Moskal-Reid Funeral Home formed Johnstown Monument Co. in the year 1996. At that time two local monument companies filed for bankruptcy and left some client families “high and dry”. Originally we were associated with Frostburg Memorials from Frostburg Maryland. We began to offer monuments, bronze markers and monument services to client families through the funeral home. We cleaned up a lot of problems that were created by the other companies and in the process learned a great deal about the monument business.
In the year 2000 we band to do all of the monument work on our own. We purchased the former Sheetz market at the corner of Fairfield Avenue and J Streets, very near the funeral home. There we have a complete display of cemetery monuments of granite and bronze. Also within the store is a display of Petusic’s Religious Gifts, LaPorta Cemetery Flowers, and Religious Reflection Photography.
Cemetery monument services have become a good fit with the funeral home. Many times the person making the funeral arrangements for a loved one lives out of town and is back home in Johnstown for a limited time. It is very convenient to make the arrangements for the cemetery monument or final date lettering all at one time and even included in one bill.
The families we serve have expressed great relief to be able to make all the arrangements at one time.