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 community 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 and Adam J. Guthrie were chosen to continue Scott and Lisa's legacy. Casey and Adam strive 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 - 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 takes care of the day to day operations of the funeral homes and serves as the supervisor of our Sandy Lake Location. Casey and his wife Kelsey reside in the Lakeview Area and 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 Argyle Lodge #540 F&AM, in Chicora, PA. Casey also serves as a Deputy County Coroner for Venango County. In his spare time, Casey enjoys the outdoors, hunting, and fishing.

  • Adam J. Guthrie, FD

    Adam J. Guthrie, FD Owner

    Adam J. Guthrie is a native of Emlenton, PA and a 2002 graduate of AC-Valley High School, and a 2006 graduate of Thiel College and the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science. Adam is a Licensed Funeral Director and a Certified Preplanning Consultant. Adam represents the fourth generation of funeral directors at Huff - Guthrie Funeral Home & Cremation Services Inc. to serve our community. Adam is a member of the Franklin Area Chamber of Commerce where he serves on the Board of Directors and on the Applefest Core Committee. He also served as past President of the Franklin - Grove City YMCA Corporate Board of Directors and is a board member and Past President of the Western Pennsylvania Funeral Director's Association. He is a member of the Franklin BOP Elks #110. Adam is married to the former Traci Reed and they reside in Franklin with their two daughters, Mia & Emma.

  • Amber Rice

    Amber Rice Office Manager

    Amber serves as Office Manager for all of our funeral homes. She handles the day to day operations for scheduling, insurance claims, creating all print material and any other administrative duty that needs done.

  • Toby Davis

    Toby Davis Funeral Home Assistant

    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.

  • 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.