Funeral director seeks coroner post
COWANSHANNOCK — A Rural Valley funeral director who is serving as an Armstrong County deputy coroner is running on the Republican ticket in the May primary for the position of Armstrong County coroner.
Brian Myers, 34, is a licensed funeral director and a member of the Pennsylvania State Coroner's Association. He has served the coroner's office since 2002 as a transport officer and became a death investigator in 2005.
He has completed and passed the PSCA Certification course administered by the state Attorney General's Office. Completing the course is a necessary requirement for the county coroner position, he said.
“I'm ready to serve Armstrong County,” said Myers.
According to a news release:
Myers said he is continuing with his annual state certification requirements through state mandated continuing education courses. He is pursuing his national Certification from the American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigators.
Myers, a lifelong Armstrong County resident, grew up in West Kittanning and said he spent many summers working on his grandparent's farm in Gilpin.
He is a 1996 graduate of Kittanning High School and a 2000 graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in safety science. In 2002, he graduated with honors from the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science.
Myers has been a funeral director at Carson/Boyer Funeral Home and Monuments in Rural Valley for the past 10 years.
“Through my education and work experience, I feel that I can serve the people of Armstrong County in a dignified and respectful manner,” said Myers. “As a funeral director and deputy coroner, I have the experience assisting families during the most difficult time in their lives: (facing) the loss of a loved one.”
Myers said the coroner's office is a valuable resource to the community, providing educational drug awareness and DUI programs to the county.
Myers lives in Rural Valley with his wife, Karli, and two children Carter and Dylan.
Brigid Beatty is a staff writer for Trib Total Media.
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