See what families have to say

Many families reach out after the conclusion of the services to let us know how much our support and guidance meant to them in their time of need, and we’re honored to receive such heartfelt praise. We feel that these messages speak for themselves and we’d like to share them with you.

If you feel we’ve gone above and beyond in supporting you through this difficult time, or would simply like to reach out and say thanks, contact us to share your thoughts. It means the world to us to hear from you and know that we’ve made a difference.

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Holly and Staff - words seem inadequate to express our sincere appreciation for your help during this very difficult time. Not only were we touched by your professionalism but your personal care of us. You were so willing and quick to answer our questions and offer assistance to be of help. Your prompt response, thoughtfulness and caring will never be forgotten. We can’t thank McComas Funeral Home enough.

Sheila DeCourcey

Kind, thorough, thoughtful, caring, like family – they “Took my sister into their care.”

Elizabeth Moore

Charlie... Thanks so much to you and your staff for the caring manner shown to our family during the consultation, preparation, services, and burial of my dad, Daniel Kilby. As we saw Dad beginning to slip away there was no other funeral home even considered as you have always taken great care of other family members. It obviously takes special people to do what you all do but you are the best. McComas made a very difficult time much more bearable. I'm sure you hear this often, though. Thanks again for your compassion and please pass the accolades on to your associates.

Dave Kilby

The McComas Funeral Home staff has always been so professional and their exemplary care and personal feelings for the deceased’s family is beyond anything I have ever experienced in my life. Our family met the McComas staff when our beloved grandparents and mother and father passed away. Our relatives, parents and more recently, my beloved husband preferred McComas over any other funeral home in Harford County because of their excellent and professional services and care. My husband suddenly passed on August 27, 2016. We both had pre-arranged funerals with McComas since 2009. Most meaningful to me was the heartfelt compassion for me expressed by Holly McComas. Holly is the most professional and caring staff member I have ever known. Eddie Spellman also was very caring to me and my family.

Linda D. Hartling

“The caliber of care and attention given by each staff member was above and beyond. No detail was left unattended. A very sad occasion was made so very special. Words fall short of expressing my sincere gratitude. Once we discussed our wishes with Holly McComas, we stepped back and watched everything fall into place. Holly McComas and Ryan are amazing at what they do.”

Kathryn Meadows

“Melissa Miner was so very helpful and was a very nice person who knew her job.”

Beverly Keener

“Everything was perfect. Ralph Jackson was especially helpful, as were Steve and Charlie. My family really loved the military honors because my father was a Korean War veteran. Everything was set up beautifully. The staff was so compassionate and organized. Ralph went above and beyond helping me with videos.”

Lu Ann Carper Marzicola

They were great with my family. They went out of their way to make sure everything was fine. I was so pleased. They were just right there with you and no pressure and answered all my questions. They gave me time to think “what was I going to do.” Best staff around. Ryan - so so great with children – my 5 year old grandson stayed with him the whole time and listened to him. Ryan never got upset; he helped him get through this when (grandson) was crying. Ryan gets star of the year.

Joanne McCann

Dearest Melissa, It’s been four weeks for me to write this letter to you...and I know, gosh how I know of the pain you witness daily in your work, but I needed you to know something. You have a gift, not like the girls gets the rest of humanity gets blessed with. It’s divine because when I saw your heart break with mine, I saw God with me too. When you saw my dad put his youngest boy and name sake in a casket I saw how your heart broke with him too. You didn’t even know us and you’ve been through seeing so families do it, but I saw you and a loving heart I couldn’t believe. When you came after me after parents put me in the back seat and you put your hand to window just to let me know I wasn’t alone kept me alive that first night. I want you to know that your loving face is a gift that will forever bless anyone who gets to see it. Love geeta, Goutumm Karapurkar’s older sister...I am grateful for what you did and who you are.

Ms. Geeta Karapurkar, M.A

I have used this firm before, and as usual they are perfectionists. They are courteous, friendly and very competent. Treat people like family. Everything was above my expectations. The video tribute was excellent. Most meaningful was the sincere helpfulness of all employees. Friendly and very professional. I was most impressed with the Tribute Video. The music and arrangement of pictures were done beautifully. So many people commented on the video. Exemplary care – Kimberly Zavrotny and Stephen Hughes and all that assisted with viewing and service on October 21. 2017. All were very helpful.

Sylvia Clark-Williams

I have known the McComas Family for 48 years plus. They have genuine compassion for all those they service. They have served me well with my father mother, my parents, my 29 years old son and now my beloved husband. They treated me as if I were a member of their family. I loved the video they prepared. I will treasure it forever. Not just pictures but music and other views of the beach included. It brings me joy to view it over and over. Holly McComas is a “jewel. Kim was very attentive to me and my family.

