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Returning home triumphant from the battlefields of the Civil War, Captain Benjamin Alpheus Jobe quickly made his mark on southwestern Pennsylvania. He laid the foundation of what would become one of the most respected and enduring family owned and operated businesses in the region.
Jobe was one of seven families who founded the village of Turtle Creek in the Monongahela Valley just east of Pittsburgh in 1867. To support his family, Benjamin Alpheus Jobe built a lumber planning mill along the banks of the Turtle Creek and enjoyed great success.
Using a portion of the earnings he made from the planning mill, Benjamin Alpheus Jobe, presented a gift of financial support to his son Elmer Jobe that would set in motion his family’s legacy of service to the community for the next century.
Captain Benjamin Alpheus Jobe
Royal Reese Jobe
In 1895 with the financial backing of his father, Elmer Jobe founded a mortuary, ambulance service, livery, stable and morgue at 120 Church Street in Turtle Creek. In 1900 just five years after establishing Jobe Funeral Home, Elmer Jobe tendered the burgeoning business to his younger brother, Royal Reese Jobe. The younger Jobe would oversee the funeral services and burial arrangements for families in Turtle Creek for nearly a half century until the time of his passing in 1961.
Upon the death of his father, James Alpheus Jobe picked up the mantle and carried his family’s livelihood to new heights. During his tenure at the helm of Jobe Funeral Home, James Alpheus Jobe witnessed Turtle Creek’s residential and business community flourish as never before. In 1974, making way for additional growth in the business district, he moved the funeral home from its original location on Church Street to the site at the corner of Shaw and Triboro Avenues where it stands today.
After completing the relocation project in 1974, James Alpheus Jobe retired and passed the reins of the business to his son, Roy Reese Jobe. Roy Reese Jobe, like his great grandfather, grandfather and father before him, would continue to expand his family’s service to the community over the next two decades.
In 1986 Jobe Funeral Home Inc., under the watchful eye of Roy Reese Jobe, expanded beyond the borders of Turtle Creek with the opening of a second location in nearby Monroeville at 3961 Monroeville Boulevard.
In 2003 Jobe Funeral Home Inc. would once again be transformed when Roy Reese Jobe stepped aside making way for the next generation of Jobe Funeral Home family leadership. As his father before him, Roy Reese Jobe passed the family legacy to his son, James Roy Jobe.
James Alpheus Jobe
Roy Reese Jobe
In that same year, James Roy Jobe changed the name of the funeral home to Jobe Funeral Home & Cremation Services Inc. to attract the rising popularity of families choosing cremation.
Skillfully leading the family business into the twenty first century, James Roy Jobe relocated the Monroeville location to 445 Beatty Road in Monroeville in 2004. The new location positioned Jobe Funeral Home and Cremation Services in a more inviting area able to better serve families in Monroeville, as well as those who reside in neighboring Plum, Murrysville, and Penn Hills.
We proudly opened our own crematory in 2010 at our Turtle Creek location. With having our privately owned crematory on site, families have the peace of mind knowing that their loved one will never leave our care. It was at this time that we changed our name to Jobe Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc.
In 2014, we expanded with the purchase of James E. Lindsay Funeral Home, Inc. in Harrison City to provide services to families in Penn Township and the surrounding communities. At that time the name was changed to Lindsay-Jobe Funeral Home, Inc.
At the end of 2018, we once again expanded with the acquision of Bash-Nied Funeral Home in Delmont. This gives us the opportunity to further serve the Delmont, Salem Township, and surrounding communities.
Behind the strength of one of the area’s oldest and most respected names in funeral service, the Jobe Family Funeral Homes have been a trusted fixture in the community for well over a century. Now marking four generations of guiding others through life’s most difficult times, Jobe Family Funeral Homes proudly serves more than 400 families each year at its Turtle Creek, Monroeville/Plum, Harrison City and Delmont locations.
All conveniently located funeral homes offer tranquil and spacious viewing rooms, ample parking, handicap accessibility, and close proximity to overnight accommodations for out of town visitors. What’s more, Jobe has the experience to tailor its services and product offerings to meet your family’s unique needs.
Like most things in life, the funeral service industry is ever evolving. Today, the Jobe Family Funeral Home staff has been expertly trained to meet and exceed the industry’s highest standards and latest techniques to address grief and provide your family with exemplary service. But we haven’t lost our link to the past and our long standing commitment to ease the sorrow that comes when you bid fond farewell to a loved one.
James Roy Jobe
James, Chrissy, Benj and Addy Jobe.
Since 1895, Jobe Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc. has been recognized time and again for our compassionate care and attention to detail by those who know us best – the families we serve. In your family’s time of need, contact us to ensure that your family receives the highest standard of compassion and service.