Established by T.C. Auman in 1889, Theo. C. Auman, Inc. continues a long-standing tradition of providing excellent funeral and cremation services to the Berks County and Reading area. Throughout the years, our offerings have consistently met the changing needs of our community.
- Recently renovated
- Multiple chapels
- Large capacity chapel up to 500
Option for mail delivery of ashes
Sent through postal mail service, signature required.
- Onsite crematory
- Cremation remembrance jewelry
- Option for home delivery of ashes
Arrangements by phone or email
Complete funeral planning without needing a funeral home visit
Tribute video production
Services available to create a tribute video for the service or obituary from photos and videos.
- Audio and video equipment
Space available for corporate and organization meetings
- Black car service
Religious & Cultural
- Multicultural funerals
- Ritual washing
Other Languages Spoken
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Trusted funeral service provider
Theo C. Auman, Inc. is a member of the Dignity Memorial® network. When you choose Theo. C. Auman, Inc., you not only receive the compassionate care you expect from a locally operated funeral home, but also the benefits you deserve from the largest network of funeral, cremations and cemetery services in North America.
We honor veterans
Theo C. Auman, Inc. understands the unique needs of America’s veterans and their families. As a Level One Founding Community Partner with We Honor Veterans, our staff is knowledgeable in the benefits available to veterans and their families. With respect, integrity and dignity, we will walk you through the steps of creating a veteran's memorial service that truly honors the life and sacrifice of your loved one.
Our services are designed to help you through one of the most personal and challenging stages of life. We understand losing a loved one is an emotional and difficult experience. Our team at Theo C. Auman, Inc. is committed to providing compassionate, professional and personal service. Please contact us to learn more about our offerings.
T.C. Auman began his career as a funeral professional when, at age 16, he served as an apprentice cabinet maker and funeral director in New Holland (Lancaster County), Pennsylvania. In 1890, Auman and his brother William formed Auman Brothers, a funeral directing firm located at 16 N. Third Street, Reading.
Growing with Reading
By 1896 Auman’s services were in such high demand that he had to expand his operation. He established a casket factory and funeral directing business at 320 Court Street. According to business records, Auman conducted more than 400 funerals in 1900, a testament to the reputation he’d earned within the community.
In 1905, Auman moved the funeral home to its present location at 247 Penn Street, where it continues to maintain a tradition of excellent service.
When Auman died in 1936, the business passed to his son, T.C. Auman, Jr., who along with Earl K. Angstadt, operated the business until 1975. In 1975, Theo C. Auman III assumed full responsibility for the business.
Today, Theo C. Auman, Inc. is a member of the Dignity Memorial network of funeral, cremation and cemetery service providers. We’re committed to delivering a standard of service that is 100 percent guaranteed.
"Both parents prearranged their funeral arrangements. Service arrangements were coordinated by family members with staff at aumans staff was friendly and accommodating."
Verified Cremation & Memorial Service Customer
"My experince with aumans funeral staff was excellent from the pre-planning to the final moments was awesome. My family would like to use this funeral home in the future."
Verified Burial & Memorial Service Customer
"COULDNT HAVE ASKED FOR A BETTER SERVICE. THE HOSPITATLITY OF THE STAFF WAS MUCH APPRECIATED!"
Verified Burial & Memorial Service Customer
"The director was not only a pro in his field but also very kind as well. I always wanted to be in this field of work career wise"
Verified Cremation Customer
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