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In the 1920’s, Edwin C. Koontz built the funeral home at its present location in the South Hills area of Pittsburgh. It was unique, since it was one of the first facilities built as a funeral home, with apartments for the owner’s family and others. Prior to that time, the funeral home operated out of two private residences in Carrick and Mt. Oliver. He made provisions for a parking lot, at a time when few families had automobiles.


Edwin C. “Pete” Koontz, Jr. followed his father into the funeral profession. In 1954, he hired Thaddeus T. “Ted” Boron, who ran the funeral home until he purchased it in 1968. The funeral home operated as the Koontz-Boron Funeral Home until 1978, at which time it became known as the Boron Funeral Home.


Ted Boron and his wife, Lucy, have over 50 years each of service to the community as licensed funeral directors. They are joined by their sons, Thaddeus T. “Ted” Jr. and Edward D. “Ed” Boron. Both have been licensed funeral directors since 1978. We are still family owned and operated and live in the communities we serve.



Funeral Director – Deceased

Ted Boron was a licensed embalmer and funeral director for 66 years. In 1954, he was hired as the manager of the E. C. Koontz Funeral Home. In 1968, he purchased the funeral home that is now known as the Boron Funeral Home, Inc. He is a U.S. Army veteran who served overseas during World War II. Ted has been active in Rotary International and received the Paul Harris Fellow Medal for his service to Rotary and the community. He was the founding President of the Carrick Business Association and first Chairman of the St. Basil Church Council. He was a Past President of the Allegheny County Funeral Directors Association and member of the Pennsylvania Funeral Directors Association and National Funeral Directors Association. Sadly, he passed away in 2014.



Funeral Director, Deceased

Lucy Boron has been a licensed embalmer and funeral director for over 70 years, graduating Summa Cum Laude from the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science. She was awarded membership in Phi Sigma Epsilon. In 2012, Lucy was recognized by the Pennsylvania Funeral Directors Association as being the longest licensed, still active, female funeral director in the state.

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