Our staff's commitment to you

Our staff is committed to providing support, compassion, information, and direction as needed to all members of our community, their families, and friends who are dealing with loss and grief.

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Allen L. Dugan Owner / Licensed Funeral Director

Allen grew up in Adams County in the family funeral business which has been in continuous operation since the mid-1800’s. Allen attended Penn State Mont Alto and Shippensburg University before earning his degree in Mortuary science from Catonsville Community College in 1985.

 

Considering the funeral profession their calling, Allen and his wife, Kitty feel fortunate to have the opportunity to work together doing something they find very meaningful; offering comfort for people at a difficult time. They feel privileged to guide and provide support to families at this sensitive and meaningful time in life. They have four children and reside at their Shippensburg location.

 

Allen has been a member of Bendersville Fire Company since he was 16 years old and is also a member of Vigilant Hose Company. He was a member of Union Fire Company in Carlisle where he served 10 years as Deputy and Assistant Chief. A member of Rotary Club of Shippensburg and Masonic Lodge 336, Good Samaritan Lodge No. 336 F.&A.M, Gettysburg, Allen has previously served as a Deacon at Middle Spring Presbyterian Church.

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Kitty A. Dugan Owner / Business Manager

Kitty grew up in Chambersburg and attended Goucher College in Towson, MD before entering the field of advertising. Later, she completed her Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Fine Arts: Studio Art at Wilson College. She worked as a licensed financial advisor helping Allen with the funeral business during evenings and weekends. In 2009 she left her business to work with Allen full-time.

 

Kitty has served as an Elder on Session at Middle Spring Presbyterian Church. She is a member of Rotary Club of Shippensburg, Adams County End of Life Committee, The Franklin County Art Alliance, Shippensburg Township Zoning Board, Caring Continuum, and PEO (a women’s philanthropic organization).

 

Kitty loves the role of motherhood and sees her work, caring for others, as an extension of that. She enjoys travel, cooking, writing letters, reading, and artistic endeavors. Her favorite thing of all is spending time with their four adult children, and her new role of "Grammie". Not to worry, she continues to lavish their "baby", brindle boxer, Chappo with love and cuddles.

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Allen B. Dryzal Licensed Funeral Director Director@DuganFH.com

Allen grew up on a small farm in Cambria County. As a junior in high school, he lost a cousin to cancer at a very young age. He watched the funeral director walk his uncle and aunt through the worst time of their lives, sparking a passion in Allen’s heart. As a graduate of Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science, he has a passion for providing the families he serves with a peaceful memory. Allen brings over 20 years of experience with, an emphasis on restorative art.

 

He is an avid outdoorsman and enjoys gardening, kayaking, quadding, hunting, fishing, and riding motorcycle on Sunday afternoons. Wintertime brings bowling, billiards, darts, and pot luck dinners with card and board games, around friends. Together with his wife Jill Anne, they started Baby Jack’s Rescue, Inc., a non-profit animal rescue and educational organization.

 

Allen and his wife reside in Shippensburg with their fur babies.

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Dave "Davey" Heller Certified Crematory Operator / Maintenance

Davey is happy to reside in a quiet neighborhood in North Middleton Township where he has lived for 28 years. He and his wife of 35 years, Sandra have two children; a son, Brandon, and a daughter, Jessica. They enjoy babysitting for their five grand-dogs.

Davey is the kind of easy-going person that gets along with everybody. "What do you enjoy most about working at Dugan Funeral Homes?" Davey related that he does not miss the corporate life and very much appreciates the family atmosphere at Dugan where everyone works together. He had no idea how much work there is to be done behind the scenes. Davey enjoys that every day brings something different and he is frequently able to be outside for part of the day. As someone who places great importance on true friendships, Davey's personal interests include spending time with his family and friends. He enjoys exercising and some of his best buddies were work-out partners.

 

 

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Chappo Dugan "Unofficial" Comfort Canine

By request only, Chappo will be more than happy to meet you and greet you with his special tail wag and unconditional love. He specializes in letting you know just how special you are, always intending to help brighten your day.

