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Our staff is comprised of dedicated and licensed professionals with the experience to answer all your questions regarding our services. Please feel free to contact any of our staff members at any time.

Dan Gilliland

Dan Gilliland

Licensed Funeral Director & Certified Celebrant

Daniel E. Gilliland is a funeral director proudly serving families at the Gerald W. Vickery Jr. Funeral & Cremation Services, Inc. in Troy, PA and the Roberts Funeral Home in Wellsburg, N.Y. 



Mr. Gilliland lives in Troy with his seven children and has been widowed since 2016. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Communications from Warner University in Lake Wales, Florida and was awarded a degree in Funeral Directing from the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science. 



Dan is a member of The First United Church of Troy, Trojan Lodge #306 of Free & Accepted Masons, a member and past High Priest of Troy Royal Arch Chapter #261, a member of both the Valley of Towanda, PA and the Valley of Williamsport, PA Scottish Rite, and serves on several community boards and committees.  Dan enjoys traveling, riding motorcycles, and spending time with his family.



Besides being a licensed funeral director in Pennsylvania and New York, Dan is also a Certified Celebrant. If you are not a member of a church or if you simply do not wish to have a religious service, he can help you. As a Certified Celebrant, Dan works with families to create a meaningful tribute that reflects the personality and lifestyle of the deceased. He received his training and certification from the In-Sight Institute. 

Telephone: 1-570-297-3030

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Brian Leffler

Brian Leffler

Owner, Licensed Funeral Director & Certified Celebrant

Brian is a graduate of Pottsville Area High School. He studied at Northampton Community College, where he obtained an associate’s degree in Applied Science and Certificate of Mortuary Education.  Brian then served his internship with Heffner Family Service, at Schlitzer Allen Pugh Funeral Home in Pottsville, PA. In 1996 he became a licensed funeral director, working exclusively at this location. The following year he was promoted to funeral director/supervisor at the Kniffen O’Malley Funeral Homes in Wilkes-Barre and Avoca, PA.  Then, in January 2004 he accepted the title of Regional Manager, overseeing nine locations. 

He was now in charge of the overall success of Schlitzer Allen Pugh Funeral Home in Pottsville, PA, Vickery Funeral Home in Troy, PA, Kniffen O’Malley Funeral Homes in both Avoca and Wilkes-Barre, PA and Robert’s Funeral Home in Wellsburg, NY.  On August 16, 2013, Mr. Leffler proudly announced his acquisition and ownership of these fine businesses. 

Brian and his wife Victoria are blessed with two children, Gage and Sloane. 
The entire Leffler family would like to say how proud they are to be able to continue the legacy of providing the highest quality funeral and cremation services to these locations and the surrounding communities. 

Telephone: 1-570-297-3030

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