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Each of the staff members at Rairigh - Bence Funeral Home, Inc. of Indiana is committed to providing your family with the finest in personal care. In fact, for years, it’s been comforting for area families to know that we are available to help at any time of the day or night.

When a loved one dies, all you need to do is make one phone call. From that moment on, we’ll take on the responsibilities of the physical care of your loved one, and the emotional care of those left behind.

Please take a few minutes to get to know our staff. We’re sure you’ll find each of us to be all that you would hope for in a trusted funeral professional.
 


David A. Rairigh, Owner/Supervisor
Email: rairighfd@gmail.com
Office Phone: 724-349-2000
Mobile Phone: 724-954-2565

David Rairigh has spent his lifetime in the funeral business.  He grew up in Hillsdale, the son of Albert E. Rairigh, where he and his family lived above the Albert E. Rairigh Funeral Home. David's grandfather, Harry D. "Dan" Rairigh and his great-grandfather, H.A. "Albert" Rairigh were funeral directors and had founded and established the family funeral business.

Dave graduated from Purchase Line High School in 1984. He attended California University of Pennsylvania where he received a degree in Communications. After living in Myrtle Beach, SC where he worked in radio and television, he returned home to Indiana County, working in news at WDAD until 1991. It was through this work that David met his future wife, Jennifer Brader, of Johnstown.

David attended Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science, graduating in 1992.  He was fortunate to serve his internship under his father at the family business in Hillsdale.  Following the untimely deaths of Dave's parents, his sister took ownership of the family business and Dave sought out a business of his own.

From 2001 through 2012, David and his wife Jenny owned and operated the Kelchner-McMichael Funeral Home, later known as the McMichael & Rairigh Funeral Home, in Berwick, Pennsylvania. In 2012, they sold their business, having discovered the opportunity to return  "home" to Indiana County and purchase the Bence Funeral Homes.David serves as the Licensed Supervisor of our Indiana location.

David's wife Jenny graduated from Westmont Hilltop High School in Johnstown.  She received both her undergraduate and graduate degrees from IUP.  They have two children: Dan, who graduated from Franklin & Marshall College in May 2016. He is currently studying at the Middlebury Institute of Intenational Studies in Monterey, California. Their daughter Kate recently graduated from the IUP Academy of Culinary Arts in Punxsutawney. They reside in Indiana.



Jenny Rairigh, Business Manager
Email: jenrairigh@gmail.com
Office Phone: 724-349-2000
Mobile Phone: 724-954-4572

Jenny grew up in Johnstown, having graduated from Westmont HIlltop High School.  She attended IUP for Psychology as an Undergrad and received a MA in Industrial & Labor Relations in 1992.

Since 2003 she and Dave have been partners in the funeral business, employing her business skills and Dave's funeral expertise.

While living in northeastern PA, she was the Director of Camp Courage, a camp for grieving children. It is her hope that she can create a similar camp here in Indiana County.

Jenny previously served on the Board of Directors for Downtown Indiana, Inc. and volunteers with the Grace Methodist Church emergency food bank.

David Lehman, Funeral Supervisor

David Lehman serves as the Licensed Supervisor of our Clymer location.

Lilly , Funeral  Home dog

Lilly joined the Rairigh family in 2011. She is an English Springer Spaniel with a particularly loving and friendly personality. Lilly smiles to show how happy she is to meet people!

She comes to work most days with Dave and Jenny and can be found perched on the couch in the office. She occasionally visits families and children downstairs at the funeral home.

Zuzu , Assistant Funeral Home Dog

Zuzu was born November 28, 2017 and became a Rairigh in late February 2018. Zuzu is shy and wears a thunder shirt to cope with noises that scare her. She comes to work with mom and dad and sister Lilly most days. She is learning from Lilly how to be a good funeral home dog.

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724-349-2000 Rairigh - Bence Funeral Home, Inc. of Indiana
965 Philadelphia St
Indiana, PA 15701-3935
Email: rairighfd@gmail.com
724-254-4342 Rairigh - Bence Funeral Home, Inc. of Clymer
655 Franklin Street
Clymer, PA 15728
Email: rairighfd@gmail.com
724-349-2000 Rairigh - Bence Funeral Home, Inc. of Indiana
965 Philadelphia St
Indiana, PA 15701-3935
Email: rairighfd@gmail.com
724-349-2000 Rairigh - Bence Funeral Home, Inc. of Indiana
965 Philadelphia St
Indiana, PA 15701-3935
Email: rairighfd@gmail.com
724-349-2000 Rairigh - Bence Funeral Home, Inc. of Indiana
965 Philadelphia St
Indiana, PA 15701-3935
Email: rairighfd@gmail.com