Staff

All great businesses share a common trait - people make the difference. Our caring associates have been serving the community one family at a time. Below you will find bio’s on each our knowledgeable and dedicated staff. Please feel free to contact any of us, we’re always here to help.

Logan P. Pfaff

Apprentice

Logan P. Pfaff is a registered apprentice with the Maryland Board of Morticians and Funeral Directors. He is serving his apprenticeship at the Upchurch Funeral Home, P.A., Cumberland, MD.

Logan grew up in Short Gap and is a graduate of Frankfort High School. This year, he graduated from the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science. Logan completed the Mortuary Science requirements as well as the Specialized Business degree in Funeral Service Management. In addition, Logan has passed the National Board Exam issued by the International Conference of Funeral Service Examining Boards.

He is a member of Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church, where he assists with the worship services and Vacation Bible School.


Gary L. Upchurch

Owner & Funeral Director

Education: Certificate – Mortuary Science Program, Catonsville C.C.

Licensure: Maryland Mortician since 1980

Organizations:

  • Ohr Lodge #131, A.F. & A.M.
  • 32nd. Degree, Cumberland Scottish Rite Bodies
  • Ali Ghan Shrine
  • Cumberland Court #117, Royal Order of Jesters
  • Cumberland Chapter #56, O.E.S.
  • Chairman, Mineral County Commission on Aging and Family Services
  • St. Luke’s Lutheran Church
  • Maryland State Funeral Directors’ Association
  • National Funeral Directors Association


Wendy N. Upchurch

Owner & Funeral Director

Education: B.A. – Biology, Goucher 
A.A. – Mortuary Science, Catonsville C.C.

Licensure: Maryland Mortician since 1980
District of Columbia Undertaker since 1982
West Virginia Funeral Director & Embalmer since 1987

Organizations:

  • Cumberland Chapter #56, O.E.S.
  • Western Allegany Kiwanis Club
  • Memorial Hospital Auxiliary
  • St. Luke’s Lutheran Church
  • Guest Lecturer for Allegany College, Frostburg State University, A.A.R.P., and Western Maryland Hospital Systems
  • West Virginia Funeral Directors Association