Theo C. Auman Inc.

247 Penn Street Reading, PA 19601

Associates

  • Kyle Leroy Blankenbiller

    General ManagerGeneral Manager

    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.

  • Rochelle P Hess

    Funeral Director

    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.

  • Bianca Christina Rodriguez

    Funeral Director

    Born in Brooklyn and raised in Ponce, P.R., Bianca Rodriguez has been has called Berks County home for over 16 years. She entered the work force after graduating from Muhlenberg High School in 2006, beginning her career in the funeral industry as a cemeterian. While working full-time, she also attended Northampton Community College, completing her mortuary science degree in 2018 and becoming licensed in 2019. Biance is passionate about helping families plan tributes that are as unique as the loved one they're commemorating. Bianca speaks both English and Spanish, thanks to her family stressing the importance of speaking 2 languages. She's proud of her Latin heritage and welcomes the opportunity to serve families from every walk of life. She's honored and grateful to serve on our team as a funeral director.