McCrery & Harra is proud of our professional and experienced staff.
Richard W. Harra, Owner/President - EMAIL
Rick, a lifelong resident of Delaware and the third generation of his family to serve in funeral service, is a graduate of Brandywine High School, the University of Delaware's College of Business and Economics, and Catonsville (MD) Community College's Department of Mortuary Science. Rick started his career at McCrery Funeral Homes in 1978, ultimately purchasing the business from Albert J. McCrery, III in 2008 and in 2011 changing the name to McCrery & Harra Funeral Homes and Crematory. He has served on the Boards of: The Friends of Rockwood Museum, The Cancer Support Community (formerly The Wellness Community), The University & Whist Club, The Old Swedes Foundation, and the Caesar Rodney Rotary Club where he also serves as Chaplain. Rick was twice appointed by Gov. Thomas R. Carper as a professional member of the State of Delaware's Board of Funeral Services. He is a member of St. David's Episcopal Church, Brandywine Hundred, where he volunteers as a Communion Assistant, Eucharistic Visitor, and weekly collection counter. At the Episcopal Diocese of Delaware's 227th annual convention in 2012, Rick was elected to a four year term as a lay member of the Standing Committee of the Diocese, and, in 2015 he served as President of Standing Committee. At the 231st annual convention in January, 2016 he was elected to a six year term as a Trustee of the Episcopal Diocese of Delaware, and also in 2016, he was commissioned as a member of the Transition Committee for the installation of the eleventh Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Delaware. Rick's wife, Amy, also a University of Delaware graduate, helps in the family business and is also proud to be a Registered Nurse, most recently working in geriatric medicine at The Country House. They have one daughter, Anne, who is a student at Washington College in Chestertown, Maryland.
Todd Harra, Vice President - EMAIL
Todd has been with McCrery & Harra since 2004. He is a graduate of Unionville High School and Elon University. Todd graduated summa cum laude from the American Academy McAllister Institute of Funeral Service where he was the recipient of the prestigious Dr. John McAllister Memorial Award. Todd received certification in Advanced Post Mortem Reconstruction from the Fountain National Academy of Professional Embalming Skills. He is the only civilian embalmer in Delaware to have completed APMR certification. Additionally, he is a NFDA Certified Crematory Operator, and licensed in the state of Maryland. Todd Is a member of the Delaware State Funeral Directors Association and the National Funeral Directors Association.
Todd appeared on the cover of the 2008 Men of Mortuaries Calendar, a fundraiser for the KAMM Cares breast cancer foundation. He is a member of the Brandywine Hundred Rotary Club where he is a past president and president of the Devon Civic Association. He also serves on the board of directors for the Marshallton United Methodist School and is a member of the Wilmington Writers Group.
Todd is an Amazon bestselling author having authored two books about the funeral profession. He resides in Wilmington with his family.
Nick Picollelli - EMAIL
Nick is a 1977 graduate of Salesianum School. He is also a graduate of the University of Delaware and Catonsville Mortuary College. He has been a Funeral Director with McCrery & Harra's for over 25 years and is licensed in Delaware and Maryland. Nick is married with two children. He is a member of Holy Angels R. C. Church where he serves as an Extraordinary Minister of the Eucharist. He is also a member of Holy Angles Knights of Columbus, Council 12104
Nicholas Paulson - EMAIL
Nicholas Paulson, raised in Claymont, DE and is a member of Holy Rosary Church and a graduate of the former elementary school. He graduated from Salesianum School in 1981 and graduated from Miami-Dade Community College with an Associate Degree in Funeral Service Education. He has been employed at McCrery & Harra's since 1989. He is a licensed funeral director in Delaware and Pennsylvania.
Nicholas and his wife Eileen were active in the; former sports programs at Holy Rosary Parish, Ashbourne Swim Club and The McAleer School of Irish Dance.
Even after his children have grown, he still volunteers at the North Brandywine Swim League's Championships at Ashbourne where he was instrumental in the NBSL Preliminary/Championships being held at the pool since 1997. He is active with The Broesler School of Irish Dance (locations in DE, NJ & NY) as their sound man/roadie for many of their performances and the Irish Culture Club of Delaware’s Irish Festival(Delaware Feis). His wife is a school nurse for the Christiana School District and is a dance teacher for the Broesler School of Irish Dance. He has two children, Kathleen, a graduate of St. Marks HS and Neumann University and Nicholas, who graduated from Salesianum School also and is now attending the University of Delaware.
Bill Mullin - EMAIL
Bill is a lifelong resident of Wilmington and has worked at McCrery & Harra for over 30 years.
Jeffrey Clark - EMAIL
Born and raised in Wilmington, Jeff joined the staff of McCrery and Harra in May 2006. After two years of college he enlisted in the United States Navy in July 1970. After Boot Camp and Class "A" School he was ordered to Bethesda Naval Hospital where he worked in the Pathology Department. He transferred to the USS FORRESTAL (CV 59) as an Administrative Petty Officer.
