2018-2019
Committees


Executive Membership
Finance Nominating
Long-Range Planning Products & Services


Task Forces 

Strategic Planning  
Golden Light Award
Young Professionals

 
LEADERSHIP MANUAL


Executive

Adam Miles Martin (president)
Martin Funeral, Cremation & Tribute Services
1194 E. Mt. Morris Rd.
Mt. Morris, MI  48458
(810) 686-2210
Fax: (810) 686-0317
www.martinfuneralhome.com

Thomas L. Hemmerle (president-elect)
Barnett-Strother Funeral Home
2285 N. Main St.
Madisonville, Ky.  42431
(270) 821-7135
Fax: (270) 821-1001
www.barnettstrother.com

Richard O'Hara (secretary/treasurer)
McAvoy O'Hara Company-Evergreen Mortuary
4545 Geary Blvd.
San Francisco, CA  92505
(415) 668-0077
Fax: (415) 751-7268
www.mcavoyohara.com

Charles A. Castiglia (immediate past president)
Lakeside Memorial Funeral Home, Inc.
S4199 Lake Shore Rd.
Hamburg, NY 14075-2006
716-627-2919  I  Fax: 716-627-6346
www.lakesidefuneralhome.com

Mark Allen, Executive Director/CEO (staff liaison)
International Order of the Golden Rule
9101 Burnet Rd., Ste. 120
Austin, TX 78758
(800) 637-8030 | Fax: (512) 334-5514
www.ogr.org

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Nominating

Wayne "Bud" Wieting (chair)
Wieting Family Funeral Home, Inc.
411 W. Main St., Chilton, WI 53014
(920) 849-4941 | Fax: (920) 849-9245
www.wietingfuneralhome.com

Peter A. "Skip" Urban (board liaison)
Anton B. Urban Funeral Home, Inc.
1111 S. Bethlehem Pike
Ambler, PA 19002-5803
(215) 646-8556 | Fax: (215) 646-5671
www.urbanfuneralhome.com

Mark Allen, Executive Director/CEO (staff liaison)
International Order of the Golden Rule
9101 Burnet Rd., Ste. 120
Austin, TX 78758
(800) 637-8030 | Fax: (512) 334-5514
www.ogr.org

Charles A. Castiglia
Lakeside Memorial Funeral Home, Inc.
S4199 Lake Shore Rd.
Hamburg, NY 14075-2006
716-627-2919  I  Fax: 716-627-6346
www.lakesidefuneralhome.com

George Darte
George Darte Funeral Home
585 Carlton St., St. Catharine's, ONT
Canada L2M 4Y1
(905) 937-4444 | Fax: (905) 937-6605
www.dartefuneralhome.com

David Fry
Fry Funeral Home
220 E. Sixth St., Tipton, IA 52772
(563) 886-6336 | Fax: (563) 886-6806
www.fryfuneralhome.com

Michael S. Lewis
Lewis Funeral Home
6405 Hwy. 90 West, Milton, FL 32570
(850) 623-2243 I Fax: (850) 623-6345
www.lewisfuneralhomes.net

Kevin Opsahl
Opsahl-Kostel Funeral Home & Crematory Inc.
601 W. 21st St., Yankton, SD 57078-0034
(605) 665-9679 or (800) 495-9679
Fax: (605) 668-1992
www.kostelfuneralhome.com

G. Thomas Stradling III
Stradling Funeral Home Inc.
P.O. Box 92, 201 Church Ave.
Ephrata, PA 17522
(717) 733-2472 | Fax: (717) 738-3549
www.stradlingfuneralhome.com

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Education

Responsible for recommending educational programs and audio seminars for the association. Oversees planning of the Annual Conference & Supplier Showcase.

