History & Staff
We have years of experience caring for families, from all walks of life. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession, dedicated to excellence in service, and have the highest integrity.
When we sit down with a family, we have just one goal: to create a fitting, memorable and affordable service for their loved one. Together, we explore the wide variety of services and products available, as well as a wealth of creative ideas and suggestions.
Together, we'll design a memorial or funeral service that suits their needs now, and in the future. Families who come to us know that years from now, they will have deep peace-of-mind because in coming to us, they've done their best to honor their loved one.
In 1888 James Randolph Weer opened the Weer Funeral Home on Spout Hill Road in Sykesville. His son C. Harry Weer joined the company about the turn of the century.
The business was moved to the main Street residence of Harry Weer and his wife Beulah soon after their marriage in 1910. When James retired in 1932, Luther Haight started work at the funeral home, married Kathryn Haslup in 1933, and graduated from Eckles Embalming School of Philadelphia in 1937.
A Weer-Haight partnership was formed in 1951 and the Funeral Home was moved to its present location on Route 32 Near Eldersburg in 1958. Harry Weer Haight joined his father as an apprentice in 1960, while still in college.
Harry married Susan Doyle in 1963 and in 1966 he became a partner with his father, Luther. He served as president of Haight Funeral Home & Chapel until his death in 2006. Harry and Susan's son Brian Luther Haight started his apprenticeship in 1984, was licensed in 1987 and is currently a partner and president of Haight Funeral Home & Chapel. After 122 years, this funeral home founded by a father and son continues in that same tradition.
Our funeral home has been serving Carroll, Howard, and Baltimore counties since 1888.
We are dedicated to providing professional, caring services to all families in times of bereavement. Now run by Brian, the funeral home is in its fifth generation.
Harry's wife Susan also works in the business, they had two daughters: Paige Haight Herbert, formerly a Registered Nurse who obtained her funeral director's license in 1997, and is now a full-time director and Jacqueline Haight Guenther, who also works at the funeral home.
All of our funeral directors are members of the National Funeral Directors Association, the Maryland State Funeral Directors Association, and the Tri-County Funeral Directors Association, as well as being active in various church and community organizations.
Our funeral home has been recognized for excellence in the funeral industry, having been selected to the Order of the Golden Rule, an organization dedicated to preserving quality family-run funeral homes.
Our Valued Staff
Brian Luther Haight, President
Brian Luther Haight was born August 9, 1966 in Westminster, MD to Harry Weer and Susan Doyle Haight. He grew up in Sykesville and now resides in Finksburg. Brian is a 1984 graduate of Liberty High School, a 1987 graduate of the mortuary science program at Catonsville Community College, and a 1991 graduate of Western Maryland College with a BA in Economics and Business Administration.
Brian has worked in the funeral business since his high school years. In 1991, he became a partner with his father in the Haight Funeral Home. Like his father, Brian has shown he is adept at both the personal and administrative aspects of the funeral business. He currently serves as Regional Chair for the International Order of the Golden Rule (a professional organization) for Maryland and Washington, DC. He was a past vice-president of the Maryland State Board of Morticians.
Brian is a member of the National Funeral Directors Association, the Maryland State Funeral Directors Association, and the Tri-County Funeral Directors Association. He currently serves as President of the Haight Funeral Home. Brian's community service takes many forms. He is a member of the Fulton J. Sheen Council of Knights of Columbus, St. Joseph Catholic Community. Sykesville-South Carroll Rotary Club and Sykesville-Freedom District Fire Department and serves as Vice-Chairman of the Board of Carroll Community Bank.
Brian keeps busy helping his alma mater. He has served on the Carroll County Student Grant, Young Alumni,Undergraduate Relation and Carpe Diem committees at Western Maryland College, now known as McDaniel College. He was a member of the Carroll Community College Foundation , Carroll Hospice and Episcopal Ministries to the Aging Boards. Brian received an award on October 21, 2001, as Western Maryland College's Alumni of the Year for Professional Achievement.
Harry Weer Haight
Harry Weer Haight was born July 25, 1941 in Baltimore, MD to Luther H. and Kathryn Haslup Haight. He had resided in Sykesville throughout his entire life.
Mr. Haight was a graduate of Sykesville High School, and was a 1963 graduate of Cincinnati College of Embalming in Cincinnati, Ohio. While going to school in Ohio, Harry met Susan Doyle and they married in 1963. They had three children, Susan Paige, Brian Luther, and Jacqueline Lynn.
Harry joined his father in the funeral business in 1963 and became a partner in the Haight Funeral Home in 1966. He served as president of the Haight Funeral Home for many years. His work was a wonderful example of not only providing quality funeral-related services, but more importantly, the understanding and caring nature which helps the families of the Carroll County and surrounding communities in times of bereavement.
Harry was an active member of the National Funeral Directors Association, the Maryland State Funeral Directors association, and the Tri-County Funeral Directors Association.
Mr. Haight gave numerous hours to community services. He was a past-president of the Sykesville Rotary Club, a former member of the Fulton J. Sheen Council of Knights of Columbus, and the Freedom Lodge. Harry was an active member of the St. Joseph's Catholic community. Mr. Haight served on the Board of Directors for the Sykesville Federal Savings Association and the Carroll County Hospital Foundation. He was also past chairman of the South Carroll chapter of the American Heart Association. Mr. Haight was a lifetime member of the Freedom District Fire Department and chaired a capital campaign, which raised funds for the building of the banquet hall facility. Harry who was also known as "Moe" to many passed away on September 28, 2006.
Susan D. Haight, Vice-President
Susan Haight currently serves as Vice-President of the funeral home. She has been active in the community for many years contributing time to helping with various non-profit fundraisers.
Paige Haight Herbert, Director
Paige has been a licensed mortician since 1997. She and her husband have three children and live in the Sykesville area. She was also a registered nurse for many years.
Robert L. Freeman, Director
Robert has worked at the funeral home since 1997. He served his apprenticeship and became a licensed mortician. Bob along with his wife and two children live in Carroll County. He has been active as a volunteer fire fighter for many years.
Dawn F. McDonald, Director
Dawn has been a licensed mortician for almost 25 years. She grew up in Carroll County. She, her husband and daughters live in Carroll County and are actively involved in many sports and school activities.
William R. Davis, III, Director
Bill has been a licensed mortician for almost 25 years. He was a graduate of St. Paul's School and Catonsville Community College. He has lived in the Baltimore area all of his life. He is a member of St. James Episcopal Church, Monkton. He and his family live in Baltimore County.
Roger E. Pickett, Funeral Assistant
Roger has worked at the funeral home for several years. He is a retired plant manager. Roger and his wife live in Carroll County. They have three children. He and his wife are members of St. Paul's United Methodist Church, Sykesville. Roger served in the US Army and is a member of Sykesville American Legion, Post #223.