“Holding hearts close when it matters the most”
While Olde Towne Funeral Home is a new business, the building itself has been part of the Manassas community for over a century. Baker Funeral Home first operated a funeral business at this location in the 1920’s. For over 80 years, the Baker family served Manassas and the surrounding areas until Clifford and Linda Blasius purchased the business and property in 1979. After almost 20 years, and in celebration of the funeral home’s 100th anniversary, the Blasius family added their name to create Blasius-Baker Funeral Home.
In 1997, Mr. and Mrs. Blasius sold the business to ECI, which was then purchased by SCI, however, the property remained in the family. In 2007, Robert Pierce, owner of Pierce Funeral Home, bought the property from the Blasius family. After many years of sitting empty, Courtney Pierce, his daughter, decided to reopen it as a funeral home once again.
Many of you will remember the historic funeral home from years past. However, once you step inside, you will find a beautiful and bright interior that feels nothing like a traditional funeral establishment, but rather like you walked into someone’s home. We hope this helps families to feel more relaxed and at peace during what can be a very stressful time in their lives.
We look forward to serving your family.
Carla grew up in the Shenandoah Valley in Woodstock, VA. After spending the last 3 years in Northern California and Idaho, Carla has relocated to Manassas.
Prior to that time, Carla spent the last 15+ years working in the medical field, managing several medical practices and in the retirement community. Carla had the pleasure of working in the funeral business 20 years ago and is glad to be back in the business and is looking forward to serving our families.
She has four children and three granddaughters. Carla enjoys camping with her husband, reading, knitting, and spending time with her children, and granddaughters Savannah and Madelyn who live in Bridgewater, VA.
Gabe is one of our funeral associates, who became interested about the funeral business after his family had to bury a loved one. He was born in Fairfax, Virginia and lived most of his life in the Northern Virginia area. He graduated from Osbourn High School in 2019 and is currently pursuing a career in law enforcement. An avid Saints fan, Gabe enjoys visiting New Orleans, admiring the stores in the French Quarter and learning about the history of the beautiful city. In his spare time, Gabe spends his days playing his Bass and Drums and listening to metal music.
Ann was born in Framingham, Massachusetts where she spent most of her adult life. Due to her husband’s job, their family relocated to Manassas, VA in 1998. It was shortly after that she became the Sacristan for All Saints Catholic Church where she served for 17 years until her retirement.
Ann has three children: Kim, David and Sue; and eight grandchildren: Paige, Danielle, Matthew, Caleb, Jacob, Brooke, Morgan and Emerson. She enjoys spending time with her family, walks in the park, and good conversations with friends.