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.
As the firm nears 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.