Richard Gealy got started in the monument business in 1942 when he was only 17 years old, it was really almost a coincidence. Don Groft, a journeyman granite cutter , rented rooms in Richard Gealy's home and thus Richard became interested in Don Groft's work as he travelled to different monument dealers in the area with a portable sandblast room mounted on a trailer.
After serving 3 years in the Navy, Richard worked for Shelly Memorials until 1956, when he went into business for himself in Hermitage, PA.
Gealy Memorials, Inc. has been serving our local community since 1956. As a third generation family owned company, we take pride in creating quality memorials at a fair price. All of the design and engraving is done on location. You will find our workmanship to be outstanding.
For over 60 years, we have installed memorials in all of the local cemeteries. We are familiar with their regulations and rules and work closely with each client.
In 2016 Larry and Betty Gealy have acquired Shelly Memorial Studio, along with their daughter Michelle. Now over 60 years later Gealy Memorials still implements the same compassion, care and attention to detail that Larry's father passed down to him.
This merger completes a circle that began when Larry's father Richard, apprenticed under Warren Shelly in Greenville.