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Our Staff

Honoring the Memories of a Lifetime

 

Staff members of the Buch Family of Funeral Homes are caring and experienced professionals who understand that each family is unique and has personal requests and traditions. These requests and traditions are of utmost importance to our staff of licensed funeral directors.
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Theodore J. Beck Supervisor - Lititz & Funeral Director - Manheim

A seventh generation funeral director, Ted is a graduate of Kutztown State University. He later completed his funeral service education at Northampton Community College.

 

Ted is active in the Lititz Lions Club, the Lititz AMBUCS, the Manheim Historical Society, Manheim Chamber of Commerce, trustee with the Manheim Central Foundation for Educational Enrichment, “MCFEE” and is Past President of the Pennsylvania Funeral Directors Association. Ted and his wife Connie enjoy spending time with their two grown children and grand child.

 

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Aaron S. Abbott Supervisor - Manheim & Licensed Director - Lititz

A central Pennsylvania native, Aaron received a bachelor’s degree from Penn State University and also graduated from the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science. He is a member of the Manheim Lions Club.

Aaron and his wife Shannon live in Manheim with their two children, Allissa and Hunter.

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Paul L. Gardner Supervisor - Mount Joy

A member of the Lancaster County funeral Directors Association, and the Pennsylvania Funeral Directors Association, and its Legislative Committee. Paul received a bachelor degree from West Virginia University, and also graduated from Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science.

He is a member of the Mount Joy Rotary Club, and currently sits on the Mount Joy Chamber of Commerce board and is a trustee for the Milanof-Schock Library in Mount Joy.

A native of Somerset County, Paul volunteered his time to help Flight 93 disaster. He lives locally with his wife Erin and daughter Bethany.

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Adam Kraut Prearrangement Specialist

A licensed funeral director, Adam serves as the Prearrangement Specialist for The Buch Family of Funeral Homes. Adam has a passion for helping families plan for funeral services in advance. Following a personal experience with loss, Adam knew he had to do something to help others avoid the pain and doubt of not knowing what a loved one would have wanted.

 After graduating from the University of Pittsburgh, Adam attended the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science and was licensed in both insurance and funeral service. 


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Kati Rye Funeral Director Intern

Kati will be refining her funeral director skills and assisting with the day-to-day tasks of running a funeral home over the next year during her internship.

 

Kati is a native of Manheim, PA and graduated from Manheim Central High School. She studied at Harrisburg Area Community College and Indiana University of Pennsylvania. After that, she pursued her mortuary degree at Northampton Community College, Bethlehem where she was a member of Sigma Phi Sigma. Kati graduated this past May and will be a licensed funeral director once she completes her internship in July 2018.

 

When she’s not working at the funeral home, Kati enjoys traveling, hiking, spending time with friends and family, especially her nephew, reading a good book and doing anything adventurous. She has a huge love for animals and has volunteered for the Lancaster Humane League.

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Diana Rymar Aftercare Specialist

Diana Rymar is the Aftercare Specialist for The Buch Family of Funeral Homes. Diana has a genuine compassion for others and provides aftercare outreach to families that have been served by the funeral home. Diana is trained to answer questions and offer assistance in dealing with not only the emotional challenges of a loss, but the myriad of practical matters that must be addressed following a death.

Diana is a graduate of Western Carolina University and lives in Manheim Township with her husband Tom and their three children.

Theodore J. Beck

Supervisor - Lititz & Funeral Director - Manheim
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A seventh generation funeral director, Ted is a graduate of Kutztown State University. He later completed his funeral service education at Northampton Community College.

 

Ted is active in the Lititz Lions Club, the Lititz AMBUCS, the Manheim Historical Society, Manheim Chamber of Commerce, trustee with the Manheim Central Foundation for Educational Enrichment, “MCFEE” and is Past President of the Pennsylvania Funeral Directors Association. Ted and his wife Connie enjoy spending time with their two grown children and grand child.

 

Aaron S. Abbott

Supervisor - Manheim & Licensed Director - Lititz
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A central Pennsylvania native, Aaron received a bachelor’s degree from Penn State University and also graduated from the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science. He is a member of the Manheim Lions Club.

Aaron and his wife Shannon live in Manheim with their two children, Allissa and Hunter.

Paul L. Gardner

Supervisor - Mount Joy
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A member of the Lancaster County funeral Directors Association, and the Pennsylvania Funeral Directors Association, and its Legislative Committee. Paul received a bachelor degree from West Virginia University, and also graduated from Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science.

He is a member of the Mount Joy Rotary Club, and currently sits on the Mount Joy Chamber of Commerce board and is a trustee for the Milanof-Schock Library in Mount Joy.

A native of Somerset County, Paul volunteered his time to help Flight 93 disaster. He lives locally with his wife Erin and daughter Bethany.

Adam Kraut

Prearrangement Specialist
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A licensed funeral director, Adam serves as the Prearrangement Specialist for The Buch Family of Funeral Homes. Adam has a passion for helping families plan for funeral services in advance. Following a personal experience with loss, Adam knew he had to do something to help others avoid the pain and doubt of not knowing what a loved one would have wanted.

 After graduating from the University of Pittsburgh, Adam attended the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science and was licensed in both insurance and funeral service. 


Kati Rye

Funeral Director Intern
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Kati will be refining her funeral director skills and assisting with the day-to-day tasks of running a funeral home over the next year during her internship.

 

Kati is a native of Manheim, PA and graduated from Manheim Central High School. She studied at Harrisburg Area Community College and Indiana University of Pennsylvania. After that, she pursued her mortuary degree at Northampton Community College, Bethlehem where she was a member of Sigma Phi Sigma. Kati graduated this past May and will be a licensed funeral director once she completes her internship in July 2018.

 

When she’s not working at the funeral home, Kati enjoys traveling, hiking, spending time with friends and family, especially her nephew, reading a good book and doing anything adventurous. She has a huge love for animals and has volunteered for the Lancaster Humane League.

Diana Rymar

Aftercare Specialist
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Diana Rymar is the Aftercare Specialist for The Buch Family of Funeral Homes. Diana has a genuine compassion for others and provides aftercare outreach to families that have been served by the funeral home. Diana is trained to answer questions and offer assistance in dealing with not only the emotional challenges of a loss, but the myriad of practical matters that must be addressed following a death.

Diana is a graduate of Western Carolina University and lives in Manheim Township with her husband Tom and their three children.