The Vaia family tradition of seeing and meeting the funeral service needs of families in the Delmont, Pa., area began in 1950: the year that Jim and LaVerne Vaia co-founded the Twin Valley Memorial Park cemetery. Twenty years later, they built the Twin Valley Chapel Mausoleum and added columbarium niches and above-ground garden crypts to the grounds.
To complete their suite of offerings, the Vaia family opened the Vaia Funeral Home so they could not only provide an array of burial options but also a complete menu of funeral service choices. “Our family designed and constructed the whole building ourselves,” says Anthony J. Vaia, funeral director. “Families choose our firm for the personal service, attention to detail and the conveniently located cemetery.”
As a testament to their emphasis on convenience, the Vaia family provides transportation to anyone who might need a ride to and from a prearrangement appointment or a service. Also, their funeral home has no steps and houses an extra wheelchair so that the facility is completely accessible for those with special needs.
Those working alongside Anthony include his father, David H. Vaia, president and supervisor, his mother, Kimberly K. Vaia, general insurance agent, and Susan J. Tranchine, office manager. The entire staff has a commitment to preventing at-need concerns through pre-need.
“Prearranging allows families to pick out what they want and put away the money so their family doesn’t have to worry about it,” Anthony says. “The price guarantee on the merchandise and services also alleviates the financial burden on their children.”
Pre-need is just one more way the Vaia family meets the funeral service needs of Pennsylvania families.
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