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Our Staff

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. 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 "Undertaker" license (yes, "Undertaker") that same year from the PA State Board. From 1951 to 1954, Robert served his country as an Artillery Sergeant in the Korean War, but immediately came back home to serve the community he cares so much about.


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'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.


Jacob R. Bednar

Jacob R. Bednar

Licensed Funeral Director / Certified Celebrant

Jacob was born and raised in Berks County. He attended Governor Mifflin School District, graduating in 2008. He went on to attended Northampton Community College where he received his Associates Degree in Mortuary Science and Funeral Service, receiving his funeral directors license in 2012. Jacob serves on the Board of Directors for the Real Estate Investors Association of Berks County and is a member of Victor Emmanuel II Beneficial Society.


Carolina Mayor

Carolina Mayor

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.


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.


Zoreneri Gonzalez

Zoreneri Gonzalez

Memorial Consultant



Dellise Vazquez

Dellise Vazquez

Controller / Certified Public Accountant

Dellise was born in Bronx, NY. She graduated from Ramapo College of New Jersey in 2007 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting. Dellise obtained her license as a Certified Public Accountant in 2009. She worked in public accounting within New Jersey and Pennsylvania for 5 years before starting her own accounting services business. She is now the Controller at Bean Funeral Homes, responsible for all of the organization’s finances. Dellise lives in Shillington, PA with her four children.


Beth M. James

Beth M. James

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 the funeral industry. Serving families and assisting the Funeral Director’s brings her much fulfillment. Beth is a secretary at our Sinking Spring location.


Morris 'Mo' Demsko

Morris "Mo" Demsko

Funeral Director Assistant

After graduating from McKeesport High School Mo went into the US Army and served in the 4th. Armored Div. stationed in Germany. After being discharged from the US Army he attended the Pennsylvania State Police Academy and began a 30 year career as a Pennsylvania State Trooper. He also went on to flight school and became a helicopter pilot for the State Police. After leaving the State Police Mo assumed a position with Security Guards Inc. in management and administration. Mo and his wife Ann spend time enjoying their two children and two grandchildren and their entire family. They are active members of St. Margaret's Roman Catholic Church in Reading and Allentown Cursillo.


Fred Lenich

Fred Lenich

Funeral Director Assistant

Fred is a native of Reading, a graduate of Reading Central Catholic High School and Wyomissing Ply Tech. Fred is married, has 4 children, 4 grandchildren, and lives in Exeter Township. Prior to his retirement from Doehler-Jarvis he spent the last 15 years of his career as maintenance supervisor.


 

Testimonials

Dear Mr. Bean,

I would recommend Bean Funeral Home to anyone. I especially commend Joseph McCullough, he is such a wonderful, caring person. Rick, my husband, hand-picked Joe after a Sunday Mass. I thank God I was standing near them that I Heard Rick say to Joe that if anything would happen to him that he wanted Joe to take care of him and his burial. We never dreamed that Rick would pass away so soon and suddenly. I can’t say enough for Joe, he took care of everything and anything I needed. I am so grateful that we met Joe through Patrick, his son, whom Rick loved very much. Patrick used to call Rick “Big Guy”. We recently moved to the Berks County area about 4 ½ years ago. We didn’t know too many places. I thank God for Patrick and Joe. We had people come from different parts of the state and everyone commended what a wonderful job Beans Funeral Home did with the service. You have a wonderful employee. Take good care of Joe, he knows what people want and need. You have a great asset in Joe.

Sincerely, Sue Baumann
06/27/2008
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