History & Staff

We have years of experience caring for families, from all walks of life. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession, dedicated to excellence in service, and have the highest integrity.

Our History

Our History

The year was 1926.  Calvin Coolidge was President.  Henry Ford announced the 40 hour workweek and Pontiac cars were starting to be made.  U.S. Route 66 was created and ran from Chicago to Los Angeles.  In the same year, J.F. Galley opened his funeral home in Broughton, PA in the same location where the business is today. 

In 1947, Walter E. Griffith, a funeral director from Uniontown, PA, moved to Snowden Township (currently South Park Township) with his family.  He purchased the business from J.F. Galley and established the Walter E. Griffith Funeral Home. 

Walter's son, William E. Griffith, Sr., took over the business in 1962.  He was the Funeral Supervisor of the firm until 1987.  His son, William E. Griffith, Jr. took over as the supervisor from 1987 until 2002 but Bill Sr. was still involved in the daily operations of the funeral home until 2003.  Bill, Sr. was a one-of-a-kind funeral director. He was kind, compassionate, generous, and a wonderful teacher.  Many young interns and funeral director's learned a lot from him.  He was loved and respected by everyone who knew him.  Bill, Sr. worked together with his son, William E. Griffith, Jr., until 2002 and his daughter, Molly A. Moore, until he passed away in 2008. 

In May of 2013, Bill's son, William E. Griffith, Jr., began operating Griffith Funeral Home, Inc., a newly established family owned business.   

Now, over 93 years since that first business began serving the community, the Griffith family is continuing the tradition of caring for families in their time of greatest need.

Our Valued Staff

  • Bill Griffith Jr.

    Bill Griffith Jr. Supervisor and Licensed Funeral Director

    Bill Griffith, Jr. is a third generation funeral director and supervisor at Griffith Funeral Home, Inc. in South Park Twp., Pittsburgh, PA. He has over 25 years experience in the funeral industry.

    Bill grew up in the family business. He started working at the funeral home in his teens. He is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA. After college, he attended the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science where he graduated with honors in 1983. He went on to work with his father and took over as the supervisor of Griffith Mortuary, Inc. from 1987 until 2002. In May of 2013, Bill began operating Griffith Funeral Home, Inc., a newly established business. As the supervisor, he takes part in the day-to-day operations of the firm.

    Dealing with the death of a loved one is stressful enough but not knowing what to do with someone's finances after the person has passed away poses an additional burden on a family.

    After working for the family business as a licensed Funeral Director for over 17 years, he decided to broaden his work experience in the financial planning industry.

    Bill is also a Certified Financial Planner practitioner with a specialty in retirement and estate planning. With his background as a funeral director and financial planner, he is uniquely qualified when it comes to helping survivors after a family member dies.

  • Will Griffith

    Will Griffith Director's Assistant

    William J. Griffith is the fourth generation of family to work in the funeral business, operating in the same location that the family has owned since his childhood. After studying engineering at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Will moved back to Pittsburgh to work as a Director’s Assistant to his father and current supervisor, William E. Griffith, Jr. He appreciates working with his parents to help the families of those in need in a more people-oriented service industry. In his spare time, Will takes pleasure in reading, hiking and spending time outdoors. He enjoys meeting members of the community and hopes to carry on a legacy of family-oriented service in the funeral business.

  • Pam Griffith

    Pam Griffith Office Manager

    Pamela Griffith started helping out at the funeral home with her husband Bill when it was owned by Bill Griffith, Sr. After working as a managing supervisor in both insurance and retail for over 30 years, Pam assumed the role of Office Manager at the funeral home in the spring of 2013. Having grown up in the area, she enjoys reconnecting with neighbors and friends and has a knack for providing comfort to those going through a very difficult time. When she’s not in the office she can be found making house calls, keeping up with families we’ve served over the years.