J. Allen Hooper Funeral Chapel was established in 1923 by J. Allen and Rita Hooper. J. Allen and Rita were the owners and operators of the funeral home until Mr. Hooper's death. Rita sold the funeral home to Peter J. "Jack" Soltis, Jr. in 1978.
Jack had worked for Mr. Hooper as an intern and was very familiar with the town and the philosophy that the funeral home was built on. Originally located on Pennsylvania Avenue, we moved locations in 1983 to a facility that could better accommodate business needs. We are still located here today.
Our entire staff is dedicated to the families we work with and we've consistently committed ourselves to ensuring that we make this time as stress free as possible. Many of our staff members have been with us for years. Ken Van Aken worked at the funeral home from 1945 until his passing several years ago. Ken’s wife, Helen, has been working as administrative staff and also as the hairstylist for many years. Steve Ullrich started with the funeral home in 1988, became a partner in 2015, and became the sole owner in May of 2019, following the death of Mr. Soltis. Steve is also the President and Supervisor of the funeral home. Jessica (Cardona) Dell'Arena is a Hamilton Township, NJ native, and has been serving this community since 2017. She became a funeral director in 2022.
We've sponsored the Little League Championship Baseball team since 1955 and continue to sponsor and support this organization. In addition, we support Morrisville High School, Holy Trinity School, and many other organizations and clubs in the community. We believe in giving back and supporting our community right here in Morrisville, Pennsylvania and surrounding areas.
We are members of the National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA), the Pennsylvania Funeral Directors Association (PFDA), and the Yardley Business Association. Steve Ullrich is a member of Knowles-Doyle American Legion Post # 317 in Yardley and the Sons of the American Legion, and The Morrisville/Yardley Area Rotary Club (currently serving as Vice-President)
On behalf of the entire staff at J. Allen Hooper Funeral Chapel and Cremation Services, it is our honor and privilege to provide service to the families of Morrisville, Yardley, Falls Township, Lower Makefield Township, and our surrounding communities.
For any questions you have, please contact us at (215) 295-7725.