Our knowledgeable staff are passionate about providing families guidance and support during the funeral planning process and well after the funeral. Together, we can honor your loved one’s life while beginning your grief journey.
After growing up in and graduating from Penn Hills High School, Brian attended Point Park University with a major in Biology. He graduated from the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science in 1998 and joined his father, Thomas J. Soxman, in their family business. Brian enjoys playing Dek hockey and coaching the Beaver Kids Dek hockey team, and watching the Pittsburgh Penguins. Brian and his wife, Brooke, have two sons, Troy and Fritz. He and his family are members of Living Word of Plum.
He is a member of the National, Pennsylvania and Allegheny County Funeral Director Associations (NFDA, PFDA, ACFDA), ICCFA. Also, Brian belongs to both the Penn Hills and Plum Boro Chamber of Commerce.
Originally from Plum Boro, Anna was a 2003 graduate from Plum Senior High School. In 2006, she graduated from Slippery Rock University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. She graduated from Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science in 2007 and served as President of her class. Anna coordinates the funeral home’s Aftercare and Advanced Funeral Planning programs. Her outside interests include gardening, reading, taking Zumba classes, baking and cooking. Anna, her husband Jim, their children, Ethan and Evelyn reside in Plum. They are members of Holy Family Parish, Our Lady Joy Church.
Anna has earned her designation as a Certified Funeral Service Practitioner (CFSP) which is the highest professional designation you can achieve in funeral service. When you see the CFSP credential next to a name, you know right away that you are working with a highly self-motivated person with a driven desire to learn, grow and achieve.
She is a member of the National, Pennsylvania and Allegheny County Funeral Director Associations (NFDA, PFDA, ACFDA), ICCFA, as well as serving as Chairman of the Board for the Plum Chamber of Commerce. As a Certified Funeral Celebrant, she provides families without a church affiliation or those looking to create a personalized service a unique way remember their loved one. Her designation as CPC from the NFDA has marked her as acheiving the standard of excellence in funeral service for individuals who help families plan funerals, memorial services and other life tribute events in advance
Originally from Breezewood, PA, McKenna moved to Plum Borough in 2020 and has resided there since. She graduated from California University of Pennsylvania in 2020 with a Bachelors of Science in Biology. She is also a 2020 graduate of the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science. Outside of work, she enjoys tending to her houseplants, reading a good book, kayaking, and spending time with her cat, Chloe. She is a member of the National, Pennsylvania and Allegheny County Funeral Director Associations (NFDA, PFDA, ACFDA), and ICCFA.
Robert is originally from Youngstown, Ohio. He was a 1960 graduate of Boardman High School. He received his pre-mortuary education at Youngstown University, majoring in Biology and minoring in Psychology and Business. He graduated from the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science in 1963 and served his internship with Davis-Velker Funeral Home in Boardman, Ohio. In 1967, Bob received his B.A. Degree from Youngstown University as a Biology Major.
Bob has held numerous positions in the funeral industry throughout his career. From 1967 - 1980, Bob was a Full-Time Instructor for the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science. He also served as an instructor for preparatory courses for the PA State Board Examinations and for PA Mortuary Law for Preceptors. From 1980 to 1982, Bob was a part-time instructor for the school and from 1980 - 1998, he provided instruction at the Pittsburgh Institute for Ohio Mortuary Law. Throughout his career, Bob has always provided embalming service for many funeral homes in the Greater Pittsburgh Area.
Besides being an instructor and embalmer, Bob is very active in his profession as a consultant for the preparation of the State Board examinations, evaluations of new embalming products, consultant for curriculums for several mortuary schools and above all is the Author/Editor of the textbook, "Embalming: History, Theory and Practice." He has also had many articles published in funeral service publications throughout the world. Bob is also an active speaker and conducts demonstrations at various seminars and conventions all over the world.
A lifelong resident of Penn Hills, Lorraine joined the funeral home staff in August 2017. Prior to that, she worked for over 25 years at Perspectives in Export. She has 3 sons and 5 grandchildren. She enjoys bike riding, being with her grandchildren and spending time at her cottage in Pymatuning.
Lilo has officially joined the team as of her 3rd birthday! She has come to us from the Perfect Fit Canines Service Dog Program and received extensive training to offer comfort and support. Part of the 'Great Eight', she and her littermates all have Disney inspired names. She enjoys long naps, playing outside, and any and all treats!
Jean has lived with her husband, Dennis, in Plum over 50 years. After graduating from Clarion University, she worked as a librarian at Penn Hills School District, St. Maurice School, and for 30 years at Penn Hills Library. She enjoys being with the family: son and daughter and their spouses and four grandchildren. Jean has collected vintage clothing for forty years and is known locally for her fashion shows which she presents at nursing homes, libraries, churches and civic functions. Jean and her husband enjoy traveling and have visited almost all the states including Hawaii and Alaska, and have ventured to fifteen of the European countries. They are fifty year members of Trinity Tower Church in Penn Hills.
Following retirement after 38 years as an executive assistant, Mary joined the Soxman Funeral Home staff in August, 2019. Mary is a member of Holy Family Parish, St. John the Baptist Church in Plum Boro. She resides in Plum with her husband, Ed. They have been married 49 years and have 2 children, 2 grandchildren, and 3 grand dogs. Mary enjoys spending time with her family and friends, going to the beach, reading and attending craft shows.
Mary Anne has been married to Bud for 33 years. She has twin daughters, Tara and Sara. She also has 3 grandchildren; Leah 22 years old, Liam 17 years old and Collin 14 years old. She has retired a few times in her life, once from USS / USX after 30 years of service at the young age of 50. The second time from Amish Accents after 18 years in business. It was an Amish furniture store that she and her husband began after her retirement from Steel. She began working at Soxman Funeral Home in October of 2021 -- Mary Anne enjoys being busy and also loves to help people through difficult times when sometimes they don't have anyone else to guide them.
Jim and his wife of over 44 years, Marilyn, have been Plum Borough residents for 33 yrs. He retired after working for 43 years in healthcare as a perfusionist, last 19 years for AHN. Jim has 3 children and 4 grandkids. He is an active member of Holy Family Parish, SJB, and the Prison ministry at Allegheny County Jail. In spare time enjoy walking, yard work, trips to beach and spending time with family.
This is Phil’s second stint with Soxman Funeral Homes. He worked for Thomas Soxman until 2001. Phil is retired from The Municipality of Penn Hills where he worked for 39 years. He was a Police Communications Operator for 9 years then the Police Records Coordinator for 30 years until he retired in 2017. Phil, and his wife Janet have been married for 47 years. They have four children and 9 grandchildren. They enjoy travelling in their free time.
Mark joined the staff in February 2020 after 45 years with Campbell Soup Dsd Distributors. He and his wife, Joanne, have been married for 37 years, have 3 children, and 5 grandchildren, who keep them busy! He is a 40 year member of Our Lady of Joy Church where he is very active. In his spare time, Mark enjoys bowling and trail bike riding.
Patty was born and raised in Penn Hills and graduated from Penn Hills Senior High School. She has 3 children, Curt, Cassandra, Jessica and grandson, Nolan and granddaughter, Maria. Patty looks forward to spending time with her family and friends and enjoys sewing, crafts, painting, and beach.