Jeffrey Hardwick, CFSP
CFSP, Funeral Director, Embalmer, Celebrant, Managing Partner, CCO & CCSP
Jeff is the oldest 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 9th Degree Grand Master Black Belt karate instructor, having trained over 50 years, and teaches at Ohio University at Zanesville and the Coszacks Karate Club. Jeff is an active member, past trustee and past Commodore of the Zanesville Yacht Club, Past President and current member of the Muskingum River Advocacy Council, Past President of the Zanesville Kiwanis Club, Past Vice President of the Zanesville Jaycees, Board Member & Ambassador of the Zanesville/Muskingum County Chamber of Commerce, member of the Noon Rotary club, member of the VFW Post 1058 and the American Legion post 29, Moose Lodge 867, a 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 the current Grand Knight and 4th Degree Sir Knight member of Knights of Columbus Council #505, past president of the Ohio Funeral Directors Association District #13, Past Director at Large 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, CCO (Certified Crematory Operator), CCSP (Certified Cremation Service Provider), a Certified Celebrant, and served as a remote surgical technician for the Central Ohio Lions Eye Bank for over 25 years, A Pathologist Assistant for over 20 years and currently serves as a remote surgical technician for the Harvard Medical School Brain Bank as well as several other Neuroscience & Brain Research Medical Colleges.
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 wife, Dena Findeiss Hardwick, who is the Funeral Home's in-house florist providing beautiful flowers for her clients & the community.