Our Staff

Our dedicated and supportive staff are here to guide you through this difficult journey. We take pride in doing our absolute best to ensure your needs are met. We are here for you.

Timothy P. Houser

Timothy P. Houser was born and raised in neighboring Tyrone, Pennsylvania. His hobbies include music, toy collecting, and gardening. A graduate of the Pennsylvania State University, where he attained a B.S. degree in music education, Tim graduated from the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science in 1982. Tim has been affiliated with the Askew Funeral Home since his graduation from mortuary school and has been owner/president of the Askew-Houser Funeral Homes' since 1986.

"Using my experiences as a school teacher, it has been an important goal to provide different venues of educating my families of the value of the funeral and to reduce the fears and misconceptions that often surrounds the funeral and death." 

Mr. Houser is active in the community, he is the past president of the Ebensburg Business District Commission, has served for the past ten years on the community's Potatofest committee. He also serves as a fire policeman for the Dauntless Fire Company. An avid collector, Tim enjoys a life membership to the Professional Car Society, and membership to Toy Train and Die-cast model collector's associations. He is also a member of the Selected Independent Funeral Directors, International Order of the Golden Rule, as well as a former member of the Ebensburg Rotary Club where he served as a president and Paul Harris Fellow. Tim and his wife, Marianne, reside in Ebensburg and are the parents of four children.

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John Paul Houser



Mark E. Letzo

Mark E. Letzo was raised in neighboring New Germany, Pennsylvania and educated in the Ebensburg Schools. His hobbies include traveling, racquetball, and music. He attended St. Francis College in Loretto, Pennsylvania and is a 1991 graduate of the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science where he served as class treasurer. Affiliated with the Askew-Houser Funeral Homes since his graduation from mortuary school, he has served as Supervisor of the Nanty Glo branch of Askew-Houser since 1993. 

"There is nothing more rewarding than helping the families we serve through the loss of a loved one. The personal relationships which are built by serving the community are invaluable."

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Louise Springer

Louise is a life-long resident of Ebensburg, and has been with the firm for 28 years.  She assists families with life insurance claims and other insurance/funeral pre-arrangement questions.  Louise has three grown children and one granddaughter.  She is in the office daily and is available to assist families in any way.

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Bethany L. Anna

A 2017 graduate of Pittsburgh institute of mortuary science, Bethany is completing her internship at Askew-Houser Funeral Homes. She enjoys the outdoors, culinary arts, and spending time with her loved ones.

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