About Us


Christopher James, President and Supervisor

A native of Scranton, Chris is a graduate of the Scranton Preparatory School, Wilkes University where he earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English Literature as well as Northampton College where he earned an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Funeral Service Education. He also attended graduate school at the University of Scranton. He has earned accreditation with the American Board of Funeral Service Education.

Proud to serve families throughout Northeast Pennsylvania with his brothers Brian and Mark, Chris also serves as the president of the James Wilson Funeral Home, Lake Ariel, PA and a principle in the both the Lake Region Crematory and the Northeast Pennsylvania Pet Crematory.

Active in the community, Chris has held numerous board positions with various civic, fraternal, educational and religious organizations including The Foundation Board of ST. Joseph’s Center, the Scranton Preparatory School, the Immaculate Conception Church Parish, ST Thomas More/ST Mary’s Parish and the Pacer Aquatic Club.

He and his family are active and dedicated members of the Immaculate Conception Church Parish and the ST Thomas More/ST Marys Parish.  He resides in Jefferson Township, PA with his wife Erin and their two daughters Grace and Claire.

Robert C. Jones, Funeral Director

A native of West Scranton, Bob is a graduate of West Scranton High School, Keystone College and the American Academy McAllister Institute of Funeral Service. A proud licensed funeral director for over 50 years Bob has served the funeral service profession on the state and local level culminating in his being the President of the Pennsylvania Funeral Directors Association. Just as community minded he has served on various civic, fraternal and religious boards and he and his family are dedicated and active members of the Covenant Presbyterian Church in Scranton. He and his wife Genie, along with their family reside in West Scranton.

Henry “Hank” Sobolak, Funeral Director

A native of Newton, Henry is a 1990 graduate from Abington Heights High School. Henry graduated from Penn State with an Associate’s degree in Arts and Sciences. A 2005 graduate from Simmon’s Institute of Mortuary Science, Henry has been serving the local community for years as a licensed Funeral Director.  Hank continues to serve the greater Clarks Summit Community with dedication and true professionalism.  He attends the Heritage Baptist church, Clarks Summit.   He is a member the Waverly Lodge 301 F&AM.    He lives in Dalton and is the proud parent of Mason, Lily and Olivia.

Henry W. Roever, Funeral Director

A native of Scranton, Henry now resides in Moosic with his wife, Paula Vanston Roever.  Henry is a graduate of Scranton Technical High School, Lackawanna College and Simmons School of Mortuary Science.  He was the owner of DeGraw Roever Funeral Home in Dunmore for over 30 years and is licensed in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  Henry has been active in many community organizations throughout the region.

Brian James, Associate/Owner

Brian is a graduate of Scranton Preparatory School and The University of Scranton where he a earned a Bachelor’s Degree in History. He is the President/Manager of Lake Region Crematory at the James Wilson Funeral Home. He is a member of St. Paul’s Parish in Scranton. He and his wife Katie reside in Dunmore with their children: Brian Jr., Edward, Patrick, Maggie, and Kathleen.

Mark James, Associate/Owner

A graduate of Scranton Preparatory School, Mark also earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from The Pennsylvania State University. He is the President/Manager of Northeast Pennsylvania Pet Cremation Services, Inc. at the Milton James, Jr. Cremation Center and James Livery Service, LLC. He is a Wayne County Deputy Coroner. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the Wayne County Community Foundation. He is a member of St. Thomas More Church, Lake Ariel Lions Club,  Paupack Fish & Game Club, Life Member of the Wayne-Pike Penn State Alumni Association, and F. & A.M. Salem Lodge # 330. He and his wife Brooke reside in Hawley with their daughters Annie and Nora.

Charlie Newcomb, Unlicensed Associate

A resident of West Scranton, Charlie is very active in his community. He is a flag football and little league coach in West Scranton and volunteers with many local charities.

He has been employed in the medical community for nearly 25 years. He is a Senior Clinical Specialist for a national laser company and works in various Operating Rooms throughout the region.

He and his wife, Carri, have three wonderful children; Paige, Ryan, and Alison.