Why have we become Chambersburg's Preferred funeral home since 1983? Our families say it best in their own words below:
Very often when we consumers are unhappy with a service we have received, we are quick to complain and let our dissatisfaction be known to all who will listen. But when we receive excellent and outstanding service, we usually take it for granted and make no mention of it to anyone. This time, I am going to express my appreciation.
From the time Adam and Jeremy walked into my Dad’s humble home <after he died> on Sunday evening, until Chad closed the door on the hearse at the graveside Friday afternoon, we were treated with the greatest courtesy and respect. Chad met with us to plan the funeral and was so helpful in offering suggestions, always considerate of our wishes in every area. Adam did an outstanding job preparing Dad for the viewing. At the viewing, Bunk was his usual charming self, so thoughtful, helping in every way he could. We so appreciated Tom and Tommy interrupting their busy day to pay their respects. We really felt special.
My uncle died the same day as my Dad. His family did not choose Geisel for their funeral arrangements. This afforded us the opportunity to observe two different funeral homes back-to-back. You can be proud of the dignity and professionalism with which you conducted yourselves in carrying out your responsibilities. First class!!
We want you all to know how very pleased we were with service you provided to our family. You reach people at a very sad and vulnerable time, and the kindness and caring that you show is much appreciated by everyone. Keep doing what you do the way you do it. Our sincere thanks for everything."
N. Heckman - For the Glenn Wingert Family.
"There is no other funeral home I will ever use but Geisel's. The staff can be proud of how comfortable they make you feel in those times of stress and loss." -T. Napier, Fayetteville
"They are the nicest and kindest people to work with. Every detail was perfect and taken care of. They provided our family with an outstanding service for my father. I recommend them highly. They are very caring and show such compassion to the families. The staff was unbelievable. Everything we requested was handled. Great people to work with." -L. Weldon, Camp Hill
"We were so pleased with our experience with Geisel's. Losing our 42-year old daughter was devastating for the entire family, but it was something we had to work through and their help made those days easier. We recommend them most highly." -D. Wood, Chambersburg
"The Geisel Funeral Home staff was wonderful during such a stressful time. We had many logistical problems due to snow storms, cancelled plane flights, and general problems getting family here. It was 8 days before we could give Mom a service. The staff guidance helped make a very sad time easier for all of us." - D. Strand-Miller, Chambersburg
"Everything exceeded our expectations. I felt the deceased deserved the highest and best care, which was above and beyond our expectations." -H. Bricker, Chambersburg
"The Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home and their staff are absolutely terrific. I was so pleased with everything." - J. Stenger, Chambersburg
"This was my first experience of losing a loved one and making decisions at at time of grieving. Chad and Jeremy were very helpful and I appreciated their help immensely. Earnie also did a wonderful job with the service. Heartfelt thanks." - K. Clopper, Chambersburg
"The staff at Geisel Funeral Home in Chambersburg, PA could not have been nicer or more helpful in our time of need. We will certainly use them again, should the need arise. Many Thanks." C. McNew, Chambersburg
"Our mother wanted her service to be just as our Daddy's service and they did everything possible to honor her wishes. Our main contact was Chad Starliper and he was very professional, but very caring and kind. He is an asset to their business. Our family was concerned about having a viewing because of our Mom's weight loss, but she was beautiful for our family and friends. She looked like an angel." -Family of Gladys Fix, Fayetteville
"We were very pleased with how professional and compassionate the Geisel F.H. conducted my mother's arrangements. My mother's situation was different because her body was prepared by Geisel, but her viewing, funeral, and burial were in a different county. Geisel was very accomodating with all these circumstances." -E. Snyder, Chambersburg
"We have always found the deceased to "well presented." I attended another funeral in another facility that presented the worst deceased I've ever seen. Never saw that at Geisel's. Compassionate care. Not high pressure sales. Patient. Ability to handle large attendance." - D. Sollenberger, Chambersburg
"Thank you for being so kind and professional. It makes it a lot easier." -K. Stoutamyer, Fayetteville
"We were treated with respect and concern. (The most memorable thing about our experience) was the concern of the staff that everything was as we requested." -D. McNew, Chambersburg
"Thank you very much. Your reputation stands tall. Best regards to Tommy." -L. Richardson, Annadale, VA
"I would highly recommend this funeral home. I and my family are very pleased we had the opportunity to meet those involved. (The most memorable thing about our experience) was prompt service, courtesy, and demeanor of all involved. I was amazed at how professional the director was." D. Small, Chambersburg
"Each member of the staff that we encountered was caring and sincere as well as helpful. Chad made sure that everything went smoothly. At this most difficult time it was very comforting to work with Geisel Funeral Home and have peace of mind that they were handling all that needed to be done. Every aspect of the arrangements and service was handled with detail and professionalism." -B. Knepper, Chambersburg
"My mother was transported from my home and the attendants who came for her were very compassionate and professional. The other staff at the funeral home were just as pleasant to deal with . They really help in every way possible. We have dealt with this funeral home before and find them to be very honest and willing to help in every way possible. -B. Bishop, Chambersburg
"Everything was wonderful! The staff were very helpful and everything went smoothly. Thanks!" - E. Creager, St. Thomas
"With sincere appreciation at a time when it was most needed. Compassionate and professional care." -M. Evangelista, Chambersburg
"Jeremy Shoemaker is a credit to his profession. He was extremely well organized and explained things fully and answered all questions satisfactorily. Thorough and complete." -A.J. Yancoskie, Fayetteville