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Andrew T. Rakowski
Andrew grew up in Somerton and attended St.Christopher Catholic Grade School and Graduated from LaSalle College High School in 1998. After high school, Andrew attended Mercer County Community College and graduated with a Degree in Mortuary Science. He worked in Philadelphia and surrounding counties as a Funeral Director before purchasing his own Funeral Home 2013. Andrew purchased the Joseph T. Sekula Funeral Home in the Port Richmond section of Philadelphia and renamed it Andrew T. Rakowski Funeral Home. In 2014 Andrew partnered with Michael Reilly and purchased the Malloy Funeral Home in the Somerton section of Philadelphia. In 2016 the Rakowski Funeral Home and Reilly Funeral Home merged forming the Reilly Rakowski Funeral Home. Andrew owns and operates both locations.
Michael J. Reilly
Michael J. Reilly was born and raised in Port Richmond. He graduated of Northeast Catholic High School for Boys. He attended St.Joseph University & Temple University. He graduated Eckels College of Mortuary Science to obtain his Funeral Director's License and become owner of the Reilly Funeral Home.Inc., formerly owned by his father. Michael has been a member of the National and the Philadelphia Funeral Directors Associations for 50 plus years. He is the President and Past Chairman of the Board at Port Richmond Savings Bank. He is also a member of the Windthorst Literary Association for 50 plus years and is currently on the Board of Directors. For many years, Michael was a member of the port Richmond Lions Club.
Kathleen A. Morovich
Cosmetologist / Certified Airbrush Makeup Artist / Funeral Assistant
(non licensed associate)
Kathleen grew up in Juniata went to Holy Innocents Catholic School, Frankford High School and attended Cosmetology school at Baron's Castle 1992-1993. Kathleen started working at Hairsay for Lisa Campbell in 1995, the shop was located behind Northeast Catholic High School. In 1999 Kathleen and Lisa became partners and moved the salon to Ashton and Willits into a bigger location. Kathleen specialized in corrective color, bridal hair and makeup and on site weddings. She organized fund raisers at the salon such as: "Hope Cuts" and "Let's Cut out Breast Cancer". In 2010 she sold the salon and the name changed to Studio 17; she continues to work there part time. In 2014 she started working for Andrew Rakowski doing hair and makeup. In 2017 she attended Dinair airbrush school in Hollywood California to get her Master Certificate in Airbrush makeup.