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Ted Beck Announces That Aaron Abbott, Has Become A Shareholder In The Buch Family Of Funeral Homes

 

Buch Family of Funeral Homes shareholders Theodore “Ted” Beck, COO and Aaron Abbott, CEO
Buch Family of Funeral Homes shareholders Theodore “Ted” Beck, COO and Aaron Abbott, CEO

 

“We’re starting the New Year off right,” said Theodore “Ted” Beck, a seventh generation funeral director. “Having Aaron Abbott join me as a shareholder in the Buch Family of Funeral Homes is the best possible start for 2021.”

 

Aaron, who joined the funeral home in 2002, will serve as Chief Executive Officer and Supervisor for the Manheim location. As Chief Operating Officer, Ted will manage the day-to-day operations of the three funeral home locations. He will also continue in his role as Supervisor of the Lititz location.

 

“Working with Aaron over the past 18 years, it became apparent that we shared the same work ethic and commitment to caring for our community,” said Ted. “I have been blessed with mentors who helped guide me as I learned and then bestowed upon me the honor of being entrusted with the future of each of the three funeral homes that are now the Buch Family of Funeral Homes. So, I understand how important it is to have a well thought out succession plan in place.”

 

“You only get one chance to do it right,” explained Ted. “I want to make sure that everything is perfect each and every time for the families that we serve. It was important that the succession plan for the Buch Family of Funeral Homes provided for continuity of the excellence that we have provided since 1898. I’m thrilled to have Aaron as my business partner.” 

 

“It’s an honor being entrusted with the responsibility of continuing the Buch tradition of faithfully serving families,” said Aaron Abbott. “Ted has been a mentor and role model for me. I look forward to working side-by-side with him to continue to grow the Buch Family of Funeral Homes.”

 

Buch has three locations in the Lancaster county area including Buch Funeral Home in Manheim and Mount Joy, as well as the Buch Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Lititz. The Buch Family of Funeral Homes offers services including traditional and contemporary funerals, cremation and memorial services.


Buch Funeral Home Adds New Funeral Director

 

Allissa Abbott Becomes A Licensed Funeral Director

 

The Buch Family of Funeral Homes is pleased to announce that Allissa Abbott has earned her funeral director license. She will be working at the Manheim funeral home. After graduating with her mortuary degree, she interned with the Buch Family of Funeral Homes for a year prior to her licensing.

 

A second generation funeral director, Allissa graduated from Manheim Central High School. She then studied at Harrisburg Area Community College. Allissa went on to earn her mortuary degree from Northampton Community College in Bethlehem, where she was a member of Sigma Phi Sigma.

 

Aaron Abbott, Supervisor of the Manheim funeral home, said “Having my daughter follow in my footsteps to become a funeral director and then being able to work side-by-side with her is such a blessing. The entire staff if pleased to have Allissa be a part of our team.”

 

The Buch Family of Funeral Homes offers services including traditional and contemporary funerals, cremation and memorial services. Buch has three locations in the Lancaster county area including Buch Funeral Home in Manheim and Mount Joy, as well as the Buch Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Lititz. The Buch Family of Funeral Homes has been Faithfully Serving Families For Over A Century.


Buch Funeral Home Welcomes New Funeral Director

 

Kati Rye Becomes A Licensed Funeral Director

 

The Buch Family of Funeral Homes is pleased to announce that Kati Rye has earned her funeral director license. She will be working at the Manheim funeral home. Over the past year, Kati interned at Buch Funeral Home, refining her funeral director skills and assisting with the day-to-day tasks of running a funeral home.

 

Kati is a native of Manheim, PA and graduated from Manheim Central High School. She studied at Harrisburg Area Community College and Indiana University of Pennsylvania. After that, she pursued her mortuary degree at Northampton Community College, Bethlehem where she was a member of Sigma Phi Sigma.

 

Ted Beck, Supervisor at the funeral home, said “We’re thrilled to have Kati be a part of our professional staff. Having grown up in this area, she has a true empathy for the families we serve.”


Ted Beck To Serve As President Of Manheim Central Foundation For Education Enrichment (MCFEE)

 

Ted Beck, Supervisor and Funeral Director at Buch Funeral Home, was named President of the Manheim Central Foundation for Education Enrichment (MCFEE). He has been a part of the Trustee Council since the founding of the organization.

MCFEE was founded in 2001 to enhance and enrich the educational opportunities of the students in the Manheim Central community. The foundation focuses on providing creative and innovative programs in science, technology, the arts and other disciplines that go beyond the schools’ financial capabilities.

The members of the of the Trustee Council are alumni of Manheim Central, community, business and professional leaders and parents who are committed to providing financial and other support to maximize the education experiences for students.

 


Kati Rye Joins The Buch Funeral Family As Intern

 

The Buch Family of Funeral Homes is pleased to welcome Kati Rye to the Buch family as a Funeral Director Intern. Over the next year during her internship, Kati will be refining her funeral director skills and assisting with the day-to-day tasks of running a funeral home.

