Our staff is comprised of dedicated and licensed professionals with the experience to answer all your questions regarding our services. Please feel free to contact any of our staff members at any time.
James G. Lobb
Jim is a lifelong resident and former Mayor of Kingwood, West Virginia. He attended the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science, after college, where he was President of the 100th Mortuary Class in 1989. He is a member of the Kingwood Lions Club, a member of Main Street Kingwood, a licensed Funeral Director in WV and PA, and a Pre-Need Counselor.
A. Craig Rotruck
Craig’s family owned and operated funeral homes since the 1950’s. After selling the family funeral home in 1998, he joined the Lobb and Taylor Funeral Homes, now Rotruck-Lobb Funeral Homes as co-owner. He also is co-owner of Sunset Memorial Gardens, formerly the Preston Memorial Gardens in Kingwood. He brought with him 20+ years experience. A resident of Kingwood, Craig is a graduate of Potomac State College, where he was awarded the Distinguished Alumni Service Award, West Virginia University, and the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science. He is licensed in WV, MD, PA and VA as a funeral director and Pre-Need Counselor. In November 2002, Craig was appointed by Governor Bob Wise to the West Virginia Board of Funeral Examiners. He is a member Past President of the Kingwood Rotary Club, the Masonic Lodge, the Catholic Church of Preston County, and the Preston County Health Board. He is also an organist and soloist and will provide music for services at the request of the family.
Allen Rotruck died on May 15, 2014. He was not only a beloved staff member of the Rotruck-Lobb Family but a kind and gentle man who took care and pride in greeting and comforting the families we serve. He will always be missed by those who knew him for his kindness, his joking and storytelling, especially stories about World War II, where he became a 1st Sgt. at the age of 21. Allen will always be a part of our staff, if only in Spirit now. He continued working funerals up until his death, at age 90.
Greg Sefchik, an Economics Professor at WVU and Fairmont State Colleges assists us with visitations and funerals. Greg is also mainly in charge of maintaining our Mancinelli Chapel in Westover. Greg is a member of St. Francis Catholic Church in Morgantown. In his spare time Greg enjoys going to the movies and tutoring students.
Lee Hall works at our funeral homes assisting during visitation and funerals. Lee, a U.S. Army Veteran, lives in Masontown with his wife, Rev. Rotha “Ruth” Hall. Lee is a member of Col. Rowan VFW Post 2345 in Tunnelton.
John Alexander, who works for the Morgantown Assessor’s office also assists us during visitations and funerals, mostly working at the Mancinelli Chapel in Westover. John is a member of the Knights of Columbus Council # 2954 in Morgantown. John is a member of St. Francis Catholic Church in Morgantown. John lives in Morgantown with his wife Marguerite and family. In his spare time, John enjoys time with family and friends, fishing, camping, hunting, collecting coins and cooking.
Hazel, Angel of Comfort
Hazel is our office greeter and she is our “Angel of Comfort”. Everyone who visits the office area will be greeted by Hazel first. She likes people and she also enjoys relaxing on the desk or in her favorite office chair. Hazel has been a big part of Rotruck-Lobb Funeral Home – Kingwood Chapel for over four years now after being brought in as a kitten from the cold weather.