Beinhauer Caregiver Excellence Award

The BEINHAUER CAREGIVER EXCELLENCE AWARD for September was presented on Tuesday, October 11, to Shane Rawlings, an intern at Paramount Hospice in McMurray.

Among all the nominations of hospice caregivers who have gone above and beyond in their duties, impressing both the families they worked with, and the colleagues who saw them in action, Shane’s nomination was especially moving.

The Beinhauer Caregiver Excellence Award consists of a gift card and a certificate, along with an entry into the drawing for the Caregiver Excellence Award of the Year.


Shane was presented his award by Scott Beinhauer, Director of Operations for Beinhauer Family Funeral Homes and Cremation Services, and Katie Brandt, Beinhauer’s Community Outreach Director, at a staff meeting of Paramount Hospice.

Congratulations, Shane!

All area hospices, as well as the families they serve, are encouraged to nominate an excellent caregiver for next month’s award!

It’s quick and easy to fill out a nomination form, and it’s free!

For a nomination form or for more information, please go to, or email Katie Brandt

Christmas Stockings for Soldiers

VFMC Christmas Stockings for Soldiers


stockings-jpgSend our troops a little taste of home for the holidays!

Beinhauer Family Funeral Homes, Cemetery and Cremation Services is proud to be one of the nearly 1000 exclusive funeral home providers across America to be participating, once again, in the Stockings for Soldiers initiative.
You may stop by a Beinhauer Funeral Home location or Woodruff Memorial Park Cemetery from October 26 thru December 1st to pick-up your free Christmas Stocking to take home, decorate and stuff with Christmas Cheer.  You will receive a list of recommended items along with your free stocking.  Participating locations and available hours are as follows: Beinhauer Dormont and Beinhauer Peters Township, office hours 8:30 – 4:30 M-F; Beinhauer-Fryer in Bridgeville, Beinhauer-Connell in Bethel Park, and Woodruff Memorial Park, office hours 9-2:30 M-F.
As long as the stockings are returned by December 1st, Beinhauer’s will ship them at their expense to troops abroad in time for Christmas. “Sending our heroes some tangible gifts and holiday cheer is a great way for us to show our support and appreciation for the sacrifices they make,” says Rick Beinhauer, owner of Beinhauer Family Funeral Homes, Cemetery and Cremation Services.

Grief & Loss Seminar 2016

The loss of a loved one affects us physically, mentally, and spiritually. People need to grieve in order to heal. Understanding the process helps in this progression. Grief entails a great deal of effort and energy, and the support gained from others who have had a similar loss is invaluable.

Wednesdays, Sept 1 – October 19, 6:30 – 8 pm at the McNary Center, Canonsburg Hospital, 100 Medical Blvd, Canonsburg, PA
Please call to register: 724-745-6100, Ext. 4118

New Orleans Jazz-Themed Funeral Services

Jazz-Themed Funeral

A celebrated part of New Orleans culture is the jazz funeral. If you’ve never experienced one, you’re not alone—for the most part, it’s a Louisiana ritual. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t plan a larger-than-life jazz funeral event in any part of the country. These kinds of services are especially popular for musicians.

Plan and Design a Meaningful Funeral Service

Although you can create any type of custom funeral service for you or for a loved one, jazz-themed funeral services usually include these elements:

  • Service. A funeral service is first performed, according to the deceased’s wishes or the wishes of the family. This service can be traditional, religious, or designed with a celebrant for a music theme to match the jazz theme.
  • Procession. Processions will include family and friends, and participants usually walk from the funeral home to the cemetery.
  • Music and bands. Brass is the instrument of choice for these services: trumpets, trombones, and tubas are used to create the music that always fills the streets of New Orleans. While the procession makes their way over to the cemetery, the music is mournful. After the burial or entombment, the music becomes more joyful and celebratory, and everyone nearby joins in with singing and dancing, forming what’s called a “second line.”

While many jazz funerals are celebrated for musicians who have died, it’s now become more common to design these for people of every age, background, and ethnicity. If you’d like to plan a jazz-themed funeral either for yourself or for a friend or family member, start by talking to a funeral professional.

Beinhauer Family Funeral Homes and Cremation Services in Pittsburgh is prepared to fulfill your wishes for a New Orleans jazz-themed funeral service, or any service that includes a traditional ritual and music. If you’d like to pre-plan your funeral, we can help walk you through the process so that your funeral is meaningful to you or to your loved one.