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Stolfo Funeral Home has kept true to this promise for more than 70 years Charles Stolfo Sr. opened his funeral parlor business in 1939. Back when "wakes" were held in homes of the deceased. In 1940, Charles' son, Charles Stolfo Jr., joined the family business. But a year later, World War II broke out and the younger Stolfo enlisted in the army and served four years.

After the war, he returned to the neighborhood and re-joined his father at the Funeral Home. As business grew, the family moved to a permanent location at 2536 S. Broad Street. Within a decade, they expanded the business to an adjacent property at 2538 S. Broad Street, as well.

Now in its fourth generation, the family-owned Stolfo Funeral Home has become a trusted source of solace for generations of families over the past 70 years. Paul Stolfo, Charles Jr.'s son, joined the business in 1974 and currently serves as its Director.

Paul Stolfo graduated from the American Academy McAllister Institute in 1974 with a degree in funeral service and obtained his license to become the third generation to join the Stolfo Funeral Home.

Marianne, one of Paul's three daughters, plans to take her place alongside her father in Feburary 2015, making her the fourth generation to become a licensed funeral director. She even attended American Academy McAllister, her father's alma mater. She received her license after apprenticing with her father just a few months after the death of her grandfather charles JR. in 2013.

For the Stolfo family, the most important aspect of their business is treating customers and the deceased like family. Paul and and his family live above the South Broad Street Funeral Home and are available to customers in their time of need - day or night.

"When you call i'm going to answer the phone," Paul Stolfo assures.

He says the needs of the family are foremost during this grieving process. It is his responsibility to take some of the burden off their shoulders. Arranging the Church service and the burial.Placing the Obituary. Providing the bereaved family with a memorial service that meets their needs and respects their wishes.

Over the years, families have consistently placed their loved ones in the care of the Stolfo Funeral Home because they trust in their professionalism. They recognize the care and are grateful for the support.

The Stolfo family feels the same way about their neighborhood. "We've gotten to know families on a personal basis. We can relate to them. We want them to feel comfortable here," Paul explains.

He knows how difficult losing a loved one can be for the families who contact him. he wants to make the process as seamless as possible for them. "Whatever they want us to do, we will do. We know how difficult it is to say goodbye to someone you love."

To ensure that every funeral meets the family's expectations, Paul Stolfo said he attends almost every funeral. Grieving the loss of a loved one is overwhelming enough. His clients rely on him to oversee the details.

After 70 years and four generations of family service, the Stolfo Funeral Home continues its commitment to a community whose trust they have earned. So the memories live on.

Generations


Charles Stolfo Sr.

Opened his funeral parlor business in 1939


Charles P. Stolfo Jr.

Joined the family
business 1940 and assisted with the move to their permanent property at 2538 S. Broad Street


Paul Stolfo

Joined the business in 1974 and currently serves as its director alongside his daughter Marianne Stolfo


Marianne Stolfo

Joined the business in 2013 and is the Fourth generation of the Stolfo family to become a licensed funeral director