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. He is also a 32 Degree member of Marion Lodge No. 562, Free and Accepted Masons, of Scottdale.
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, attaining the Rank of Specialist 4th Class.
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 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, 2022, 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 movie on Netflix Series, "Mind Hunters".
Frank is married to Rhenee Gadd Kapr and resides above the Funeral Home with their two pet Yorkie Sisters, Willow and Coco.
Rhenee Gadd Kapr was born in Brownsville to the late Lillian Mae Gadd.
Rhenee is a member of St. John The Baptist R.C. Church, Scottdale. She is a Graduate of Fairchance Georges High School, York Run, PA., and attended Penn State University Fayette Campus, Uniontown.
Rhenee is presently serving as the Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer of the Frank Kapr Funeral Home, Inc. She is actively involved in the daily operations of the Funeral Home and has been office manager since 1982. Rhenee is also a Commissioned Pennsylvania Notary.
She is a member of the Pennsylvania Association Of Notaries, Scottdale Kiwanis Club and Charities Limited.
Rhenee is married to Frank Kapr and resides above the Funeral Home with their two pet Yorkie Sisters, Willow and Coco
Nancy is a graduate of the former Immaculate Conception High School, Connellsville, attended Seton Hill University of Greensburg and a is graduate of Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science. Nancy served her internship under the supervision of her father, the late Frank Kapr. Presently she is a Licensed Director at the Frank Kapr Funeral Home, Inc.
She is the proud grandmother of William and Eliza Krowicki.
Alyson Marie Swank Zombek, CFSP, is a West Newton Native and a graduate of Yough High School Class of 2004. She is a also a graduate of Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science, May 12, 2006, where she earned her Associates Degree in Funeral Service and Small Business Management. Alyson enjoys all aspect of her job. Her favorite part of her position is meeting new people and helping people through their time of need.
Presently, Alyson is employed as a Licensed Funeral Director with the Frank Kapr Funeral Home, Inc. of Scottdale and is a member of the Westmoreland, Indiana and Armstrong Counties Funeral Directors Association where she is presently serving as a board member. She is also a member of the Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practitioners.
She is a member of the Turkeytown Volunteer Fire Dept. and also a member of the West Newton Community Festival where she serves as the Director of the West Newton Community Festival Beauty Pageant since 2006. Alyson has retired from competing in Pageants and in her spare time coaches at her home in the evening.
Alyson recently became a Partner in the Frank Kapr Funeral Home, Inc., April 24, 2018 and is a Licensed Pennsylvania Insurance Agent for Pre- Arranged Funeral Contracts.
Alyson presently resides in Scottdale, with her husband Brian, her Sons, Parker and Jensen and their pet Yorkie, Bailee.
Licensed Funeral Director
Chandler Michelle Fresquez, a graduate of Connellsville
Area High School Class of 2018. She is a graduate of Pittsburgh Institute of
Mortuary Science, May 2020, where she earned her associate degree in Funeral
Service and Small Business Management.
In addition to being a Licensed Funeral Director,
Chandler is also a CANA Certified Crematory Operator, Certified Celebrant, and
holds a license in Cosmetology. She takes pride in being a member of The
Connellsville Area Career & Technical Centers Occupational Advisory
Committee, which helps further the advancement of the Cosmetology program
students can take while in high school. She is also a member of the
Westmoreland, Indiana and Armstrong Counties Funeral Directors Association.
Presently, Chandler is employed as a Licensed Funeral
Director with the Frank Kapr Funeral Home, Inc. of Scottdale, where she has
been employed since 2018, her senior year of high school and throughout
When Chandler is not working, she enjoys many things
such as, reading, crafting, baking, thrift shopping, visiting local craft
shows, drinking coffee or trying new coffee shops out, but most importantly she
loves to hang out with her family and friends, doing absolutely anything from
having a movie night or going to watch a motocross race with her brother.
Chandler currently resides in Scottdale, with her
Fiancé Jay Matthews, and their dogs, Marlie and Remington. “At the end of the
day, I have the most honoring career to be able to say I had the privilege to
help care for someone’s loved one”, says Chandler
We have years of experience caring for families from all walks of life, cultures and faiths. Our unsurpassed staff and our family provide kind, caring, professional service. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession who are dedicated to excellence in service, adhere to the highest funeral industry standards, and have exceptional integrity. We consistently earn phenomenally high customer satisfaction survey results.
Our licensed, professional staff is here for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Please call 208-504-1206 anytime. We will even come to you to make arrangements in the comfort of your home.
Prompt, compassionate service is always just a phone call away, where and when you need it.
You are welcome to call us any time of the day, any day of the week, for immediate assistance. Or, visit our funeral home in person at your convenience.