Kati is a native of Manheim, PA and graduated from Manheim Central High School. She studied at Harrisburg Area Community College and Indiana University of Pennsylvania. After that, she pursued her mortuary degree at Northampton Community College, Bethlehem where she was a member of Sigma Phi Sigma. Kati graduated this past May and will be a licensed funeral director once she completes her internship in July 2018.

When she’s not working at the funeral home, Kati enjoys traveling, hiking, spending time with friends and family, especially her nephew, reading a good book and doing anything adventurous. She has a huge love for animals and has volunteered for the Lancaster Humane League.


Paul Gardner to be President of Mount Joy Library Board

 

Paul Gardner, Supervisor at the Buch Funeral Home in Mount Joy, will be named the President of the Milanof-Schock Library board of directors. Paul is currently the Vice President of the board and will take over duties as the President starting in January 2016.

The Milanof-Schock Library opened in 1999 to serve the residents in the five municipalities comprising the Donegal School District (Mount Joy and Marietta Boroughs, and the townships of East Donegal, Mount Joy, and Rapho). The Library is now considered the region’s de facto community center as well by becoming the after-school haven for youth, offering life-long learning for residents, offering free internet access and many more services.

Since 2010 Buch Funeral Home has been making contributions to the Milanof-Schock Library, adding over $3,000 of books and audio materials to the library’s permanent lending collection.

 


Lititz Funeral Home Joins The Buch Funeral Family

 

Three Locations Now Serve the Lancaster Area

 

Theodore “Ted” Beck announced that the Richard H. Heisey Funeral Home on Broad Street in Lititz has joined the Buch Family of Funeral Homes. After 40 years of serving Lititz and the surrounding community, Dick and Marilyn Heisey will be passing ownership of the funeral home to Ted Beck and Aaron Abbott to continue their legacy.

The new Buch~Heisey Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Lititz will join the existing Buch Family of Funeral Home locations in Manheim and Mount Joy. “By adding the Lititz funeral home, we believe that we are giving families in this area a real choice,” explained Ted Beck. “We’re doing improvements to ensure that our facility, along with the services we offer, are second to none.”

The purchase is a reunification of a funeral service legacy founded by Thaddeus S. Beck in 1898. At the time, the Lititz funeral home and the Manheim location were both under the ownership of Thaddeus Beck.

Ted Beck, Supervisor at the Lititz funeral home, will serve families at both the Manheim and Lititz locations. Aaron Abbott has been promoted to Supervisor of the Manheim location and will also serve as a licensed director in Lititz. Anne Heisey Brubaker will continue to help families as Service Coordinator. Dick and Marilyn Heisey will help out when needed.


 Paul Gardner, Supervisor, Buch Funeral Home - Mount Joy; Debra Rosser-Hogben, Director, Milanof-Schock Library.

Paul Gardner, Supervisor, Buch Funeral Home, Mount Joy;
Debra Rosser-Hogben, Director, Milanof-Schock Library

Buch Funeral Home Helps Mount Joy Library Donation Expands Large Print Book Collection

 

Thanks to a contribution from Buch Funeral Home the Milanof-Schock Library in Mount Joy will expand its selection of large print books. This is the fifth year in a row that Buch Funeral Home has made a donation to help the library expand their permanent lending collection.

This year’s donation has enabled the library to purchase large print fiction and non-fiction titles, as well as some biographies. Previously, the library had a limited number of large print books available for patrons.

Paul Gardner, Supervisor for the Mount Joy location, is proud of Buch’s commitment to the local community. “It is a privilege for Buch Funeral Home to be able to help the library - a resource that’s essential to our community,” said Gardner. “We’ve been a longtime supporter of the Milanof-Schock Library and we are pleased to be able to help in expanding their reading collection,” he said.



Paul Gardner, Supervisor, Buch Funeral Home, Mount Joy;
Debra Rosser-Hogben, Director, Milanof-Schock Library

Buch Funeral Home Helps Mount Joy Library Expand American Sign Language Collection

 

The Milanof-Schock Library in Mount Joy will soon offer expanded titles in American Sign Language (ASL) thanks to a contribution from Buch Funeral Home & Cremation Services. This is the fourth year in a row that Buch Funeral Home has made a donation to help the library expand their permanent collection. This year’s donation will enable the library to purchase additional American Sign Language books and videos for both children and adults.

Paul Gardner, Supervisor for the Mount Joy location, is proud of Buch’s commitment to the local community. “We know that our local library is an integral part of the Mount Joy community and are so pleased that we can provide additional resources to expand their collection,” said Gardner. “Buch Funeral Home has been a longtime supporter of the Milanof-Schock Library.”

MOUNT JOY
Paul L. Gardner, Supervisor
21 West Main Street
(717) 653-4371

MANHEIM
Aaron S. Abbott, Supervisor
21 Market Square
(717) 665-4341

LITITZ
Theodore J. Beck, Supervisor
216 South Broad Street
(717) 626-2464

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