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Our Staff

Our staff is comprised of dedicated and licensed professionals with the experience to answer all your questions regarding our services. Please feel free to contact any of our staff members at any time.

Lou Sibula

Lou Sibula

Licensed Funeral Director & Certified Celebrant

Lou has been an associate with Allen & Redmond Funeral Home since 2005. He is a licensed funeral director and serves families at our Rearick-Carpenter and James Maneval Funeral Home locations.

Originally from South Western Pennsylvania, he graduated from the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science in September 1993. He worked in Pennsylvania from 1993 to 1999 when he moved to South Carolina, obtained his funeral director license there to work at a funeral home and was the head of the pre-need department.  In 2003 he decided to move back to Pennsylvania to be closer to family.  He started with Heffner Family Services in York then transferred to the Williamsport location where he has been ever since.  He enjoys traveling and spending time with his family.

Lou is also a Certified Celebrant. If you are not a member of a church or if you simply do not wish to have a religious service, he can help you. As a Certified Celebrant, Lou works with families to create a meaningful tribute that reflects the personality and life-style of the deceased. He received his training and certification from the In-Sight Institute. 

Lou serves as supervisor at Maneval Allen Redmond Cremation & Funeral Home, Williamsport.


Jim Carpenter

Jim Carpenter

Funeral Home Supervisor

James Calvin Carpenter was born on October 18, 1947, near Hammondsport, NY on Lake Keuka.  Jim moved with his family to the farm near Ellisburg, PA at age five.  He graduated from Northern Potter High School in 1965 and attended Indiana University of PA and graduated Simmons Mortuary School in Syracuse, NY in at Fairfield and Meech Chapel in Syracuse, NY.  Jim was a licensed funeral director at Gray Funeral Home in Port Jervis, NY from 1969 until joining Bob Rearick in Jersey Shore in 1974 where he has been located ever since.  Jim's funeral directing career has spanned over 6 decades.  He currently counsels at Rearick Carpenter in Jersey Shore, Maneval Allen Redmond in Williamsport, Tussey Mosher in Wellsboro and Fickingers in Coudersport.  Jim has ben married for 48 years to the former Jolene Marie Chase of Ulysses and they have four children: William D., Dr. Nathan J., Amy L. Caseman, and Lucas C., along with eight grandchildren.  Over the years, Jim has been a member of the Antique and Classic Boat Society of Clayton, NY, Lions Club, Masonic Organizations in NY, Elks Lodge, Little League Baseball, and Pop Warner Football.  Jim enjoys antique boat restoration, music, meditation, hunting, fishing, theater, and visiting the "retreat" in Ellisburg, The Finger Lakes, The St. Lawrence, and Nashville, TN.


Zach Pittenger

Zach Pittenger

1989-2017

Zach was the son of Ken and Sherry (Baney) Pittenger of Antes Fort. He was married to his High School sweatheart, Kayla Strunk ,the daughter of Kent and Kim (Welker) Strunk of Avis. In May of 2015 they were blessed with a beautiful baby boy, Sylus. 

He was a member of the La Belle Valley Masonic Lodge #232 and the Jersey Shore Lions Club. Zach was a proud graduate of Jersey Shore Area High School. 

After High School he studied in Business at Lock Haven University before going to Mortuary School at the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science. Completing Mortuary School in 2012, he then returned back to his home town of Jersey Shore to fulfill his internship under James C. Carpenter, at Rearick-Carpenter Funeral Home. He actually began working at the Funeral Home in 2007 as a part-time employee and had always aspired to become a Funeral Director.

 While supporting himself through school, Zach worked at Lingle’s Market in Jersey Shore where he held various positions such as cashier, produce manager and even worked his way up to becoming Assistant Store Manager. It is here that he spent 7 years building his basis for customer service and now serves his community in a more compassionate and dignified manner. 

He takes great pride in comforting our grieving families and being there for them in such a time of need. Zach  worked at Rearick-Carpenter Funeral Home and served as supervisor of Maneval Allen Redmond Cremation & Funeral Home.

Zach passed in a tragic car accident on April 22, 2017.  


