History & Staff

We have years of experience caring for families, from all walks of life. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession, dedicated to excellence in service, and have the highest integrity.

Our History

Our History

The funeral home was originally built as a private residence by the Bayne family in the late 1800’s for whom the local park and library are named.  The property was eventually deeded to the borough of Bellevue.  In the early 1900’s the property was purchased by the Cray Brothers, owners of the local livery stable, to house Cray Brothers Undertakers and Embalmers. Decades later, it became the (Timothy) O’Shea Funeral Home until purchased in 1957 by Lawrence T. Miller. 

Our Valued Staff

  • Janice Miller Stein CFSP

    Janice Miller Stein CFSP Funeral Director

    The daughter of the late Lawrence T. Miller and Rosemarie Miller, founders of the Lawrence T. Miller Funeral Home, Janice was born in Bellevue and raised in the family residence above the funeral home -- she literally grew up in funeral service. Janice attended and graduated from Assumption School and Northgate High School. After receiving her Bachelor of Science degree from Lock Haven State College in 1983, Janice attended the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary of Science where she graduated with honors. She became a licensed funeral director in 1985 and worked alongside her father, until his death in 1996.Janice is involved in church, community and civic activities. She has served on Parish Council at the Church of the Assumption and was an active volunteer for church and school functions. Janice is a member of the Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practice, the National, Pennsylvania and Allegheny County Funeral Directors Associations and North Boroughs Chamber of Commerce. She served board appointments for the YMCA and Marian Hall Home and served on the Board of Directors of the Allegheny County Funeral Directors Association (ACFDA). She was instrumental in creating a sustained partnership between the ACFDA and the Highmark Caring Place, a regional support group network for grieving children and their families. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of The Highmark Caring Foundation and is a volunteer with the Highmark Caring Place.

  • Kurt A. Stein

    Kurt A. Stein Funeral Director

    Kurt was born and raised in West View, Pennsylvania. He attended and graduated from St. Athanasius Grade School and North Hills High School. Kurt volunteered as a paramedic at Ross/West View EMSA. He continued his work in emergency medical services as the Director of Operations for the Office of Prehospital Care at Allegheny General Hospital and served the same capacity at Suburban General Hospital in Bellevue, PA. Kurt received his Bachelor of Science degree in Administration and Management from La Roche College. He was named to the Dean’s List and graduated magna cum laude. In that same year, Kurt tendered his resignation from Suburban General Hospital and joined the funeral home staff. He enrolled in the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Sciences. Upon graduating, Kurt received The John Rebol Award for highest academic achievement. He also received the Mu Sigma Alpha Award, an honorary society established by the National Association of Colleges of Mortuary Science that gives recognition to those who display outstanding merit in scholarship and conduct themselves as good citizens of their school. Kurt became a licensed funeral director in 1996.Kurt is an active member of the Church of the Assumption. He volunteers for many church and school functions including the Annual Festival. Kurt is a 3rd Degree member of the Knights of Columbus, Council #1400. He was on the board of directors of Children’s Charities of Western Pennsylvania and the Camp Fire Boys and Girls of Western Pennsylvania. He is a committee member of the Hoge•Ward Celebrity Golf Classic and the Chuck Tanner MLB Manager of the Year Award Banquet. Kurt has presented numerous seminars and educational programs to community and civic groups, support groups and EMS agencies. Kurt is an active member at Shannopin Country Club where he serves on various committees and served on the Board of Governors for 3 years. Kurt enjoys golf, listening to the Beatles and jazz, dining out, and spending time with his wife and children.

  • Richard Bell

    Richard Bell Support Staff

    Richard grew up in Bellevue and attended Assumption School and Bellevue High School. He worked for the North Boroughs YMCA and as a dispatcher for the Bellevue Police Department during the 1970. He is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh. He taught at Assumption School for 35 years. Richard joined the funeral home staff in 2006. He still resides in Bellevue with his wife, Leona. They have 2 grown daughters and 4 grandchildren. He is a lifelong member of Assumption Parish.

  • Paul  Miller

    Paul Miller Support Staff

  • John Manzella

    John Manzella Retired

  • Al D'Alessandro

    Al D'Alessandro "In Memory, November 17, 2023"