Joyce Wood

Good location to have a funeral home in Bel Air, MD. It serves to be advantage for competition in town. I have already made up my mind to use McComas again, without hesitation. Unlike Schimunek Funeral Home, McComas was more sincere and user-friendly. Foremost, the super friendly welcome I received when arriving to investigate services. All employees gave me a warm, and more importantly, sincere-heartfelt interest in me. “Just warm fuzzies” if you will. Great service from our director, Melissa. Also, great work from undertaker who prepared my mom. Can’t remember his name, but did a super job. Can’t ever remember seeing such a natural look for a deceased person.

Dave W

Melissa was very helpful and listened to our stories about our mom. She even put a little something extra in the room for us as a surprise. It was wonderful. All was good.

Elizabeth Hacke

Charlie was wonderful as he guided us through the arrangements for our loved one. He even arranged for the beautiful military honors. After askiing for our wishes he took care of everything. The memory video was really beautiful.

P scholz

Steve was very compassionate and understanding. My parents had my brother here in 1977, then my Dad and then my Mom. I loved how everything was done. My family looked like they were sleeping with the appearance. So when my husband died, McComas with Steve was who I chose to take care of him……Out of all the different funeral homes around, I would recommend McComas in Abingdon first and foremost the best……Steve did everything that could be done, there is not one thing I would change. He’s a very compassionate person, helps you in every possible way. McComas should be proud to have him. The other staff was also very helpful in my needs for my husband the evening of the memorial. Steve has a way of making you feel comfortable under grief you are going through and helps to make things easier for you. Awesome funeral director.

Sally Hull

McComas Funeral Home has been a very visible important part of our community for 6 generations going back to 1808. They are active in every day happenings here and are always willing to help in a time of need. We dealt with one of the family members who we knew from school and other social circumstances. The family has helped our family for 3 generations. Holly met with us when there were other families in need. Because we knew her we shared stories, happy and sad. She is a very caring person, passionate about her work.

Sarah Parker

We had to view our dad’s body before cremation. I didn’t know what to expect. The small private room and the way he was presented was a comfort. They helped us with our wish to use a double cremation vault and transfer the remains from an existing single ceramic vessel. Thank you for helping us, it put my mind at ease. Thank you Holly for your guidance!

Jennifer Loukota

I could not be more satisfied. Everyone associated with this firm was extremely helpful and compassionate. They were extremely sensitive to our grief. The memorial video was delightfully creative and uplifting. I have already recommended them to anyone that would listen to keep in mind for their future needs. Holly McComas in the best! From the moment we entered the establishment we were greeted in a friendly manner and the funeral director that we first met with to select the details of the service could not have been more friendly or compassionate! Charles Emge couldn’t do enough for us - he was very helpful and accommodating. Linda for her patience and assistance with our insurance needs.

Katherine Rausch

All aspects of every person were excellent. There was no need of improvement. They were very patient, informative, understanding, wise, careful to detail and listened well to wants and needs and went beyond my expectations. Holly McComas was outstanding in every way. No one could have topped her compassion or knowledge.


As my husband passed at home, the people who came for him took all the time we needed to say goodbye. Were helpful and empathetic to the situation. Can’t remember names but everyone who spoke to us on the phone or at the home were exceedingly professional and considerate.

Vicki Dowling

I like the special touches you did – bookmarkers, videos, etc. Everyone was so kind and loving. Care, concern, sympathy helped a rough time be a bit easier. Stephen Hughes was awesome. Shirl was so compassionate. Mary Jane Ciufo is a special friend to me.

Mary Folus

Kasi Hughes was wonderful from the beginning to the end. I’m not sure I could have gotten through this without her.

Sandra Cohen

Ms. McComas handled everything so well. She made it a good experience for such a difficult time. Everything was done in a timely fashion. We went on Thursday and by Saturday everything was taken care of. The follow-up has been excellent!

Denise Kirtley

The family did not have to worry about anything. Everything was perfect. All your staff cared!

Regina Quinn

The service (all) was excellent. Everyone was so caring and helpful from our first visit there. Even after the funeral I was given a Thank You package with lots of helpful info. Charlie Emge was always there for me and my children no matter what we needed. Everything he did was excellent.

Shirley Day

I was very impressed with how caring and compassionate all the staff were to our family.

Betty Dunham

The follow up visit was greatly appreciated. Everyone needs help when you start something new. A lot of answers were given to my questions and I was pointed in the right direction. Again, it shows caring and it takes someone’s time. Like a big hug when you really need one. Most meaningful was the time that was taken for the things that were done. To show that thought and caring was taken to show you the understanding and compassion of your loss. The rose that was left on the bed and card will always be remembered and cherished. It showed that it wasn’t just a job, it showed caring for people’s feelings. Everyone that I had the pleasure of meeting and dealing with showed consideration, kindness and compassion which will always be remembered. Thank you.