Stephanie Wallen

Stephanie Wallen

Office Manager/Community Outreach Coordinator

Stephanie has been a member of our staff since July of 2019. She was born and raised in Jersey Shore, PA.  She graduated from Jersey Shore Area High School in 1999 and later received an Associate’s degree in Healthcare Administration and also a Certification as a Certified Phlebotomy Technician.  Stephanie has 4 beautiful children Isaiah, Aubree, Seneca, and Elijah. She is the daughter of Ken and Sherry Pittenger and has 2 siblings, a sister Jamie and a brother; the late Zachary J. Pittenger.  Stephanie and her brother Zachary always had a dream about working together in the funeral business.  Stephanie has moved into the role of Office Manager for both Rearick-Carpenter and Maneval Allen Redmond Funeral Homes.  Along with being our office manager, she still maintains the role of Community Outreach Coordinator for our firm!  While not in the office, Stephanie enjoys spending time and cooking with her partner, Joshua and relaxing with the two youngest sons, Eli and Alex.    


Troy Showers

Troy Showers

Crematory Operator/Part-Time Support Staff

Troy Showers was born and raised in Salladasburg.  He attended Jersey Shore Area High School and graduated in 2004.  He attended Bloomsburg University and earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business and Master’s Degree in Education.  He is an active member of his Masonic Lodge in Hazleton and volunteers for the Cancer Society every year with their Santa Claus fundraiser.  He still resides in his hometown of Salladasburg with his two Chihuahuas (Eddie and Emmit).  Troy has been working with Tributes of Life Crematory since 2021 and has been a support staff member for both Maneval Allen Redmond in Williamsport and Rearick Carpenter in Jersey Shore.  In that time, he has completed and earned his Crematory Operator’s Certificate and is currently enrolled in the Funeral Director/Embalming program at the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science.  Besides work and school, Troy enjoys gardening, cooking, and relaxing with his partner Luke and going on adventures to new places.  


Richard Mosher

Richard Mosher

Crematory Operator / Part-Time Support Staff

Rick Mosher and his wife Shelley moved to Wellsboro area, Pennsylvania in November of 2019 from Bellingham, Massachusetts.  Rick was a pastor of a church in Bellingham for 32 years.  He has 2 children and 9 grandchildren.  He has been employed as a part-time support staff member for Tributes of Life Family-Owned Funeral Homes since 2020 and has been a certified cremation operator since the spring of 2022 at the Tributes of Life Crematory in Jersey Shore.


Steve Moyer

Steve Moyer

Part-Time Support Staff and Daytime Maintenance

Steve is a lifetime resident of Jersey Shore, graduating from the Jersey Shore Senior High School in 1966.  Steve retired from the Jersey Shore Steel Mill in 2010 after 45 years of service.  He has 2 children and 3 grandchildren.  Steve was a coach for many years for Jersey Shore Little League and Jr. Legion Ball Teams and is an active member of the Masons.  Steve has been with Rearick Carpenter Funeral Home for many years and is also in charge of Daytime Maintenance. 


Gene Kurzejewski

Gene Kurzejewski

Part-Time Support Staff

Gene is a native of Blossburg, PA.  He graduated from North Penn High School, Mansfield University with a B.S. Degree in Education and Pennsylvania State University with a Masters in Educational Administration.  Gene has 40+ years of experience in education as a teacher in the Williamsport School District, as principal and assistant superintendent in the Jersey Shore School District for 31 years and as principal, administrator and advisor at St. John Neumann Regional Academy.  After his retirement from Jersey Shore in 2002, Gene joined the support staff of the Rearick Carpenter and Maneval Allen Redmond Funeral Homes.  Gene resided in the Jersey Shore area and until 2019 and now lives in Loyalsock.  He and his wife, Marilyn, have been married since 1969 and have two children, five grandchildren and three great grandchildren.  He is a member of St. Luke’s Catholic Church.  He served as chairman of the Mifflin Township Recreation Board and was active in many community organizations.  In his spare time, Gene and his wife enjoy traveling and spending time with family.


Bob Brown

Bob Brown

Part-Time Support Staff

Bob lives in Linden with his wife Beth.  Together they have 4 children, 8 grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren.  Bob graduated in 1973 from Williamsport High School.  He retired from PennDot in 2020 as a Bridge Inspector.  He has been with Rearick-Carpenter Funeral Home and Maneval Allen Redmond Funeral Home as a part-time support staff member since January 2022.  He enjoys camping in the summer with his wife, Beth and their dog, Zoey.


