Founded in the early 1950's by Leo J. Henney our funeral home has withstood the test of time in delivering quality service to our families.
Originally owned by Leo and his brother Raymond Henney, the Leo J. Henney Funeral Home flourished in Carnegie as a neighborhood funeral home. Upon Raymond's death in the mid 1950's, Leo became the sole proprietor, performing much of the work with his family and several employees.
Leo hired David A. Ritter as an embalmer in 1967. David A. Ritter, a year later, also bought a funeral home of his own from Harry Corl in Trafford. David renamed the Corl Funeral Home in his namesake, the David A. Ritter Funeral Home.
Leo and David worked together for many years and David continued his own funeral home business in Trafford. In January 1986, Leo Henney decided to retire. David purchased the Leo J. Henney Funeral Home from Leo in January 1986, keeping the original name. David's son, Scott Ritter decided to follow in his father's footsteps and by deciding to enroll at the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science and study to become a funeral director. Scott graduated from PIMS in 1984 and apprenticed with his father and Leo for a year, and joined his father after the funeral home purchase.
In 1988, after graduating PIMS, Gary Mazak apprenticed at the Trafford facility. Soon after, Gary married David's daughter Darlene, and has since become the supervisor of the David A. Ritter Funeral Home in Trafford.
In 1995, the funeral directors found an opportunity to purchase the Neville Frank Funeral Home in Sharpsburg. At the same time, David's other son, Gary was graduating from PIMS. The group purchased the funeral home and renamed it the Gary R. Ritter Funeral Home. In 1997, David A. Ritter became sick and has since been unable to work with his sons and son-in-law, but his guidance is evident in their work ethic.
The three funeral homes focus on neighborhood principals, serving their respective communities of Carnegie, Trafford, and Sharpsburg. Each director is active with their church, community affairs, and families.