Matt Stradling (chair)
Stradling Funeral Home Inc.
201 Church Ave., Ephrata, PA 17522
(717) 713-2472 | Fax: (717) 738-3549
www.stradlingfuneralhome.com

David Fry (board liaison)
Fry Funeral Home
220 E. Sixth St., Tipton, IA 52772
(563) 886-6336 | Fax: (563) 886-6806
www.fryfuneralhome.com

Jessica Smith, Education Director (staff liaison)
International Order of the Golden Rule
9101 Burnet Rd., Ste. 120
Austin, TX 78758
(800) 637-8030 | Fax: (512) 334-5514
www.ogr.org

Gregory Darte
George Darte Funeral Chapel Inc.
585 Carlton St., St. Catharine's, ONT
Canada L2M 4Y1
(905) 937-444 | Fax: (905) 937-6605
www.dartefuneralhome.com

Scott Green
George I. Green Funeral Home
3511 Main St., Munhall, PA 15120
(412) 461-6394 I Fax: (412) 461-2080
www.georgeigreenfuneralhome.com

Dwight Hooper
Hooper Funeral Home Inc.
P.O. Box 305, 501 West Main St.
Inverness, FL 34450
(352) 726-2271 | Fax: (352) 726-1801
www.hooperfuneralhome.com

James Marrocco
Marrocco Memorial Chapel
470 Colfax Ave, Clifton, NJ 07013-1624
(888) 770-2020 | Fax: (973) 574-0723
www.marroccos.com

Evan J. Strong
Evan J. Strong Funeral Services
5502 Second St. SW, Calgary, ALB
Canada T2H 0G9
(403) 265-1199 | Fax: (403) 265-1190
www.evanjstrong.com

Theresa Thielen
Thielen Funeral Home and Crematory
3940 Division St., Burlington, IA 52601
(319) 752-2828 I Fax: (319) 752-2273
www.thielenfuneralhome.com


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Finance

Charles A. Castiglia (chair)
Lakeside Memorial Funeral Home, Inc.
S4199 Lake Shore Rd.
Hamburg, NY 14075-2006
716-627-2919  I  Fax: 716-627-6346
www.lakesidefuneralhome.com

Michael Ryan (staff liaison)
International Order of the Golden Rule
9101 Burnet Rd., Ste. 120
Austin, TX 78758
(800) 637-8030 | Fax: (512) 334-5514
www.ogr.org

Mark Allen, Executive Director/CEO
International Order of the Golden Rule
9101 Burnet Rd., Ste. 120
Austin, TX 78758
(800) 637-8030 | Fax: (512) 334-5514
www.ogr.org

Roger Beyers
Beyers Funeral Home & Crematory
1123 W. Main St., Leesburg, FL 34748
(352) 787-4343 | Fax: (352) 787-4674
www.beyersfuneralhome.com

Mary F. Steele
Arnett & Steele Funeral Home Inc.
106 Cherry St., Pineville, KY 40977-1602
(606) 337-2045 or (877) 337-2045
Fax: (606) 337-2046
www.arnettsteele.com

Catherine A. (Cathie) Tattrie
Smith Funeral & Memorial Services
8 Schoolhouse Road, Warren, RI 02885
(401) 245-4999 | Fax: (401) 247-4870
www.wjsmithfh.com

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Long-Range Planning

Ensures that OGR's strategic plans are on course. Recommends any changes to the Board of Directors. Also responsible for investigating future opportunities and making recommendations to the Board.

George Darte (chair)
George Darte Funeral Home
585 Carlton St., St. Catharine's, ONT
Canada L2M 4Y1
(905) 937-4444 | Fax: (905) 937-6605
www.dartefuneralhome.com

Charles A. Castiglia (board liaison)
Lakeside Memorial Funeral Home, Inc.
S4199 Lake Shore Rd.
Hamburg, NY 14075-2006
716-627-2919  I  Fax: 716-627-6346
www.lakesidefuneralhome.com

Charles Rader
LeRoy Rader Funeral Home Inc.
P.O. Box 609, 1617 Judson Road
Longview, TX 75606-0609
(903) 753-3373 | Fax: (903) 757-3708
www.raderfh.com

