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Lochstampfor
Funeral Home, Inc.
Paul T. Lochstampfor - Supervisor

48 South Church Street
Waynesboro, PA 17268
Tel: 1-717-762-6312

Our facility is wheelchair accessible

About Us

 

Ecclesiastes 6:3 ((NIV)

A man may have a hundred children and live many years; yet no matter how long he lives, if he cannot enjoy his prosperity .and does not receive proper burial, I say that a stillborn child is better off than he.

The Lochstampfor Funeral Home, Inc. is a family owned and operated independent funeral home owned by the Paul and Angella Lochstampfor. The funeral home has served the Waynesboro region for over 87 years.  The firm was founded on June 15, 1925 by Ernest Nickel today the Lochstampfor family has owned and operated it for the past 20 years. The Lochstampfor's are the first funeral home owners of this firm to have children in over 55 years. The oldest son, Benjamin and the youngest Nathaniel already helps around the funeral home. The Lochstampfor family truly believes that the funeral home is a ministry to the people of the Waynesboro community of all faiths and non-faiths. They believe strongly in ECC. 6:3 as their ministry goal. The firm is a member of the National Funeral Directors Association, Pennsylvania Funeral Directors Association and Capital City Funeral Directors Association.

HISTORY

The Lochstampfor Funeral Home, Inc. was founded on June 15, 1925 by Ernest Nickel, a funeral director from Perry County whose wife was from the Waynesboro area.  He purchased the Geiser house which was being used by Dr. Bell as a home and doctors office and converted it into a funeral home.  He left his families funeral homes in Perry County due to family fighting.   Mr. Nickel ran the funeral home until 1946.  He sold the business after the death of one of his sons in a tragic accident and returned to Perry County to start the Nickel Funeral Home in Blain which his son Joseph moved to Loysville and is today under the managments of his grandson Jim.  Marlen Poe, a funeral director at another local funeral home purchased the funeral home.  Along with his wife Geneiveie (Bowman) ran the funeral home.  In 1957  they added the main chapel and selection room to the facilities. The Poe Funeral Home was the funeral home who served the residents of the South Mountain Restoration Center until 1999.  In 1972 he sold the John S. Snyder, Jr. who operated the funeral home until his health became poor in 1992.  In 1992 Mr. Paul T. Lochstampfor the current owner purchased the fuenral home.  He married in 1994 when his wife Angella ljoiined him.  They have operated the funeral home since that time with their sons.

MR. LOCHSTAMPFOR HONORED FOR SERVICE AS FUNERAL DIRECTOR AND CHILDREN 2013.

[HARRISBURG, PENNSYLVANIA] - June 11, 2013 – Paul T. Lochstampfor of Waynesboro, a licensed Pennsylvania funeral director for 25 years was honored for his dedication professional service by the Pennsylvania Funeral Directors Association (PFDA).
The reward was presented by JoAnn Pavlic, PFDA President, at a special regongnition ceremony event at the 131nd Annual PFDA Convention & Expo held on June 11 at the Holiday Inn Harrisburg/Herhey in Grantsville.
Mr. Lochstampfor is a graduate of the University of Maryland System, Statewide Mortuary Science Program at Catonsville and has owned and operated the Lochstampfor Funeral Home, Inc. for the last 21 years.
In addition to this award, Mr. Lochstampfor was also presented with an award from the Highmark Caring Place for his dedicated service to the Caring Place and children of south central Pennsylvania.. The Highmark Caring Place was founded by Fred Rodgers in Pittsburgh as a place for grieving children to go to work through their grief. Highmark Caring Place now has four facilities throughout Pennsylvania with one in central Pennsylvania in Harrisburg area.
Organized in 1881, the Pennsylvania Funeral Directors Association is the largest state funeral directors association in the nation, and a member of the National Funeral Directors Association. The Pennsylvania Funeral Directors Association exists to inform and educate the funeral director, the public and government about the value of funeral service and licensed funeral directors on pre-need, at-need and post –need basis
 

Funeral Home in 1925 when founded by Ernest Nickels.  John S. Snyder, Jr. - Owner Snyder Funeral Home 1972-1992 Died 2012 

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