Jonathan is a resident of Jane Lew who attended West Virginia University in preparation for his studies at the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science, where he graduated in 2008 as a Licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer, and later became a Licensed Crematory Operator. To develop a comprehensive understanding of the death care industry, he has also worked throughout the state as a preneed funeral consultant, cemetery sales manager, and life insurance agent.
He’s owned and operated Clutter Funeral & Cremation in Buckhannon, and the Alkire Funeral Chapel in Ireland since 2016. He enjoys being involved in the community as a board member of the Strawberry Festival, and member of the Jane Lew Lions Club.
“I’m passionate about helping people during their time of need, and sincerely hope that I can help ease their stress and worry. Since working with Pat and Dottie the last couple years, I’ve enjoyed getting to know the community better and look forward to spending the rest of my career serving the residents of Lewis County and the surrounding areas.”
Pat is a life-long resident of Lewis County, knowing as a young teenager, that he wanted to be a funeral director. He graduated from Lewis County High School, Fairmont College, and John Tyler Community College with a B.S. in Mortuary Science. He has been a licensed funeral director-embalmer for over 40 years. He owned and operated Boyle Funeral Home from 1976-2006 and Floyd Funeral Home from 1996-2006. The foundation of his success was based on living by the Golden Rule, to treat others as he would like others to treat himself.
He’s currently the President of the Lewis County Commission, where he also serves on the Board of Directors of both the WV County Commission Association and the WV Association of Counties. Pat is a member of the St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Weston Rotary, Lewis County Chamber of Commerce, Jane Lew Lions Club, WV Funeral Directors Association, National Funeral Directors Association, and serves on various boards and volunteer organizations.
Pat believes that everyone has God-given talents, and has always enjoyed helping families in their time of need through Funeral Service. His favorite quote is “Funeral Service is not a job. It’s a way of life.” During his brief sabbatical, Pat was missing the pleasure and satisfaction that he felt from helping families on such a personal level. So, he decided to return to Funeral Service and give back to the community by building a state-of-the-art facility in Jane Lew with an on-site crematory, that would serve all of North Central West Virginia. “I truly value the trust that you have placed in me over the years, and it will be my honor and privilege to serve you and your family.”