Meet Our Staff
Joseph A. Fluehr III
Joseph A. Fluehr III was born and raised as the oldest of eight children, in Philadelphia. He
graduated from the College of West Virginia and continued on to the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary
Science, where he received his Degree in Applied Sciences. He is the proud owner of the Richboro
funeral home, (est. 1975) and the New Britain Funeral Home (est. 1997) as well as Laurel Cremation
Services Inc., located on the grounds of the Richboro funeral home. As an active member of the
community, he has been involved with many different organizations - from the Northampton Township
Volunteer Fire Department, Tri-Hampton Rescue Squad Advisor Board, St. Mary Medical Center, past
Chairman of the Board of Trustees, (1988-1997), St. Mary Medical Center Entities Board (since 1997),
Prime Bank Corporate Secretary (1985-1998), Council Rock Kiwanis, Pennsylvania State Board of
Funeral Directors (1997-2014), Chairman from 2010-2012, Member of the Cremation Association of North
America, National Funeral Directors Association, Funeral Ethics Association, Northampton Township
Business and Professional Association (Business Man of the Year, 2015), and the Northampton Township
Historical Society. Joe is a parishioner of St. Bede the Venerable Church, Holland. He is a 4th
Degree Knight with the Knights of Columbus in the RV Hennessy Council. He lives in Richboro with his
wife of 47 years, Christine, and they have three children, and 6 dear grandchildren. In his free
time, Joe enjoys playing golf and traveling.
Christine M. Fluehr
Christine Fluehr was grew up in the Torresdale section of Philadelphia. While she attended school in
the city, her family spent summers in Bucks County on the family farm. Chris earned her BA in
economics from Immaculata University in 1966 and married Joe Fluehr three years later. In 1976, she
and Joe opened their first funeral home. Chris is a tireless community activist. She’s a
member of the Soroptimist International of Indian Rock where she served as president of the board.
While a member of the Northampton Township Historical Society, she served as board president and was
honored to receive the Living Tree Award in 1993. Other involvements include the Northampton
Business and Professional Association, St. Bede’s Women’s Club, Community League of St.
Mary Medical Center, where she served as a board member, and 100 Women Who Care. Chris was also a
member of the St. Mary Medical Center Foundation Board, and the Bucks County Community College
Foundation Board. She’s an active member in her church, St. Bede the Venerable in Holland.
Chris and Joe have three children, Tina (Jeff), Joe (Kathy,) and Trish (Joe.) She is also the proud
grandmother of JV, Maggie, Conor, Kiley, Joe Jr., and James. In addition to spending time with her
family, Chris enjoys golf, traveling, spending time with friends, and laughing.
Joseph A. Fluehr IV
Joseph A. Fluehr IV graduated from Loyola College with a BA in Business Administration and then
continued on to Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science, Pittsburgh, where he received his Degree
in Applied Sciences in 1995. That same year, he began fulltime employment in the family business in
Richboro, which has evolved to meet the needs of the families they serve. (The funeral home expanded
and built a second location in New Britain and an on-site crematory in Richboro.) Joe is active in
both communities. He is involved with organizations such as the Northampton Township Business and
Professional Association, Central Bucks Chamber of Commerce, and was a former member of the New
Britain Borough Zoning board. Professionally, he is a proud member of Pennsylvania Funeral Directors
Association, Cremation Association of North America and is a Certified Crematory Operator, National
Funeral Directors Association, and the Funeral Ethics Association. He is an active parishioner of
St. Jude Church, Chalfont. For almost 20 years, he has hosted an annual community egg hunt on the
grounds of the New Britain Funeral Home. Joe resides in Doylestown, with his wife Kathy and
children, Joe and Maggie. When he’s not serving and caring for the community, he enjoys hunting,
fishing, camping, but most of all spending quality time with his family. Joe believes strongly that
his work is more like a vocation and that “I am blessed to serve those in need, to create an
individual, personalized, and meaningful service for someone they loved.”
William V. Wagner, Jr.
Before moving to Bucks County, Bill was a life-long resident of Northeast Philadelphia where he
graduated from Archbishop Ryan High School and LaSalle University. Bill completed his mortuary
studies at American Academy McAllister Institute in New York and has been a licensed funeral
director since 1986. Bill joined Joseph A. Fluehr III Funeral Home in 1990 and is a proud member of
the Buxmont Funeral Directors Association. In his spare time, he enjoys all types of travel be it
domestic or international.
Francis J. Plover
Francis J. Plover began working with the Fluehrs in 1998. Frank graduated from Northeast Catholic
High School for Boys in Philadelphia. For several years, he worked in the banking industry while
taking evening courses in Business Administration at LaSalle College. At the age of 28, he made the
decision to become a funeral director and attended mortuary school. He was part of the second
graduating class of Funeral Service at Northampton County Community College in Bethlehem, PA, where
he received his Associates Degree in Applied Science. He has been married since 1975 to his wife,
Rose. They have three grown children and are parishioners of St. Cyril of Jerusalem Church in
Jamison. In his free time, Frank enjoys being “Pop Pop” to his grandchildren, going to movies,
relaxing and dining out with friends, eating chocolate and discussing his Irish heritage.
