Joshua C. Starr
A native of the Kittanning area and a 2006 graduate of Kittanning High School, Josh joined the staff at Bauer Funeral Homes after working part-time in funeral service since the age of fifteen. Josh is a 2009 graduate of Point Park College, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Funeral Service and Psychology. He completed his mortuary training at the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science and fulfilled his residency requirements as a funeral director intern with the Bauer Funeral Homes during 2009. He successfully passed both the state and national exams in June of 2010, enabling him to achieve his licensure in Pennsylvania as a funeral director.
Josh became a Deputy Coroner for Armstrong County in 2012 and is on the board of directors for the Family Counseling Center of Armstrong County. He formerly served on the board of directors for the Allegheny River Development Corporation and is currently an active member and treasurer for West Hills Emergency Services. He also holds memberships with Selected Independent Funeral Directors, the National Funeral Directors Association, the Butler Funeral Directors Association and the Kittanning Elks. Because of his community involvement, he was chosen as one of the Leader Times' 25 Emerging Leaders under 40 in 2015. In his leisure time, Josh enjoys activities with his family and friends, vacationing and attending theatrical productions. Although winter is his favorite season, Josh also enjoys outdoor gatherings and boating during the summer months.Back to All Staff