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Our Staff


William J. Helsel

Licensed Supervisor, Funeral Director

Mr. Helsel is the current owner, supervisor, and licensed funeral director at the John K. Bolger Funeral Home, Inc. He is a 1992 graduate of Hollidaysburg Area High School. Following graduation, Bill attended Lock Haven University for 3 years before attending Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science where he graduated in 1996 with an associate degree in Mortuary Science and a certification in Funeral Business Administration.  Bill is the supervisor of our Williamsburg funeral home.


He is a member of the Blair County Chamber of Commerce, the Keystone Funeral Directors Association, the Pennsylvania Funeral Directors Association and the National Funeral Directors Association.  Bill is active in the community as a board member of the Spring Cove Youth Baseball League Board and is a proud supporter of numerous youth activities and groups throughout the Cove. He attends the Martinsburg Memorial Church of the Brethren.


Bill has two sons, Will and Tyler, both whom attend the Spring Cove School District and are active in various sports teams.  Although raised in the Hollidaysburg area, Bill has enjoyed getting to know and serve the Martinsburg and Williamsburg communities.


John K. Bolger

Licensed Supervisor, Funeral Director

Mr. Bolger is the former owner and current licensed funeral director at the John K. Bolger Funeral Home Inc., Martinsburg location. John is a 1971 graduate of Central High School, Martinsburg; and a 1974 graduate of the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science.  Following his graduation in 1974, John joined his father in the family funeral business.   When his father retired in 1988, John took full control of the company until the fall of 2014, when he passed the reins to his long-time associate, William J. Helsel.


John is married to the former Connie J. Clowson, with whom he has 2 grown daughters, Cori and Kelly. John is an active member of the Martinsburg Grace Brethren Church.



Susan M. Greenleaf

Susan is our secretary and a member of the funeral home staff, serving since fall 2014. She is a graduate of Central High School and the Altoona School of Commerce, where she received associate degrees in Accounting and Business Management. Susan is married to Tom Greenleaf.  They live in Martinsburg with their two daughters, Ashley and Hannah, both of whom attend the Spring Cove School District. The Greenleafs are members of the Martinsburg Memorial Church of the Brethren.


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