The Anton B. Urban Funeral Home has provided the most dignified and professional service to families in their time of need and will continue to do so in an empathetic matter. We have always made outstanding service our #1 priority and are honored to serve you for over 65 years.
The Anton B. Urban Funeral Home is family owned and operated with roots in both the Philadelphia and Ambler areas. In 1950, Anton B. Urban, a graduate of Ambler High School and veteran of WWII, opened his first funeral home on Germantown Avenue in Philadelphia, which remained in operation until 1980. In 1964, Anton and Trudy Urban relocated their family to the present funeral home on Bethlehem Pike in Ambler. Although the Philadelphia facility was closed in 1980, we continued to serve families in and around the Philadelphia area. Anton and Trudy’s son Peter “Skip” Urban joined the family profession as a licensed Funeral Director in 1980. Anton died unexpectedly in February 1988. In July of 2000, a fully handicapped accessible 7,000 square foot addition was built on to the original 100-year-old building, increasing our service areas, arrangement office and selection rooms. The additional space allows us to better serve our families more effectively in their time of need. Peter “Skip” Urban, Peter Urban, Jr., and Trudy Urban are currently the licensed funeral directors in our full service funeral home. We offer traditional and non-traditional services for people of all races and faiths, as well as traditional burial, cremation or memorial services. The members of the Anton B. Urban Funeral Home staff are active participants in the greater Ambler area community. We are members of the International Order of the Golden Rule, an organization of independently owned and operated funeral homes around the world, National Funeral Directors Association, Pennsylvania Funeral Directors Association, Montgomery County Funeral Directors Association, Rotary Club of Ambler, Wissahickon Volunteer Fire Company, St. Anthony of Padua Church, St. Alphonsus Church, St. Alphonsus Senior Citizens, Ambler Main Street, Knights of Columbus Notre Dame Council and many more.
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.”