Who We Are
Our professional staff has years of experience caring for families from all walks of life. We are leaders in our profession, with dedication to service and professional integrity.
When we sit down with a family, our shared goal is to create a fitting, memorable and affordable service for their loved one. We offer them a wide variety of services and products, 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.
Arthur A. Bryan held several joint ownerships of funeral homes in Zanesville since 1940. In 1965, he set out on his own, building a new funeral home facilitiy at the current location of 2318 Maple Ave. With over 50 years of funeral directing service, Arthur died July 19, 1987.
Thomas A. Bryan, son of Arthur, gained ownership of the buisness in 1977 following his father's retirement, and continued the funeral home's operation. In 1997, he sold the business and property to Carriage Funeral Services. Upon his retirement, funeral director Dan Snider's name was added to the funeral home in 2006. Dan had been with the Bryan family since 1984.
Jeffrey Hardwick, Funeral Director, Managing Partner
Jeff is the son of Jack and Ann (Finan) Hardwick and has four younger brothers, Greg, Tony, Lance & Ryan. He graduated from St. Thomas Parochial elementary school, Bishop Rosecrans Parochial High School, Ohio University at Zanesville and Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science.
Jeff has been in funeral service in the Zanesville area since 1979. He has three children, Chase, Megan & Jenna. He is a 7th Degree Grand Master Black Belt karate instructor, having trained over 42 years, teaches at Ohio University at Zanesville and the Coszacks Karate Club. Jeff is the current Commodore of the Zanesville Yacht Club, Past President of the Zanesville Kiwanis Club, Past Vice President of the Zanesville Jaycees, Member of the Noon Rotary club, member of St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church having served on both the school board & the Parish council, 3rd Degree Knights of Columbus council #505, and past president of The Ohio Funeral Directors Assoc. Dist.#13, member Ohio Funeral Directors Association, Ohio Embalmers Association and is a remote surgical technician for the Central Ohio Lions Eye Bank and the Harvard Medical School Brain Bank.
In addition to his martial arts training, Jeff enjoys boating, motorcycle riding, snowboarding, wakeboarding, weight lifting, golf, fishing, movies and plays. He resides in Zanesville along the beautiful Muskingum River with his fiancé, Dena Findeiss Paul, who is a local florist.
Daniel J. Snider, Funeral Director, Embalmer
Dan began his career as a Funeral Director when he graduated from Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science in 1980, where he was awarded the Ohio Embalmers Award for Excellence. He decided on Funeral Service after working several years part-time at a local funeral home while working night shift full-time stocking shelves at a grocery store. Dan joined Bryan Funeral Home in May of 1984. Helping plan a special service of remembrance, customized to each families wishes is one of the ways Dan feels he can help families and friends memorialize their loved one. He feels a great deal of satisfaction when families tell him he has made this difficult time a little easier.
Dan is the eldest of eight siblings. He married Charlotte M. Harkness on September 2, 1983. She was a nurse for over 30 years at Good Samaritan Medical Center and now works for Quality Care Partners in Disease Management. They are the parents of three sons Devin, Adam and Kyle.
He enjoys spending time with his family and friends and traveling whenever possible. Dan and his family are active members of St. Nicholas Catholic Church where he and Charlotte are Eucharistic Ministers. Dan is also a member of the Mt. Olive Cemetery Committee and the of Knights of Columbus, Central Ohio Lions Eye Bank, Ohio Funeral Directors Association, National Funeral Directors Association, Ohio Embalmers Association and Catholic Social Services Advisory Board. Dan and Charlotte are also active supporters of Genesis Hospice and Palliative Care by participating in the Zaney Follies for over 23 years. Charlotte is a member of the Board at Rambo Memorial Health Clinic.
Dan is looking forward to many more years of continued service at the Bryan & Snider Funeral Home.
Kenneth K. Reigle, Funeral Director, Emblamer
Ken graduated Summa Cum Laude from the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science in 1979 and was the recipient of the A.J. Nunnamaker award for the highest scholastic achievement and exemplary student citizenship. His interest in funeral service began at an early age, but did not manifest until after working as an EMT for a private ambulance company along side as a surgical technician during college.
He has served Bryan & Snider Funeral Home for 25 years and enjoys the latest trends in funeral service. For him, the ability to customize a service unique to one's own life is both challenging and rewarding. He also enjoys the technology that allows us to create so many different things to provide this type of personalized service.
Ken is married to Jo Ann (Dingey), who recently retired after a long career with the Social Security Administration. Together they have 3 grown daughters and 5 grandchildren.
In his spare time, Ken enjoys outdoor activities such as boating, camping, fishing and campfires with friends and family. He has an extensive background and interest in community involvement such as, Scouting, Big Brothers & Sisters, and has served as treasurer and vice president of the Zanesville Sertoma Club. He was named the 2005 Sertoman of The Year by the Zanesville Sertoma Club. He also holds such professional memberships as the Ohio Funeral Directors Association, National Funeral Directors Association, Ohio Embalmers Association, and the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science Foundation.
