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Our Staff

A new tradition in funeral care.

Our Staff's Commitment to You.


Staff members of Dusckas-Taylor Funeral Home are caring and experienced professionals who understand that each family is unique and has personal requests and traditions. These requests and traditions are of utmost importance to our staff of licensed funeral directors.

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Robert D. Taylor Supervisor & Funeral Director

Robert is a native of North East, PA. He is a 1991 graduate of North East High School and a 1995 graduate of Gannon University where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Mortuary Science. In 1996, he graduated with honors from the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science.  Upon graduation from mortuary school, Robert began his career with the Dusckas Funeral Home as a resident intern. Over the years as a licensed Pennsylvania funeral director, he has been privileged to learn his craft following in the Dusckas tradition of funeral service.

 

Robert is a resident of Lawrence Park Township. He is a fifth generation member of Saint Gregory R.C. Church in North East and is currently a member of the Parish Council. Robert is an Oblate of Mount Saint Benedict Monastery (Erie). He is a member of the National Funeral Directors Association, Pennsylvania Funeral Directors Association and past president of the Erie and Crawford County Funeral Directors Association. He currently serves on the Inter-Church Ministries board of directors and has previously served on the Erie Playhouse board of directors as well as the Benetwood Apartments board of directors where he served as past president.  Robert enjoys writing, reading, caring for his pet dogs and spending time with his family.

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Nancy E. Dusckas

Nancy is a life-long resident of Erie, PA. She is a 1971 graduate of East High School. Nancy is also a 1975 graduate of Taylor University (Upland, Indiana) where she earned a Bachelor of the Arts degree in Social Work and a 1980 graduate of Gannon University where she earned a Master of Science degree in Counseling. In 1981, she graduated from the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science and joined her late father, C.J. “Gus” Dusckas, in the family business. For over 30 years, Nancy has been a licensed Pennsylvania funeral director and has devoted her career to serving the needs of all Erie families.

 

Nancy resides in Lawrence Park Township and is an active member of the Wesley United Methodist Church (in Wesleyville) where she has been a life-long member.  She is a member and former district deputy of the Order of the Eastern Star.  She is also a member and past president of the Penn Lakes Girl Scouts Council and the Erie and Crawford County Funeral Directors Association. Other organizations where Nancy holds life membership include the American Association of University Women and the Girl Scouts.  She enjoys golfing, water skiing and canoeing. Besides caring for her beloved pets, Nancy’s life passions are family, faith and friends.

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Barbara T. Campbell-Terrizzi Funeral Director

Barbara Campbell-Terrizzi has become the newest member of our professional staff.  A native of Erie, she is a 1993 graduate of Villa Maria Academy and a 1997 graduate of the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science.  Barbara has been a licensed and practicing funeral director in Erie for over 17 years.

 

In addition to keeping a full professional schedule, Barb also balances a busy family life as a wife and mother of four.  She is an active member of Blessed Sacrament R.C. Church in Erie.

 

We at Dusckas-Taylor are delighted to add Barbara's wealth of experience and her caring presence to our family of funeral service professionals.  Together with Robert Taylor, Barbara stands ready to offer the same level of sincere and compassionate guidance that has become the hallmark of our service.

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Christina M. Schneider Facility Maintenance Manager

Christina is a native of Titusville, PA and a graduate of Titusville High School. She attended the Art Institutes of Pittsburgh and Disney and is certified in photography and management.  Prior to joining Dusckas-Taylor Funeral Home, Inc. in 2014, Chris was manager for Country Fair, Inc. for 10 years and, in 2004, opened a design shop in Titusville which offered embroidery, vinyl graphics and screen-printing services.  In 2014, she sold that business and relocated to Erie with her two children.  In her role at the funeral home, Chris ensures that the funeral home facility, grounds, and equipment remain in pristine condition and in compliance with various federal and state regulations.

