The Sharing of Experience

Read testimonials from people who have planned and experienced services here.

Oftentimes the best way to get a sense of how you’ll feel is to hear directly from families that have held services for loved ones at Simons Funeral Home. We invite you to read and explore a range of testimonials and get the best sense possible of what your experience can be. Please ask us any questions, any time. We want nothing more than to help you through a difficult time with ease, peace and healing.

“Amy & Crew at Simons Just wanted to thank you all again for all you did for Peggy & our family in our time of need. You made all the arrangements so easy for us and made us all feel like we were amongst family through the entire process. We cannot thank you enough. We are also still saddened by your loss of your dad and if you need anything I can help with, please don't hesitate to ask me. I always smile when I am at the cemetery when I can visit Peggy and Frank at the same time - it makes me peaceful - it is so beautiful there. Many thanks to you, Amy, and all the Simons. David”

David November 02, 2018

“Thank you so much for everything you did for us. You are all Kind, passionate & gentle people. Gina did look so much better and I appreciated that so much. Your family is wonderful. Thank you, Sincerely, Rosie D.”

Rosie D. March 21, 2018

“Dear John and staff, Thank you so much for helping us to maneuver through this very difficult time. The fruit basket was very thoughtful. Sincerely Cheryl, Max and Elizabeth Hand”

Elizabeth Hand. January 30, 2018

“To the Simons Family, We would like to thank you again for your part in helping to make a very emotional time less stressful, especially for the sons of Claire Weiland. As you know, it does make a difference when the many details of a loved one's passing is imminent & they are handled with respect & dignity. We have experienced your excellent care & professionalism with several family members now & we appreciate it. From the first phone call to meeting with you to discuss important information & the necessary decisions to make the whole process for funeral arrangements for our loved ones, Jack & Claire Weiland, you all made us feel comfortable, at peace & cared for! We thank you & and so appreciate all that you do for all of us. The Weiland Family Jack& Vicky, David & Melinda, Jeff & Judy, Rick & Sarah & all the kids. ”

The Weiland Family February 06, 2018

“Dear Amy, On Behalf of our entire family I would like to thank you and your staff for the respectful and dignified manner in which you handled the arrangement for our beloved mother. Thank you Irean”

Irean November 12, 2017

“Your services are excellent, and the fruit basket was much appreciated. At a time when one cannot think, you took care of absolutely every thing with such efficiency. Ken would have loved the playing of taps and the presentation of the flag. You are the best! Sincerely, Dores Ford Holden”

Doris Ford Holden July 26, 2017

“Amy, Beth, John and the entire staff at Simons Funeral Home I want to say thank you to all for the professionalism and kindness shown to me and my family through the difficult time of losing a wife, best friend, loving mother and grandmother. She was all to our entire family from the time John came to the house. The meeting with Amy and through the service in your chapel I can't thank all of you enough for the comfort you helped bring to our family. Sincerely, The Mundie Family”

The Mundie Family May 17, 2017

“Hi Beth, Thank you so much for your support and resourcefulness last month. You and your family are wonderful people. I very much appreciate your communication and diligence during our difficult time and the complexity of an out-of-state funeral. Many thanks to John and your father. Take Care, Jan”

Jan Strech April 07, 2017

“Scott, Let me say how pleased we were with the services your Home provided for us. Your beautiful Home and professional staff gave us a sense of confidence that all the details would be taken care of. Thanks again. Ralph Depee”

Ralph Depee March 21, 2017

“Dear John, I just wanted to personally say thank you !! I never had to prepare for a funeral before, it certainly was an experience I won't forget !! But I am so thankful for you cause you made it better !! You and your staff certainly went the extra mile !! Be assured your dad taught you well and he should be very proud of you !! My dad taught me to pick a job you enjoy and love. I hope you love your job too !! You do it with grace !! So glad I got to work with you, I am sure we will again unfortunately. I will certainly recommend Simons No Doubt!! Until we meet again, Take care and enjoy your work. You have a gift for it !! Cindy Werner Ken & Phyllis Martin Sr.'s Daughter”

Cindy Werner February 02, 2017

“Dear John and Scott, Our heartfelt thanks for turning an emotional time in our lives into one of comfort and peace and blessing. You went above and beyond our expectations in so many ways and served our family with such warmth and dignity during this difficult time. And then, receiving the beautiful finger print heart really tugged the heart strings once again with something to cherish. We are so grateful for your gracious understanding and guidance in meeting our needs. It was indeed a pleasure! With Sincere appreciation! Phyllis Martin and the Martin Family.”

