Board of Directors 2020-2021

Presidentalt
Mary F. Steele - About
Arnett & Steele Funeral Home
106 S. Cherry St.
Pineville, KY  40977
(606) 337-2045
Fax: (606) 337-2046
www.arnettsteele.com

President-Elect
Evan J. Strong - About
Evan J. Strong Funeral Services
5502 2 St., SW
Calgary, Alberta  T2H 0G9
(403) 265-1199
Fax: (403) 265-1190
www.evanjstrong.com

Secretary/Treasurer
Paul A. Hummel, III - About

Hummel Funeral Homes, Inc.
500 E. Exchange St.
Akron, OH  44304
(330) 253-6126
Fax: (330) 253-4300
www.hummelcares.com

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


Directors

  

Kim R. Hunter - About

Owner, Humphrey Funeral Home, A.W. Miles Newbigging Chapel Ltd.
1403 Bayview Ave.
Toronto, ON
(416) 487-4523
www.humphreymiles.com

 

Raffy S. Jose - About
President and CEO, Arlington Memorial Chapels, Inc.
Quezon City, Manila,
Philippines
www.arlingtonph.com

Christopher B. Miller - About
Thomas Miller Mortuary & Crematory
1118 E. 6th St.
Corona, CA  92879
(951) 737-3244
Fax: (951) 737-3271
www.thomasmillermortuary.com

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

 

Peter Urban, Jr. - About

Anton B. Urban Funeral Home
1111 S Bethlehem Pike, Ambler, PA 19002
(215) 646-8556
Fax: (215) 646-5671
www.urbanfuneralhome.com

 

 

 

Thomas L. Hemmerle is the owner of Barnett-Strother Funeral Home in Madisonville, KY. He earned a degree in Mortuary Science from Arapahoe Community College and has been a licensed funeral director since 1996 and a licensed embalmer since 2006. Hemmerle is a member of Christ the King Catholic Church and The Knights of Columbus, the world's largest Catholic fraternal service organization. [TOP]

Paul A. Hummel, III  has been working with his father since 1987. He is a graduate of St. Vincent-St. Mary's High School and the University of Akron. Paul is a member of St. Vincent Catholic Church. He is involved with Rotary Club of Akron, Boy Scouts of America, Mobile Meals and Bluecoats Incorporated. Paul lives in Akron with his wife, Jennifer, and their two daughters, Caroline and Maggie. [TOP]

Kim Hunter graduated from Humber College Funeral Service Program Toronto in 1976. He purchased the J. Scott Early Funeral Home in Milton, Ontario while continuing to serve as Vice President at Humphrey Funeral Home in Toronto for many years before purchasing both Humphrey Funeral Home and A Basic Service in 2018. He is a long serving Funeral Director who has been licensed since 1976 and continues my his passion for funeral service and our profession. Kim is an an active member of the Royal Canadian Military Institute, Rotary Club of Toronto, Toronto Commandery Hospice and the Thunderers of Toronto. [TOP]

Raffy Jose is President and CEO, Arlington Memorial Chapels, Inc.—Quezon City, Manila, Philippines. His education includes a B.S. in Business Management from the Ateneo De Manila University; post graduate course: Managing Family Corporations at the Asian Institute of Management (AIM); and Celebrant Training at the In-Sight Institute. He served as Rotary Club Centennial President (2005), was the first Celebrant in Asia and the Philippines after receiving training from the In-Sight Institute (2002), and recipient of 6 Pursuit of Excellence Awards and 2 Best of the Best Awards (2011 and 2017) from NFDA during his leadership. Raffy enjoys traveling, cooking,  taking care of and playing with his grandchildren. Raffy is married to Marichi and has four adult children: Paolo, Isabella, Anton and Bettina. [TOP]

Christopher B. Miller is the owner of Thomas Miller Mortuary in Corona, California and a licensed embalmer and funeral director. He earned a Mortuary Science degree from Cypress College, his Crematory Manager License and a Bachelor’s Degree in Hotel Restaurant Management from California Polytechnic University of Pomona. He received the Melvin Hilgenfeld Award from Cypress College, the highest honor from the program. Chris previously served on OGR’s Board of Directors from 2010-2012, serves as Parks Commission for the City of Corona Parks and Recreational Services Commission, is the current Board Chairman of the Corona Regional Medical Governing Board of Directors, is on the Corona Chamber of Commerce board, is a past board member of The Unforgettables Foundation, an organization that helps families with the loss of their children, and is a member of Circle City Rotary Club, the California Funeral Directors Association, the National Funeral Directors Association and the International Cremation, Cemetery and Funeral Association. Chris has two children, Reagan and Colin. [TOP]

Mary F. Steele, CFSP, CPC, CCO is co-owner of Arnett & Steele Funeral Home in Pineville, KY. She has been a licensed funeral director and embalmer since 1991 and is both a graduate of nursing school and of Mid-America College of Funeral Service. Mary served as the first woman president of the Funeral Directors Association of Kentucky. Mrs. Steele brings a lot of experience to the Board having received numerous honors and awards including the NFDA Initiative Award (2007) and the OGR Community Service Award (2008). She also serves on the Advisory Board for Mid America College of Funeral Service, formerly served on the Southeast Community and Technical College Funeral School’s Advisory Board, and is a Certified Preplanning Consultant and Certified Crematory Operator. [TOP]

Evan J. Strong is the founder and owner of Evan J. Strong Funeral Services in Calgary, Alberta Canada. Evan is a graduate of McMaster University and Humber College where he received his funeral service education. He is a member of Rotary International and the Knights of Columbus. Evan and his firm are active within the Calgary community in many charities and non-profit organizations. [TOP]

Jamie L. Wieting is co-owner of Wieting Family Funeral Home in Chilton, Wisconsin and a licensed funeral director. She earned an Associate’s Degree in Science, Funeral Services and a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education. Jamie service as President of the Board of Education and is currently the Vice President of the Chilton Chamber of Commerce Board. She is an active member of the Wisconsin Funeral Directors Association and the current Secretary/Treasurer of Fox River Valley Funeral Directors Association. Jamie is married to Daniel Wieting and has four children, Alydia, Eliot, Iyla and Oriya.  [TOP]

Peter A. Urban Jr. is a lifetime resident of Ambler and a third generation licensed funeral director in the Urban family. He has been working at Anton B. Urban Funeral Home since 2001.

Peter is a graduate of Lansdale Catholic High School Class of 2004. During his high school years, Peter began helping his father with odd jobs around the funeral home, ultimately assisting with visitations and funeral services. After high school graduation he pursued his passion for funeral service by attending a cooperative program between Gannon University in Erie, PA and Northampton County Community College in Bethlehem, PA. He achieved his education goal in 2009 receiving both a bachelor’s degree and an associate’s degree in Mortuary Service. This accomplishment entitled him to serve a yearlong internship during which he completed National and State Boards earning him his PA State Funeral Directors License in January 2011. While in college he was an active member of Zeta Beta Tau (ZBT) Fraternity where he served on several Executive Positions including Vice President. He organized several fundraisers for the Children’s Miracle Network. He was also a member of Sigma Phi Sigma a National Fraternity of Funeral Directors. Peter and his wife Kelly have one daughter Meredith. They reside in Ambler, PA. [TOP]