Seth Beardsley

BEARDSLEY

Beardsley Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc. of Clearfield and Curwensville has announced that Seth Beardsley is now partner and owner of the business, joining his father, Kevin Beardsley, who has owned the funeral homes since 1991 and Brock Shaffer, who has been a partner since 2011.

Even though Seth has been with the funeral home since 2011 he has been around the business for nearly his entire life. Seth and his family lived upstairs at the funeral home until he was 6 or 7 years old, so his first recollections of life are in this building. At age 16, he started assisting at funerals and viewings but was involved even before that. “When I was 12 to 13 years old, I would wash cars and do various tasks around the funeral home. I knew by my senior year of high school that this was the career path I would take and I’m very grateful and blessed to have the opportunity to continue to serve families of our community during their time of need. My dad has left big shoes to fill, but I’m looking forward to following the path he paved for me and continuously improving our services,” Seth Beardsley said.

Seth graduated from the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science in 2018, after receiving his undergraduate degree in business management from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 2017. He served a 12-month internship at the funeral home and became a fully licensed funeral director in the fall of 2019. He was recently named President of Beardsley Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc. and serves as supervisor of the Clearfield location.

Seth Beardsley is a 2013 graduate of the Clearfield Area High School where he was a member of three District 9 Champion Clearfield Bison football teams of which he was a team captain his senior year, as well as a team captain of the Bison basketball team for the 2012-13 season.

Kevin Beardsley and his wife Ann purchased the former Leavy-Vailgorsky Funeral Home in 1991 and recently celebrated 30 years of owning the business. Kevin Beardsley said he has passed many of his managerial tasks on to his son who will continue to handle the day-to-day operation along with Shaffer.

Kevin Beardsley said he will continue with the business in a semi-retired capacity.

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