Meet Our Staff

Our staff provides excellent funeral planning services.

We have years of experience caring for families from all walks of life, cultures and faiths. Our unsurpassed staff and our family provide kind, caring, professional service. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession who are dedicated to excellence in service, adhere to the highest funeral industry standards, and have exceptional integrity. We consistently earn phenomenally high customer satisfaction survey results.

Our licensed, professional staff is here for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Please call 740-452-8466 anytime. We will even come to you to make arrangements in the comfort of your home.

Prompt, compassionate service is always just a phone call away, where and when you need it.


Jeffrey  Hardwick, CFSP

Jeffrey Hardwick, CFSP

Certified Funeral Service Practitioner, Funeral Director, Embalmer, Celebrant, Managing Partner

Jeff is the son of Jack and Ann (Finan) Hardwick and has four younger brothers, Greg, Tony, Lance and 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 worked in funeral service in the Zanesville area since 1979. He has three children, Chase, Megan and Jenna. He is a 8th Degree Grand Master Black Belt karate instructor, having trained over 46 years, and 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 the Zanesville Country Club, and member of St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, having served on both the school board and the Parish Council. He is also treasurer of 3rd Degree Knights of Columbus Council #505, past president of the Ohio Funeral Directors Association District #13, Current Southeast Regional Director for the Ohio Funeral Directors Association as well as a member of the Ohio Funeral Directors Association, the Ohio Embalmers Association, the National Funeral Directors, a CFSP (Certified Funeral Service Practitioner) with an award of distinction from the Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practice, a Certified Celebrant, and served as a remote surgical technician for the Central Ohio Lions Eye Bank for over 25 years and currently serves as a remote surgical technician for the Harvard Medical School Brain Bank.

In addition to martial arts, Jeff enjoys boating, motorcycle riding, snowboarding, wake-boarding, weightlifting, golf, fishing and watching movies. He resides in Zanesville along the beautiful Muskingum River with his fiancé, Dena Findeiss Paul, who is a local florist.

Email: Jeff.Hardwick@BryanHardwickFH.com


Daniel  J. Snider

Daniel J. Snider

Funeral Director, Embalmer

Dan began his career as a Funeral Director when he graduated in 1980 from The Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science, 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 a 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 ones. 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.

Dan enjoys spending time with his family and friends and traveling whenever possible. He 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, the Knights of Columbus, the Central Ohio Lions Eye Bank, the Ohio Funeral Directors Association, the National Funeral Directors Association, the Ohio Embalmers Association, and the Catholic Social Services Advisory Board. Dan and Charlotte are also active supporters of Genesis Hospice and Palliative Care and have participated 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 & Hardwick Funeral Home.

Email: Dan.Snider@BryanHardwickFH.com


Kenneth  K. Reigle

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 he worked as an EMT for a private ambulance company alongside as a surgical technician during college.

He has served Bryan & Hardwick Funeral Home for 30 years and enjoys the latest trends in funeral service. For him, the ability to customize a service unique to a person's 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 three grown daughters and five 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 and Big Brothers & Sisters, and has served as treasurer and vice president of the Zanesville Sertoma Club. He currently serves as President. He was named the 2005 Sertoman of The Year by the Zanesville Sertoma Club. He also holds professional memberships in the Ohio Funeral Directors Association, National Funeral Directors Association, Ohio Embalmers Association, and the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science Foundation.

Email: WeCare@BryanHardwickFH.com


Lauren Baughman

Lauren Baughman

Funeral Director / Embalmer / Advanced Planning Specialist

Lauren Baughman joined the staff of Bryan & Hardwick Funeral Home in January 2013. A 2006 graduate of Canal Winchester High School, she holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Administration from Capital University and an Associate's Degree in Mortuary Science from Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science. She received the Homer D. Leffler Award for funeral directing/counseling upon graduation from CCMS. A native of Canal Winchester, Lauren and her sister Leah reside in Pickerington, where she is a member of Lithopolis United Methodist Church. In her spare time, she enjoys walking her beloved dog Jack, reading, running, boating, and spending time with close friends and family.

