Family-Owned Funeral Home in Birdsboro, PA
In October of 1959, G. Raymond Dengler opened Dengler Funeral Home, Inc. on North Mill St. in Birdsboro, PA. In 1965, our family purchased the Mohr Funeral Home and moved the business to its present location. The building in which our funeral home resides dates back to 1920 and is in a historical section of Birdsboro.
In June 2003, Raymond’s son, Gail R. Dengler, took over the family business. Dengler Funeral Home, Inc. has been a cornerstone in the Birdsboro community. Our funeral directors have built strong relationships with the families we have served. It is an honor when families come back to us a second time because they were treated so well during a challenging time in their lives.
Today, Dengler Funeral Home is proudly serving Birdsboro, Douglassville, Exeter Township, Union Township, Morgantown, Elverson, and Amity Township, PA.
Gail R. Dengler – Supervisor
Being the son of the founder of the Funeral Home, Gail started at an early age working around the funeral home at age 12. He graduated from Daniel Boone High School in 1977 and then attended Northampton Area Community College from 1977 to 1980, where he studied in their Funeral Service Education Program. He has been licensed as a Funeral Director since 1981.
A past president of the Berks County Funeral Directors Association in 1991 and 2016, a member of the Birdsboro Rotary Club, Union Lodge #479 F. and A.M, South Birdsboro Archery Rod and Gun Club and the Birdsboro Sportsmen’s Club. Loving being in the outdoors he enjoys time at Bear Tree Camp in Tioga County, bike rides on the Thun Trail, and fishing at Ocean City , NJ.
He and his wife Susanne, live in Birdsboro, PA and have one son Christopher husband of Erika.
Jeffrey P. Sowers – Licensed Funeral Director
Jeffrey P. Sowers, was raised in Douglassville, by his parents Jeffrey M. and Patricia L. Sowers. He is a graduate of Daniel Boone High School, Class of 2008. During his time at Daniel Boone, Jeff was a member of the basketball and volleyball teams. Jeff achieved numerous accolades during his senior basketball season, which included receiving All-Berks recognition, surpassing the 1,000 career point mark, and helping lead his team to a historic season. After high school, Jeff accepted a scholastic scholarship to attend Albright College, where he would be a member of the men’s basketball team for two seasons.
Realizing a new career path, Jeff enrolled at American Academy McAllister Institute of Funeral Service (AAMI), located in Manhattan, New York. He graduated in 2013 and served his residential internship at Dengler Funeral Home, Inc. Jeff, now a licensed funeral director, demonstrates hard work, dedication, and integrity to the funeral home.
In his free time, Jeff enjoys spending time with his family and friends, playing and coaching basketball, fishing, and hiking with his coonhounds. Jeff resides in Exeter Township, with his wife Katherine L. Sowers and their four rescued pets.
Dara J. Swan
Dara is a native of New York and moved to Pennsylvania in the summer of 2008. She graduated from Empire Beauty School in Allentown, Pennsylvania and received a Cosmetology License in 2004. She worked for several years as a stylist.
Dara returned to school at Reading Area Community College to satisfy her prerequisites into the funeral service program, and then transferred to North Hampton Area Community College. While enrolled, Dara was inducted into Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society –Tau Gamma Chapter. Dara graduated in May 2016 with an A.A.S. in Mortuary Science/Funeral Service Education and received her license as a Funeral Intern and Certified Crematory Operator (Link to Cremation). Immediately upon graduation, Dara began her internship at Dengler Funeral Home, Inc. She is currently listed and maintains an active membership in HonorSociety.org.
Dara lives in Mt. Penn, Pennsylvania and is the proud mother of her 5 year old son who she enjoys spending time with. She also enjoys visiting museums, the arts, creating styles with hair and make-up, music, spending time with family and friends, traveling, and outdoor activities.