 

Chris is a resident of the City of Erie and recently opened Lulu’s Graphics in Wesleyville.  She has contributed extensively to the communities in which she resides and conducts business in.  She thoroughly enjoys working at her graphic’s business, boating, hunting, and spending time with her family and friends. 

Robert D. Taylor

Supervisor & Funeral Director
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Robert is a native of North East, PA. He is a 1991 graduate of North East High School and a 1995 graduate of Gannon University where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Mortuary Science. In 1996, he graduated with honors from the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science.  Upon graduation from mortuary school, Robert began his career with the Dusckas Funeral Home as a resident intern. Over the years as a licensed Pennsylvania funeral director, he has been privileged to learn his craft following in the Dusckas tradition of funeral service.

 

Robert is a resident of Lawrence Park Township. He is a fifth generation member of Saint Gregory R.C. Church in North East and is currently a member of the Parish Council. Robert is an Oblate of Mount Saint Benedict Monastery (Erie). He is a member of the National Funeral Directors Association, Pennsylvania Funeral Directors Association and past president of the Erie and Crawford County Funeral Directors Association. He currently serves on the Inter-Church Ministries board of directors and has previously served on the Erie Playhouse board of directors as well as the Benetwood Apartments board of directors where he served as past president.  Robert enjoys writing, reading, caring for his pet dogs and spending time with his family.

Nancy E. Dusckas

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Nancy is a life-long resident of Erie, PA. She is a 1971 graduate of East High School. Nancy is also a 1975 graduate of Taylor University (Upland, Indiana) where she earned a Bachelor of the Arts degree in Social Work and a 1980 graduate of Gannon University where she earned a Master of Science degree in Counseling. In 1981, she graduated from the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science and joined her late father, C.J. “Gus” Dusckas, in the family business. For over 30 years, Nancy has been a licensed Pennsylvania funeral director and has devoted her career to serving the needs of all Erie families.

 

Nancy resides in Lawrence Park Township and is an active member of the Wesley United Methodist Church (in Wesleyville) where she has been a life-long member.  She is a member and former district deputy of the Order of the Eastern Star.  She is also a member and past president of the Penn Lakes Girl Scouts Council and the Erie and Crawford County Funeral Directors Association. Other organizations where Nancy holds life membership include the American Association of University Women and the Girl Scouts.  She enjoys golfing, water skiing and canoeing. Besides caring for her beloved pets, Nancy’s life passions are family, faith and friends.

Barbara T. Campbell-Terrizzi

Funeral Director
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Barbara Campbell-Terrizzi has become the newest member of our professional staff.  A native of Erie, she is a 1993 graduate of Villa Maria Academy and a 1997 graduate of the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science.  Barbara has been a licensed and practicing funeral director in Erie for over 17 years.

 

In addition to keeping a full professional schedule, Barb also balances a busy family life as a wife and mother of four.  She is an active member of Blessed Sacrament R.C. Church in Erie.

 

We at Dusckas-Taylor are delighted to add Barbara's wealth of experience and her caring presence to our family of funeral service professionals.  Together with Robert Taylor, Barbara stands ready to offer the same level of sincere and compassionate guidance that has become the hallmark of our service.

Christina M. Schneider

Facility Maintenance Manager
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Christina is a native of Titusville, PA and a graduate of Titusville High School. She attended the Art Institutes of Pittsburgh and Disney and is certified in photography and management.  Prior to joining Dusckas-Taylor Funeral Home, Inc. in 2014, Chris was manager for Country Fair, Inc. for 10 years and, in 2004, opened a design shop in Titusville which offered embroidery, vinyl graphics and screen-printing services.  In 2014, she sold that business and relocated to Erie with her two children.  In her role at the funeral home, Chris ensures that the funeral home facility, grounds, and equipment remain in pristine condition and in compliance with various federal and state regulations.

 

Chris is a resident of the City of Erie and recently opened Lulu’s Graphics in Wesleyville.  She has contributed extensively to the communities in which she resides and conducts business in.  She thoroughly enjoys working at her graphic’s business, boating, hunting, and spending time with her family and friends.