History & Staff

We have years of experience caring for families, from all walks of life. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession, dedicated to excellence in service, and have the highest integrity.

Our History

Our History

Black Funeral Homes have been serving the Lakeview Area and surrounding communities for over 20 years. Our Stoneboro location was constructed in 1996 by former owners Scott and Lisa Black. In 2005 the former McMullen Funeral Home in Sandy Lake joined the Black Funeral Home Family. Scott and Lisa ran the funeral homes until the end of 2017. In 2018, Casey W. Rose was chosen to continue Scott and Lisa's legacy. Casey strives to exceed expectations of the families they serve to honor those they have lost. We recently completed an extensive renovation of our Sandy Lake Location to provide the highest level of comfort, care, and quality in the area. 

Our Valued Staff

  • Casey W. Rose, FD

    Casey W. Rose, FD Owner - Funeral Director - Supervisor

    Casey is a native of Perry Twp., Clarion County, Parker, PA. He is a 2010 graduate of Allegheny-Clarion Valley High School, a 2014 graduate of Thiel College, earning his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Administration, and a 2015 graduate of the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science earning his Associates of Specialized Technology Degree in Funeral Arts and Sciences. Casey serves as the supervisor of the Sandy Lake Location. Casey and his wife Kelsey reside in the Lakeview Area and recently welcomed the addition of their son, Conrad, to the family. Casey and Kelsey are members of St. Columbkille Roman Catholic Church. Casey is a social member of the Stoneboro Volunteer Fire Department, a member of the Stoneboro Lions Club, serves on the Sandy Lake and Stoneboro Celebration Days committees, and is a member of the Lake Lodge #434 F&AM, in Sandy Lake. Casey also serves as a Deputy County Coroner for Venango County. In his spare time, Casey enjoys the outdoors, hunting, fishing, and spending time with his family.

  • Amber Rice

    Amber Rice Office Manager

    Amber (Baker) Rice is a native of Franklin, PA, she is a 2007 graduate of Franklin Area High School. She joined the Black Funeral Home team in December of 2017. She previously worked as a Legal Secretary for Wilson, Thompson, & Cisek in Franklin for several years. Amber assists with day-to-day administrative tasks and is a Notary Public. She is also a Certified Crematory Operator and can be seen assisting with visitations and funerals. Amber resides in New Lebanon with her husband Jeff Rice and dog Heath.

  • Toby Davis

    Toby Davis Funeral Home Assistant - Emeritus

    Toby is a native of Stoneboro Pennsylvania. He and his wife Jan currently reside in Stoneboro. Toby assists with services and visitations, he has been with Black Funeral Homes since the start in 1996.Toby recently entered into his second retirement but will still occasionally be seen helping out on services.

  • Jerry Ditzenberger

    Jerry Ditzenberger Funeral Home Assistant

    Jerry is a native of Sandy Lake. He and his wife Pat currently reside outside Sandy Lake. He is a graduate of Lakeview High School and worked for many years as a meat cutter for Giant Eagle, BILO, and McKeans Shur-Fine. He is a member of Lake Lodge #434 F&AM in Sandy Lake. Jerry has been with Black Funeral Homes for over 10 years.

  • Dave Doyle

    Dave Doyle Funeral Home Assistant

    Dave is a native of Sandy Lake. He and his wife Barb currently reside in Stoneboro. Dave is a graduate of Lakeview High School and worked at General Electric in Grove City for many years before joining our team. Dave has been with Black Funeral Homes for over 10 years.