Frank Kapr, CFSP
Funeral Director / Supervisor / Owner
Frank Kapr, CFSP, is a lifelong native of Scottdale. He is a graduate of the former Immaculate Conception High School, Connellsville, the Pittsburgh Institute Of Mortuary Science and received his Associates Degree from Point Park University, Pittsburgh.
Currently serving as President/Owner of the firm, Frank is responsible for its overall direction and daily operations.
Frank has been a life long member of St. John The Baptist R.C. Church of Scottdale where he served for 17 years on the Church Parish Council. His civic involvements are many, including member of the Scottdale Volunteer Fire Department for 51 years, presently serving since 1993 on the Board Of Directors of Mutual Aid Ambulance Service Inc. representing the communities of Scottdale and Everson and surrounding areas, Board member and past President of the Scottdale Community Civic and Industrial Association, Scottdale Zoning Board, member, past president and Board member of the Scottdale Area Chamber Of Commerce.
Frank is a proud Army Veteran, serving with the Pennsylvania Army National Guard, HQ, HQ Company, 28th Division, 110th Infantry Battalion, during the Vietnam War.
Accomplished achievements for the Funeral Home include: Five-time recipient of the National Funeral Directors Associations Eagle Award and recently the Golden Eagle Award for outstanding services by the Funeral Home and its staff. Funeral related memberships for Frank are as follows: member, past President and present board member of the Westmoreland, Indiana and Armstrong Counties Funeral Directors Association and was installed as District 3 Governor for the Pa State Funeral Directors Association in June, 2014. On June 6, 2018, he was installed as Secretary/Treasurer for the Pa Funeral Directors Association. Also a member of the Pennsylvania State and the National Funeral Directors Associations. July 21, 2020 Frank was installed as President of the Pennsylvania Funeral Directions Association, for the year of 2020 - 2021, a position he is honored to serve his fellow Funeral Directors. He was the recipient of the Tribune Review "Quest For The Best" in Funeral Homes in the Scottdale, Mt. Pleasant areas and recently was awarded the "Silver and Bronze" awards for the best Funeral Home in Westmoreland County, PA through its subscribers.
Frank assisted in the recovery and identification process of the devastating crash of US Air Flight # 427, in Hopewell Township, near the Pittsburgh International Airport, September 8, 1994 and the terrorist crash of United Airlines Flight #93 in Shanksville, PA., Somerset County, September 11, 2001. Frank has been a member of the Glenn Gelder Foundation for Mass Fatality Preparedness since June 2003.
Frank is also the proud owner of a 1967 Pontiac Bonneville, High Headroom Ambulance, fully restored and in pristine condition, which he shows in local car shows, parades and State Fireman's Conventions. He has also used it in Funeral processions for a number of Fire personal and the Ambulance was recently featured in a Netflix Series, "Mind Hunters".
Frank is married to Rhenee Gadd Kapr and resides above the Funeral Home with their pet "Yorkie" Rylee.