On June 1, 1984, the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home in Shinglehouse was purchased by Kevin J. Dusenbury, Sr., continuing a long tradition of proud service to the Shinglehouse and surrounding areas that was started many years ago by Howard D. Morton and continued by Virgil L. Howard. As we mark 30 years of ownership and service to Shinglehouse and the surrounding communities, our pledge is simple. We will continue to provide the honored and dignified services that we offer to the families that choose our funeral home establishment. With the addition of our son, Kevin J. Dusenbury, Jr., we will be providing the finest in services and facilities that you expect from our funeral home for many, many years to come. We would like to express our greatest appreciation for all of those who have trusted upon us to help in your greatest hour of need. As Albert Einstein stated, “Only a life lived in service to others is worth living.” Like Mr. Einstein, our greatest purpose in our funeral establishment is to help you at your greatest hour of need.
Kevin and Patty are exceptional, caring and loving people. When my father passed away, they went out of their way to make things easy and comfortable for my mom and family. Kevin and Patty came to our home to meet with us which was so very kind and continued to be in constant touch with my mom as things needed to be done so that she did not have to worry about anything. They truly cared and wanted to know as much about my dad as possible. Their professionalism, kindness and guidance were priceless during our time of need. Thank you so much Kevin and Patty.