About

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.

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.

WHV 2020 - Level 1 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.

Compassionate care

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.

History

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.

Family business

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.

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Ratings & Reviews

Verified Customer Reviews

Since 2005, many of our customers have taken the time to tell us how we did each year via our Voice of the Customer program. Our star ratings and comments from families come directly from these surveys.

"Rochelle always show compassion patience and professionalism when planning fir your love one"

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August 2021

"In this great and difficult time your place of business didn't make me feel as though it was all about money but I felt it was all about what I needed to have done to lay my loved one to rest. I will definitely recommend them if you want someone that will treat you as someone who is going to meet your every need and be there to answer all your questions along the way. Thanks for your great service to me and my family."

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July 2021

"Best place to hold a funeral place was every clean and felt like home"

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June 2021

"Thank you for all your help! Everything was nice!"

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May 2021

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