The Sowers Funeral Home, P.A. of Frostburg, has been a family business for 100 years. Alan M. Sowers owns and operates Sowers Funeral Home, PA. Lisa Sowers works as Office Manager. The business was founded in 1907 by Marilou Sowers' grandfather, Jacob Hafer. Back then, the family owned the funeral home and an adjoining furniture store, which was common place back then. The business was continued on by his daughters: Pearl Mattingly, her husband, Frank Mattingly, and Beulah Montesant at 25 E. Main St., Pearl and Frank’s daughter Marilou, as well as her husband, Lowell Sowers, Jr., joined the family business in 1959. The business was then known as Hafer-Sowers Funeral Home. In 1962, we moved to our current location at 60 W. Main St., where the business is still located today. In 1977, in accordance with the laws of the Maryland State Board of Funeral Directors and Embalmers, the name was changed again to its current form of Sowers Funeral Home, P.A. In 1984 the Sowers family purchased a monument business, Frostburg Memorials, which is located only one mile west of the funeral home. Frostburg Memorials has been a nice addition to their business allowing for a more complete service for their customers. The monument business is owned and operated by Alan and Lisa Sowers.
Our monument business was purchased in 1984 from Arthur Irwin, which was previously called Irwin Memorials. We then changed the name to Frostburg Memorials. We remained at 60 E. Main St. until, 1991. We purchased the land that was formerly Lotz Meat Market. A lot of effort was put forth with the extensive remodeling of the building. The new location was 19406 National Hwy., NW where we still are today. Serving our customers with personalized service.
Frostburg, Maryland, is located on Route 40 West, with exits 33 and 34 off the National Freeway (I-68). Just minutes away from LaVale and Cumberland, Maryland, and just 3 hours from Baltimore, Maryland, and Washington, D.C., a beautiful scenic one-hour drive from Morgantown, WV, and two and one-half hours from Pittsburgh, PA. A large portion of Frostburg has recently been declared a National Historic District.