Meet Our Team

We use over 100 years of combined experience to assist our families in focusing on a life well lived while commemorating their loved one. By focusing on tradition coupled with new technology we allow each family to celebrate their loved one in a manner that is comforting and suitable to their needs. Our funeral home cherishes the families that walk through our door as much as our own.

John W. Taylor Owner, Funeral Director

John Taylor is a native of Cecil, having grown up just down the street from the Eugene C. Coleman Funeral Home. He graduated from Canon-McMillan High School in 1980 and then continued his education at the Community College of Allegheny County earning an Associate’s Degree in Business Administration. John then attended the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science, graduating in 1984 and becoming a licensed Funeral Director in 1986.

In 2007, John purchased the Eugene C. Coleman Funeral Home in Cecil and renamed the business to Coleman-Taylor Funeral Services. The business still serves the community from its original location. Prior to this purchase in 2007, he worked as a Funeral Director in New York, Washington D.C., and in Arnold, Lower Burrell and Apollo, Pennsylvania; most recently having served as Supervisor for Curran-Shaffer Funeral Home’s Saltsburg location.

John is a very active member of the community. He and his family attend St. Mary's Parish in Cecil where he serves as Coordinator of the St. Mary's Parish Knights of Columbus Round Table. In addition, John is the Recorder for the Holy Rosary Council at St. Mary's Parish. John is a life- time member of Arnold # 2 Volunteer Fire Company and serves currently as a fire fighter with Cecil # 3 Volunteer Fire Company.

John and his wife Kim have four children, Katlyn, Matthew, Alexander and Kyle and resides above the funeral home.

Eugene C. Coleman Funeral Director

Funeral Director, Eugene C. Coleman followed in his father James' footsteps and became a Funeral Director in 1952. He ran the Coleman Funeral Home and provided local Ambulance Service. Mr. Coleman has served his community as a Funeral Director for 59 years. He sold the business in 2007 to John Taylor and still assists at funerals. He was married to the late Shirley Vercek who died August 7, 2010. They lovingly raised three children together Eugene Coleman, David Coleman and Roseanne (Coleman) Rodgers.

Dale M. Dohanich Funeral Assistant

Dale M. Dohanich has at Coleman-Taylor Funeral Services since 2009 helping with set up, maintenance, and greeting visitors. Previously, Dale worked at Miller Centrifugal Casting as a molder for 34 years. Dale and his wife, Vickie raised two children, Dale (DJ) and Nichol. Dale also has a passion for classic cars and is the owner of an original 1979 Plymouth Duster.