Charles Miner, exemplary care for answering my questions and not rushing me through this experience.


Thank you for your help with everything. They took pictures of all the flowers and screenshot all of the comments online, and then sent them to us. Also, the bookmarks were a wonderful touch. We appreciate everything McComas did for us. Holly McComas was excellent in handling everything! Also the fact that someone answered the phone at 3am on Saturday impressed us.

Pauletta Adkins

The funeral home is like family here in Harford County. Everything was great, very good.


Very helpful during pre-planning phase and all through viewing, funeral and graveside. Couldn’t be more pleased. If I didn’t know, the level of caring and services throughout, it felt like our family was the only ones being served. I will sing their praises and tell my friends.


The McComas Family are the most caring, wonderful people to work with. Ryan Hughes was so caring and attentive. Truly a professional caring person. Several members of the McComas Family expressed their sympathy to the family which was very comforting.. Ryan was extraordinary; he went above and beyond to accommodate us. Also, Judy McComas was helpful with legal questions.

Arlene Justice

To all the staff, we want to thank you for all that you did to help our family through this difficult time in our lives, Ira Kitts (Dad) looked forward to passing and being with his wife of 70 years. You made that an easy and beautiful thing. Thank you all for your kindness and help.

Belinda Kuszynski

“I can’t tell you how AMAZING you handled my “Hank’s” ceremony. You definitely exceeded and went way above my expectations!! I have told and will continue to tell everyone I know that there is no other place to take their loved one! I feel horrible but I need to give a special, special thank you to the woman who spent the day with me and I think it was “Tiffany” and I am so sorry. But she was FANTASTIC!! From beginning to end, she could not have been any more attentive and helpful to all my needs. She is an ANGEL!! To all of you at McComas – Thank you!!”

Lori Erck

Everything was wonderful. Melissa took wonderful care of us. They made a beautiful background and a custom blanket and signing book for our daughter that went above and beyond everything we could have asked for.


Everyone was wonderful….it’s a shame my husband died but all helped through this difficult time. The professionality was great. Charles and Ralph the video guy were excellent. Most meaningful was all the kindness and care.

Nettie Hall

Everything was "A+"

D.B. Sharretts

I was well pleased with everything and everyone. All was taken care of personally and professionally, and all were accommodating.


Dear McComas Staff: There really are no words to express the gratitude we have for your professionalism, thoughtfulness and caring during the loss of our father, David J. Baur. We have used both McComas and other local funeral establishments in the past, but there is no comparison to the comfort of McComas’ services. Every step is personal, thoughtful, and carried with ease. We will never forget the surprise graveside gifts of the train vault plaque and train whistles. (Our family collects dated Christmas ornaments, and we have chosen to use the train whistle as our ornament this year.) In addition, by providing legal support, you have not only saved us financially, but helped to guide us through the immense maze of estate management. Again, thank you for being there at a most difficult and confusing time. We will always carry you in our hearts, and share our fond McComas experience with others. Sincerely, Heidi M. Holthaus and Family

Heidi Holthaus

To all of the McComas staff, a sincere thank you for every aspect of your caring, professional support through a difficult time for our family. From the first pre-planning meeting with Ryan to the finalizing of the memorial visitations, every staff member understood what we wanted to do and supported us. The video Charlie assembled was inspiring and the ease that Holly and Melissa created when family and friends arrived was comforting. All of you went beyond responding to our needs; you anticipated what was needed and provided compassion, respect and understanding. I cannot thank you enough. Stephen Buchness

Stephen Buchness

It’s never a pleasure to deal with funeral issues but for our friend, Howard, and his staff particularly Charlie Emge for his aid in directing my son’s funeral arrangements. We were exceptionally satisfied with all parts of the service that was given to us by McComas Funeral Home.

Charlotte Dawson

Family owned understands the needs of a family and provides everything needed respectfully and in a loving manner. When picking up, the two gentlemen were caring and respectful. Did not feel rushed or pushed into anything unnecessary. Staff to recognize include Charles Miner to start and everyone in between and ending our family’s needs.

Rita Herpel

McComas Funeral Homes staff exceeded every expectation for my husband’s ceremony. We buried my father 17 years ago had his service here as well as my uncle about 18 months ago. My husband had his first wife’s ceremony here as well. They were spectacular! The attention, the caring, the sympathy and empathy. The details, no pressure! I really felt like they truly cared about me, like a family member would. Love them all!

Lori Erck

McComas was awesome! Could not have found any better organization; very pleased. Kindness, courteous service, professional. Everyone I had contact with was outstanding.

Robert James

Nothing could have improved the services. Everything was perfect.

Jack Mink

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