Phyllis Martin February 03, 2017

“Thank you for all the kindness, patience and compassion shown to my family at a most difficult time in our lives. Thank you so much. Linda Hamilton”

Linda Hamilton September 29, 2016

“Thank you Simons Family for all of your help as we prepared to bury my father. Your compassion, professionalism & knowledge was incredibly helpful during this difficult time. With gratitude, Jessica & Sean Kury”

Jessica & Sean Kury October 04, 2016

“Dear Beth, Thank you so much for making me feel special and loved. You made a sad time a little less so because of your sweet spirit. Fondly, Grace Logan”

Grace Logan October 03, 2016

“To the Simons Family, Scott, Beth & John, On behalf of the Weiland Family, my husband, David & I would like to express our sincere gratitude & appreciation of the wonderful blend of professionalsim & compassion that was demonstrated to our family through the great care of so many details for our departed father, Jack. As you know, it is a very difficult time when you experience the loss of a loved one, so once again, we thank you for the time & your concern through this whole process. Sincerely, The Weiland Family”

The Weiland Family July 25, 2016

“Dear John, Thank you - to you and the entire staff of Simons - for making a sad and difficult time much easier. Your kind assistance, attention to detail, as well as, the convenience and cleanliness of your facility were truly appreciated by all of us. The Simons Family made a dark day a lot brighter for all of us. Sally Goshes Naomi Broge David Stewart Ida Stewart Family”

Stewart Family June 27, 2016

“Dear Amy, Frank, Scott, Beth, John & Rachel, We, the Basestreire Family, wish to thank you for the wonderful service you provided as our beloved Tom was laid to rest. It was very comforting to us to know that you would take care of all that was needed during this sad and hectic time. Your kindness each and every moment during those days surely gave all of us a much needed boost that touched our hearts. We are ever grateful. Sincerely, Gretchen, Anita, Peter and Dea”

Balestreire Family March 22, 2016

“Thank you very much for making the times easier surrounding John's Death. It was very professional and still very warm. Thank you, Ed. Bittner & Kay”

John and Staff October 29, 2015

“Dear Beth, Just wanted to drop you a quick note on behalf of our entire family to thank you for helping us through our recent loss. Mary Margaret commented a number of times how great you were to work with... and I wanted you to know how much we all appreciated your kind + thoughtful demeanor. Thanks Again, The Wagner Family”

The Wagner Family October 07, 2015

“Dear John, Thanks for making mom's "Final Party" a success. Everything was wonderful! F. J. Morelli Jr.”

Fred J. Morelli Jr. May 04, 2015

“Simons Funeral Home, Inc. I once again thank everyone who assisted us with my mothers funeral arrangements. You helped to make a very difficult time somewhat easier. Sincerely, Betty M. McGlaughlin”

Betty M. McGlaughlin April 13, 2015

“Thank you so much for handling Dale's viewing and funeral. Your staff was so helpful and kind and made a difficult time better for all of us. I am sure there are people behind the scenes who worked hard and quietly did all the appropriate things on our behalf. Please make sure they know how much we appreciate and thank them. Sincerely, Shirley Herr”

Shirley Herr April 21, 2015

“Dear Beth, Just wanted to thank you for the beautiful video tribute that you did for my Mom. It was so special and so nice of you to do that for us. You helped to make a difficult time a little easier. You and your family were all so kind and caring. Thank you! Thanks again! Bev; Lance Rick; Prudy & Families”

Lance Chapman March 02, 2015

“Dear Simons Funeral Home Staff, On behalf of our entire family, thank you for managing our mother, Suzanne Picchi's, funeral arrangements. Everything was beautifully done. Your professionalism and knowledge, perfectly balanced by your sensitivity and caring attention to every detail made the experience easier and this final tribute to her a special memory. Please know we will never forget the sensitivity and mindless you and your staff provided. With much gratitude + appreciation, The Family of Suzanne Picchi”

Suzanne Picchi January 27, 2015

“Dear Beth, Amy, John, Scott & Frank, Thank you so very much form the bottom of my heart for all you have done for my mom. Words just cannot describe how you made me feel and how wonderful my mom's funeral was. Sincerely, Charleen Lucas”

Charleen Lucas November 04, 2014

“Beth, Thank you so much for your help and guidance as we said goodbye to our dad. Your peaceful demeanor is perfect to people suffering a loss. Thanks again, Bruce & Bryan Koehler”

Bruce & Bryan Koehler November 03, 2014

“Dear Beth, Scott and team members, We know it is your profession as undertaker/funeral director to serve your clients well. But we want to thank you for the extraordinary job you did in orchestrating Mary Craigs entire event, viewing and services at the church as well as at the cemetery. You made it so easy on us which gave us great peace and comfort at a very difficult time. Thank you, one and all for making us feel so at ease. Sincerely Steve & Maribeth Forrey”

