The Askew Funeral Home has deep roots in this Cambria region. Founded in the middle 1800's by Robert Evans, succeeded by son Jeffrey Evans, and in the early 1920's joined by John William Askew. Evans & Askew Undertakers later became the Askew Funeral Home, and in 1986 incorporated as Askew-Houser Funeral Home, Inc. Mr. Askew's sons George, Phillip and John Wayne had all been associated with the business at one time or another, with John Wayne Askew succeeding his father in 1954. John Wayne Askew was very instrumental in forming the Askew Ambulance Service, forerunner of the present Ebensburg Ambulance Association. 

As funeral service professionals, we are constantly striving to perform quality service, no amount of advertising or promotion can produce more chances for extended opportunity than providing quality service. 


All staff is responsible for quality service! This includes funeral directors, secretaries, coach drivers, host/hostesses, hair dressers, maintenance staff, and outside contractors.

Please feel free to browse our pages to learn more about pre-planning a funeral and about grief support, as well as the traditional funeral and cremation services that we offer. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us any time. Drop by the office as needed, or contact us via phone or e-mail. We are always here for you. 

Furthermore, we understand that it is not always possible to attend a service or a visitation in person. In light of this, we've created beautiful interactive online tributes to memorialize your love one. Leave a condolence, share a memory, post a photo, light a candle, and more!