George T. Stradling, Jr., started Stradling Funeral Home in Akron, PA, in 1953 to provide funeral services to the community.
Stradling Funeral Homes of Akron and Ephrata are now owned and directed by his son, G. Tomlinson Stradling, III (Tom), with assistance from three licensed funeral directors, Tom's son, Matthew S. Stradling (Matt), Daryl E. Steele and Stephen Montpetit. Matthew joined the family business in 2004 and is proud to be a third generation licensed funeral director. Daryl has been an integral part of the funeral home for many years. Stephen has been a local funeral director for many years and joined the family business in August 2013.
In early 2010, Stradling Funeral Homes acquired Roseboro Funeral Home in Denver.
As full service funeral homes, we provide traditional and cremation services, monument services and pre-arranged funeral arrangements Our staff place extra emphasis on making every funeral as unique and special as the person who is being remembered. Taking care of the little touches of the deceased's life, we supply memory boards to our families so that they may display photographs and memorabilia which makes the funeral service a time to remember a life and promote healing. We also offer a unique custom memorial brochure to our families as an added personal remembrance and keepsake.
Our state of the art resource center enables families to select various funeral products without the emotional trauma of seeing open caskets. We explain the purpose of each section of the center and then leave the family in private to make whatever choices they wish. It allows our families planning their loved one's life celebration service to make it both special and unique. The consumer friendly resource center also has grief support materials and a special section for children. All these materials are free and available to the public.