Our Staff

Brian G. Zeigler

Owner, Supervisor, and Funeral Director

Brian Zeigler is a fourth generation funeral director following the footsteps of his father, grandfather and great-grandfather before him. He attended Susquehanna University and, is a graduate of Robert Morris College and the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science. Brian is past president of the Somerset County Funeral Directors Association, and now serves as their current treasurer. He is a member of the Somerset Rotary Club where he is a Paul Harris Fellow.  Brian is also a retired bassist with the Johnstown Symphony Orchestra where he played for 31 years.  He is a past board member of Laurel Arts, and serves as a board member. and current treasurer of the Union Cemetery in Somerset.

Ralph B. Barndt

Funeral Assistant

Born and raised in Somerset, He has worked with the Hauger-Zeigler Funeral Home through three generations of ownership. Ralph began his career in 1964 with Richard E. Hauger Funeral Home, and continues to be a mainstay. Ralph attends St. Paul's Presbyterian Church in Somerset, and a lifetime member of the Somerset Volunteer Fire Department, and was past Fire Chief.

Thomas J. Courtney

Funeral Assistant

From Somerset; although, is a native of Meyersdale, PA. Tom is also a member of the Meyersdale Elks, and enjoys taking walks with his dog, going to car shows and working on cars.

Ashley Oglevee

Part-time Funeral Assistant

Born and raised in Somerset; he works full time as a school teacher for Somerset Area Schools.  When he isn't busy with his wife and daughter, he enjoys golfing.

Emily Abramowich

Funeral Intern

Born and raised in Somerset, Emily is a graduate of Somerset High School and a 2022 graduate of Mount Aloysius College with a Bachelor's degree in Criminology, and a certificate in Forensic Investigations.  She spent time interning at the Cambria County Coroner's Office, and she is currently enrolled at the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science.  Emily is a member of St. Peter's Catholic Church in Somerset and in her free time she enjoys playing tennis and spending time with her friends

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