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Frank R. Perman

Frank R. Perman

Funeral Director, Supervisor, Owner, CFSP, CPC, CCO, CFC

Frank is the owner and Supervisor of the Perman Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc. in Shaler Township. Perman has been licensed PA Funeral Director for over 26 years. He is a Certified Funeral Service Practitioner(CFSP), Certified Preplaning Consultant(CPC), Certified Crematory Operator(CCO) and Certified Funeral Celebrant(CFC).

Frank Perman is actively involved in the community. He is a member of the Kiwanis Club of Glenshaw, serving twice as President. Frank is a Charter member and Governor of Highland Moose Lodge 2699. Frank coaches Softball and Baseball for Bauerstown Baseball and Softball Association in Shaler Township. He also umpires slow-pitch and fast-pitch softball for the Greater Pittsburgh Girls Softball Association.

Frank has been doing comedy for the last five years. He often does comedy to help raise funds for various charities such as the Shaler Library, Gilda’s Club (now Our Club) and Bethel Park Library.

Frank is actively involved with Scouting. He is a Den Leader of Cub Scout Pack 162 at Bauerstown VFD, Committee Chairman of Boy Scout Troop 157 in Glenshaw PA. Frank recently served for five years as the Japeechen District Vice-Chairman of Membership of the Laurel Highlands Council of the Boy Scouts of America. He now serves as the Japeechen District Vice-Chairman of Programs. He has mentored two Eagle Scouts. In 2015, he was awarded the Japeechen District Award of Merit.

Frank was elected to the Board of the Pittsburgh Harlequins RFA in 2015 and serves on the Financial Committee. He is a proud Charter Member of the Pittsburgh Harlequins Children’s Charities.

Frank is a graduate of Central Catholic High School.  He has a BS in Finance from the University of Dayton. Frank graduated from the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science.

Frank is married to Heather. They have four children.

Email: frank@permanfuneralhome.com


Jesse McElroy

Jesse McElroy

Licensed Funeral Director, COC

Jesse is a licensed Funeral Director at Perman Funeral Home. She has been the Administrative Assistant at Perman Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc. since 2011. She has been responsible for coordinating Business office operations, Customer Service and Concierge Services for families at Perman Funeral Home. 


Jesse is a graduate of Shaler Area High School. She received her Associates Degree in Business from Community College of Allegheny County. She was on the Dean’s List and a member of Phi Theta Kappa, honors fraternity. At CCAC, she has volunteered for the Allegheny City Christmas House Tours, Perry Highway road clean-up and has coordinated senior citizen yard clean-up projects. She was the Captain of the CCAC North Bowling Team, Student Ambassadors and the CCAC Student Library Advisory Board. 

Jesse graduated from the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science in September 2015. She received the MU SIGMA ALPHA award which the National Association of Colleges of Mortuary Science honors society established to recognize students who display outstanding merit in academics and who conduct themselves as good citizens. Only ten percent of mortuary school graduates receive the award. 

In her spare time, she is the sponsor of the Moose Youth Awareness Program for Moose Lodge 2699 and a volunteer for the Glenshaw Century Club’s Annual Christmas Gala and House Tours. Jesse enjoys managing local championship deck hockey teams.

Email: jesse@permanfuneralhome.com


Kenneth R. Howell

Kenneth R. Howell

Client Services

Ken has been a part of our Client Services team at Perman Funeral Home since 1991. He has been in the funeral service profession for 60 years having worked in funeral homes located in West Virginia, Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania. He previously owned and operated Howell Funeral Home and Ambulance Service in Weirton, WV and New Cumberland, WV. 


He was a graduate of Weirton High School. He attended West Virginia Community College earning an associate’s degree in business and is also a graduate of Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science. He was selected by his fellow PIMS students for the Memorial Award demonstrating leadership and professionalism in the educational setting. Ken is a US Army Veteran who served as an MP. 


He is currently a member of the Weirton Lions Club District 29L. He is currently the Vice President, and has served as the past president for the last 8 years. He also is an active member of Highland Moose Lodge #2699. 
Ken and his wife, Sue, enjoy going to bluegrass festivals in their trailer with their grandchildren. 


Bob Langer

Client Services

Bob is a part of our family services team. He has been with Perman Funeral Home since 2005. Bob is a retired Lineman for Verizon.

He is a graduate of North Catholic High School. He also is an active member of Highland Moose Lodge #2699. Bob owns a 1963 Studebaker Avanti and belongs to the Studebaker Drivers Club. He enjoys walking Hartwood Acres and traveling to visit family.

Bob has two children and five grandchildren. 


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