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.
We began serving area families 86 years ago at our old facility at 935 W Main St. In 1996 we built our new 7000 sq ft facility located at 200 W Main St, Valley View, Pa. Our new building is totally handicap accessible and features one of the largest funeral chapels in Pennsylvania. While we have greatly increased the size of our building, we still have maintained a very comfortable and warm feeling. Our lobby features artwork from George Malick. We have a 200 sq ft private area adjacent to our lobby that resembles a cozy living room to allow our families to have an area of privacy when needed during services. We have a viewing area that is totally separated from the chapel, thus allowing families privacy just prior to the beginning of the funeral service. Our new facility was designed over a ten year period; we are very proud of the results.
Our Valued Staff
James A. Reed Jr., Owner
Jim has owned the Buffington-Reed Funeral Home since 1989. He has been a licensed Funeral Director since 1982. His family has a long history of providing funeral services to this area. His great great grandfather began serving area families in 1880.
Cathy Reed, Secretary/Attendent
Cathy is the wife of Jim Reed. She provides our secretarial services and also assists at services.
A. Donald Buffington, Former Owner
Donald Buffington is the former owner of the Buffington Funeral Home. His family has served the area since 1929. The Buffington Funeral Home was founded by his father A.R. Buffington, in Valley View, Pa, in 1929.
Sadie Reed, Greeter
Everybody remembers Sadie, she was our greeter, and in her own way counselor for nearly eleven years. August 1, 2004 - June 12, 2015. Deeply missed by all of us.