Harry A. Readshaw, III
President and Licensed Funeral Director
Harry A. Readshaw, III is the President of the Readshaw Funeral Home, Inc. and is a third generation funeral director. Harry was born on August 17, 1941 in Pittsburgh, PA. He is married to Carol Readshaw and has three children and six grandchildren. Harry attended Carrick High School, Duquesne University, the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science and served in the United States Marine Corps.
In 1995, Harry was elected to the State House of Representatives of the 36th Legislative District. His district includes 16th Ward, 17th Ward, 29th Ward and 31st Ward (City of Pittsburgh), Baldwin, Brentwood, Mt. Oliver, West Homestead and Whitehall. His legislative committees include Environmental Resources and Energy, Fish and Game and Professional Licensure. Harry is also the first funeral director in Allegheny County to be recognized as a certified funeral service practitioner in 1981.
He is chairman of the Allegheny County Sanitary Authority, former chairman of the committee on Excellence for Pittsburgh Public Schools and is a member, past president and director of the Carrick Business Association, Carrick Community Council, Pennsylvania Monuments at Gettysburg Project, Past President of Allegheny County League of Municipalities. Harry's many memberships include West Mifflin/ South Hills Rotary Club, F.O.E. Aerie 1520, William D. McIlroy Lodge 758 F & AM, Scottish Rite, Valley of Pittsburgh, Syria Temple AAONMS, Syria Shrine Club South, Conneaut Lake Sportsman's Club, American Legion Post #725, National Welsh Society, Veterans Political Action Committee, St. David's Society of Pittsburgh, Citizens for Neighborhood Schools, United Steelworkers Pensioners Association Homestead District, AARP, Honorary Member F.O.P. Lodge # 91, Gettysburg Battlefield Preservation Association, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania and National Funeral Directors Associations, Marine Corps League, Inc., United States Maglev Development Corporation, The Newsletter of Maj. Gen. John F. Hartranft Camp no. 15, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War and Coraopolis Sportsmen's Club.