Salvatore J. LaVecchia II
Salvatore “Sal” LaVecchia II was born and raised in Oakford, PA and attended Assumption B.V.M parish.
He attended Bensalem High School and matriculated through the Mortuary Sciences Program at Mercer
County Community College. Sal joined the Joseph A. Fluehr III Funeral Home during his year-long
internship after mortuary school in 2004. Upon completion of his internship, Sal was invited to
remain on staff as a full-time Funeral Director. He is an active member of St. Ephrem Catholic
Church and is a 4th Degree Member of the Knights of Columbus in the St. Katharine Drexel Council.
Sal resides in Trevose, PA with his wife Elizabeth “Betty” and their children Ashley, Sophia, and
Salvatore J. LaVecchia III.
Born and raised in Glenside, Tim graduated from Bishop McDevitt High School and went on to earn his
Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from York College of Pennsylvania. After making the
decision to enter funeral service, he attended Northampton Community College where he earned his
Associates in Applied Science degree in Funeral Service Education. Tim has been a licensed
Pennsylvania Funeral Director since 2009. He joined the Fluehr team in February of 2014. Tim
volunteers with Manna on Main Street in Lansdale as a member of the annual 5K planning committee. He
served on the board for United Cerebral Palsy of Philadelphia from 2011-2012 where he also served as
chairperson for the Young Leadership Committee. Tim and his partner, Michael, reside in New Hope.
Raised in Newtown, Amanda graduated from Council Rock High School where she decided to become a
funeral director. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Welfare and Sociology from
Bloomsburg University in 1997 and then earned her Associate in Applied Science degree from the
Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science. Prior to joining the Joseph A. Fluehr III Funeral Home,
she worked as a funeral director for many years in New Jersey. The most important part of her job
comes from making a difference in a family’s life and helping them to create a meaningful tribute to
their loved ones life after a death.
Amanda currently lives in Mercer County, NJ with her family and two dogs. Whether it’s a day at the
beach, hiking in any of the Pennsylvania parks, or a day at one of Philadelphia’s museums, she
always looks forward to time spent with her daughter, Hannah. She also enjoys reading, early morning
exercise classes, and dinner with friends.
Michelle C. Reilly was raised in Allentown, PA and moved to Montgomery County in 2013. She is a 2009
graduate of Kutztown University with Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology and Minor in Fine Arts.
Prior to her career in funeral service, Michelle was employed as a Case Manager assisting adults
with disabilities. Looking for a career change, Michelle attended Northampton Community College’s
Funeral Service Education Program and has never regretted her decision!
She is the wife of Sean Moore and a loving dog mom to their Beagle-Chihuahua mix, Mona.
In her spare time, Michelle enjoys traveling, shopping, snowboarding with Sean, and hikes with Mona.
Nancy Hilem was raised in Langhorne, PA and went to Villa Joseph Marie High School. She later
attended Gwynedd Mercy College and graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration. For
over 30 years, Nancy has been in the funeral profession, providing on-going support and compassion
to countless families. She joined Fluehrs in 2006 and is often the first person that families will
encounter when their loved one dies. Nancy is married to Ed and resides in Yardley, PA. She is the
mother of two children, Jacob and his wife Anna, and Amanda and her husband Ralph. She is also the
proud grandmother of Jaden, Avery, Haley and Logan. Nancy enjoys the beach, reading, knitting, bike
riding and spending time with family.
A life-long Bucks County resident, Cathy was raised in Holland PA and graduated from Archbishop Wood
High School. She continued on to LaSalle University where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in
Business Administration. Cathy has proudly worked for the Fluehrs since 1992.
Cathy resides in Warminster, PA with her husband, Chris, whom she married in 1990. Cathy and Chris
have seven children - Christopher, Thomas, David, James, Joshua, Caitlyn and Amanda. Cathy and her
husband run a non-profit called D.A.V.E. (Drug Awareness oVerdose Education) which educates the
community about drug addiction and provides Narcan kits to families of loved ones suffering from
addiction. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and cheering on the Archbishop
Wood football teams.
Donna Cushing joined the Fluehr Funeral Home in 2011, with an MBA from St. Joseph’s University and 25
years of work experience in both the corporate and private sectors. She resides in Bucks County with
her husband Michael, their three children, Anna, Cara & Colin, and Donna’s sister Anita. They love
hosting family gatherings throughout the year, especially Thanksgiving dinner! Donna also enjoys
walking, wine-making, calligraphy, and attending and volunteering at St. Jude’s Church.
Robert "Bob" Wustner
Bob is a life-long resident of Glenside, PA where he attended Abington High School and continues to
be an active member of his community. He joined the Fluehr Funeral Home team in 2015 after he
graduated from Northampton Community College with his Associates Degree in Applied Science.
Bob enjoys a variety of activities, but he especially loves working with special needs children as a
soccer, basketball, and floor hockey coach. And every year, he spends a week of his vacation as a
volunteer with the Special Olympics.