Mark A. Schneider - Licensed Funeral Director, Embalmer, & Owner
Mark A. Schneider, licensed funeral director and embalmer, is the owner of the funeral home. Born in Cincinnati, Mark was raised in Fairborn, Ohio. He attended The University of Cincinnati prior to completing his education at the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science. He came to Crawford County upon completing the requirements for licensure, accepting the position of manager at the Crestline location of Snyder & Kubach Funeral Homes.He became owner of the Crestline funeral home in 1977, changing the name to his own, which had been a tradition in the area for many years. Working with Bob Beck to provide for his retirement, Mark purchased the business of the Robert F. Beck Funeral Home, Crestline, in 1980. Bob retained the property of the West Bucyrus Street Funeral Home, which remains in the Beck family today. In 1984, Earl M. Kubach sold his Galion funeral home to Mark, thus making it possible for Earl to pursue retirement. Mark A. Schneider has been committed to his community. He has served on the boards of the former Crestline Memorial Hospital, MedCentral Health Systems Foundation Board and currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Galion Community Hospital. Trained in the recovery of eye tissue for donation, Mark has been an enucleater for over 20 years and has served as chairman on the Board of Directors of the Central Ohio Lions Eye Bank for many years. He is a member of both the Ohio and National Funeral Directors Associations. Mark is also a licensed preneed insurance agent. Mark is a life-long Catholic and a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Crestline. He has traveled abroad with People to People International, serving as a Citizen Ambassador to China in 1992. His interests include bicycling and photography.
Christy A. Linton - Advanced Funeral Planner Licensed Funeral Director & Embalmer
Christy Linton was born and raised in Galion and graduated from Galion High School in 1996. Christy attended Heidelberg College and is a 1999 graduate of the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science. She is a licensed funeral director and embalmer and served her apprenticeship with Mark A. Schneider Funeral Home. Christy is the Advanced Funeral Planner and a part of the Continued Care Program at the funeral home. Our Continued Care Program is designed to help families in the days following their loved one's service. She is a member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Galion, and has served on the Parish Council. She is a member of Kiwanis International in Galion. Christy is married to her husband, Wesley, and they have two German Shepherds. In her free time, Christy enjoys reading, exercising, boating, and deer hunting with her husband, Wes.
Ed Wirick - Advanced Funeral Planner Licensed Funeral Director & Embalmer
Ed Wirick was born and raised in Crestline and graduated from Crestline High School. He attended the Ohio State Mansfield Branch and was a 1999 graduate of the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science. He served his apprenticeship at the Mark A. Schneider Funeral Home.
Ed has been a lifelong member of St. Joseph Catholic Church of Crestline. He is also a member of the Crestline Kiwanis Club, Crestline Lions Club, and Knights of Columbus MSG, Leo W. Frye Council #2642, Crestline. He has served on the Crestline Civil Service Commission as well.
Ed is excited to be back at the funeral home and to serve the communities of Crestline and Galion.