Austin C. Wackerman, F.D., Supervisor

Dorothy Meehan Wackerman, F.D.

Elizabeth Wackerman Bailey, F.D.

Emily Wackerman Whitlatch, F.D.



Serving families for three generations, the Wackerman Funeral Home was founded by Charles V. Wackerman in the early 1940's in the Germantown section of Philadelphia. Shortly thereafter, Charles established a funeral home in what is now the Northern Liberties area of the city.



In 1952, Dorothy Meehan Wackerman obtained her funeral directors’ license and, in 1958, the Wackermans opened a funeral home in Fox Chase. Shortly thereafter, the Northern Liberties location was closed.


Active in professional associations, Charles Wackerman was a lifetime member of the Pennsylvania Funeral Directors Association and served as its President for several years. He was appointed a member of the Pennsylvania State Board of Funeral Directors and held the position of Chairman for several terms.


Austin C. Wackerman, who currently supervises the business, obtained his license in 1969. His daughters, Elizabeth Wackerman Bailey in 1993 and Emily Wackerman Whitlatch in 2010, joined him as licensed funeral directors.


Each of the Wackermans, who are funeral directors, has been licensed by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. 


The Wackermans are members of the National Funeral Directors Association and the Pennsylvania Funeral Directors Association.

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