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letum officeWe have a tremendous group of individuals who work at each of our locations.
Below is a short list of some of them to allow you to get to know them better.


Senior Management


Robert C. Lomison

Chairman of the Board

Robert LomisonRobert Lomison is President, Letum, Inc., a Pennsylvania based corporation which owns and operates cemeteries and funeral homes in Louisiana, New York, Pennsylvania, Texas and Washington State. He entered the business in 1981, as a memorial counselor in West Chester, PA and held a variety of sales management positions at cemeteries in Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia.

Lomison is a Past President and a member of the Board of Directors, Pennsylvania Cemetery Cremation Funeral Association; member of the Death Care Management Council; International Cemetery Cremation Funeral Association; National Funeral Directors Association; Washington Cemetery and Funeral Association; Louisiana Cemetery Association and New York State Cemetery Association. Presently, is a member of the Finance Committee of the ICCFA. He has been a speaker at numerous cemetery industry trade association meetings and sales seminars.

Lomison is a 1977 graduate of Lock Haven University, Lock Haven, PA. A member of the University Foundation Board of Directors, and has served as chairman of the Long Range Planning and Audit Committee. In 1999, he was awarded the Alumni Service Award by the University. A conference room in the Alumni Center is named in his honor.

He is a Past National President and currently Chairman of the Triangle Trust Fund, Phi Mu Delta National Fraternity. In 1998, was inducted into the Distinguished Service Chapter of the national fraternity.

As a member of the Montoursville Presbyterian Church, he has served on numerous boards and committees. He serves as a volunteer and board member for a variety of community activities and was recognized in 1998 by the South Central Aids Assistance Network for his outstanding contributions.


Craig S. Schwalm

President and COO

Craig SchwalmCraig is the Chief Operating Officer, and is a member of the Board of Directors. He is responsible for the operations of the Company's cemeteries, funeral homes and crematories. He entered the industry in 1991, as a seasonal groundskeeper during high school.

Craig graduated from Lock Haven University in 1997, with a degree in sociology, and started his career in earnest as a memorial counselor at William Howard Day Cemetery, Steelton, PA. He became Vice President – Operations of Letum, Inc., in 2004, and was promoted to his current position in 2006.

He is the Vice President of the Pennsylvania Cemetery Cremation and Funeral Association, and a member of the New York State Cemetery Association. He is a graduate of the International Cemetery Cremation Funeral Association University.

He and his wife Deanna have two children Gannon and Grant.

Allen Dave

Vice President

Allen DaveNational Board Certified Funeral Director and Texas Life Insurance Agent, Allen L. Dave, Jr. graduated from the Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Services in 2003 with high honors and received Todd W. Van Beck President's Award in Funeral Service Management and the Most Impressive Performance Student Award.

Allen completed the educational programs of International Cemetery Cremation Funeral Association at the Fogelman School of Business at the University of Memphis. In 2003, College of Sales & Marketing, 2004 College of Funeral Home Management, 2005 College of Cremation Services, and 2006 College of Cemetery Administration and Management.  Allen graduated as class valedictorian in 2006 and completed the master's program in 2007 and became a Certified Crematory Administrator and Certified Crematory Counselor. In addition, he attended the College of 21st Century Services, In-Sight Institute Funeral Celebrant Training and became a professor at ICCFA University at The University of Memphis in 2008. After graduating, he returned and completed the College of Cemetery & Land Management in 2009 and the ICCFA University CEO program in 2010.

He is one of few funeral directors in the nation who completed this level of funeral management education. Therefore, he strongly believes he is of value to the consumers of Texas and the death care industry. He promises to conduct business at the highest level of professional standards.

He and his wife Micca have three children, Barrington, Jasmine, and Alexandria.

Rick Rickabaugh

Executive Assistant & Graphic Designer: Letum Inc.

Rick RickabaughRick has been Executive Assistant since March 2009. He is responsible for organizing and scheduling meetings, updating daily and monthly reports, maintaining the company websites, and various other tasks that assist the CEO and the company.

Before moving into his current position, Rick was General/Sales Manager at Laurel Hill Memorial Gardens, one of the cemeteries we operate in Pennsylvania. Rick graduated from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania in 1998, with a degree in fine art. After graduation he explored various vocations including the creation of a graphic design company that he and a partner continue to operate. He has received national recognition for some of his design work and several awards.

His work includes the websites for Eternal Memories and Acacia Park Cemetery.

Rick was married on May 25, 2012 in a ceremony held in Jamaica.

Renee Bitner

Sr. Accounting Clerk & Payroll: Letum Inc.

Renee RavenAs the Senior Accounting Clerk, Renee is responsible for payroll, journal entries, petty cash and accounts payable.

Renee attended Abilene Christian University and is now working on an Accounting Degree at Harrisburg Area Coummunity College where she is a member of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. Renee has over 20 years of experience in the Accounting field.

Renee has two children, Drew and Kareese.