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characteristics that make them outstanding in their field. We are proud to
have them on our staff.
Don's career in funeral service started when he was a sophomore in high school, and has continued to present, except during the time he earned a degree from Duquesne University, a degree from the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science and to serve in the military.
He is active with his church, serving on its finance council, and having served as a parish council President, Holy Name Society President and Eucharistic minister. Don serves on the Board of Directors at the Jameson Memorial Hospital and is a member of the New Castle Hospital Authority. He has been honored as "Man of the Year" by the New Castle Jaycees, the Knights of Columbus and the St. Vitus Holy Name Society.
Don's family includes his wife Ann, a son and daughter, along with two grandchildren.
Don has always strived to find more ways to better serve the families by continually educating himself. Consequently, not only is he a licensed funeral director and licensed insurance agent, but also is proudly the only Lawrence County funeral director to have been designated a Certified Funeral Service Practitioner by the Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practice and also a Certified Preplanning Consultant by the National Funeral Directors Association.
Vince is a lifelong resident of New Castle, PA and currently resides in Union Township with his wife, the former Carletta Lombardo and their son Vincent.
A Licensed Funeral Director for over 15 years, he is presently the Supervisor of the Wilmington Road location. A graduate of the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science, he also earned a B.A. in Political Science from Gannon University.
A firm believer in community service, he is a member of St. Vitus Church where he is a lector, trustee and member and past president of the Holy Name Society. He previously served as vice president of the Parish Council. He is a former Lawrence County Deputy Coroner and former member of the Board of the American Red Cross and Villa Maria Education Center.
Presently he is a Board Member of the GNC Community Federal Credit Union, a Union Township Auditor and a member of the Knights of Columbus and the Sons of Italy.
He holds memberships in the National Funeral Directors Association, Pennsylvania Funeral Directors Association and the Beaver Lawrence County Funeral Directors Association.
Vince's work ethic and dedication will enable him to continue to serve families with compassion and quality service.
Gary A. Bonelli is a lifelong resident of New Castle, PA and resides in New Castle with his wife Rosemary and their two daughters.
He is a 1971 graduate of New Castle High School. He attended Youngstown State University from 1972 - 1976 and was a 1977 graduate of Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science. Gary has been a licensed Pennsylvania Funeral Director since 1978 and licensed Ohio Funeral Director/Embalmer since 1981.
In 1976 he was the recipient of the Allen Beck Scholarship for Academic Achievement for Mortuary Science. In 1985 he was the recipient of the Outstanding Young Men of America.
He was a past member of the New Castle Area School Board, the Lawrence County Vo Tech School Board, New Castle City Council and served as past City Council President, the Lawrence County Child Death Review Board and served as past President and Vice President of the Beaver/Lawrence County Funeral Directors Association. He was a former Lawrence County Deputy Coroner and a former St. Vitus CCD Instructor.
Gary is a member of the PFDA and the NFDA.
He is also a part time health officer for the city of New Castle, a state certified Health Officer, a Health Officer and Gaming Officer for the City of Butler.
He has held various other memberships and past memberships with the S.O.I. Club, Slovak Club, the NAACP and the Eagles Club.
Gary continues to serve families with compassion and with dedication during a family's time of need.
Rosalyn resides in New Castle, PA and is married with two children. She is a 1992 graduate of Kennedy Catholic High School, Hermitage, PA. She attended college at St. Marys College, Notre Dame, IN, graduating in 1996 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts and then attended and graduated from the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science, Pittsburgh, PA.
She is a member of St. Camillus Church, New Castle, PA, a member of the Edward A. DeCarbo Foundation and a former member of the New Castle Area Transit Authority Board.