Allen L. Dugan

Owner / Licensed Funeral Director
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Allen grew up in Adams County in the family funeral business which has been in continuous operation since the mid-1800’s. Allen attended Penn State Mont Alto and Shippensburg University before earning his degree in Mortuary science from Catonsville Community College in 1985.

 

Considering the funeral profession their calling, Allen and his wife, Kitty feel fortunate to have the opportunity to work together doing something they find very meaningful; offering comfort for people at a difficult time. They feel privileged to guide and provide support to families at this sensitive and meaningful time in life. They have four children and reside at their Shippensburg location.

 

Allen has been a member of Bendersville Fire Company since he was 16 years old and is also a member of Vigilant Hose Company. He was a member of Union Fire Company in Carlisle where he served 10 years as Deputy and Assistant Chief. A member of Rotary Club of Shippensburg and Masonic Lodge 336, Good Samaritan Lodge No. 336 F.&A.M, Gettysburg, Allen has previously served as a Deacon at Middle Spring Presbyterian Church.

Kitty A. Dugan

Owner / Business Manager
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Kitty grew up in Chambersburg and attended Goucher College in Towson, MD before entering the field of advertising. Later, she completed her Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Fine Arts: Studio Art at Wilson College. She worked as a licensed financial advisor helping Allen with the funeral business during evenings and weekends. In 2009 she left her business to work with Allen full-time.

 

Kitty has served as an Elder on Session at Middle Spring Presbyterian Church. She is a member of Rotary Club of Shippensburg, Adams County End of Life Committee, The Franklin County Art Alliance, Shippensburg Township Zoning Board, Caring Continuum, and PEO (a women’s philanthropic organization).

 

Kitty loves the role of motherhood and sees her work, caring for others, as an extension of that. She enjoys travel, cooking, writing letters, reading, and artistic endeavors. Her favorite thing of all is spending time with their four adult children, and her new role of "Grammie". Not to worry, she continues to lavish their "baby", brindle boxer, Chappo with love and cuddles.

Allen B. Dryzal

Licensed Funeral Director
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Allen grew up on a small farm in Cambria County. As a junior in high school, he lost a cousin to cancer at a very young age. He watched the funeral director walk his uncle and aunt through the worst time of their lives, sparking a passion in Allen’s heart. As a graduate of Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science, he has a passion for providing the families he serves with a peaceful memory. Allen brings over 20 years of experience with, an emphasis on restorative art.

 

He is an avid outdoorsman and enjoys gardening, kayaking, quadding, hunting, fishing, and riding motorcycle on Sunday afternoons. Wintertime brings bowling, billiards, darts, and pot luck dinners with card and board games, around friends. Together with his wife Jill Anne, they started Baby Jack’s Rescue, Inc., a non-profit animal rescue and educational organization.

 

Allen and his wife reside in Shippensburg with their fur babies.

Dave "Davey" Heller

Certified Crematory Operator / Maintenance
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Davey is happy to reside in a quiet neighborhood in North Middleton Township where he has lived for 28 years. He and his wife of 35 years, Sandra have two children; a son, Brandon, and a daughter, Jessica. They enjoy babysitting for their five grand-dogs.

Davey is the kind of easy-going person that gets along with everybody. "What do you enjoy most about working at Dugan Funeral Homes?" Davey related that he does not miss the corporate life and very much appreciates the family atmosphere at Dugan where everyone works together. He had no idea how much work there is to be done behind the scenes. Davey enjoys that every day brings something different and he is frequently able to be outside for part of the day. As someone who places great importance on true friendships, Davey's personal interests include spending time with his family and friends. He enjoys exercising and some of his best buddies were work-out partners.

 

 

Chappo Dugan

"Unofficial" Comfort Canine
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By request only, Chappo will be more than happy to meet you and greet you with his special tail wag and unconditional love. He specializes in letting you know just how special you are, always intending to help brighten your day.