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 doors 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 attends and supports Corpus Christi
Parish, St. Mary’s Church in Cecil. He is a member of the Knights of Columbus Council
and 4th Degree, Sons of the American Legion, the Muse Independent Italian Club, and
the Canonsburg Elks Club. John has been a firefighter since 1978, and has served as a
line officer, treasurer, and president. He 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 in
2018 acquired the Taylor Farm in Eighty Four, PA.

Eugene C. Coleman

Funeral Director

Funeral Director, Eugene C. Coleman followed in his father James’ footsteps and became a
Funeral Director in 1956. He ran the Coleman Funeral Home and provided local Ambulance
Service. Mr. Coleman has served his community as a Funeral Director for over 60 years. He
sold the business in 2007 to John Taylor and still assists at funerals. He was married to the late
Shirley Vercek Coleman who died August 7, 2010. They lovingly raised three children together
Eugene Coleman, David Coleman and Roseanne (Coleman) Rodgers. He has 8 grandchildren
and 3 great grandchildren that he adores. He loves traveling with his family and new
adventures.

Dale M. Dohanich

Funeral Assistant

Dale M. Dohanich has been at Coleman-Taylor Funeral Services since 2009 helping with set
up, maintenance, funerals, and greeting visitors. Previously, Dale worked at Miller Centrifugal
Casting as a molder for 41 years. Dale and his wife, Vickie raised two children, Dale (DJ) and
Nicole. They are the proud grandparents of 4. Dale also has a passion for classic cars and is
the owner of an original 1975 Plymouth Duster.

Larry Lheureau

Funeral Assistant

Larry Lheureau has been at Coleman-Taylor Funeral Services since 2010 helping with set up,
funerals, and greeting visitors. Previously, Larry was a Canon-McMillan bus driver for 14 years,
then was employed by Penn DOT for 25 years. Now retired with his wife Mary Kay, they have
raised three sons, Brian, Joel, and Tommy, and have 6 grandchildren. Larry has been a fireman
at Cecil #3 Volunteer Fire Company since 1970. Larry’s passion has always been dirt track
racing. He started selling race magazines with his father in 1962, and still works at Pittsburgh
Pennsylvania Motor Speedway helping in the pits and track maintenance.

Katlyn L. (Taylor) Taueetia

Funeral Assistant

Katlyn L. (Taylor) Taueetia has helped at the funeral home since 2007. She is a licensed
cosmetologist since 2006, working at Pixie Salon in Morningside, Pittsburgh. She has a degree
in business administration from Penn State, and is currently studying at Pittsburgh Institute of
Mortuary Science. She will be licensed in 2022. Katlyn enjoys working out at T2 Crossfit in
Bridgeville. She and her husband Christopher have two boxers and enjoy boating on the
weekends.