Email: WeCare@BryanHardwickFH.com


Dena Findiess Paul

Dena Findiess Paul

Funeral Assistant / Ambassador

Dena is also employed as a Floral Designer at Ford's Flowers and was the previous owner and operator of Dena's Floral Design. She joined the staff as a funeral assistant and ambassador in 2013. Dena is a member of the Zanesville Yacht Club and the Zanesville Country Club. She resides in Zanesville along the beautiful Muskingum River with her fiancé, Jeff Hardwick, who is Managing Partner of Bryan & Hardwick Funeral Home, and her two pet Yorkies, Chaz and Zoey.

Scott Ridgely

Scott Ridgely

Funeral Assistant

Scott is a lifelong resident of Zanesville. He graduated from Zanesville High School in 1975 and married his high school sweetheart, Mary, in 1979. They have two children, Jessica and Jeremy, both Zanesville residents. Scott was a member of both the Ohio Army and Air National Guard, he was honorably discharged from both.

Scott was a member of the Zanesville Jaycees and was made an honorary lifetime member when he exhausted his time with the organization.

Scott is a member of St. Thomas Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus, Council #505, where he is a two term past Grand Knight.

Scott retired from United Parcel Service with 37 years of service. He enjoys golf, photography and shooting.

Denny Bryan

Denny Bryan

Funeral Assistant

Denny joined Bryan & Hardwick Funeral Home following his November 2015 retirement from a 38-year career in Surgical Services with Bethesda Hospital, Genesis Health Care Systems and Genesis Surgery Center.

Denny married Jody Mitchell in October 1985. Jody, also an Resident Nurse, works as a Coordinator for G.I. Services at Genesis Surgery Center. Together they have two sons, Nick (Kerry), and Chad (Valerie), and a granddaughter, Scarlett.

Denny graduated from Bishop Rosecrans High School and obtained an Associate's Degree in Nursing from Ohio University at Zanesville. He is a member of St. Nicholas Church and the Knights of Columbus Council #505. Denny is a past member of the Muskingum Valley Basketball Officials Association, having served 16 years as an area official. In addition to hunting and fishing, Denny enjoys playing golf and pickle ball.

Maryanna Fenton

Maryanna Fenton

Ambassador

Maryanna has been working with Bryan & Hardwick 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., and the Board of Trustees of the Zanesville Day Nursery. She is 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 and 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

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 singing in particular. 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 Sonora United Methodist Church and has had Dalmatians in her life for more than 50 years, the most recent of which was Dottie, who passed away in 2008.

Alice has been working as the Ambassador at the Bryan & Hardwick Funeral Home since 2010. She 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

Caribeth Legats

Ambassador

Caribeth is an Ambassador at Bryan & Hardwick Funeral Home. She was born and raised in Akron, Ohio. She retired in 2005 after 24 years of teaching behaviorally disabled children for the Zanesville City schools. Prior to moving to Zanesville, she taught at Cuyahoga Falls High School and the University of Akron. Caribeth earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Health, Physical Education and Recreation from the University of Akron and a Master's in Education from Marygrove College in Detroit, Michigan. Her husband Ken Legats served as Superintendent of the Starlight Programs for 31 years, from 1969 until his death in 2000.

Caribeth is very active in the Zanesville community. She serves as the Probate Court appointee to the Starlight Program Board and is now serving as Vice President. She is a member of the Daybreak Rotary Club and was named Rotarian of the Year in 2006-2007. She also received an Outstanding Service Award in 2008 for her work on the development of the Miracle League Facility. She is the Past Regent (President) and a 31-year member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, a past Elder at First Christian Church, and she founded the Muskingum Association for Children with Learning Disabilities in 1973. She is honored to serve as the Vice President of the Zanesville Day Nursery. She is a Woman of the Year Award Winner, a Christ Table Board Member, a 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, and a daughter-in-law, Jenny, and step-grandmother to three boys, Levi, Garrett and Wyatt.

Sandy Grizzard

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 is 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 seven and great-grandmother of three.

Sandy's daughter Gail has been to Haiti 22 times. In 2007, Gail applied to become Max's 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.

Paulette Weber

Paulette Weber

Ambassador

Paulette has been married to Kenny Weber for almost 45 years, and they attend St. Nicholas Catholic Church together. She retired from Radiology Associates in 2009 and enjoys snow skiing, gardening, traveling and spending special time with her family.

She began her employment with the Bryan & Hardwick Funeral Home in March 2016 and enjoys her time working at the funeral home and being a part of the community.

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