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.

Our Roots Run Deep...

In 1911, Edward Etzweiler purchased a furniture store and mortuary in Wrightsville, Pennsylvania. In 1928, his son, Marlyn, expanded the family business and opened a funeral home in York. In 1962, the Wrightsville funeral home was moved to its present location at 700 Hellam Street.

The York community response to the firm's caring attention grew steadily. During the Second World War, Marlyn Etzweiler purchased the former home of J.A. Singer, heir to the Singer Sewing Machine Company. The firm is still located at 1111 East Market Street.

The York and Wrightsville funeral homes were owned and operated by Marlyn Etzweiler until his death in 1976. At that time, his son, M. Robert (Bob) Etzweiler assumed the ownership and operational management of the firm.

With over 100 years of service, the fourth generation of the Etzweiler family is currently involved in the family business. Bob's three children; Ashlee, Shannon, and Robb are an integral part of the firm's service to families.

Today, the Etzweiler Funeral Home and Cremation Service is proud to remain locally owned and family operated and has very professional and qualified staff.

Staff members at the Etzweiler Funeral Home and Cremation Service are active in many local civic groups and organizations on both state and national levels. The firm is proud to be a member, by invitation, of Selected Independent Funeral Homes.

As it was in 1911, it is our continued desire to serve families with the same compassion and professionalism that has become a hallmark of Etzweiler Funeral Home and Cremation Service.

Our Valued Staff

  • M. Robert Etzweiler

    M. Robert Etzweiler, Owner and Licensed Funeral Director, Supervisor of Etzweiler Funeral Home - York

  • Ashlee  Etzweiler

    Ashlee Etzweiler, Licensed Funeral Director

  • Shannon  Etzweiler-Kapsak

    Shannon Etzweiler-Kapsak, Licensed Funeral Director

  • Rodney  Beck

    Rodney Beck, Licensed Funeral Director, Supervisor of Etzweiler Funeral Home - Wrightsville

  • Larry  Gay

    Larry Gay, Licensed Funeral Director

  • Rodney  Gnau

    Rodney Gnau, Licensed Funeral Director

  • Chad Lutz

    Chad Lutz, Licensed Funeral Director

  • Adelyn  Rotz

    Adelyn Rotz, Licensed Funeral Director

  • James  Smith

    James Smith, Licensed Funeral Director

  • Michael  Baublitz

    Michael Baublitz, Pre Arrangement Counselor and Licensed Funeral Director

  • Andrea  Etzweiler

    Andrea Etzweiler, Funeral Associate

  • Robb  Etzweiler

    Robb Etzweiler, Funeral Associate

  • Ryan Botterbusch

    Ryan Botterbusch, Funeral Assistant

  • H. Andrew

    H. Andrew "Drew" Dreyer Jr., Funeral Associate

  • John  Gilbert

    John Gilbert, Funeral Associate

  • Patricia  Jacoby

    Patricia Jacoby, Funeral Associate

  • Linda  Kline

    Linda Kline, Funeral Associate

  • Fred Reinholtz

    Fred Reinholtz, Funeral Assistant