Our staff's commitment to you

Our staff is committed to providing support, compassion, information, and direction as needed to all members of our community, their families, and friends who are dealing with loss and grief.

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Gary L. Upchurch Owner & Funeral Director

Education: Certificate – Mortuary Science Program, Catonsville C.C.

Licensure: Maryland Mortician since 1980

 

Organizations:

- Ohr Lodge #131, A.F. & A.M.

- 32nd. Degree, Cumberland Scottish Rite Bodies

- Ap Ghan Shrine

- Cumberland Court #117, Royal Order of Jesters

- Cumberland Chapter #56, O.E.S.

- Chairman, Mineral County Commission on Aging and Family Services

- St. Luke’s Lutheran Church

- Maryland State Funeral Directors’ Association

- National Funeral Directors Association

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Wendy N. Upchurch Owner & Funeral Director

Education:
B.A. – Biology, Goucher 
A.A. – Mortuary Science, Catonsville C.C.

Licensure:
Maryland Mortician since 1980
District of Columbia Undertaker since 1982
West Virginia Funeral Director & Embalmer since 1987

Organizations:

-Cumberland Chapter #56, O.E.S.

-Western Allegany Kiwanis Club

-Memorial Hospital Auxipary

-St. Luke’s Lutheran Church

-Guest Lecturer for Allegany College, Frostburg State University, A.A.R.P., and Western Maryland Hospital Systems

-West Virginia Funeral Directors Association

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Logan P. Pfaff Apprentice loganpfaff@yahoo.com

Logan P. Pfaff is a registered apprentice with the Maryland Board of Morticians and Funeral Directors. He is serving his apprenticeship at the Upchurch Funeral Home, P.A., Cumberland, MD.

Logan grew up in Short Gap and is a graduate of Frankfort High School. This year, he graduated from the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science. Logan completed the Mortuary Science requirements as well as the Specialized Business degree in Funeral Service Management. In addition, Logan has passed the National Board Exam issued by the International Conference of Funeral Service Examining Boards.

He is a member of Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church, where he assists with the worship services and is the director of their Vacation Bible School.

Gary L. Upchurch

Owner & Funeral Director
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Education: Certificate – Mortuary Science Program, Catonsville C.C.

Licensure: Maryland Mortician since 1980

 

Organizations:

- Ohr Lodge #131, A.F. & A.M.

- 32nd. Degree, Cumberland Scottish Rite Bodies

- Ap Ghan Shrine

- Cumberland Court #117, Royal Order of Jesters

- Cumberland Chapter #56, O.E.S.

- Chairman, Mineral County Commission on Aging and Family Services

- St. Luke’s Lutheran Church

- Maryland State Funeral Directors’ Association

- National Funeral Directors Association

Wendy N. Upchurch

Owner & Funeral Director
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Education:
B.A. – Biology, Goucher 
A.A. – Mortuary Science, Catonsville C.C.

Licensure:
Maryland Mortician since 1980
District of Columbia Undertaker since 1982
West Virginia Funeral Director & Embalmer since 1987

Organizations:

-Cumberland Chapter #56, O.E.S.

-Western Allegany Kiwanis Club

-Memorial Hospital Auxipary

-St. Luke’s Lutheran Church

-Guest Lecturer for Allegany College, Frostburg State University, A.A.R.P., and Western Maryland Hospital Systems

-West Virginia Funeral Directors Association

Logan P. Pfaff

Apprentice
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Logan P. Pfaff is a registered apprentice with the Maryland Board of Morticians and Funeral Directors. He is serving his apprenticeship at the Upchurch Funeral Home, P.A., Cumberland, MD.

Logan grew up in Short Gap and is a graduate of Frankfort High School. This year, he graduated from the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science. Logan completed the Mortuary Science requirements as well as the Specialized Business degree in Funeral Service Management. In addition, Logan has passed the National Board Exam issued by the International Conference of Funeral Service Examining Boards.

He is a member of Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church, where he assists with the worship services and is the director of their Vacation Bible School.