Our Funeral Directors
F. Glenn Fleming - Funeral Director, Supervisor
Phone: (814) 237-2712
Glenn is a native of Forest Hills, Pennsylvania and a graduate of Edgewood High School. He attended Virginia Military Institute, the University of Pittsburgh and the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science. He holds an associate degree and a Mortuary Science Degree. He has been a licensed funeral director in the state of Pennsylvania for more than 50 years.
Glenn was elected as the 132nd President of the Pennsylvania Funeral Directors Association (PFDA) from June 12, 2013 until June 12, 2014. The PFDA is the oldest and largest state funeral directors association in the United States. He served two terms as the District 4 Governor and held the offices of secretary/treasurer and president-elect on the PFDA Board of Governors. He serves on numerous PFDA committees, including the Strategic Planning Committee, Grievance Committee, Cremation Committee, Policy Committee, and the Forms Committee. Glenn currently serves on the board of directors of the Pittsburg Institute of Mortuary Science (PIMS).
Glenn is a member of the Central Pennsylvania Funeral Directors Association, National Funeral Directors Association, Selected Independent Funeral Homes, International Order of the Golden Rule and Cremation Association of North America.
Glenn has always been respected and admired for being active in the community. He is currently a member of the State College Kiwanis Club where he has held various board positions and was the Holiday Basketball Tournament Chairman for 17 years. He received the George F. Hixon Award which is Kiwanis International Foundation's highest honors. This award is given to individuals who demonstrate strong support and service to their community. Glenn has always believed in giving back to his community and lives that philosophy daily. In 1913 the Koch philosophy was neighbor helping neighbor and Glenn has continued to carry on that dream.
Early in his career, Glenn was a charter member of the Hollidaysburg Jaycees, held many positions on their board and was a president. He served 5 years on the Finance Committee and became president of the Hollidaysburg YMCA. Shortly after relocating to the Centre County Region, Glenn served on the board of directors and as the president of Easter Seals where he was the honorary recipient of the Brace for an Ace Award. This award is given to individuals who go above and beyond outstanding volunteer service on behalf of the people in their communities with disabilities. He was a board member of the Pennsylvania Centre Orchestra where he served as vice president and president. He received the Amadeus Award which honors many years of devotion to Centre County and Central Pennsylvania for inspiring leadership and selfless contributions of time and talent that positively impacted the Pennsylvania Centre Orchestra organization.
Glenn enjoys classical music, golf, sailing and gardening.
Glenn and his late wife, Margery, came to State College in 1973. They have two children, Stephen C. Fleming and his wife Laura, who live in State College and his daughter, Rebecca L. Fleming, of Evergreen, Colorado. Glenn also has four grandchildren.
John H. Jay Herrington - Funeral Director, Funeral Service Manager
Phone: (814) 237-2712
Jay is a 1971 graduate of Philipsburg Osceola Area High School and attended Penn State University. He graduated from the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science as valedictorian with high honors earning his Embalming Diploma and Associate Degree in Funeral Management.
Jay has more than 38 years of experience in funeral service and joined the staff at Koch Funeral Home in 2008. He completed courses in 2011 and has been certified as a Crematory Operator for Oakwood Crematory which is located on the premises at the Koch Funeral Home.
Jay a long-time resident of Philipsburg now resides in State College. He is a 35 year member of the Moshannon Lodge #391 Free and Accepted Masons. He is a member of Philipsburg Elks Lodge #1173 where he served as Exalted Ruler in 1981 and 2002. He severed as a District State Vice-President in 2004 and District Deputy Exalted Ruler in 2005. Jay is active in the Penn State Boosters Club for both the mens and womens basketball teams and he is a member of the State College Quarterback Club. He is a volunteer with the Coaches vs. Cancer annual golf tournament.
Breanne Radin Yeckley - Funeral Director
Breanne Radin Yeckley grew up in a small town near Ithaca, NY, on a hobby farm with her parents, 3 sisters, and lots of animals.
Breanne knew she wanted to be a funeral director at a young age after attending the arrangements for and funeral of her grandfather. After her experience, she decided she wanted to help others through their loss of a loved one.
Breanne attended and graduated from Spencer Van-Etten High School as a Mark Twain Scholar in 2007, playing soccer and track while she was there. After high school Breanne attended Gannon University in Erie, and continued playing soccer for their women's soccer team. She graduated from Gannon in 2011 with a Bachelor of Science Degree, Magna cum Laude, after completing their mortuary science program. Breanne attended and graduated from the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science with an Associate Degree in Specialized Technology in Funeral Service Arts and Sciences also in 2011.
She completed her internship at Bowen Funeral Homes in Towanda, PA. Upon graduation, she continued her career there for another two years.
Breanne and her husband, David, married in October of 2012. She joined the staff at Koch Funeral Home in April of 2014 after moving to State College with her husband and their cat, Zazu. Recently they added a new addition to their family, their adopted dog, Remington.
Breanne enjoys running, hiking, animals, and spending time with her family and friends.
Katie DeCapria - Funeral Home Assistant / Funeral Director Intern
Katie was born and raised in State College, Pennsylvania.
She graduated from State College Area High School and went on to Penn State University where she received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Human Development and Family Studies with a minor in Religious Studies. She joined the staff at Koch Funeral Home in 2014 as an undergraduate intern and is currently finishing her schooling in Mortuary Studies through the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science. She will begin her Funeral Director Internship following her graduation in November of 2016.
Katie serves as a youth leader at her local church. She enjoys exercising and hiking with her newly-adopted beagle, Gracie. She also enjoys spending time with her family and friends.