Mark Allen, Executive Director/CEO (staff liaison)
International Order of the Golden Rule
9101 Burnet Rd., Ste. 120
Austin, TX 78758
(800) 637-8030 | Fax: (512) 334-5514
www.ogr.org

Koven L. Brown
K.L.  Brown Funeral Home & Cremation Center
322 Nisbet St. NW
Jacksonville, AL 36265-1026
256-435-7042  I  Fax: 256-435-2702
www.klbrownfuneralhome.com

Michael S. Lewis
Lewis Funeral Home
6405 Hwy. 90 West, Milton, FL 32570
(850) 623-2243 I Fax: (850) 623-6345
www.lewisfuneralhomes.net

G. Thomas Stradling III
Stradling Funeral Home Inc.
P.O. Box 92, 201 Church Ave.
Ephrata, PA 17522
(717) 733-2472 | Fax: (717) 738-3549
www.stradlingfuneralhome.com

Jeffrey Wages
Wages & Sons-Gwinnett Chapel
1031 Lawrenceville Hwy.
Lawrenceville, GA 30046
(770) 277-4550 | Fax: (770) 277-4553
www.wagesandsons.com

John Wenig
Wenig Funeral Homes
711 Broadway, Sheboygan Falls, WI 53085
(920) 467-3431 I Fax: (920) 467-4531
www.wenigfuneralhome.com

Robin L. Williams
R. Lee Williams & Son Funeral Home & Crematory
3530 49th St. North, St. Petersburg, FL 33710
(727) 527-1177 | Fax: (727) 527-1170
www.rlwilliams.com

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Membership

Reviews and recommends recruiting and retention activities. Exercises oversight of the Family Contact Program

Richard O’Hara (chair)
McAvoy-O’Hara Company—Evergreen Mortuary
4545 Geary Blvd.
San Francisco, CA 94118
(415) 668-0077 I Fax: (415) 751-7268
www.mcavoyohara.com

Tom Hemmerle (board liaison)
Barnett-Strother Funeral Home LLC
2285 North Main St., Madisonville, KY 42431
(270) 821-7135 | Fax: (270) 821-1001
www.barnettstrother.com

Roy Carroway
Carroway Funeral Home
2704 S. John Redditt Dr., Lufkin, TX 75904-5627
(936) 634-2255 I Fax: (936) 634-5321
www.carrowayfuneralhome.com

Rene Evert
Evert-Luko Funeral Home
170 Warren, Hartland, WI 53029
(262) 367-2156 I Fax: (262) 367-2157
www.evertlukofuneralhome.com

Misty Feagin
Mark A. Jones Funeral Directors
510 11th St., Seagraves, TX 79359
(806) 546-2121 I Fax: (806) 546-3032
www.markajonesfuneraldirectors.com

Richard Hightower
Martin & Hightower Funeral Home
1312 S. Park St.
Carrollton, GA 30117-4410
(770) 836-1466 I Fax: (770) 214-2607
www.martin-hightower.com

Christopher Janowiak
Janowiak Funeral Home Inc.
Geer-Logan Chapel
320 N. Washington, Ypsilanti, MI 48197
(734) 482-6000 | Fax: (734) 482-6068
www.janowiakfuneralhome.com

Norm Juday
Haverstock Funeral Home, Inc.
602 Maple Ave, La Porte, IN 46350
(219) 362-3333 | Fax: (219) 362-1031
www.haverstockfuneralhome.com

Randy Schulz
Cotrell Funeral Service
701 Vine St., Poplar Bluff, MO 63901-5040
(573) 785-8484 I Fax: (573) 785-0808
www.cotrellfuneralservice.com

Kasi Baker Welch
Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory
3800 N. Big Spring St., Midland, TX 79705
(432) 550-5800 I Fax: (432) 618-014
www.npwelch.com


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Products & Services

Recommends qualified suppliers and oversees all aspects of the supplier/association relationship to ensure successful business partnerships for our co-op buying program.