Steve & Maribeth Forrey June 12, 2014

“Hi Beth, Now that we have returned home and the funeral event has been completed, I can reflect on the experience your family helped facilitate. I chose Simons because of a bad experience two years ago with the funeral home who managed the services for both my grandparents and my father in Pittsburgh. Also a family-owned business, there was too much of a gap in customer service between the father and the next generation. I thought, "there must be a better way to serve a grieving family". Your family has proven me right. Thank you for being gracious, for thinking of little things to make the funeral proceedings more dignified for the dead and an encouragement for those who are wanting to somehow celebrate in the midst of grief. Thank you for being considerate of expenses, making sure I knew all the options, and being respectful of my decisions. Please pass on my gratitude to your father and John. Best Regards, Gary ”

Gary Schulties March 12, 2014

“Amy, John and Staff, I want to personally thank you for the professional, yet warm and comforting way in which each of you handled yourselves with me and my family during this very sad occasion. I will never forget your kindness Sincerely, Kathleen M. Blackburn”

Kathleen M. Blackburn March 03, 2014

“Dear Beth, Donna and I very much appreciated all that you did, especially considering the out-of-state transfer and the timing of events. Also, thank you for working with Allegheny Cemetery to correct my aunt's marker. Regards, Richard G. McGarvey”

Richard G. McGarvey February 11, 2014

“Dear John, Amy and entire staff. My Brother Bill and I would like to extend our heartfelt thanks in helping us through such a difficult time. You were all so kind and gracious and it meant a lot to us. All of the details were handled beautifully. Mom's video tribute was exceptional and we received many compliments. Thanks for your guidance and helping us endure this painful time. With Sincere thanks, Linda and Bill Black”

Linda and Bill Black February 09, 2014

“Dear Amy, Beth, John, Rachel, Frank and Scott Thank you to all for all your graciousness and professional service during our difficult time. With gratitude, Jo Harbaugh and Family”

Jo Harbaugh and Family February 11, 2014

“Dear Simons Family, I want to thank you for all you did for our family during a difficult time. Your service was professional in all aspects. I also felt a very "Personal family touch" which helped greatly to support us at that time. Sincerely, Nancy Lavelle”

Nancy Laville February 04, 2014

“Dear Amy, I want to thank you and the staff at Simons for helping me through this difficult time. Your compassion and professionalism enabled me to endure the painful loss of my husband Tom during his funeral and burial service. Sincerely, Jackie Lietman”

Jackie Lietman November 21, 2013

“Dear John & Staff, Thank you for all your help and kindness in assisting my family at such an emotional time. Sincerely, Mary Pat & Family”

Mary Pat & Family November 26, 2013

“Dear Simons Family, Your care in both our father's and our mother's funerals has been wonderful. Your attention to detail and thoughtfulness has been exemplary. You take the difficult and make it comfortable. God Bless you all and Thank you. Marcia Wolff and the rest of the McCurdy Family”

Marcia Wolff July 12, 2013

“John, Thank you for all that you have done to help us through the bereavement of Rich. Your service was provided with dignity and respect for him, most especially the treatment of his appearance. That would have been important to him. Sincerely, June”

June Baer May 28, 2013

“Beth and staff of Simons Funeral Home, Thank you so much for your compassion and guidance at a very difficult time. Bob would have been pleased that everything went as he had planned. Sincerely, Cathleen Lancia”

Cathleen Lancia April 23, 2013

“Beth, There are no words to express what you did for this family. It was so hard to go through for all of us and you made a lasting impression. Take care, Susan Picchi and family”

Suzanne, Jim & Debbie Picchi April 19, 2013

“Hi John, Today is the one year anniversary of my grandma's (Mary Lou Kern) death. I just wanted to drop a thank you to those people I am remembering today who helped make things a little easier for me and my family. I was really happy with everything you did to make a nice funeral, and we are enjoying the video you put together. You did a nice job on that. Blessings,”

Karen Neral April 19, 2013

“Dear Amy & Simons, Our whole family is so grateful to you and your family for your kindness and your expert care of our dad. Your sweet spirit pervaded the whole place, and our time with you - though very sad - was a blessing for us all. Thank you, and thanks to Beth as well.”

Dolly, Susan & Sherrie Gable April 17, 2013

“Dear John and Beth, Words can't express how grateful and thankful we are to each of you for the loving way you handled our arrangements for Charlie. A beautiful way and our whole family thanks you so much. Warmly, Jean Guca”

Jean Guca April 02, 2013

“Hi John, I wanted to thank you and the staff for the services you rendered for my father's funeral. I truly appreciated the sensitive manner and gracious attention you gave to all the details to make the service so meaningful. I walked away from the service with my heart full with gratitude for all you had done. Thanks again for all you have given to me and my family! Sincerely, Mark Hellmann”

Mark Hellmann March 25, 2013