History & Staff
We have years of experience caring for families, from all walks of life. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession, dedicated to excellence in service, and have the highest integrity.
Founded in 1900, by Lewis Campbell, the Campbell Funeral Home originated in a row home on Fifth Avenue between Main Street and B Street, in Phoenixville. Around the 1930-40’s, the funeral home was relocated to Main Street at Fifth Avenue, where it still remains today.
Mr. Campbell’s son, Donald, eventually became involved in the family business and operated the funeral home until 1984, when he decided to retire. He sold the family funeral home to Kurt E. Klotzbach, a young funeral director with roots at both the former Boyd Funeral Home in West Chester, PA and the former Harris Funeral Home in Coatesville.
Not only did Mr. Klotzbach own and operate the Campbell Funeral Home, but he lived there as well with his family, as many funeral home owners do. A short while later, he purchased a nearby residence, but remained close to the funeral home’s location.
In 1986, Mr. Klotzbach acquired the Ennis Funeral Home, which was owned and operated by G. Joseph and Marianne Ennis. This funeral home was formerly located at the corner of Second Avenue and Buttonwood Street, Phoenixville. The two businesses joined, and became the Campbell-Ennis Funeral Home.
As Mr. Klotzbach earned his reputation, the
Campbell-Ennis Funeral Home continued to grow. In 1990, when he believed
his reputation was strong enough, the funeral home was renamed as the
Campbell-Ennis-Klotzbach Funeral Home, Inc.
Wanting to branch out to serve a larger community, Mr. Klotzbach purchased the Cattermole Funeral in Royersford, PA, which was located at Sixth Avenue and Washington Street from owners J. Roger and Betty Cattermole. This funeral home became the Cattermole-Klotzbach Funeral Home, and is still located at Sixth and Washington.
Unfortunately, all of the former owners passed away, Mr. Ennis in 1994, both Mr. Cattermole and Mr. Klotzbach in 2002, and Mr. Campbell in 2005. Today, both the funeral homes are owned and operated by the Klotzbach family, and continue to serve the Phoenixville, Royersford, and surrounding communities with the dignified services that all of the owners used as the foundation of their funeral homes.
Our Valued Staff
(Left To Right) Joshua Klotzbach, Damian Petaccio, William Harner
Joshua T. Klotzbach
Joshua T. Klotzbach is a second generation funeral director. His father, Kurt, who passed away in 2002, was the first generation director, and also former owner of the funeral homes.
After graduating from Phoenixville Area High School in 2001, Josh attended Villanova University, Montgomery County Community College, and graduated from Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science in 2004.
During his free time, Josh loves spending time with his wife April and their daughters Brynn and Morgan. They enjoy riding ATV’s, cars, and having fun with family and friends. Josh is a huge Philadelphia sports fan, and still collects sports cards and memorabilia.
Josh is a member of the Relay For Life of Phoenixville Executive Committee, the Rotary Club of Phoenixville, the Phoenixville Regional Chamber of Commerce, the Phoenixville Area YMCA Advisory Committee, worked on the Phoenixville Fire Company Steering Committee, and has attended the Phoenixville Communities That Care Foundations of Fatherhood Workshop and the Phoenixville Community Health Foundation Leadership Academy.
Damian M. Petaccio
Born in Norristown, PA, Damian M. Petaccio, a life long Royersford resident, is a graduate of Sacred Heart Grade School and St. Pius X High School in 1995. He received an Associate’s Degree in Applied Science, specializing in Funeral Service, from Northampton Community College, Bethlehem, PA. Damian has been employed at the funeral homes since December 1996.
Damian and his wife, Andrea (Wanner) are active members of Sacred Heart Church, in Royersford, where Damian is on the Church Fair Committee, was a past member of the Pastoral Council, and was the CYO soccer coach from 1997-2011.
Damian joined the Spring-Ford Rotary Club in 2003. He is the current secretary and is a past president of the club. He is a former board member of the Spring-Ford Chamber of Commerce. He is also a member of the Spring-Ford Historical Society.
William E. Harner IV
William E. “Bud” Harner IV, began working for the funeral homes in January of 2003. After graduating from Boyertown Area Senior High School in 1994, he enrolled in the Northampton Area Community College, Bethlehem, PA. He completed its three year program and graduated in 1997. Bud served his apprenticeship and began his career in funeral service in the Reading area.
He is a resident of Boyertown and is married to his wife Erica. He and Erica are the parents of twin daughters, Adison and Reagan and son Liam. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family and coaching youth wresting with the Boyertown Demons Wrestling Club.
Bud’s memberships include New Hanover United Methodist Church, where he serves as a Greeter and Outreach Team, Boyertown Lodge #741 F. & A.M., where he served as Master in 2001, Rajah Shrine, Reading PA, and the Spring-Ford Chamber of Commerce.
Andrew M. Klotzbach
Andrew M. Klotzbach is a second generation funeral director. He is the son of the late Kurt E Klotzbach, who owned the funeral homes until his passing, and the younger brother of funeral director Josh Klotzbach.
Andy graduated from Phoenixville High School in 2007, then received an Associate's Degree in Applied Science, majoring in Funeral Service, in 2010 from Northampton Communtity College in Bethlehem, PA.
Andy completed his one year internship in his family's funeral homes following graduation, and earned his Funeral Director's License in 2011. He is a resident of Spring City, and is an active Firefighter with both the Phoenix Hose, Hook, and Ladder Co. No. 1 and the Kimberton Fire Company.
(Left to Right) April Klotzbach- Public Relations, Joshua Klotzbach- Funeral Director, William Harner- Funeral Director, Damian Petaccio- Funeral Director, Tammy Klotzbach- Trustee, Doris Strunack- Administrative Assistant, Retired,
Andrew Klotzbach- Funeral Director, Robert Narkiey- Funeral Assistant, Dennis Devlin- (1940-2010), Patricia Sadler- Administrative Assistant