Peter 'Skip' Urban honored with association's highest honor



Contact: Mark McSweeney
Interim Executive Director
(512) 334-5504 
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For Immediate Release


INDIANAPOLIS, IN, APRIL 27, 2020 – The International Order of the Golden Rule (OGR) is proud to announce Peter “Skip” Urban of Urban Funeral Home in Ambler, PA as the recipient of the 2020 Golden Light Award. OGR is the world’s leading professional association dedicated to making independent funeral homes exceptional. The Golden Light Award is the association’s highest honor, and it recognizes an individual who has made specific, meritorious contributions to society through his or her profession, community or field of voluntary service as career achievements.

Skip is a second-generation Funeral Director in Ambler, Pennsylvania. He and his wife Dolores have been members of OGR for over 30 years. They have attended many of OGR’s educational conferences including regionals, Internationals, and special purpose symposiums. Skip became very active with OGR by serving on committees, the board of directors, and going up the chairs to be President of the association in 2016. Professionally, he is also a member of the National Funeral Directors Association, the Pennsylvania Funeral Directors Association, and a past president of the Montgomery County Funeral Directors Association.

Skip has always contributed to his community and serves wherever he is able. He serves on the Board of Trustees of the Ambler Savings Bank where he serves as Chairmen of the personnel committee and St. Alphonsus Church where he serves as lector. He is a 4th degree member of the Knights of Columbus Notre Dame Council and a former member of the Board of Directors for the YMCA. In 2013 Skip was given the Citizen of The Year by the Lower Gwynedd Township. Skip is a dedicated and passionate member of the Wissahickon Fire Company in Ambler. He joined in 1975 and served as Fire Chief and Firefighter since 1980. He is a member of the International Fire Chiefs Association and a life member of the Montgomery County Fire Chiefs Aid Association. He joined the Ambler Rotary Club in 1995 and served on the board of directors before being elected President in 2003. He is a multiple Paul Harris Fellow and actively supports many community Rotarian events.

Skip and his wife Dolores have three children and three grandchildren. His eldest son Peter, Jr. continues the legacy of service by currently serving on OGR’s Board of Directors.

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