Walbert Funeral Home under construction on Kutztown Road in Richmond Twp.

Patriot photos by Lisa Mitchell Walbert Funeral Home is under construction on Kutztown Road in Richmond Township, with anticipated opening in August. Pictured is funeral director Russell Walbert.
Patriot photos by Lisa Mitchell Walbert Funeral Home is under construction on Kutztown Road in Richmond Township, with anticipated opening in August.

Walbert Funeral Home & Cremation Services, PC, is under construction on Kutztown Road, Richmond Township.

Russell Walbert, of Fleetwood, a licensed funeral director for 20 years, is opening his own funeral home.

“I love taking care of people,” said Walbert, husband and father of four. “It’s all about taking care of families.”

The facility has 10,500 square feet between two buildings, which includes a chapel that seats between 200 to 250 people and a community lounge. Services include audio visual capabilities for recording services. There will also be a parking lot with 100 spaces.

“It’s pretty exciting to see what was only on paper before finally come to life, a real vision,” he said. “It’s only going to get better as we continue along the process.”

Construction started in December and framing of the building itself started about two weeks ago. Walbert anticipates opening in August.

“We’re excited about the opportunity that’s in front of us and can’t wait to get started,” said Walbert.

The Patriot took a tour of the construction site last week. See the Tout videos at http://www.tout.com/u/KutztownPatriot.

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Lisa Mitchell

Lisa Mitchell is the editor of The Kutztown Patriot and Managing Editor of Berks-Mont Newspapers. Reach the author at lmitchell@berksmontnews.com or follow Lisa on Twitter: @kutztownpatriot.