Ken Pittenger

Ken Pittenger

Part-Time Support Staff

Ken has been a Jersey Shore resident for over 30 years and he graduated from the Jersey Shore Senior High School in 1982.  Upon graduation, Ken joined the US Army Reserves; he proudly served and retired after 20 years of service.  He has been employed for the past 8 years at Lock Haven University as a Trolley Driver for the students during the school year and maintenance during the summer. Ken is husband to, Sherry, Rearick Carpenter’s Office Manager; they have been married for 30 years. Ken is very proud to be able to work with his son, Zachary, Funeral Director with Rearick Carpenter and has been with the funeral home for 14 years.


Harold F. Fravel

Harold F. Fravel

Part-Time Support Staff

Harold has been a Jersey Shore resident his entire lifetime He had a 38 year career with Commonwealth Bank and retired in 1995; being vice-resident and department head for audit and security with the bank. He graduated from Jersey Shore High School and graduated from the University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado and the University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin and the Penna. Bankers School at Bucknell, Pa.  Harold also attended various banking schools across the country including Canada. He taught Pennsylvania Banking courses at Bucknell and Penn College.  Harold worked for Manevals and Rearick-Carpenter Funeral homes starting 1995 to current date. He was previously responsible for all autos at both locations.


James Pegg

James Pegg

Part-Time Support Staff

James Pegg is a native of Danville, PA and graduated from Danville Area High School and Bloomsburg University with a B. S. and M. Ed. degree in Business Education.  Jim retired from the Williamsport Area School District after 35 years as a business teacher and department chair.  He also taught for Columbia College and Penn College part time.  He and his wife, Helen have been married since 1967 and has lived in South Williamsport for the past 40 years.  Their son Matt, his wife Stacy, and three grandchildren live in North Carolina.  Jim is a member of Saint Lawrence Catholic Church where he serves as an usher. After retiring in 2002, Jim joined the support staff of the Maneval Allen Redman Funeral Home. 


Terrance Blanton

Terrance Blanton

Part-Time Support Staff

Terrance was born in Williamsport, PA and graduated from Williamsport Area High School in 2013. Upon graduation, Terrance joined the US Army Reserves and remained enlisted for 8 years. He also attended Bloomsburg University, graduating in 2017 with a B.A. Degree in Criminal Justice and Sociology. After graduation Terrance went on to work with juveniles on probation as a case manager at Justice Works Youth Care. He has been with Maneval Allen Redmond and Rearick-Carpenter Funeral Homes since 2019. Terrance is currently employed by the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP), and is currently a Mental Health Treatment Specialist at USP Allenwood. He enjoys spending time with his fiancé Rachel and their daughter India. 


Sherry Pittenger

Sherry Pittenger

Part-Time Support Staff

Sherry recently retired from being our beloved Office Manager in 2021, but is still willing to help out when needed.  She originally joined the staff in September of 2015 at Rearick-Carpenter in Jersey Shore and James C. Maneval in Williamsport.  She was previously a School Secretary with the Jersey Shore School District retiring after almost 20 years.

It was always a dream of hers to be her son, Zach’s, Secretary so she decided to come out of retirement to work with him.  Her husband Ken is also one of our part time staff at Rearick-Carpenter working there for the past several years. 

She is really enjoying her new position and learning all there is to know about the funeral home business.  

Sherry and Ken have been married for over 30 years and reside in Antes Fort with their Boxer, Molly, and their cat, Cali.


Jolene Chase Carpenter

Jolene Chase Carpenter

Part-Time Support Staff

Jolene was born April 1, 1948, she graduated in 1966 from Northern Potter High School; she  later graduated with a Standard Secretarial Degree from The Rochester Business Institute. Jolene  has been married to James Calvin Carpenter for 48 years, they have been together since being High School sweethearts.  Jolene, Jim and the family settled in Jersey Shore at Rearick Carpenter Funeral Home in 1974.  Jolene has done various jobs throughout her lifetime being a secretary, a Handicap Aide and has always been a part of the part-time staff at Rearick Carpenter.  Today she belongs to the Jersey Shore Garden Club and volunteers.  She enjoys attending the grandkids sporting events, choral concerts and musicals.  Jolene enjoys dancing, listening to all kinds of music, attending their son, Lucas, shows in Nashville TN and spending quality time with family and their Sheltie pup, Ayashee.


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