place was founded by Fred Rodgers in Pittsburgh and has expanded to four locations throughout Pennsylvania. The Harrisburg site serves the Franklin County, Pa., area.

Organized in 1881, the PFDA is the largest state funeral directors association in the nation, and a member of the National Funeral Directors Association. It exists to inform and educate funeral directors, the public and government about the value of funeral service and licensed funeral directors.

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