In April 1978, he transferred to the Naval Regional Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA as the Leading Petty Officer of the Dental Service. After his tour at the hospital he reported to the USS LEXINGTON (AVT 16), where he was selected as the LEXINGTON'S Sailor of the Year and was advanced to Chief Petty Officer in February 1984.
He was then sent to the Inspector-Instructor Staff of the 14th Medical/Dental Company in Philadelphia, PA. As the first Navy inspector-instructor at the Marine facility, he designed the training platform and criteria for evaluating the operational readiness of the enlisted Navy personnel. He was advanced to Senior Chief 1986.
He then attended the Senior Enlisted Academy in Newport, RI and after completing the curriculum was sent to the National Naval Medical Center, National Naval Dental Center, Bethesda, MD as the Senior Enlisted Advisor. He was advanced to Master Chief in May of 1990 and was selected as the Command Master Chief. He worked directly for the Commanding Officer and was responsible for the training and readiness of all enlisted personnel at the Command. He was also responsible for their deployment in support of Operation Desert Storm.
Jeff holds a Master's Degree in Hospital Administration and resides in Wilmington, DE.
Kyle Greenamoyer - EMAIL
A graduate from Delaware Military Academy, class of 2007, Kyle is a lifelong resident of Wilmington. He currently is attending the American Academy of McAllister Institute of Funeral Service.
Rev. Holly Clark-Porter - EMAIL
Holly has been working with McCrery & Harra as a funeral celebrant since 2014 and began full-time in 2015. She graduated summa cum laude from Schreiner University in Kerrville, Texas where she was a Hatton W. Sumners Scholar and student body president. She earned a Masters in Divinity from Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, with a focus on ethics and homiletics & liturgy. She was the recipient of the Charles L. King preaching award. In addition to being ordained as a minister in the PC(USA), she is certified as an InSight Life Celebrant for families who do not wish to have a religious celebration of life. Holly believes strongly that helping families find hope and the peace to grieve, through a meaningful service, is of the utmost importance, be it a religious or non religious service.
Holly serves as the pastor of First Presbyterian Church of Delaware City. She also is on the Mission Development Committee of the New Castle Presbytery.
Holly, her spouse Kaci, and their dog Hazel moved to Delaware in 2013 from Austin, Texas. They enjoy camping, hiking, being foodies, and exploring this side of the country! They have a new-found love of WaWa, the Blue Hens, and the beautiful Delaware Fall.
Anne Rowan, Advanced Planning Consultant - EMAIL
Anne M. Rowan is an experienced counselor of over 25 years who works with families in the area of advanced planning for final arrangements. She gives seminars for a wide variety of community organizations.
Ms. Rowan has a Bachelor of Arts in French from Chestnut Hill College and a Master's Degree in Counseling from Seattle University. For 5 years she was a chaplain at St. Joseph's Hospital in Lancaster and began her career in funeral service at the Groff Funeral Home there. She had been at the Oliver H. Bair Funeral Homes in Philadelphia for over 14 years and came to Wilmington in 1995 where she was employed by Funeral Services of DE until January, 2005. She continues her valuable service at the McCrery & Harra Funeral Homes and Crematory.
Ron Mulhern - EMAIL
Ronald L. Mulhern, a funeral director with us since September 15, 1971, retired on May 31, 2013 after a distinguished career and commitment to funeral service.
A lifelong resident of Delaware, Ron is the son of the late Francis and the late Alma Mulhern. He was raised in the Willow Run neighborhood and graduated in 1969 from Conrad High School. Ron received his mortuary science degree in 1972 from the American Academy - McAllister Institute of Funeral Service, located in Manhattan.
Funeral service has truly been Ron’s vocation and he has always taken a personal interest in the hundreds of families he has served over his 42 year career, and he has served with distinction.
Ron is looking forward to spending his retirement years in Lewes, DE where he has had a summer residence for many years. Proud to be a member of the LGBT community, Ron has volunteered for AIDS Walk, DE and other causes in the gay community.
Although currently living in Sussex County, Ron remains available to serve families who continue to request him.
Michele Stecklair - EMAIL
Michele has been at McCrery & Harra since 2005. She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Science in Economics and has a Master of Science in Taxation from Widener University. She lives in West Chester with her husband and two sons.
Vicki Dorsey - EMAIL
A life-long resident of Delaware, Vicki worked as an administrator for various health care facilities in the Wilmington area for thirteen years prior to coming to McCrery & Harra. Vicki began at McCrery & Harra as a hostess for night time viewings in 2008, and came on full time as an administrative assistant in 2013. She enjoys spending her free time with her two grandchildren, Garrett and Gemma.
Peter Keller - EMAIL
Pete is a long time employee of McCrery & Harra Funeral Homes and Crematory.
Michael Denhardt - EMAIL
A Kansas native and University of Alabama alumnus, Michael lived throughout the Midwest and South before settling in Wilmington with his wife and two children. He is currently studying funeral service at the American Academy McAllister Institute.