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.

 

 

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Brian T. Soxman Owner, Supervisor - Licensed Funeral Director

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 Cornerstone Church in Murrysville.

He is a member of the National, Pennsylvania and Allegheny County Funeral Director Associations (NFDA, PFDA, ACFDA). Also, Brian belongs to both the Penn Hills and Plum Boro Chamber of Commerce.

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Anna F. Zvirman-Nesbit Co-Owner, Licensed Funeral Director - Certified Funeral Celebrant - Licensed Insurance Producer

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 taking Zumba classes, baking and cooking. Anna, her husband Jim, their children, Ethan and Evelyn reside in Plum. They are members of Our Lady Joy Roman Catholic Church.

She is a member of the National, Pennsylvania and Allegheny County Funeral Director Associations (NFDA, PFDA, ACFDA) as well as serving on the Board of Directors of 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.

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Robert G. Mayer Licensed Funeral Director

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.

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Lorraine Meredith Office Manager

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.

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Heather Romanelli Office Assistant

Heather, originally from Franklin, Pennsylvania, graduated from Community College of Allegheny County for Occupational Therapy. Previous to working with Soxman Funeral Homes, she was employed by Sprint and APEX Rehab Solutions.  She resides in Plum with her husband, John and son, Garrett. As a family they attend Unity Community Church, enjoy outdoor activities and remain involved in community outreach activities. 

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Joe Rogalski Greeter

For 32 years, Joe worked as a life insurance agent before joining the Soxman Funeral Home staff in 2014. A talented musician, Joe plays the saxophone in the Penn-Trafford Community Band and in the Monroeville Assembly of God Church Music Ministry where he and his wife are active members. He and wife, Sue, live in Penn Hills with their 2 cats.

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Don DelVecchio Greeter

Don, his wife Kristen, and their children, Dominic and Danielle are residents of Plum. He worked in public relations and book publishing before retiring and going to work in men’s tailored clothing at Macy’s and more recently joining the Soxman Funeral Home team in June, 2019. Don enjoys spending time working in the yard and he and his family look forward to their annual trip to Ocean City.

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Jean Kanouff Greeter

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.

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Mary Turpin Greeter

Following retirement after 38 years as an executive assistant, Mary joined the Soxman Funeral Home staff in August, 2019. Mary is a member of St. John the Baptist Church in Plum Boro and also volunteers as a librarian at St. John the Baptist School. She resides in Plum with her husband, Ed. They have been married 46 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.

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Phil Pusateri Funeral Attendant

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.

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Mark Tierno Funeral Attendant

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 4 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.

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Patty Smith Housekeeper

Patty was born and raised in Penn Hills and graduated from Penn Hills Senior High School. She has 3 children, Curt, Cassandra, Jessica and a grandson, Nolan. Patty looks forward to spending time with her family and friends and enjoys sewing, crafts, painting, and beach.

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Kathy Rohrer Desairologist (1947-2016)

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Thomas J. Soxman Founder, F.D., C.F.S.P (1944-2001)

Brian T. Soxman

Owner, Supervisor - Licensed Funeral Director
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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 Cornerstone Church in Murrysville.

He is a member of the National, Pennsylvania and Allegheny County Funeral Director Associations (NFDA, PFDA, ACFDA). Also, Brian belongs to both the Penn Hills and Plum Boro Chamber of Commerce.

Anna F. Zvirman-Nesbit

Co-Owner, Licensed Funeral Director - Certified Funeral Celebrant - Licensed Insurance Producer
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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 taking Zumba classes, baking and cooking. Anna, her husband Jim, their children, Ethan and Evelyn reside in Plum. They are members of Our Lady Joy Roman Catholic Church.

She is a member of the National, Pennsylvania and Allegheny County Funeral Director Associations (NFDA, PFDA, ACFDA) as well as serving on the Board of Directors of 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.

Robert G. Mayer

Licensed Funeral Director
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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.

Lorraine Meredith

Office Manager
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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.

Heather Romanelli

Office Assistant
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Heather, originally from Franklin, Pennsylvania, graduated from Community College of Allegheny County for Occupational Therapy. Previous to working with Soxman Funeral Homes, she was employed by Sprint and APEX Rehab Solutions.  She resides in Plum with her husband, John and son, Garrett. As a family they attend Unity Community Church, enjoy outdoor activities and remain involved in community outreach activities. 

Joe Rogalski

Greeter
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For 32 years, Joe worked as a life insurance agent before joining the Soxman Funeral Home staff in 2014. A talented musician, Joe plays the saxophone in the Penn-Trafford Community Band and in the Monroeville Assembly of God Church Music Ministry where he and his wife are active members. He and wife, Sue, live in Penn Hills with their 2 cats.

Don DelVecchio

Greeter
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Don, his wife Kristen, and their children, Dominic and Danielle are residents of Plum. He worked in public relations and book publishing before retiring and going to work in men’s tailored clothing at Macy’s and more recently joining the Soxman Funeral Home team in June, 2019. Don enjoys spending time working in the yard and he and his family look forward to their annual trip to Ocean City.

Jean Kanouff

Greeter
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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.

Mary Turpin

Greeter
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Following retirement after 38 years as an executive assistant, Mary joined the Soxman Funeral Home staff in August, 2019. Mary is a member of St. John the Baptist Church in Plum Boro and also volunteers as a librarian at St. John the Baptist School. She resides in Plum with her husband, Ed. They have been married 46 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.

Phil Pusateri

Funeral Attendant
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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 Tierno

Funeral Attendant
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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 4 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 Smith

Housekeeper
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Patty was born and raised in Penn Hills and graduated from Penn Hills Senior High School. She has 3 children, Curt, Cassandra, Jessica and a grandson, Nolan. Patty looks forward to spending time with her family and friends and enjoys sewing, crafts, painting, and beach.

Kathy Rohrer

Desairologist (1947-2016)
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Thomas J. Soxman

Founder, F.D., C.F.S.P (1944-2001)
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