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RANDY G. GELDER

Supervisor/Funeral Director

Randy is a 1984 graduate from Jeannette Senior High School . He then attended Washington and Jefferson College . In 1987, Randy graduated with Honors from the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science. Randy is currently a member of the National Funeral Director’s Association, Pennsylvania Funeral Director’s Association, and Westmoreland, Indiana, and Armstrong County Funeral Director’s Association, where he is the current secretary.

Randy continues the tradition of his father, Glenn S. Gelder, by serving the community as a member of the Jeannette Fire Department. Randy is also a member and current Assistant Chief of the Westmoreland County Rough Terrain Support Unit Team 211 and a member of the Westmoreland County Animal Response Team.  Randy is also a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church of Jeannette, where he and his family attend. He is also a member of Jeannette’s Knights of Columbus 1222.



BRENDA GELDER RIBAR

Funeral Director

Brenda is a 1985 graduate of Jeannette Senior High School, a 1990 graduate of Washington and Jefferson College, and graduated in January 1996 from the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science. She is a member of the National Funeral Director’s Association, Pennsylvania Funeral Director’s Association, and Westmoreland, Indiana, and Armstrong County Funeral Director’s Association. Brenda is also a member of the Sacred Heart Church, the Rosary Altar Society, and a former member of the Jeannette Youth Commission.


CAROL L. GELDER

Business Manager

Carol has worked at Mason-Gelder Funeral Home since January of 1985. She is currently our office manager. Carol is a member of the Grace United Church of Christ, the church’s choir and serves on the board of Community Home Health Care.


ANDREA J. GELDER

Office Manager

Andrea J. Gelder began working at the funeral home in January of 2002. She is a licensed notary public and our After Care Coordinator. Andrea works with our families during and long after the funeral.  She is a member of Sacred Heart Church and it's Rosary Altar Society.  Andrea is also an active member of the Westmoreland County Animal Response Team and Westmoreland County Rough Terrain Support Unit Team 211.



Sara A. Gelder

Funeral Director

Sara is the fourth generation to enter our business.  She is a 2004 graduate of Greesnburg Central Catholic High School and a 2007 graduate of Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science.  In between she attended Seton Hill University for the requirements to enter Mortuary School.  She is a member of the National Funeral Directors Association, Pennsylvania Funeral Directors Association and Past President of Westmoreland, Indiana, Armstrong County Funeral Directors Association.  Sara has completed two full Ironman Triathlons, one in New York City and one in Louisville, KY and numerous 1/2 Ironman Triathlons including Kona, HI.


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