Coleman-Taylor Funeral Services has evolved over the years having begun its journey in 1936. Coleman funeral home was created by James R. Coleman in Cecil, Pennsylvania along Millers Run Road, in what is now known as “My Brother’s Place Tavern.” In 1950, James Coleman moved the facility to the former Vercek Dairy Bar, which is the current location of Coleman- Taylor Funeral Services.
After James’ untimely death in 1957, his son, Eugene C. Coleman began running the business after having been licensed in the previous year. He served as Cecil Township’s one and only Funeral Director for 52 years. Eugene provided ambulance service, which included the first EMTs in Washington County, in addition to running the funeral home. This service lasted from 1957 until he initiated the creation of the Cecil Area E.M.S in 1976.
In 2007 John W. Taylor purchased the Eugene C. Coleman Funeral Home renaming the business Coleman – Taylor Funeral Services. John continues to evolve the business through incorporating new technology, while still focusing on the families he serves and keeping the home town traditions the Coleman Family started in 1950. Coleman – Taylor Funeral Services has expanded its offerings by providing pet-loss services to the Cecil area.