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Dale Fletcher was born in Winchester, VA and moved to Westminster with his family in 1968. He graduated from Westminster High School in 1974 and received his A.A. degree in Mortuary Science from the Catonsville Community College in 1976. He holds a Maryland Mortician/Funeral Director's license and is a member of the National Funeral Director's Association, Tri-County Funeral Director's Association, the Westminster Elks Lodge, member and past commander of the Sons of the American Legion Carroll Post #31, Door to Virtue Masonic Lodge #46 AF & AM, and the Beehive Club. He is also past president of the Westminster Jaycees and former Vice President of the Maryland Jaycees.
He has been employed at Fletcher Funeral Home, PA since 1974 and is the current owner and President.
Dale resides in Westminster, is married to Teresa Fletcher and has four children and six grandchildren. He is a member and past council member of Grace Lutheran Church. He enjoys coaching youth sports, golfing, and is an avid Maryland Terrapin and Washington Redskin fan.
Tom Fletcher was born and raised in Westminster and graduated from Francis Scott Key High School. He received a B.S. degree in Business Management from Salisbury University and his A.A.in Mortuary Science from the Community College of Baltimore County. He holds a Maryland Mortician/Funeral Director's License, Insurance License and is a Certified Crematory Operator. He is also a member of the National Funeral Directors Association, Maryland State Funeral Directors Association, Tri-County Funeral Directors Association(Past President), Grace Lutheran Church and Westminster Elks Lodge. Tom resides in Westminster with wife Shannon, son Landon, daughter Emri and enjoys sports, traveling and is an avid Washington Redskin fan.
Heather was born and raised in Carroll County and is a graduate of South Carroll High School. Daughter of the late Ronald F. and Robyn Haight Hoff, Heather first became interested in working with bereaved families as a small child spending time at her grandparents’ funeral home. Heather began her career at Fletcher’s as an apprentice and Funeral Director and rejoins them after serving funeral homes in Montgomery County and on the Eastern Shore. Compassionate and dedicated, she brings fresh, innovative, and personalized ideas for families and is honored to have the privilege to help create a celebration of life for a family’s loved one. She received her A.A. in Mortuary Science from Catonsville Community College. She holds a Maryland Mortician/Funeral Director’s License and is a past Treasurer of the Board of the Maryland State Funeral Directors’ Association. She also works with adults with disabilities, helping them to live independently and achieve their goals. She and her therapy dog, Simba, volunteer at local nursing homes, libraries and adult day programs where they delight in bringing joy and smiles to the seniors and kids of our community. Heather lives in Westminster and has a deep love for music and animals and enjoys the outdoors, walking, horseback riding, and camping.
Sydney was raised in Manchester and graduated from North Carroll High School in 2011. She then attended The University of Alabama before transferring to the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science where she earned her Bachelor of Mortuary Science degree. She holds a Maryland Mortician/Funeral Director’s License. Sydney is a certified Funeral Celebrant and brings new perspective and technology to enhance your loved ones celebration of life. She works to add modern elements to ceremonies and provide nontraditional services to an ever changing society. She currently resides in Sykesville with her dog Godfrey. She enjoys traveling, horror movies/TV shows, true crime podcasts, spending time with family and friends, and is an avid Alabama football, Baltimore Ravens, and Washington Capitals fan. Sydney joined the Fletcher staff in March of 2018.
Funeral Assistant/Crematory Operator
Jim was born in Baltimore and lived in Baltimore County before moving to Westminster in 1978. He is a veteran of the United States Navy having honorably served as an E4 Engineman from 1967 – 1973. Jim’s past work history includes auto mechanic, auto parts business owner, tire salesman at Barnes Service Center, and limousine driver for a Touch of Elegance Limousine Service. He is past president of the Westminster Optimist Club and Westminster Little League and a Life Member of Optimist International.
Jim has been employed at Fletcher Funeral Home since 2013.
Jim resides in Westminster, is married to Nancy Litz and has two children and two grandchildren. He enjoys golfing, TV news shows, listening to oldies music, cruising, and is an avid Ravens and Orioles fan.
Mary Lou grew up in Gaithersburg, Maryland and graduated from Gaithersburg High School. She received her Bachelor's Degree in Communications from the University of Maryland and worked for the Federal Government (National Institute of Standards and Technology) for 40 years before retiring. She currently resides in Westminster, and she enjoys cooking, baking, traveling, and spending time with her two sons Sean and Charlie. Mary Lou joined the Fletcher staff in January 2020.