Recent Obituaries

William "Whitey" Burgard Martin
Dec 6, 1927 - Oct 21, 2020
Samuel J. Peters
Oct 24, 1940 - Oct 18, 2020
Argonne Forest Renninger
Jun 2, 1920 - Oct 16, 2020
Joyce Marie (Rupert) Robison
Dec 31, 1931 - Oct 13, 2020
Susan (Peterson) Hurley
Jan 25, 1938 - Oct 10, 2020

Recent Obituaries


Serving the greater Huntingdon area since 1865, our experienced and compassionate funeral directors and staff help families celebrate life with dignity and respect.

It is our mission to provide skilled funeral guidance and direction, while offering families a complete range of meaningful service options that honor the memory of their loved ones.

We believe in the value of memorialization and the healing from which it brings. Our staff is dedicated to listening to your needs and facilitating unique tributes that respect your wishes, and honor your customs and traditions.

We understand that the passing of a loved one is a difficult time.

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Douglas A. Hallinan

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Douglas Hallinan was with us from start to finish. He was wonderful - very professional and helpful with all aspects of the funeral. He provided exemplary service to our family.

Wayne A. Hearn

Thank you for your utmost courtesy and services, everything was great. Rayna was awesome to work with.

James Bair

Doug and Rayna were very kind and thorough.  I am thankful that the service could be completed so quickly.  I liked that the details of the funeral and my questions were answered quickly.

Cindy McCracken

Doug Hallinan was exceptional.  He made you feel relaxed and was marvelous.

Sharon Zauzig

My wife wanted a ceremony at a different funeral home, but after contacting that funeral home, my experience was very unprofessional. I went immediately to Brown’s, Doug was very sensitive and supportive and handled everything from there with great professionalism and empathy. We could not have made a better choice. Every detail was given utmost attention. Doug Hallinan was extremely compassionate and caring throughout the whole process. He made a very trying time as easy as it could have possibly been.

John E. Garber

Doug did an excellent job and was most sensitive.

Kimberly Fagan

We received the most caring and thoughtful service from the directors, Doug and Rayna.  They were very understanding and helpful with all questions that we had.  Doug Hallinan was so very helpful even when taking care of the pre-arrangements a year ago, and also in contacting insurance companies, etc.  All aspects of their services were meaningful.

Thomas Bowser

We recently used the John B. Brown Funeral Home for our beloved Uncle Donnie’s services, and we cannot say enough about the expert service we received. A special “thank-you”, to Doug Hallinan, for his kindness, and attention to detail, knowing that everything was being handled, really gave us comfort and peace.

Pamela & Mitchell Steinman

Douglas A. Hallinan is very thorough and works well with others.  They were wonderful in every way.

Barbara Parlett

Douglas Hallinan went above my expectations to help.  When there was a problem with the urn he personally fixed it.  When there was a problem with my dad's account at a local bank he helped me resolve it, those are just a couple of examples of what he did for me.  Rayna Pennington also went above my expectations to help.

Mark Schuster

Rayna Pennington and Doug Hallinan were very thoughtful and compassionate to our needs and feelings at this time of our loss and grieving.  They were very efficient and fast at handling important matters and thoroughly explained details of the process step by step.

Texanne Purdy

Doug did and excellent job!  All services were handled beautifully.

J. David Weikert and Lisa Mancinelli

I can't thank Brown Funeral Home enough. Everyone was most helpful. They accommodated my few requests with thought and care. Everyone helped me through a very difficult time, making it easier to bear - for this I can't thank them enough. Doug is very thoughtful and easy to speak with. Doug took care of a few things on my behalf knowing it would help me. Huntingdon is very fortunate to have Doug and Brown Funeral Home.

Ray Besseck

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