Michael S. Lewis (chair)
Lewis Funeral Home
6405 Hwy. 90 West, Milton, FL 32570
(850) 623-2243 I Fax: (850) 623-6345
www.lewisfuneralhomes.net

Wayne “Bud” Wieting (board liaison)
Wieting Family Funeral Home, Inc.
411 W. Main St., Chilton, WI 53014
(920) 849-4941 | Fax: (920) 849-9245
www.wietingfuneralhome.com

Richard Cavillo
Calvillo Funeral Home
206 E. 19 St.
Lubbock, TX  79403
(806) 765-5555 | Fax: (806) 765-0140
www.calvillofuneralhome.com

J. Larry Carter
Carter-Ricks Funeral Home
107 S. 5th St.
Elsberry, MO 63343
(573) 898-2181 I  Fax: (573) 898-3148
www.carterricksfuneralhome.com

Loren Congdon
Congdon & Company
3012 Sheridan Rd.
Zion, IL 60099
(847) 746-1234 | Fax: (847) 746-1237
www.congdonfuneralhome.com

Horace Ford
Ford-Stewart Funeral Home
2047 Highway 138 SE, Jonesboro, GA 32037
(770) 210-2700 | Fax: (770) 210-2788
www.fordstewartfuneralhome.com

Robin Freitag
Freitag Funeral Home
137 W. Commerce St.
Bridgeton, NJ 08302-1805
(856) 455-2600 I Fax: (856) 455-2603
www.freitagfuneralhome.com

David Fry
Fry Funeral Home
220 E. Sixth St., Tipton, IA 52772
(563) 886-6336 | Fax: (563) 886-6806
www.fryfuneralhome.com

Shari Slonaker
Mann-Slonaker Funeral Home
222 W. Washington St.
East Greenville, PA 18041-1414
(215) 679-9589 I Fax: (215) 679-9024
www.mannslonakerfuneralhome.com

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Strategic Planning Task Force


Charles A. Castiglia
(board liaison)
Lakeside Memorial Funeral Home, Inc.
S4199 Lake Shore Rd.
Hamburg, NY 14075-2006
716-627-2919 I Fax: 716-627-6346
www.lakesidefuneralhome.com

Adam Martin (board liaison)
Martin Funeral, Cremation & Tribute Services
1194 E. Mt. Morris Rd., Mt. Morris, MI 48458
(810) 686-2210 I Fax: (810) 686-0137
www.martinfuneralhome.com

Mark Allen, Executive Director/CEO (staff liaison)
International Order of the Golden Rule
9100 Burnet Rd., Suite 120, Austin, TX 78758
(800) 637-8030 | Fax: (512) 334-5514
www.ogr.org

Roger Beyers
Beyers Funeral Home & Crematory
1123 W. Main St., Leesburg, FL 34748
(352) 787-4343 | Fax: (352) 787-4674
www.beyersfuneralhome.com

Randall L. Earl
Brintlinger and Earl Funeral Homes
2827 N. Oakland
Decatur, IL 62526
(217) 875-1283 I Fax: (217) 875-1233
www.brintlingerandearl.com

Mary F. Steele
Arnett & Steele Funeral Home Inc.
106 Cherry St., Pineville, KY 40977-1602
(606) 337-2045 or (877) 337-2045 | Fax: (606) 337-2046
www.arnettsteele.com

Evan J. Strong
Evan J. Strong Funeral Services
5502 Second St. SW, Calgary, ALB, Canada T2H 0G9
(403) 265-1199 | Fax: (403) 265-1190
www.evanjstrong.com

Catherine A. (Cathie) Tattrie
Smith Funeral & Memorial Services
8 Schoolhouse Road, Warren, RI 02885
(401) 245-4999 | Fax: (401) 247-4870
www.wjsmithfh.com

Glenn P. Taylor
Glenn Funeral Home & Crematory
900 Old Hartford Rd.
Owensboro, KY 42303-1328
(270) 683-1505 I Fax: (270) 926-4644
www.glennfuneralhome.com

