Having been born and raised in Oley Valley, it was Kyle Blankenbiller's honor to become a member of the Auman team. He graduated from Oley Valley High School in 1987 and Northampton Community College in 1990. He became licensed in funeral service in 1991. Kyle worked for many funeral homes in and around Berks County prior to owning his own funeral home in Oley for seven years. In 2012, following the sale of his funeral home, Kyle joined the Auman team as a funeral director and location manager. He is proud to be a part of a staff who feels more like family than co-workers and who delivers service excellence every day to every family in an unparalleled fashion. Kyle knows that serving families with professionalism, honesty, pride and care are the benchmarks of success in the funeral industry. He centers his attention on a “life well celebrated” philosophy, as evidenced by the personal, customized services he provides for every family. Every person’s life story is different from another and their final tribute should be a service reflective of that individuality. Kyle desires to continue the deep, enduring values that have held Auman Funeral Home as a progressive industry leader.
Erika Marie Haas
Although not a Berks County native, Erika is proud to be a part of this beautiful town. A 2003 graduate of Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science, she intended to use the education as a stepping stone along her educational path to a career in pathology. However, a month after graduation, Erika was hospitalized for a year with a devastating illness. Following several intense conversations about end-of-life decisions with family and fellow patients, Erika realized her ability to put others at ease by demystifying funeral service.
While healing, Erika decided to stay in mortuary science to help others in their time of need and feels fortunate to share this calling with the team of like-minded individuals at Auman's.
Rochelle P Hess
Having been born and raised in Berks County, Rochelle finds it an honor to be associated with one of the oldest and most dignified funeral homes. A 1983 graduate of Governor Mifflin High School, Rochelle started working at a funeral home as a funeral assistant in 1991, where she found her passion to help families in their time of need. She continued on to Northampton Community College receiving her mortuary degree in 2001 and license in 2002.
As the supervisor of the downtown location, it is Rochelle's goal to lead client families in an uplifting way to celebrate the lives of their loved ones. In May 2016 she reached the 25-year milestone of service. Having been inspired by the professionalism and integrity of the Auman family, Rochelle was honored to become a part of the professional team at Auman’s, finding her true calling in life: helping people at such a critical time in their lives.
David B Johnson
David's interest in the funeral business was solidified after attending the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science where he became a licensed funeral director in 1998. David moved to the Reading area of Pennsylvania, serving families who desire to complete pre-arranged services for themselves and loved ones. Passionate about pre-planning, he works with area seniors and other community members to begin conversations with their loved ones. David is proud to serve in such a prestigious funeral home, established in the 1890s, and looks forward to providing continued excellence in service to every family.
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