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Jeffrey W. Somers, Supervisor

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Jeffrey W. Somers

Jeffrey W. Somers

Licensed Supervisor, Licensed Funeral Director

Mr. Somers is the current owner, supervisor, licensed funeral director and licensed insurance representative at Myers-Somers Funeral Home, Inc. He is an honors graduate of the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science and also is a graduate of the Pennsylvania State University with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. He has been a licensed Pennsylvania funeral director since 1990. 
He is a member of the Keystone Funeral Directors Association, the Pennsylvania Funeral Directors Association and the National Funeral Directors Association. 
Jeff is active in the community as a member and Past Master of Logan Lodge F. & A. M., a member of the Valley of Altoona, Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite and a Noble of Jaffa Shrine where he is a past captain of the Patrol / Directors Staff. He is also a member and past director of the Royal Order of Jesters, Altoona Court; a member of the Order of Quetzalcoatl, Colotic Miztli Teocalli; and a member of Tall Cedars of Lebanon, Chief Logan Forest. He is a multiple past president of the Greenwood Lions Club and currently serves as project treasurer. 
Jeff is a member of Greenwood United Methodist Church. 
Jeff is married to the former Amy Golden and they have two teenage children, Tori and Alex both whom attend Altoona Area High School. 
Amy is employed as a rehabilitation teacher for the blind by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Bureau of Blindness and Visual Services and is also active in the community. 


Jeff, Amy, Tori & Alex Somers

Jeff, Amy, Tori & Alex Somers



Daniel R. Myers

Mr. Myers is the retired former owner and funeral director at Myers-Somers Funeral Home, Inc. Dan’s father, C. Ray Myers, founded the funeral home business in 1936. Dan took over control of the funeral home upon his father’s failing health. He is an honors graduate of the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science where he was class president and attended Shippensburg State University as an Accounting major. He has been a licensed Pennsylvania funeral director since 1975. 
He is a U. S. Air Force veteran. 
Dan is married to the former Carol Trauger a retired elementary school teacher for the Altoona Area School District. They have one son Andrew who is a computer graphic artist in South Carolina. 


Kristina C. Barrett

Licensed Funeral Director

Mrs. Barrett is a current licensed funeral director at Myers-Somers Funeral Home, Inc. She is a 2009 graduate of Mt. Aloysius College with a degree in surgical technology. She is a 2012 graduate of the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science. She received her Pennsylvania Funeral Director's license March 24, 2014. Kris currently resides in her hometown of Northern Cambria with her husband David and their son Hunter.


Tracey L. Golden

Tracey L. Golden

Ms. Golden is our secretary / office manager and a member of the funeral home staff serving since spring 2009. She is a graduate of Altoona Area High School and also is a graduate dental assistant. Tracey has a teenage son Lance who attends Altoona Area High School. Both are members of Simpson-Temple United Methodist Church, Altoona.


Robert E. Gohn

Robert E. Gohn

Mr. Gohn is a non-licensed member of our funeral home staff serving since the summer of 2008. He is a graduate of Hollidaysburg Area High School. Prior to joining the funeral home staff, Rob was employed for many years by Evergreen Farms, Huntingdon County. He is a member of the Unter Uns Society, Altoona and is also a member of St. Luke's Episcopal Church, Altoona. He is the proud father of two daughters and grandfather of five grandchildren.


Lyle V. Rea

Lyle V. Rea

Mr. Rea is a non-licensed member of our funeral home staff serving since summer 2006. He retired as a set-up operator from SKF prior to joining the funeral home staff. He is also active with the Volunteer Program for over 10 years at Altoona Regional Health System. He is also active with the admission-discharge program. He is a past member of Hiram Lodge F. & A. M., and the Jaffa Shrine where he belonged to the Motor Corps and was an Usher. He is a U.S. Army veteran. Lyle is married to the former Carole Hartley a retired Registered Nurse for Altoona Regional Health System. They have three daughters and are the proud grandparents of three. Both are members of Altoona First Church of the Brethren.


Donald J. Beeler

Donald J. Beeler

Mr. Beeler is a non-licensed member of our funeral home staff serving since spring 2009. He retired from the maintenance department of PPG prior to joining the funeral home staff. He is a 4th Degree Knight, Bishop Garvey Council, Knights of Columbus, Altoona and a 3rd Degree Knight, Monsignor O’Malley Council, Knights of Columbus, Bellwood. He is a U.S. Navy Sea-Bee veteran. Don is married to the former Judy McNelis. They have nine children and are the proud grandparents of twenty-eight and great grandparents of six. Both are members of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Altoona.


Gerald W. Graham

Gerald W. Graham

Mr. Graham is a non-licensed member of our funeral home staff serving since fall 2010. He retired as a supervisor from Estes Express Lines prior to joining the funeral home staff. Jerry is a member of Portage Lodge F. & A. M. and is a Noble of Jaffa Shrine where he is a Past Captain of the Patrol / Directors Staff. He is also a member of the Tall Cedars of Lebanon, Chief Logan Forest. He is a U.S. Army veteran. Jerry is married to the former Norma Tatsch and they have two living children and one deceased and are the proud grandparents of twelve and great grandparents of twenty-two. Both are members of Faith Bible Church.


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