History & Staff

We have years of experience caring for families, from all walks of life. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession, dedicated to excellence in service, and have the highest integrity.

Our History

Our History

Rose and Black Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc.  has been serving the Lakeview Area and surrounding communities for over 20 years. Our Stoneboro location was constructed in 1996 by former owners Scott and Lisa Black. In 2005 the former McMullen Funeral Home in Sandy Lake joined the Rose and Black Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc. family. Scott and Lisa ran the funeral homes until the end of 2017. In 2018, Casey W. Rose was chosen to continue Scott and Lisa's legacy. Casey strives to exceed expectations of the families he serves to honor those they have lost. Since taking over, Casey has completely renovated the Sandy Lake location, made several updates to the Stoneboro location, and added an on-site crematory to better serve those in the Lakeview and surrounding communities.

Our Valued Staff

  • Casey W. Rose, FD, MBA

    Casey W. Rose, FD, MBA Owner - Funeral Director - Supervisor

    Casey is a native of Perry Twp., Clarion County, Parker, PA. He is a 2010 graduate of Allegheny-Clarion Valley High School, a 2014 graduate of Thiel College, earning his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Administration, a 2015 graduate of the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science earning his Associates of Specialized Technology Degree in Funeral Arts and Sciences, and a 2021 graduate of Thiel College earning his Masters of Business Administration. Casey serves as the supervisor of the Sandy Lake Location.

    Casey and his wife Kelsey reside in the Lakeview Area with their son, Conrad. Casey and Kelsey are members of St. Columbkille Roman Catholic Church.

    Casey is a social member of the Stoneboro Volunteer Fire Department, a member of the Stoneboro Lions Club, serves on the Sandy Lake and Stoneboro Celebration Days committees, and is a member of the Lake Lodge #434 F&AM, in Sandy Lake. Casey also serves as a Deputy County Coroner for Venango County and serves as the Secretary of the Stoneboro Development Corporation.

    In his spare time, Casey enjoys the outdoors, hunting, fishing, taking part in community events, and spending time with his family.

  • Amber Rice

    Amber Rice Office Manager

    Amber (Baker) Rice is a native of Franklin, PA, she is a 2007 graduate of Franklin Area High School. She joined the Rose and Black Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc. team in December of 2017. She previously worked as a Legal Secretary for Wilson, Thompson, & Cisek in Franklin for several years. Amber assists with day-to-day administrative tasks and is a Notary Public. She is also a Certified Crematory Operator and can be seen assisting with visitations and funerals. Amber resides in New Lebanon with her husband Jeff Rice and dog Heath.

  • Toby Davis

    Toby Davis Funeral Home Assistant - Emeritus

    Toby is a native of Stoneboro Pennsylvania. He and his wife Jan currently reside in Stoneboro. Toby assists with services and visitations, he has been with Rose and Black Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc. since the start in 1996.Toby recently entered into his second retirement but will still occasionally be seen helping out on services.

  • Jerry Ditzenberger

    Jerry Ditzenberger Funeral Home Assistant

    Jerry is a native of Sandy Lake. He and his wife Pat currently reside outside Sandy Lake. He is a graduate of Lakeview High School and worked for many years as a meat cutter for Giant Eagle, BILO, and McKeans Shur-Fine. He is a member of Lake Lodge #434 F&AM in Sandy Lake. Jerry has been with Rose and Black Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc. for over 10 years.

  • Dave Doyle

    Dave Doyle Funeral Home Assistant

    Dave is a native of Sandy Lake. He and his wife Barb currently reside in Stoneboro. Dave is a graduate of Lakeview High School and worked at General Electric in Grove City for many years before joining our team. Dave has been with Rose and Black Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc. for over 10 years.

  • John P. Smiley

    John P. Smiley Funeral Home Associate

    John is a native of New London, PA and is a 2016 graduate of Avon Grove High School. He is a 2021 graduate of Thiel College earning his Bachelors of Arts Degree in Business Administration. He begins at the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science in the Fall of 2021.

    John assists in all aspects of the funeral homes and is a Certified Crematory Operator.

    John resides in Sandy Lake with his dog, Diesel.

  • Isaac N. DeVault

    Isaac N. DeVault Funeral Home Assistant

    Isaac is a native of Sandy Lake, PA. He is a 2021 graduate of Lakeview High School. He begins at Hiram College in the fall of 2021 and plans on studying Biomedical Humanities. Isaac can be seen assisting with visitations and funerals in the Summer months and during holiday breaks from school.