Jonathan R. Sheetz
Jonathan R. "Jon" Sheetz is the son of Mary H. and the late Gerald R. Sheetz. He is married to Donna McNamara Sheetz; together they have three sons, Peter, Stephen and James, and reside in Mount Joy.
Jon was raised in the current funeral home location and made his entry into funeral service at the age of 14 when he volunteered to assist his father on New Year’s Eve. He is a 1977 graduate of Donegal High School and is a 1985 graduate of Boston College. In 1986, he received an Associate in Funeral Service from the New England Institute, Boston and was licensed in Pennsylvania in 1987.
Jon brings extensive experience in funeral service, having worked for funeral homes during his high school years, as well as in Boston and Lancaster prior to joining his father in 1986. He is proud to be the fourth generation of Sheetz family members to be involved in an industry providing personal services in a time of need. He is steadfast on his belief that “Support” after the funeral is just as important as the support given during the time of the services. His belief in the Family Advocacy (Support) Program at the Sheetz Funeral Home has greatly influenced the meaning of Full Service Funeral Home. The program is under the guidance of Joan Rutt, a very capable counselor whose reputation as a “family advocate” has made her an integral part of the Sheetz Funeral Home staff.
Jon is steadfast in his values of keeping the wishes of the family members first in mind. A conservative minded individual himself, Jon believes in keeping funeral costs as affordable as possible. Each service is independent of the other due to itemization of changes. Costs can be managed with minor charges, which he will openly suggest and share with clients.
“In funeral service today, “Service” in conjunction with the support and assistance the funeral home can return to the community it serves, is paramount to the success of that business.”
He is an ardent fly fisher and enjoys family time with his sons, siblings and in-laws.