Katie DeCapria studied human development and family studies in college and always knew she wanted to work in human service. During her junior year of college, her family had to say goodbye to multiple family members, affording her first experience in helping to plan a funeral. The funeral directors that served her family were kind, compassionate, understanding, and very knowledgeable about a topic that was curiously unfamiliar to her. They sparked her interest and desire to serve her community in the same capacity. This experience led her to become a funeral director.
It is very rewarding to work in funeral service. Funeral directors are invited by families to assist them during their saddest moments and, while that carries an emotional burden, it is humbling. The hours are long and the work is strenuous, but it is a necessary service to offer. Katie's goal as a director is to assist families with the same compassion and understanding in their times of need that her family was given in theirs.
Katie joined Koch Funeral Home in 2014. She is featured in the March issue of the Town & Gown, Women in the Community.