Dan Scheffler, Funeral Assistant
Dan Scheffler retired from Anchor Glass Container (Zanesville Mold) after 40 years of service. He is a member of Trinity Lutheran Church assisting in several church activities. Dan enjoys woodworking, golfing, fishing and watching a variety of sports. He has been working as a Funeral Assistant and Ambassador at Bryan & Snider since 2006. Each year Dan and his wife, Norma spend much of the winter in Florida. Dan is a lifelong resident of Zanesville, attending Zanesville High school and Ohio University Zanesville (OUZ). He is a proud Father, Grandfather and Great-Grandfather and is a natural helper and gets great satisfaction from assisting families in their time of need.
Maryanna Fenton, Ambassador
Maryanna has been working with Bryan and Snider since 2007. She is very involved with the Zanesville community serving on several boards including the Genesis Advisory Board, the Board of Directors of the Zanesville Welfare Organization and Goodwill Industries, Inc., the Board of Trustees of the Zanesville Day Nursery, a member of the Zanesville Museum of Art, Beaux Arts Club , Meadow-Vale Garden Club and the Zanesville Women’s Club. She is also a member of Grace United Methodist Church, Nancy Hagan Circle and other church committees.
Maryanna was married for 49 years, to Assistant Fire Chief and former Mayor Jack Fenton who passed away in 2006. She has three children, Jane Trent; Stephen and Michael Fenton; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren, all of whom are very dear to her. She enjoys reading, gourmet cooking, interior decorating and traveling. She is always ready to assist families and makes them feel welcome with her smile and warm greetings.
Alice Shirer, Ambassador
Alice, lives near Sonora, Ohio where she enjoys farming, raising mostly Cattle. She retired from the Grange Insurance Company and the General Adjustment Bureau (GAB). Alice enjoys music and in particular singing. For the past several years she has been singing alto with the Greater Zanesville Singers and the Traveling Country Church Choir. She is a member of the Senora United Methodist Church and has had Dalmatians in her life for more than 50 years, most recently Dottie, who passed away in 2008.
Alice has been working as Ambassador at the Bryan & Snider Funeral Home since 2010 and remains active with her High School Friends and has assisted with the Zanesville High School (Lash) class reunion.
At the funeral home, Alice is always ready to help anyone in need and enjoys visiting with guests and reconnecting with friends.
Caribeth Legats, Ambassador
Caribeth is an Ambassador at Bryan & Snider funeral home. She was born and raised in Akron, Ohio. She retired in 2005 after 24 years of teaching Severe Behavior Handicapped Children for the Zanesville City Schools. Prior to moving to Zanesville, she taught at Cuyahoga Falls H.S. and the University of Akron. Caribeth earned a Bachelors of Science. in Health, Physical Education and Recreation from the University of Akron, a Masters in Education from Marygrove College in Detroit, Michigan. Her husband Ken Legats served 31 years as Superintendent of the Starlight Programs, beginning in 1969 until his death in 2000.
Caribeth is very active in the Zanesville community she serves as the Probate Court appointment to the Starlight Program Board and is now serving as Vice President. She is a member of the Daybreak Rotary Club where she was Rotarian of the Year in 2006-2007 and received an Outstanding Service Award in 2008 for her work on the development of the Miracle League Facility. She is also the Past Regent (President) and a thirty-one year member of the Daughters of the American Revolution; a past Elder at First Christian Church, Founder of the Muskingum Association for Children with Learning Disabilities in 1973. She is honored to serve as the Vice President of the Zanesville Day Nursery, a Woman of the Year Award Winner, Christ Table Board Member, Corresponding Secretary of Delta Kappa Gamma and a member of the Pilot Club International and Salvation Army Auxiliary. Caribeth was honored with the Genesis Community Service Award in 2012.
Caribeth is the Mother of two sons Mark and Michael, a daughter-in-law Jenny and step-grandmother to three boys, Levi, Garrett and Wyatt.
Sandy Grizzard, Ambassador
Sandy came to the funeral home as an Ambassador in 2011. She retired from Merrill Lynch in 2008 after 13 years of service, prior to that she worked in banking for 25 years. Since retiring Sandy has been active in the community. She is on the board of the Zanesville Daybreak Rotary club and Zanesville Day Nursery and a member at First Christian Church. When she is not volunteering you may see Sandy walking at the mall, knitting or gardening.
Sandy has four children; Leisa Anne Graham, Gail Lynne McGee, Andrew Scott Graham and Matthew Graham. She is the proud grandmother of 7 and Great grandmother of 3.
Sandy's daughter Gail has been to Haiti 22 times in 2007, Gail applied to become Maxs' guardian and also got him a Visa so that she could bring him to America to study and experience the cultures of the United States. Just prior to his scheduled return the earthquake that devastated much of Haiti destroyed Max’s home. His visa has been extended, and Max hopes to graduate from high school prior to his scheduled return in 2013.