Testimonials


Michael was so VERY helpful with everything.I didn't know what to do and Michael took care of everything for me.He even mafr sure that the military was their for my Husband.I can't thank him enough without Michael I couldn't have done this.He made the worst time of my life a whole lot easier
Everything was exactly like Dan would have wanted it. Michael also went out of his way to walk me thur many things that I didn't knpw.I will forever be Greatful to Michael. Best. The name truely fits him
Thank you Michael for Everything you did for me

Kelly Isabella
November 11, 2020

Michael was such a caring person. Michael made the hardest thing I ever had to do alot easier. He did so much for me and my children things that I didn't even know that needed to be done.He even had the Navy at the church to give my Husband a Military Honor. Michael. Really went out of his way for me. He is one of the nicest guys I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. He is still helping me even months after. I can't thank him enough for all he has done. If you ever need to have a loved one buried.I would highly recommend you call Michael. Thank You so very much.

Kelly Isabella
March 29, 2020

Though we didn’t use Cieslak & Tatko for my mom’s funeral since her family and friends are mostly in Elizabeth, I would have contacted Mike in a heartbeat for him to have taken care of all of our needs. My mom knew Mike and really liked him and would have approved. She always referred to him as our undertaker friend 😉

Diana Lynn
March 18, 2020

I just wanted to express my thanks again to Mr. Michael Best for making the funeral arrangements, and making it so easy in our times of need. God bless you. Lenny, myself and Teresa will never forget you.
Take care The Bidoli Family

Donna Bidoli
October 29, 2019

Dear Michael,
Thank you for your compassion as we mourned the loss of our mother. Your support and kindness was such a comfort to us. You made us feel like family just as you did when we entrusted our father’s funeral to you. The service was perfect, and you carried out our mother’s wishes in every way.
The Kondrot Family

Christine Kondrot
July 18, 2018

Michael, I’ve served in ministry for over 30 years and never have I met a more compassionate, loving funeral director. You listened to stories, shed tears with us, and entered into our family’s loss with such empathy. Every detail of my Mom’s arrangements were attended to within our comfort level- even the day after your surgery! Thank you for your willingness to minister to families during such a painful time in life.

Kathy Rexroad, daughter of Dollie Patterson
December 20, 2017

Twice in the last ten months we were in need of Michael's services. My husband and I could not have entrusted his mother's and my father's funerals to any one more caring and helpful. Michael's friendly, relaxed manner made it so much easier, both times, to get through very stressful situations. Kristie's help with contacting pension and insurance companies was also appreciated. Thank you so much.

Linda and Ken Mann
December 9, 2017

Mike thank you for making a very difficult loss and tough decision making process easier. You were so gentle and made our entire family comfortable. God gifted you with compassion that ensured our mother would be honored properly. You and your staff were thoughtful and there for us through the entire celebration of mom's life . We will be eternally grateful to you and feel we have a new friend.
— Cindy Campbell (Daughter of Dollie Patterson)
September 10, 2017

Cindy Campbell (Daughter of Dollie Patterson)
September 10, 2017

I have never had such great service from 1 of the best funeral directors in the Pittsburgh Area. Carl Smith is outstanding and I am so glad he is part of your staff. His attention to detail and compassion are unsurpassed. Carl, truly has a calling to help families and that he did with our family. I have never felt so at home while dealing with my loved ones loss then with professionals such as Carl and Kristi.

Joyce
March 23, 2016

Mike and his staff could not have made this difficult process any easier on us. He thought of everything for us when we weren't able to remember. My grandmother looked beautiful. Everyone went far beyond what I have ever expected. Thank you Mike. Greatfully Pam

Pamela Hickey
November 12, 2015

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