Jeffrey Wages
Wages & Sons-Gwinnett Chapel
1031 Lawrenceville Hwy., Lawrenceville, GA 30046
(770) 277-4550 | Fax: (770) 277-4553
www.wagesandsons.com

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Golden Light Award Task Force

Peter A. "Skip" Urban (chair)
Anton B. Urban Funeral Home, Inc.
1111 S. Bethlehem Pike
Ambler, PA 19002-5803
(215) 646-8556 | Fax: (215) 646-5671
www.urbanfuneralhome.com

Charles A. Castiglia (board liaison)
Lakeside Memorial Funeral Home, Inc.
S4199 Lake Shore Rd.
Hamburg, NY 14075-2006
716-627-2919 I Fax: 716-627-6346
www.lakesidefuneralhome.com

Mark Allen, Executive Director/CEO (staff liaison)
International Order of the Golden Rule
9100 Burnet Rd., Suite 120
Austin, TX 78758
(800) 637-8030 | Fax: (512) 334-5514
www.ogr.org

Mike Butler
Livingston-Butler-Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center
1225 North Elm Ave., Hastings, NE 68901
(402) 462-2147 | Fax: (888) 234-2217
www.lbvfh.com

Jeffrey Wages
Wages & Sons-Gwinnett Chapel
1031 Lawrenceville Hwy.
Lawrenceville, GA 30046
(770) 277-4550 | Fax: (770) 277-4553
www.wagesandsons.com

John Wenig
Wenig Funeral Homes
711 Broadway
Sheboygan Falls, WI 53085
(920) 467-3431 I Fax: (920) 467-4531
www.wenigfuneralhome.com

Robin L. Williams
R. Lee Williams & Son Funeral Home & Crematory
3530 49th St. North, St. Petersburg, FL 33710
(727) 527-1177 | Fax: (727) 527-1170
www.rlwilliams.com

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Young Professionals Task Force

Mike Kulbacki (chair)
Brunswick Memorial Home
454 Cranbury Road, East Brunswick, NJ 08816
(732) 254-9393 | Fax: (732) 238-9844
www.brunswickmemorialhome.com

Adam Martin (board liaison)
Martin Funeral, Cremation & Tribute Services
1194 E. Mt. Morris Rd., Mt. Morris, MI 48458
(810) 686-2210 I Fax: (810)
www.martinfuneralhome.com

Jessica Smith, Education Director (staff liaison)
International Order of the Golden Rule
9101 Burnet Rd., Ste. 120
Austin, TX 78758
(800) 637-8030 | Fax: (512) 334-5514
www.ogr.org

Will Beyers
Beyers Funeral Home & Crematory
1123 W. Main St., Leesburg, FL 34748
(352) 787-4343
www.beyersfuneralhome.com

Dinora Congdon
Congdon & Company
3012 S. Sheridan Rd., Zion, IL 60099
(847) 746-1237 I (847) 746-1237
www.congdonfuneralhome.com

Scott Green
George I. Green Funeral Home
3511 Main St., Munhall, PA 15120
(412) 461-6394 I Fax: (412) 461-2080
www.georgeigreenfuneralhome.com

J. Tyler Pray
Pray Funeral Home Inc.
401 W. Seminary, Charlotte, MI 48113-9973
(517) 543-2950 | Fax: (517) 543-2952
www.prayfuneral.com

Preston Rader
LeRoy Rader Funeral Home Inc.
P.O. Box 609, 1617 Judson Road
Longview, TX 75606-0609
(903) 753-3373 | Fax: (903) 757-3708
www.raderfh.com

Peter Urban
Anton B. Urban Funeral Home, Inc.
1111 S. Bethlehem Pike
Ambler, PA 19002-5803
(215) 646-8556 | Fax: (215) 646-567
www.urbanfuneralhome.com

Daniel Wieting
Wieting Family Funeral Home, Inc.
411 W. Main St., Chilton, WI 53014
(920) 849-4941 | Fax: (920) 849-9245
www.wietingfuneralhome.com

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