Selected Recognizes Three Members with 100 Years of Continuous Membership

Deerfield, IL – Selected Independent Funeral Homes is pleased to announce its first three 100-year anniversary members who became the charter members of Selected’s Century Club. From Selected’s founding in 1917 until today, these three firms have helped form the legacy of National Selected Morticians and Selected Independent Funeral Homes. The three recipient firms include:

The recognition before the full membership occurred at Selected’s 99th Annual Meeting at the Radisson Blu Aqua in Chicago, Sept. 10-13, 2017. This year also represents a significant milestone year as it marks the 100th anniversary of the association.

Milestone Recipients: Rob Paterkiewicz, Executive Director and CEO, Selected Independent Funeral Homes, Ed and Joan Keohane, Keohane Funeral Home; Ann Ciccarelli, Bisbee-Porcella Funeral Home; Karen and Michael Franzen, Dopkins Funeral Chapel and Neil O’Connor, Board Past-President, Selected Independent Funeral Homes.

“We may be celebrating a century of excellence, but more importantly we also are laying the foundation for the future of funeral service,” said Neil O’Connor, Past-President of Selected Independent Funeral Homes who presided over the ceremony.

The Century Club recognition was preceded by the traditional 50-year and 75-year continuous membership honors which went to the following firms:

  • Bisbee-Porcella Funeral Home | Saugus, MA (50-years)
  • Keohane Funeral Home | Quincy, MA (50-years)
  • Dopkins Funeral Chapel | Dinuba, CA (75-years)

    Century Club: Rob Paterkiewicz, Executive Director and CEO, Selected Independent Funeral Homes, Bruce Buchanan, Flanner and Buchanan Funeral Centers; Mark Iles, Iles Funeral Homes, Inc-Dunn’s Funeral Home and Crematory; Cameron Smock Bonney-Watson Washington Memorial and Neil O’Connor, Board Past-President, Selected Independent Funeral Homes.

Visit Selected’s Centennial Website to view videos of each firm recognized for their membership milestone.

For more information, visit selectedfuneralhomes.org or call 800-323-4219.


About Selected Independent Funeral Homes: Selected Independent Funeral Homes (www.selectedfuneralhomes.org) delivers innovative and pertinent resources, solutions and ongoing support necessary for enduring excellence to its international network of independently owned death-care providers who aspire to be the very best in their profession.  Members of Selected operate according to specific standards and best practices in order to provide the public with reliable, high-quality funeral services and funeral-related information. 2017 marks the organization’s 100th anniversary and a legacy of dedication and support to the death-care profession.

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