1421 8th Avenue

Altoona, PA 16602

The Chapel

Original to the building, our gracious non-sectarian chapel has been a comfort to thousands of persons in private or public spiritual need.

Serenity Garden

This beautiful Serenity Garden allows family and friends a place to reflect in a peaceful surrounding.

Arrangement Rooms

Our arrangement rooms are individualized and aid our staff to assure personal service with the utmost professional care, advice and arranging of every detail.


At The Stevens Mortuary, we offer many options for those who prefer cremation as a means of final disposition. The only difference between a funeral service followed by burial and one followed by cremation is that the remains are taken to the crematory after the service instead of to the cemetery for burial. This means that families have the option to have visitations and funeral services where the remains are present and still choose cremation as a means of disposition.

Stevens Mortuary was recently recognized for 100 years of continuous membership in Selected Independent Funeral Homes. Stevens becomes only the sixth member worldwide to receive the distinction of the Selected Century Club. For more information about this organization and more funeral information please visit their website by clicking here.

About us

In 1881, Joseph Stevens opened a funeral home from his furniture store in Altoona, PA. Now, over 130 years and five generations later our family is still serving the families of the Greater Altoona area. We are proud to continue the tradition of high quality service that was established over a century ago.

Stevens Mortuary is committed to providing you with personal attention and the highest level of professional assistance. We will help by guiding, educating, and supporting your family to determine the best options for a meaningful funeral experience. Our mission is to make available all the resources you need to provide your family with the most comfortable and respectful experience to honor your loved one.

Thank you for visiting our website. We trust you’ll find it useful and informative. We invite you to visit us at our facility. Of course, we can also be easily reached by phone or email.

“Death is not extinguishing the light. It is putting out the lamp because the dawn has come.”

Celebrate Life 


The staff of The Stevens Mortuary encourage you to call, visit, or send personal cards to the family. However, we realize that this is not always possible.

Therefore, we have created a condolence and tribute section on each obituary page for you to send your thoughts and prayers to the family members and friends of the deceased. Sharing memories to celebrate life can be helpful during the grieving process.

Grief support

Possibly for the first time, the word grief has become personal. No longer is death something that happens to other people in other places. The multitude of experiences resulting from this overwhelming loss-emotional, physical, social, spiritual and cognitive-comprise what we call “grief.”


We are always interested in hearing from the families we serve.

Please take a moment to let us know how well we served you in your time of need. We greatly appreciate your feedback. 


52 Weeks of Grief & Healing email sign-up – to provide encouragement and gentle reminders of the recovery process.

Receive consistent support through our weekly email to help you cope, heal, and grieve. 

Funeral Directors

Joseph J. Stevens III

matthew J. McConville

David J. Mason

Christopher J. Feathers


Joseph J. Stevens