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Our Community Involvement

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Angel Flight America
Angel Flight America is a nation-wide organization dedicated to the mission of helping patients in need travel long distance to locations where they can receive diagnosis and/or treatment for various disorders and diseases.  It is dependent on the thousands of pilots nationwide who donate their time, airplanes, abilities, fuel, and all related expenses to the cause of Angel Flight.  There are six regions in the U.S.  Patients and their families are not charged any fee for their travel on an Angel Flight.

Richard Traunero, owner of Traunero Funeral Home, is an Angel Flight Pilot.
Click here for more information on Angel Flight

Pilots and Paws

Pilots N Paws is an organization which seeks to connect rescued shelter pets with new adoptive homes.  Animals which otherwise would be euthanized are matched with new owners who will love and care for them.  Rescue volunteers arrange with volunteer pilots to transport the animals to their new homes, sometimes hundreds of miles away.   Everything is done by volunteers, saving hundreds of pets each month.  Rich Traunero, president of Traunero Funeral Home, is a volunteer pilot for Pilots N Paws.

Flying Funeral Directors of America
The Flying Funeral Directors of America was formed for funeral directors who are also licensed airplane pilots.  It is primarily a social organization which enables us to participate in two activities which are very much a part of our lives:  funeral service and aviation.  There are approximately 100 members throughout the United States, with one member being from England.  If you are a funeral director who is also a pilot, and you are interested in joining FFDA, please contact Richard Traunero, Past President.

For more information about General Aviation, go to The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, or GA Serving America

If you are interested in becoming a pilot, visit: Be A Pilot

Below is an article from the August, 2019 issue of American Funeral Director:

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Annual Christmas Memorial Service

Our Annual Christmas Memorial Service, is for our client families and anyone else in the community who has lost a loved one in the past year. It is held the first Saturday in December at 1:00 p.m. At this event, there is the lighting of the Candles of Remembrance. Two clergy from the community speak about Hope for the Holiday; Richard and Andrea Traunero give tips for getting through the difficult holiday times; and each person is memorialized on the Remembrance Tree with an engraved ornament of the deceased name. It is free but reservations are requested. The link is to our photos from this past service.

View Photos from last year's event below:

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