Judy Ryave McGuire, Director of Aftercare Services and Community Outreach
I am thrilled to be taking on the duties of Director of Aftercare Services and Community Outreach programming at Ralph Schugar Chapel. My professional career began at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital as a Registered Dietitian, providing nutrition counseling to a wide variety of patients. After taking 12 years away from work to raise 3 wonderful children, I decided to return to the workforce as a fitness professional. The JCC of South Hills was where I spent the next 11 years helping clients achieve their health and fitness goals. Now, I am excited to take on a new challenge in which I will be able to continue my passion of helping others. As the Director of Aftercare Services, I am available after the funeral of a loved one to offer support, answer questions and assist in securing any services if needed. In addition to my duties as the Director of Aftercare, I also am a member of Upper St. Clair/Bethel Park Rotary and Friendship Circle. Please feel free to contact me via e-mail or by calling Ralph Schugar Chapel at 412-621-8282.
Benjamin S. Brody, Funeral Assistant
As the eldest son in the Ryave/Brody family, Ben has been working at the funeral home part time for a number of years now. Ben's passion for helping people and his compassion is evident in everything he does. In his spare time, Ben can be found working at his other favorite part-time job at Farmer x Baker, or spending time with friends and writing or playing music.
Joshua A. Brody, Funeral Assistant
At age 19, Josh is the youngest member of the Ryave/Brody family to join the family business. Josh brings a refreshing energy and enthusiasm to all aspects of running a funeral home. In his spare time, Josh can be found enjoying the great outdoors, his dogs, his friends and family, and writing and playing music.
Erica L. Stophel, Funeral Assistant
Bio coming soon
Holly Vaughn, Administrative Assistant and Licensed Funeral Intern
Holly Vaughn is a 2008 graduate of Millersville University in Lancaster County, with BAs in Anthropology and Philosophy. She spent two years working for AmeriCorps in a rural United Way, where she organized the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program and a free summer lunch program for low-income students. She then spent several years working for a winery before settling in as a trainer and support specialist for K-12 school websites.
In 2019, Holly decided to change careers to work in the death care industry. Holly took classes online at the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science and graduated with honors in 2022, receiving her Associate’s in Specialized Business and the “Dodge Chemical Award” for expertise in the embalming curriculum. She is also a Certified Celebrant and Certified Crematory Operator. Holly began working at Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc. as an administrative assistant in December 2021, became a licensed funeral intern in June 2022, and hopes to complete the state requirements and become a licensed funeral director in June 2023.
Holly is a homebody who enjoys snuggling her cats Viktor and Gideon, crafting, and watching movies with friends.