Orion C. Pinkerton Funeral Home, Inc.

1014 California Ave Pittsburgh, PA 15202


  • James O Pinkerton


    James O. “Jim” Pinkerton is the son of Orion C. Pinkerton, who founded our firm in 1946. Jim grew up living in the funeral home and has been a licensed funeral director since 1973. Now retired from day to day activity, he remains on the board of directors of the firm and serves as a consultant.

    Active within his profession, Jim has served as an officer and past president of both the Allegheny County and Pennsylvania Funeral Directors Associations and on the executive committee of the National Funeral Directors Association. He served for over 20 years on the Federal Mass Fatality and Disaster Team (D-Mort), as a part of the response to the US Air Flight 427 Disaster, the United Flight 93 Disaster on 9/11, Hurricane Katrina in Mississippi and the Continental Flight 3407 Disaster in Buffalo, New York. He served for 15 years as a professional member of the Pennsylvania State Board of Funeral Directors. Jim currently serves on the board of directors of both the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science and the Union Dale Cemetery. Having had a parallel career in Emergency Medical Services and Medical Transportation, Jim also served on a number of EMS and health care boards.