We are members of the National, Pennsylvania, and Allegheny County Funeral Directors Association. Family members have been associated with various civic organizations in the community, including the Rotary Club of South Hills, the Friends of the Carrick Library, and the Carrick Business Association. We are active in our parish communities. We sponsor athletic programs for the neighborhood youth. We support activities for senior citizens in local churches, as well as AARP, ElderAdo, and Golden Agers groups.
LUCY P. BORON
Funeral Director, Secretary-Treasurer
Lucy Boron has been a licensed embalmer and funeral director for 68 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.
THADDEUS T. “TED” BORON, JR.
Supervisor - Funeral Director – President
Ted Boron, Jr. has been a licensed embalmer and funeral director for 39 years. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from the Honors Program at the University of Pittsburgh. He graduated Summa Cum Laude and was President of his class at the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science. He was ranked Number One in his class and received The John Rebol Award, along with membership in the Mu Sigma Alpha, the Honor Society for the National Association of Colleges of Mortuary Sciences. Ted Jr. was a Board Member and Past President of the Carrick Business Association, and has also been on Parish Pastoral Council and the Worship Committee, was Chairman of the Church Building Committee, and is currently on the Finance Committee at Holy Apostles Parish. He has been a lector since eighth grade and was in the first class of lay Eucharistic Ministers. He volunteered for 11 years as an EMT – Paramedic and Supervisor for Baldwin Emergency Medical Services.
Funeral Director – Vice President
Ed was born and raised in Carrick and entered the funeral profession because of his desire to help families during difficult times. Ed graduated from the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science in 1978 as a licensed funeral director and embalmer.
Ed has been married to his wife, Kathi, for the past 38 years and is the proud Dad of three children... Nicole, Ryan, and Jenna, and one very special granddaughter, Camille. Ed values the many relationships and friendships formed throughout the years with the families he has served.
JOHN PAUL LESTER
Graduated from the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science, Duquesne University, and as of this year The Theological Seminary with a Doctorate in Divinity. John has been with the Boron Funeral Home Inc. since September 2006. John in his free time is very active with his parish. John and his wife Tracy reside in Pittsburgh. John is the District Governor for Southwest Pennsylvania with the Pennsylvania Funeral Directors Association and President of the Allegheny County Funeral Directors Association.
JOHN J. GMITER, JR.
Funeral Director, Retired
John J. Gmiter, Jr. has been a licensed Pennsylvania funeral director for 47 years. He was a 1969 graduate of the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science. He previously owned the John J. Gmiter Funeral Home Inc. in the South Side. He is fluent in Ukranian, Polish, Slovak, and Eastern European funeral customs.
Patty has been involved in funeral service her entire life. She is the daughter of Howard and Lois Farnsworth, who owned and operated the Farnsworth Funeral Home in Mt. Oliver. Her late husband, W. Donald Ickes, was the supervisor at her family's funeral home.
GEORGE NIXON, JR.
George is a 1978 graduate from the University of Pittsburgh in Business and Finance.
Jack is a former Pittsburgh Fire Fighter and was a manager for the Pennsylvania Wine and Good Spirits Stores. He is an avid golfer and bowler.
Mike is a retired Verizon technician. He stays busy with his family and grandchildren.
Ron is a retired bank fraud investigator. He was an usher at the Civic Arena for twenty-two years and Past President of the Pittsburgh Umpires Association. He is proud to be associated with the Boron Family.