Our Staff

Our dedicated and supportive staff are here to guide you through this difficult journey. We take pride in doing our absolute best to ensure your needs are met. We are here for you.Though things have changed over the years our belief is the same: to serve our families in a dignified manner, with compassion, concern, and professionalism.

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Christopher Patrick Brighton, Westfall Twp., Owner,​ who joined the firm in 2001 became a licensed funeral director in 1990, is licensed in Pennsylvania and New York and is a Certified Crematory Operator. He was elected Pike County Coroner in 2016 and is active with the Pennsylvania Coroner’s Association, Pike County Child Death Review Team, Pike County Alliance for Preventive Programs, Pike County Republican Committee, Matamoras Westfall Republican Club and Knights of Columbus. Chris is a parishioner of St. Joseph Church and in his free time likes to play his bagpipes.

Kevin T. Stroyan, of Milford, PA, Supervisor, became a licensed funeral director in 1978, is licensed in both Pennsylvania and New York and is a Certified Crematory Operator. Kevin is sole proprietor of Tri State Memorial Co. and Pyre, Inc. He served as Chief Deputy Coroner from 1978 to 1997, Pike County Coroner from 1997 to 2016 and currently serves as the Chief Deputy Coroner. He was the Past President of the Pennsylvania Coroner’s Association. Kevin is a member of various boards in the community and is an integral part of the development and building of Veteran’s Memorial Park and Educational Center.  He also enjoys his team of horses, Jacob and Caleb.

Lyndsay Mae Grace, Milford, PA, joined the firm in 2016, became a Pennsylvania licensed funeral director in 2017 and is a Certified Crematory Operator. Lyndsay graduated Northampton Community College with a degree in Funeral Service Education, a member of Sigma Phi Sigma and currently serves as a Deputy Coroner for Pike County.  

Megan Van Wagenen, Milford, PA joined the staff in 2018. She brings with her many years of customer service and administrative experience.  In addition to her duties for the funeral home she serves as a Deputy Coroner for Pike County.  Megan and her husband have made Pike County their home for over 15 years.  Whenever possible, she enjoys spending time visiting with her children and grandchildren

Frederick Kopfinger, III, Milford, PA our on-sight monument Master Craftsman joined the firm in 1995.  He is a graduate of East Stroudsburg University and attended the Barre Vermont Monument Training School. Fred is life-long resident of Milford and has been a volunteer fireman with Milford Fire Department for over 15 years. In his free time Fred enjoys out-door activities and travel.

Brian Martin of Milford, Township, PA is a Certified Crematory Operator and joined the firm in 2013.  Before joining Pyre Crematory, Brian worked at Pocono Interiors for twenty-eight years.  He also does private construction work.  He belongs to the Pocono Mountain Adult Baseball League and enjoys baseball, motorcycling and NASCAR.

Kathleen Hummel of Lackawaxen Township, PA, joined the firm in 2012 and became manager of Pyre Crematory and a Certified Crematory Operator.  Prior to joining the Stroyan staff she worked at Woodloch Pines Resort as Banquet and Group Sales Manager for thirty years.  She is active in the County and had previously served on the boards of the Pike County and the Hawley / Lake Wallenpaupack Chamber of Commerce, the Foundation Board of Bon Secours Hospital, and was interim Pike County Commissioner.  She is currently on the Pike County EDA Board, and Chair of the Lackawaxen Township Zoning Board.  She enjoys spending time with her family, especially her nine (soon to be ten) great-grandchildren, gardening and reading.