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Our Staff

A new tradition in funeral care.

Our Staff's Commitment to You.


Staff members of Dusckas-Taylor Funeral Home are caring and experienced professionals who understand that each family is unique and has personal requests and traditions. These requests and traditions are of utmost importance to our staff of licensed funeral directors.

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Dale Orengia Funeral Associate

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Pastor David Roach Funeral Associate

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Al Schell Funeral Associate

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Dennis Smith Funeral Associate

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Alec McKenna Facilities Maintenance Manager

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Robert D. Taylor Supervisor & Funeral Director

Robert is a native of North East, PA. He is a 1991 graduate of North East High School and a 1995 graduate of Gannon University where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Mortuary Science. In 1996, he graduated with honors from the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science.  Upon graduation from mortuary school, Robert began his career with the Dusckas Funeral Home as a resident intern. Over the years as a licensed Pennsylvania funeral director, he has been privileged to learn his craft following in the Dusckas tradition of funeral service.

 

Robert is a resident of Lawrence Park Township. He is a fifth generation member of Saint Gregory R.C. Church in North East. Robert is an Oblate of Mount Saint Benedict Monastery (Erie). He is a member of the National Funeral Directors Association, Pennsylvania Funeral Directors Association and past president of the Erie and Crawford County Funeral Directors Association. He currently serves on the Inter-Church Ministries board of directors and has previously served on the Erie Playhouse board of directors as well as the Benetwood Apartments board of directors where he served as past president.  Robert enjoys writing, reading, caring for his pet dogs and spending time with his family.

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Nancy E. Dusckas Funeral Director

Nancy is a life-long resident of Erie, PA. She is a 1971 graduate of East High School. Nancy is also a 1975 graduate of Taylor University (Upland, Indiana) where she earned a Bachelor of the Arts degree in Social Work and a 1980 graduate of Gannon University where she earned a Master of Science degree in Counseling. In 1981, she graduated from the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science and joined her late father, C.J. “Gus” Dusckas, in the family business. For over 30 years, Nancy has been a licensed Pennsylvania funeral director and has devoted her career to serving the needs of all Erie families.

 

Nancy resides in Lawrence Park Township and is an active member of the Wesley United Methodist Church (in Wesleyville) where she has been a life-long member.  She is a member and former district deputy of the Order of the Eastern Star.  She is also a member and past president of the Penn Lakes Girl Scouts Council and the Erie and Crawford County Funeral Directors Association. Other organizations where Nancy holds life membership include the American Association of University Women and the Girl Scouts.  She enjoys golfing, water skiing and canoeing. Besides caring for her beloved pets, Nancy’s life passions are family, faith and friends.

Dale Orengia

Funeral Associate
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Pastor David Roach

Funeral Associate
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Al Schell

Funeral Associate
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Dennis Smith

Funeral Associate
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Alec McKenna

Facilities Maintenance Manager
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Robert D. Taylor

Supervisor & Funeral Director
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Robert is a native of North East, PA. He is a 1991 graduate of North East High School and a 1995 graduate of Gannon University where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Mortuary Science. In 1996, he graduated with honors from the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science.  Upon graduation from mortuary school, Robert began his career with the Dusckas Funeral Home as a resident intern. Over the years as a licensed Pennsylvania funeral director, he has been privileged to learn his craft following in the Dusckas tradition of funeral service.

 

Robert is a resident of Lawrence Park Township. He is a fifth generation member of Saint Gregory R.C. Church in North East. Robert is an Oblate of Mount Saint Benedict Monastery (Erie). He is a member of the National Funeral Directors Association, Pennsylvania Funeral Directors Association and past president of the Erie and Crawford County Funeral Directors Association. He currently serves on the Inter-Church Ministries board of directors and has previously served on the Erie Playhouse board of directors as well as the Benetwood Apartments board of directors where he served as past president.  Robert enjoys writing, reading, caring for his pet dogs and spending time with his family.

Nancy E. Dusckas

Funeral Director
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Nancy is a life-long resident of Erie, PA. She is a 1971 graduate of East High School. Nancy is also a 1975 graduate of Taylor University (Upland, Indiana) where she earned a Bachelor of the Arts degree in Social Work and a 1980 graduate of Gannon University where she earned a Master of Science degree in Counseling. In 1981, she graduated from the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science and joined her late father, C.J. “Gus” Dusckas, in the family business. For over 30 years, Nancy has been a licensed Pennsylvania funeral director and has devoted her career to serving the needs of all Erie families.

 

Nancy resides in Lawrence Park Township and is an active member of the Wesley United Methodist Church (in Wesleyville) where she has been a life-long member.  She is a member and former district deputy of the Order of the Eastern Star.  She is also a member and past president of the Penn Lakes Girl Scouts Council and the Erie and Crawford County Funeral Directors Association. Other organizations where Nancy holds life membership include the American Association of University Women and the Girl Scouts.  She enjoys golfing, water skiing and canoeing. Besides caring for her beloved pets, Nancy’s life passions are family, faith and friends.