Funeral Museum, Folk Art Collection, 1880 Rockfalls Hearse

Scottdale Memorial and Gazebo

Ferguson Funeral Home Museum                     Robert B. Ferguson, Jr. F.D., Owner

Ferguson Funeral Home Museum
Featuring American Folk Art, Hand Carved Artifacts,
and an 1880  Rockfalls Horse-Drawn Hearse
Mon-Friday 9-5, Evenings and Weekends by Appointment


The House That Service Built

From Samuel Aultman to Robert B. Ferguson, Jr., generations of community-minded men have led the Ferguson Funeral Home through its 127 years of service while developing close ties with the community.

Samuel Aultman

Samuel Aultman’s community involvement was quite extensive.  He held office in the P.A. Williams GAR, Post #4 and the Westmoreland-Fayette Natural Gas Company.  He was also a member with the Latrobe Lodge #368, Royal Arcanum Improved Order of Heptasophs, and served as secretary of the Scottdale Building & Loan Association.

James Patrick Owens

James Patrick Owens was one of the founding fathers of the Scottdale Elks Lodge #777 and was elected the Charter Exalted Ruler in 1902.  He also helped establish the Knights of Columbus, serving as the first Grand Knight of the Father Lambing Council.  In addition, the Owens & Ferguson Furniture and Undertaking had a float each year at Scottdale’s Annual July 4th Community Parade.  The float included a team of a dozen caramel-and-cream mained show horses.

William Ferguson

Exterior of Ferguson Funeral HomeWilliam Ferguson kept the idea of community involvement as well.  Wil was instrumental in the formation of the Scottdale Rotary Club, was a member of the Elks Lodge, became Scottdale Republican Burgess in 1905, and later served as the Chairman of the Board of Trade.

George Ferguson

George Ferguson was also a public servant to the Scottdale community.  He was known to have mastered the Polish language after several decades of service to the Everson area.  He would readily recite, chant, and sing entire ethnic mourning songs during burial rites in the native tongue of the community.

Robert B. Ferguson

Robert B. Ferguson focused much of his time on his business and supporting his family in the residence above the funeral home.  He involved his sons in church, school, scouts, and YMCA activities.  Robert B. Ferguson was also a member of the Elks Lodge, and currently is the longest standing Board Member and Secretary at Scottdale Bank & Trust Company.

Robert B. Ferguson, Jr.

Interior of Ferguson Funeral HomeRobert B. Ferguson, Jr. is not only a Scottdale business owner, but is extensively involved in the community.  As a mortician he has developed friendships and close ties with many residents and business owners in the Scottdale, PA area. Rob has always wanted his community to benefit from the efforts of the Ferguson Funeral Home.  Volunteering has been one major service Rob has given.  As a charter president of the Scottdale Jaycees, he was awarded “President of the Year” by the PA State Jaycees Organization for his devout leadership.  Rob Ferguson followed that up with terms as President of Scottdale Rotary, the Coal & Coke Bike Trail, and the Laurel Highlands Chamber of Commerce.  He works closely with the Laurel Highland Visitors Bureau in promoting Ferguson Funeral Home in the region with a large display ad in their yearly publication.  Rob also participates in the annual Scottdale Fall Festival that is held the third weekend in September.

In addition to these activities, Rob maintains membership in the local Elks Lodge and Sportsmen’s Club for leisure and continues his Republican heritage in countywide politics.

Rob is dedicated to the families who have remained loyal to his business and to the clergy and church relationships he has established.  These are the people who trust that Rob will make their experience as comforting as possible in a time that is very stressful and full of grief.  He adds the personal touch that community members find both soothing and reassuring.

Today the Ferguson Funeral Home continues its proud tradition of community service and looks forward to many successful years to come. 

Funeral Procession

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