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Our Family

The Stephens Family feels incredibly privileged to be able to serve our community through the Stephens Funeral Home in Allentown, Pennsylvania. We encourage you to read about our history and learn more about the members of our family that can serve you and your loved ones during your time of greatest need. If you have any questions for us, please do not hesitate to give us a call at 610.434.6304.

The Stephens Family has proudly owned and operated the Stephens Funeral Home in Allentown, Pennsylvania since it’s founding by Stanley S. Stephens, Sr. in 1941. Joining his father in service to his community in 1961, Stanley Stephens, Jr. would proudly lead the family funeral home until 2007.

Matthew Stephens joined his father at the funeral home in 1988. Since assuming leadership in 2007, he has truly transformed the family’s ability to serve the family of today with the construction of the new family home on Krocks Road in Allentown, maintaining the legacy of tradition, compassion and service started by his grandfather many years before. In 1999, Stanley Jr.’s son-in-law Rodney Koch joined the family funeral home, greatly furthering the tradition of compassion and service during life’s challenging moments. Sandra Lois Brink proudly joined the Stephens Funeral Home family in 2000. We encourage you to meet our entire family, through the profiles provided here and in person in our community.

Matthew S. Stephens

Supervisor Matt is a licensed funeral director and supervisor of the Stephens Funeral Home, Inc. Matt joined the Stephens Funeral Home in 1988, assuming leadership in 2007. Matt is a graduate of the Funeral Service Program at Northampton Community College, 1987, and Southern Lehigh High School in Center Valley, 1984. Matt lives in Coopersburg with his wife, Eva, and their five children, Taylor, Nate, Lydia, Riley and Naomi. Matt enjoys running, vacations and spending time with his family. In the community, Matt is involved with St. James Lutheran Church in Coopersburg.

​Stanley S. Stephens

Director Stanley is a licensed funeral director and former supervisor of the Stephens Funeral Home, Inc. Stanley joined his father, Stanley Sr., at the Stephens Funeral Home in 1961, leading the Stephens Funeral Home from 1971 until 2007. Since retiring, Stanley has enjoyed spending more time with his wife, Carol, and their ten grandchildren while still playing an active role in service to his community through the funeral home. He is a graduate of Temple University and Eckels College of Mortuary Science, 1960, and William Allen High School. Stanley enjoys bowling, playing golf, and spending time with his wife, Carol, their three children and ten grandchildren. In the community, Stanley is involved with Sertoma of Allentown and Upper Bucks County, previously serving as President of both chapters; the Jordan Martin Lodge #673 F. & A. M. and the Rajah Shrine Temple; and is a member at St. Michael Nativity Lutheran Church in Allentown. Stanley is also a member, and former president, of the Eastern Pennsylvania Funeral Director’s Association, and member of the Pennsylvania and National Funeral Director’s Associations.

​Rodney S. Koch

Director Rodney is a licensed funeral director, joining his father- and brother-in-law at the Stephens Funeral Home in 1999. Rodney is a graduate of the Funeral Service Program at Northampton Community College, 1998, and Southern Lehigh High School in Center Valley, 1980. Rodney enjoys soccer and spending time with his family. Rodney and his wife Lisa, live in Coopersburg. They have three sons, Jordan, Griffin and Logan. In the community, Rodney is involved with Faith United Church of Christ in Center Valley and is treasurer of the Eastern Pennsylvania Funeral Director’s Association.

Sandra Lois Brink

Director Sandra is a licensed funeral director, joining the Stephens Funeral Home, Inc. in 1997.  She is a graduate of the Funeral Service Program at Northampton Community College, 1999, Marywood College, 1995; and Northampton Area High School, 1990. Sandy has also served as a Notary Public since 2001.  She enjoys spending time with family and friends.  In the community, Sandy is a member at Saint Michael the Archangel Byzantine Catholic Church in Allentown.

Sammy (Certified Comfort Dog)

When Matthew Stephens met Sammy’s breeder at the 2014 Philadelphia Dog Show, he was hoping he had found the answer to his prayers.  It was his son, Nate, who had the idea to get a therapy dog for the funeral home after seeing therapy dogs in use after the Sandy Hook school shooting.

Matt traveled to Ohio to meet the breeder and Sammy in November of 2014. There was an immediate connection and Matt knew Sammy was the right dog to bring comfort, healing, love and companionship to grieving families.

Sammy is considered part of the Stephens Funeral Home family where he plays a key role in helping grieving families.  When people see Sammy at the funeral home their mood changes immediately. Sammy has the amazing ability to put people at ease even during a very emotional situation.

Since Sammy has joined the Stephens Funeral Home staff he has provided comfort to a wide range of people including children and adults.

It’s amazing how many people come to the funeral home and check in on Sammy. Please feel free to stop by and meet him if you are in the area as he will be sure to comfort you and put a smile on your face.