Our Staff

G. Marc Iddings

Licensed Funeral Director and Owner

Marc has been providing comfort and compassion coupled with the highest level of professionalism to families for over 35 years. Upon graduating from the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science, Marc worked in Philadelphia for five years as a Licensed Funeral Director and Advance Planning Counselor prior to joining the Simpson Funeral and Cremation Services.

His civic involvements include, a member of the National Funeral Directors Association as well as Monaca-Center Lodge #791, F. & A.M. where he had previously served several offices, ancient accepted Scottish Rite – Harrisburg Consistory and Zembo Shrine and Monaca–Center Lions Club.

In his spare time, Marc attends Monaca United Methodist Church and is a car enthusiast.

He has two sisters, several nieces and a nephew, and a canine companion, Connie.

Paul Vukas

Licensed Funeral Director

Paul hails from Center Township. He proudly served our country during the Vietnam Conflict in 1969-70.  A licensed funeral director and embalmer, Paul received his degree in Psychology from Geneva College. Paul is Vice President of Garden View Estates and attends First Presbyterian Church in Beaver.  His hobbies include gardening, coin collecting and stamp collecting, in addition to enjoying opera and classical music.

Paul and his wife have two children and three grandchildren.

John “Joe” Mancini

Funeral Assistant

Joe hails from Pittsburgh. He graduated from Clarion University with his degree in MedLab Technology as well as Biology. Prior to joining Simpson Funeral and Cremation Services, Joe served in the Air Force. Joe attends St. Maria Goretti Catholic Church.

Richard Young

Funeral Assistant

Richard hails from Calcutta, OH. He has been serving the families of Monaca for two and a half years. In his free time, Richard enjoys spending time with his family.

Paul Smith

Funeral Assistant

Paul is a native of Monaca. He received his Associates Degree from Geneva College. Paul is an Advisor for VoTech of Beaver County and a member of the Beaver Valley Football Officials. He attends Monacrest Free Methodist Church where he is Head Usher, a member of the Finance Committee as well as a member of the Praise Team. Paul and his wife, Jane, have two sons and two granddaughters.

In his free time, Paul is a Football Official and enjoys carpentry work.

Carl Santoro

Funeral Assistant

Carl is a lifelong resident of Monaca.  He graduated from Monaca High School and The Carnegie Institute of Medical Technology.  He joined the Simpson Family after his retirement as a Teamster from the trucking industry.  Additionally, Carl is a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church.

Carl is a car enthusiast.  In his free time, he enjoys reading, building puzzles, walking, and socializing with family and friends.

Cathy Fisher


Cathy hails from Pittsburgh.  She retired from the telecommunications industry and has been in the funeral industry for 9 years.  Cathy is a member of Holy Family Parish and she and her husband Randy have a son Grant.

In her leisure time, Cathy enjoys spending time with her family and friends, car cruises, Pittsburgh Steeler football, and music.

Elizabeth “Betsy” Ralston

Funeral Greeter

Betsy is a native of Monaca and has been a member of the Simpson family for 17 years. She is a member of the Reunion Committee 1957 Monaca High School and attends Monaca United Methodist Church where she is active with the Methodist Women, the church’s Applesfest Committee and the church’s building committee for the Carey Community Center.

In her spare time, Betsy enjoys crafts and card making as well as spending time with her husband, Jack.

Kathlene “Kathy” Rabe

Funeral Greeter

Kathy hails from Bemus Point, NY where she graduated from Houghton College in Houghton, NY with her Bachelors in Elementary Education and Psychology. She is a member of the Monacrest Free Methodist Church.

Kathy is married to Rev. Douglas Rabe. The couple has three children and six grandchildren.

Jane Smith

Guest Relations

Jane is a graduate of Monaca High School.  She attends Monacrest Free Methodist Church where she has served as Steward and Adult Sunday School teacher.  Jane is involved in Community Bible Study of Beaver County as a Core Leader.

Jane’s creative endeavors include decorative painting (Donna Dewberry certified instructor), as well as fashioning unique floral centerpieces.

She and her husband, Paul, have two sons and two granddaughters.

Ida Mae Parks

Guest Relations

Ida Mae hails from Beaver Falls and is a member of the Beaver Falls Methodist Church. She and her husband, David, have two sons, David and Lee Jay, and two grandchildren, Troy and Danica.

In her free time, Ida Mae enjoys cooking, baking, quilting, and traveling.

Barbara Sciarro


Barbara is a native of Monaca.  She graduated from Aliquippa Beauty School. Barbara and her husband Ron have three children, Jason, Justin and Jenelle. In her spare time, Barbara enjoys traveling, reading, shopping and spending time with her family.