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Skip is President and supervisor of the Anton B. Urban Funeral Home in Ambler. He is a second generation Urban Funeral Director whose business started in Philadelphia and moved to Ambler in 1964.
Licensed by the Pennsylvania State Board of funeral directors in 1981, Skip is a member of the National Funeral Directors Association, the PA Funeral Director’s Association, a past president of the Montgomery County Funeral Directors Association, and a member of the International Order of the Golden Rule (OGR). OGR is an organization of independently owned and operated funeral homes where Skip serves on executive board, and the Independent Advocacy and Education Committees.
Skip is a member of the Board of Trustees of Ambler Savings Bank where he serves as chairman of the property committee, St. Alphonsus Church in Maple Glen where he serves as a lector, and is a past member of the Board of Directors of the Ambler Area YMCA.
He joined the Wissahickon Fire Company in Ambler in 1975 and has served as Fire Chief and a firefighting officer since 1980. He has served as Treasurer, Chairman of the Trustees and served on numerous committees. He shared his firefighting vocation with his youngest son Andrew. Skip is a member of the International Fire Chief’s Association, a life member of the Montgomery County Fire Chiefs Aid Association and serves as a coordinator for Montgomery County on the South Eastern PA Regional Firefighting Task Force.
Skip Joined the Ambler Rotary club in 1995 and served on the board of Directors before being elected President for the 2003-2004 term. Skip and his family have hosted Rotary Exchange students from Italy, Sweden and Japan.
Skip married his wife, Dolores in 1982 and raised three wonderful children Jacalyn, Peter and Andrew.
Skip believes his father Anton B. Urban would be proud today of the business that he started in 1950 and moved to Ambler. Skip has continued to expand the quality of service started by his father helping families honor a life lived.
Peter A. Urban Jr. is a life time resident of Ambler and a third generation licensed funeral director in the Urban family. He has been working at Anton B. Urban Funeral Home since 2001.
Peter is a graduate of Lansdale Catholic High School Class of 2004. During his high school years, Peter began helping his father with odd jobs around the funeral home, ultimately assisting with visitations and funeral services.
After high school graduation he pursued his passion for funeral service by attending a cooperative program between Gannon University in Erie, PA and Northampton County Community College in Bethlehem, PA. He achieved his education goal in 2009 receiving both a bachelor’s degree and associated degree in Mortuary Service. This accomplishment entitled him to serve a yearlong internship during which he completed National and State Boards earning him his PA State Funeral Directors License in January 2011. While in college he was an active member of Zeta Beta Tau (ZBT) Fraternity where he served on several Executive Positions including Vice President. He organized several fundraisers for the Children’s Miracle Network. He was also a member of Sigma Phi Sigma a National Fraternity of Funeral Directors.
Currently, Peter is still active with ZBT on a national and local level. He is an active parishioner of St. Alphonsus Church in Maple Glen, International Order of the Golden Rule, and the PA Funeral Directors and National Funeral Directors Associations. He is also a member of the Bucks County Fish and Game Association.
Peter’s goals are to bring new ideas and technology of the funeral industry that will better serve families at their time of need. He believes that the tradition of funerals is an important ritual in managing ones grief after the loss of a loved one. He looks forward earning the respect of his community.
Gertrude A. “Trudy” Urban was born and raised in Philadelphia. She was the daughter of the late Anthony and Magdalena Matje. Her father worked as a barber and her mother in her family’s photography studio.
Trudy was a graduate of John W. Hallahan High School Class of 1949 and Drexel University Class of 1953 where she earned her Bachelor’s Degree as a Dietitian.
In 1953, she married her beloved Anton B. Urban. She also worked at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in the dietary department and shortly thereafter, raised two sons Anton P. “Sonny” Urban and Peter A. “Skip” Urban. Trudy returned to school when her sons entered grade school. She attended and graduated from Eckels College of Mortuary Science in Philadelphia. In 1963 she completed the requirements to be licensed as a Funeral Director.
Trudy and Anton worked together owning a Funeral Home in Philadelphia until 1980, as well establishing our current location in Ambler in 1964. After the death of her husband Anton in 1988, Trudy worked diligently to continue the legacy of the Anton B. Urban Funeral Home with her son Skip. Trudy has continued to be active in the area churches and community. Her past activities have included the board of the Community Ambulance Association of Ambler, VFW Auxiliary of Ambler, the Colony Club of Ambler, Lioness of Ambler, Ladies Auxiliary of the Knights of Columbus, as well as the Treasure of St. Anthony’s Ladies Guild.
Today, Trudy attends daily Mass and remains active in the daily activities of the Funeral Home. She continues an active social life as the President of St. Alphonsus Senior Citizen’s Group and chairperson of the St. Anthony’s Bridge & Pinochle Marathons. She loves to cook, iron and travel.
Dolores (Loftus) Urban grew up in Maple Glen the oldest of the six siblings. She is a graduate of Upper Dublin High School and De Sales University where she earned her bachelor degree in Nursing.
Dolores began her nursing career at Chestnut Hill Hospital and married Skip Urban in 1982. Together they raised three children. Jacalyn, an MBA graduate of Fairleigh Dickinson University, is employed in NYC; Peter Jr., our 3rd generation funeral director has a Bachelor’s Degree in Mortuary Science from Gannon University and an Associate’s Degree in Funeral Service from Northampton Community College. Peter resides in Ambler and works in the family funeral home. Andrew, our youngest was a Criminal Justice graduate from the University of Scranton and is currently serving in the United States Coast Guard.
Dolores worked in multiple areas of nursing prior to joining her husband in the family business in 2007 and maintains her RN credentials. She considers it an honor to work beside her husband, mother-in-law and son. Her compassionate care skills are now shared with the families they are honored to serve. Dolores manages the funeral home’s office.
Dolores is an active member of St. Alphonsus Church where she is presently chairman of the Hospitality and Aid for Friends Committees and an Ambler YMCA Board member. She is also an active member of the International Order of the Golden Rule. She was a past member of the Ambler Community Ambulance Association, St. Alphonsus Home & School Association and Parish Council, as well as, past member of Ambler Catholic Home & School Association. Dolores also enjoys family gatherings, spending time with friends, and swimming.
Dolores hopes she can bring comfort to your family during the difficult days after the loss of a loved one.
Everything from our first meeting, to the cemetery and certificates, thank you cards, flower arrangements, church and obituary were handled in a professional manner. No pressure, no hype with compassion and complete attention to detail.
The Urban Family provides compassionate and professional guidance throughout the funeral planning, the services and for months to follow. Their attention to detail offers family and friends comfort in knowing nothing will be overlooked. Our family greatly appreciates their kindness during our recent loss.
“Our family has been with Urban funeral Home for close to 30 years. My Grandmother, Aunt, In laws and most recently Mom have had their funeral handled by Urban. My mother specifically requested Skip & Dolores handle her funeral. We were in good hands from beginning to end. Peter and Trudy are wonderful. My thanks to all the Urbans.”