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
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
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
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.
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
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.
Funeral Director Assistant
Funeral Director Intern
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.
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.
Controller / Certified Public Accountant
Dellise 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.
Beth M. Harp
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.
Four Convenient Locations
Bean Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Inc. , Hampden Heights | 1605 Rockland St. | Reading,
PA19604 | Tel: (610) 376-0985 | Fax: |
Robert E. Bean, Supervisor
Bean Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Inc. , Shillington | 129 E Lancaster Ave | Shillington,
PA19607 | Tel: (610) 376-1120 | Fax: |
Kevin M. Bean, Supervisor
Bean Funeral Homes & Crematory, Inc. , Sinking Spring | 3825 Penn Ave | Sinking Spring,
PA19608 | Tel: (610) 376-1129 | Fax: |