Meet the Hile-Best Staff

Hile-Best Funeral Home located in Seneca, Cranberry Township, Venango County is a partnership owned and operated by licensed funeral directors Tyler J. Best and Christopher M. Hile. Tyler and Chris share the knowledge, experience, and professionalism to handle your loved one’s funeral arrangements with respect, dignity, and compassion.

Christopher M. Hile
Funeral Director

Tyler J. Best
Funeral Director

Tyler J. Best
Tyler is originally from Emlenton, PA. He graduated in 1996 from A-C Valley High School and attended Clarion University, where he earned his Bachelor degree in Business Administration/Accounting in 2000. In 2001, he graduated from the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science. He worked for several years with the Healy-Hahn Funeral Homes, Inc., in the Pittsburgh area. At that time, he had a desire to move back ‘home’ and own a funeral home, where he could focus on providing exceptional care and service to the families that he served. Tyler is a member of the Seneca United Methodist Church, the Cranberry Area Lions Club, serves on the board of directors of the Venango Area Community Foundation, and plays trombone with the Mostly Brass Band. He enjoys working outside, hiking, bicycling, and playing golf when time permits. Tyler and his wife, Kim, reside at the funeral home in Seneca.

Christopher M. Hile
Christopher is originally from Chicora, Butler County. He graduated from Karns City High School, attended Butler County Community College, and graduated from the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science in 1981. Chris shares over 25 years of experience in funeral service in the Emlenton/St. Petersburg areas. Chris is actively involved in the Emlenton Volunteer Ambulance Service, has served as Chief for the Emlenton Volunteer Fire Department, is a past Chief Deputy Coroner with the Clarion County Coroner’s Office, and is a member of the A-C Valley Area Kiwanis Club. He is also the owner of Emlenton Granite Works. He and his wife, Terri, and sons Trevor and Aaron, reside in St. Petersburg, PA.

 
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