Our Staff

H. Scott Caruso, owner, is a Licensed Funeral Director/Supervisor. Scott graduated from the Mount Pleasant Area High School, attended Indiana University of Pennsylvania and is a graduate of the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science. He is a lifelong resident of Mount Pleasant where he lives with his son and daughter, Christopher and Camille. He is a member of the National Funeral Directors Association; the  Pennsylvania Funeral Directors Association, Westmoreland, Indiana and Armstrong Counties Funeral Directors Association,  a member of St. Pius X Roman Catholic Church, and past President of the Mount Pleasant Rotary Club. Scott remains active in the Mount Pleasant community. He is the son of Herman and Sally Lobingier Caruso of Mount Pleasant.


Debbie Shaffer joined the staff in 2009 as Office Manager. She and her husband Jay reside in Mount Pleasant. They have two sons, Joshua and Dustin, and a daughter, Allison.

Christopher Caruso  Chris holds an Associate’s Degree in Business Management, and is a graduate of the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science, with a degree in Specialized Technology in Funeral Service Arts and Sciences. 

Raymond DeSimone is a funeral assistant staff member. He and his wife Florence reside in Mount Pleasant.

John Gonofsky  is a funeral assistant staff member. He and his wife Charlotte reside in Mount Pleasant.

Charles Barnhart is a funeral assistant staff member. He and his wife Connie reside in Mount Pleasant

Some other faces you may see around the Funeral home are our part-time employees:

Camille Caruso, who helps with visiting hours and the “Remembrance at Christmas”. She is a graduate of California University of PA in Elementary Education.

Diane Miller, who writes and edits the obituaries and other text and releases.

Cheryl Martz Barr is an evening attendant. She resides in Mount Pleasant.

And last but not least are our Retired employees who still are a vital part of our business and continue to lend a hand when needed:
Robert “Bob” Burns resides  in Mount Pleasant, Robert Beckerleg, and our deceased employes for their service: Edward "Ed" Frederick and Joseph Kitta and Leo Fatla.