[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