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Our staff is comprised of dedicated and licensed professionals with the experience to answer all your questions regarding our services. Please feel free to contact any of our staff members at any time.

Robert E. Bean

Robert E. Bean

Licensed Funeral Director

Robert E. Bean was born and raised in nearby Lebanon County and moved to Reading in 1946, and worked at the former Gibson Funeral Home. In 1955 he and his wife, the late Jacqueline D. Bean, founded the first Bean Funeral Home. Robert is a 1949 graduate of the American Academy of Mortuary Science in New York City, and received his license that same year from the PA State Board. From 1951 to 1954, Robert served his country as an Artillery Sergeant in the Korean War. 


Joseph G. McCullough

Joseph G. McCullough

Licensed Funeral Director / Certified Celebrant

Originally from Schuylkill County, PA, Joe graduated from Northampton County Area Community College in 1984 with an Associate degree in Funeral Service Education. After completing school, Joe received his PA Funeral Director's license in 1985 and has been with Bean Funeral Homes since 1996. Joe is a member of St. Catherine of Sienna R.C. Church in Exeter Twp.  Joe's professional, caring attitude surely shines through when assisting families at all four Bean locations.


Kevin M. Bean

Kevin M. Bean

Licensed Funeral Director / Certified Celebrant

Kevin Bean is a Berks County native and lifetime resident. As the son of Robert E. Bean, and the late Jacqueline D. Bean, founders of Bean Funeral Homes, Kevin literally grew up in funeral service, helping his parents and learning the business. After attending Penn State University, Kevin went on to become a 1981 graduate of the Dallas (Texas) Institute of Mortuary Science. He became a licensed funeral director in the state of PA in 1982 and now manages the four Bean locations in Shillington, Reading, Sinking Spring, and Exeter Township. Kevin has two sons and enjoys time with his family and scuba diving in the Florida Keys.


Carolina Mayor

Carolina Mayor

Licensed Funeral Director / Certified Celebrant

Carolina is a Licensed Funeral Director. She graduated from Muhlenberg High School in 2012. She went on to attend Northampton Community College, where she received her Associates Degree in Funeral Service Education in 2015.


David J. Burawski

David J. Burawski

Licensed Funeral Director / Pre-Arrangement Director

David lives in Shillington. David graduated from Penn State University with a degree in Economics and he's a graduate of Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science. He spent more than a decade selling life insurance to families. His interests are sports, travel and history. David and his wife, Niki, have two children.


Luis Osorio

Luis Osorio

Funeral Director Assistant

Luis was born in Bogota, Colombia and has lived in Reading, PA since the age of eleven.  He graduated from Reading Central Catholic High School and attended West Chester University for Computer Science studies. For twelve years he was sole proprietor of a local transportation/limousine service.  Luis enjoys watching sports and spending time with his wife, Kristen, and their two children. He is a member of St. Catherine of Sienna R.C. Church in Exeter Twp. Luis is currently enrolled at the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science to receive his Degree in Funeral Service and obtain his Funeral Director license.


Marissa Paolino

Marissa Paolino

Licensed Funeral Director

Marissa graduated from Muhlenberg High School in 2012 and continued her education at Northampton Community College, where she received her Associates Degree in Funeral Services in 2018.  Marissa has a fiancé, Jon and enjoys outdoor activities, watching sports, and traveling.


Amy Landis

Amy Landis

Certified Celebrant

As a Certified Celebrant, Amy assists families in creating meaningful and memorable Celebration of Life services. Born and raised in southern California; graduated from Valencia High School, Placentia, CA. Amy moved East in 1985. She enjoyed working in various aspects of the food service industry for 20 years; including owning and operating her own restaurant for 8 years. Amy currently lives in Exeter with her husband Anthony.


Beth M. Harp

Beth M. Harp

Secretary

Beth was born in Key West, Florida but spent her childhood years living in Southern California. As an adult, she resided in Northern California, in the beautiful Sierra Nevada Mountains, where her three children were born. Desiring to raise her children around family, she relocated to Pennsylvania in 1997. Beth decided to re-enter the work force as her children were becoming adults and uncovered a passion for assisting families at their time of need. Serving families and assisting the Funeral Directors brings her much fulfillment. Beth is a secretary at our Exeter Twp.  location.


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