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Funeral Director/General Manager
Stephen was born and raised in the quaint little town of Zelienople, Pennsylvania; where he commuted to the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science. He completed his apprenticeship at Spitler Funeral Home in Montoursville, Pennsylvania and decided to move to Florida to be closer to his brother and the beautiful beaches. After working in Orlando for 3 years, the beach life was calling Stephen, and he quested to get closer to the beach and further from the traffic.
In September of 2007, Stephen joined the Settle-Wilder family, working with some of the greats in the funeral industry that have made Settle-Wilder the gold standard in funeral service, such as T.C. Wilder, Walter C. Johnson and Frederick Nord. While working under Walter C. Johnson’s leadership, Stephen fell in love with Southeast Volusia County and all that it has to offer. In 2011, he became the general manager but still worked directly under Walter.
As time passed, Stephen became more confident and fine tuned in his undertaking skills. Today he is the Funeral Director In Charge at Settle-Wilder Funeral Home and oversees all aspects of the funeral home, leading the wonderful Settle-Wilder family, whether it is an old fashioned funeral service or an upbeat celebration of life.
Maintaining the heritage and unsurpassed quality of treating each and every family, as if they are our own family, is of utmost importance to him, while keeping it a small town business.
In his spare time, Stephen spends as much time as possible with his son, Gunner, that attends Burns Science and Technology Charter School. He enjoys spending days on the beach, basking in the sun, playing in the waves, fishing the flats, working in his yard, riding his motorcycle and supporting the unique restaurants of the community.
Mary “Meg” Seabury was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She was the second youngest of five, and had a wonderful childhood. Meg was very involved in sports; a competitive swimmer and spring board diver. At the age of 16 years old, she dove in the Nationals at the International Swimming Hall of Fame in Ft. Lauderdale. It was there, where her love of Florida began.
In 1992, Meg started working at John F. Fluehr & Sons Funeral Home, while she went to school. She graduated from Mercer County Community College with an AS Degree and Certificate in Mortuary Science. After graduation Meg moved to South Florida to begin her funeral career in 1995. While serving her internship, Meg received a Mass Fatalities Certificate, which enabled her to work on the Value Jet Plane Crash in the Everglades, May of 1996.
Meg was proud to join the Settle-Wilder family in March of 2013. She exhibits a strong work ethic, patience, empathy and compassion with our families. Coordinating and implementing all aspects of the funeral operations, she assures attention and sensitivity to various cultural and ethnic backgrounds.
Meg enjoys spending time with her husband Barry, riding their Harley motorcycles, and swimming. Meg also stays busy as a technical consultant on an upcoming TV series, “Unfinished Business” which is based on a book that was written by her friend, Tim Baker. The story takes place in Flagler Beach and Meg is the main character. The author writes of the day to day of a funeral director, with a very unique twist.
Janice joined the Settle-Wilder family in October, 2004. She brings over 40 years of business management to our team. Janice oversees the general operations of the funeral home; performs a wide variety of duties such as, composing obituaries, coordinating services, and schedules and monitors funeral service operations. Her attention to detail is an asset to our funeral home. Being compassionate, she is dedicated to helping our families with her caring ways.
Janice found her niche in the funeral industry at the Freitag Funeral Home in Bridgeton, New Jersey; where she worked over eight years as the Business Administrator. Always finding satisfaction helping others, working at Freitag’s was a wonderful business opportunity.
Janice and her husband Craig moved from Upper Deerfield Township, Cumberland County, New Jersey in 2004, when they purchased a home in the Florida Shores, Edgewater. In 2020, they built their dream home, off the grid in Oak Hill. She enjoys sitting on the porch, admiring the sunsets, listening to the birds and feeding the fish in their pond. Janice is a dedicated wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
In her spare time, Janice is an active volunteer with the East Coast Cruisers Car Club and currently the Board Secretary. You can see her at the local car shows with her 1966 GTO, “Sarah”.
Funeral Assistant and Community Liaison
Roy joined Settle-Wilder Funeral Home and Cremation Service in early 2018. He serves as Funeral Assistant and Community Liaison. As Funeral Assistant he works with the Funeral Directors and staff to assure client families receive the highest level of care for themselves and their loved ones. As Community Liaison he works with community partners, representing Settle-Wilder Funeral Home, to enhance all aspects of our community’s quality of life. Settle-Wilder serves as a resource to our community’s citizens, churches, government agencies, businesses and organizations. Please contact Roy for information on partnerships and assistance.
Roy has extensive experience in customer assistance and client care. He has over 45 years of experience in both higher education and the automotive industry as well as prior funeral home experience. Roy and his wife Sherry moved full-time to New Smyrna Beach from Southeastern Michigan in 2017 but have visited and had a home here for many years. Roy holds both B.S. and MBA degrees.
In his free time Roy enjoys spending time with his family and enjoying our special communities here in Southeast Volusia County. He is a strong advocate for the importance of education for all citizens. He enjoys antique and special interest vehicles, aviation and flying and history as well as current events.
Retired Owner/Funeral Director
Funeral Director/Former Owner