History & Staff

Why Choose Musselmans? – No Ordinary Funeral Home

We have the warmth and compassion to understand that the loss of a loved one is not an everyday occurrence and we want you and your family to find comfort while you make informed decisions about creating the best experience in commemorating and memorializing the life of your loved one.

We have a specially designed environment for those who seldom use the services of funeral care. Our user friendly displays convey all the information you and your family need to understand, compare and select products and services with ease and confidence. Our concern will not end at the funeral or memorial service.

Our History

In 1895, Christian M. Musselman founded the C. M. Musselman Funeral Home at its present location in Lemoyne, to offer full services to West Shore and Harrisburg residents. Back then it was quite common to couple furniture stores with funeral parlors. So following this tradition of combined endeavors, Christian and his wife Marcella chose Hummel Avenue as their location.

Landis joined his parents to make the second generation to enter the field and the firm became known as C.M. Musselman & Son Funeral Home.

Landis and Ruth’s sons David L. and Donald C. returned from the war and followed the family tradition. They continued in partnership as

Musselman Funeral Home until David’s death in 1982.

In 1936 the furniture store was discontinued and Musselman’s became strictly a funeral home. In 1943, Landis died in an auto accident and his widow Ruth managed the funeral home until the end of WW II.

Donald’s two sons, Brian C. and Dane C. joined their father bringing Musselman Funeral Home, Inc. into its fourth generation. Donald died in 1997 and Brian purchased his brother’s interest in the firm the same year.

Brian C. Musselman still remains the Supervisor of the family firm. 

Our Facilities

We have been conveniently located in the heart of the West Shore at 324 Hummel Avenue, Lemoyne since 1895. We are two blocks from Interstate 83 with easy access to other major arteries in the Harrisburg area.

We are fourth generation owned and operated and our facilities are spacious, warm and comfortable with ample parking.

We have the experience and resources to serve all faiths.

The Remembrance Garden is designed with plants whose meanings describe the needs of those who are bereaved. It is the perfect environment for families to retreat or to hold a committal for a memorial service.

Our Valued Staff

  • Brian C. Musselman F.D.

    Brian C. Musselman F.D. Supervisor

  • Clifford D. Forester Sr., F.D.

    Clifford D. Forester Sr., F.D. Funeral Director

    Cliff is a resident of Linglestown and has served the Harrisburg and surrounding communities as a funeral director for over 20 years. He is graduate of Hershey High School, Harrisburg Area Community College, and Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science. Cliff and his wife Julie are proud parents of 8 children, Sarah, Clifford Jr., Anna, Adeline, Jacob, and Joseph, Caroline, and Riley. Cliff and Julie are eagerly awaiting the arrival of a grandchild. Cliff is an avid gardener, and enjoys building and construction projects.

    St. Thomas United Church of Christ
    Member of the Steelton – Swatara Masonic Lodge #775-F & A.M.
    Member of Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite Valley of Harrisburg 32 Degree
    Member of Palmyra Sportsman’s Association
    Member of SCI First For Hunters Blue Mountain Chapter
    NRA National Rifle Association
    Boy Scouts of America
    Pennsylvania Sheriff’s Association
    Shoop’s Cemetery Board Association
    High Twelve Club International
    Pennsylvania Snowmobile Association

  • Amy J. (Keefer) Sunday

    Amy J. (Keefer) Sunday General Manager

    Amy is a graduate of Hershey High School, where she and Cliff have known one another since the age of 5. She has an Associate Degree in Mortuary Science from Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science, as well as an Associate Degree in Criminal Justice from Kaplan University. Prior to her interest and decision to enter into the funeral profession, Amy was a Case Counselor/Therapist at Philhaven for both the Residential and Day Hospital programs for children and adolescents, and had served an internship with the Swatara Township Police Department.

    Amy and her husband, Chad are the proud parents of 3 children, Alyssa (18), Tyler (18), and Erin (16). They reside in Carlisle. Tyler and Alyssa have graduated from Cumberland Valley High School in the Class of 2017. Tyler will be joining the military to serve his country just as his father and grandfather have. Alyssa will be attending East Stroudsburg University in the fall where she will be majoring in Nursing. Erin will be returning to CV as a junior in the fall.

    Amy is the daughter of JoAnn (Costik) and the late, John Paul, and has 2 brothers, John and Andy Paul and a sister, Shawnee O’Rawe, as well as many nieces and nephews. Her brother, Andy is a Police Officer with the Fairview Township Police Department and has been in law enforcement for 18 years.

    Amy loves spending time with her family and playing with their Dalmatian, Domino. She also enjoys interior decorating,crafting, boating, fishing, yoga, and gardening. Amy is very passionate and dedicated to serving families and will go out of her way to provide them with excellent care, compassion, support and professionalism.

  • Chad A. Sunday

    Chad A. Sunday

    Chad was born and raised in nearby Enola and is a graduate of East Pennsboro Area High School. He later attended Mansfield University where he received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice Administration with a minor concentration in Biology. Chad is currently enrolled at the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science working towards an Associate in Specialized Technology Degree in Funeral Service Arts and Sciences. Chad is currently a 20-year veteran Police Officer of the Harrisburg Bureau of Police and is looking forward to completing his mortuary science education and joining Musselman Funeral Home full time.

    Chad is a U.S. Air Force Veteran having served during Operations Noble Eagle and Enduring Freedom subsequent to the terrorist attacks of 9/11/01. He was a Security Forces member with the 193rd Special Operations Wing in Middletown, PA for 8 years where he provided security and support for many state and U.S. military operations. Through his experience in the military and as a member of the police departments Honor Guard Unit, Chad has become skilled in the customs, traditions and protocol for honoring fellow public servants and members of the armed forces upon their passing. It is with great honor that he welcomes the opportunity to continue this service working at Musselman Funeral Home where, since its inception, it has served generations of veterans and public servants.

    Chad is happily married to Amy and together have three children, Tyler (18), Alyssa (18) and Erin (16). Tyler and Alyssa have graduated from Cumberland Valley High School in the Class of 2017. Tyler will be joining the military to serve his country just as his father and grandfather have. Alyssa will be attending East Stroudsburg University in the fall where she will be majoring in Nursing. Erin will be returning to CV as a junior in the fall. Chad is the son of Linda L. (Wise) and Stephen C. Sunday and has one brother, Todd, along with several nieces and nephews.

    Chad enjoys hunting, fishing, target shooting, boating and spending time at his cabin near Raystown Lake. Chad most enjoys spending time with his family and playing with the families very energetic Dalmatian named Domino. Chad is very eager to begin his full-time career in funeral service where he can continue to serve his community with the honor, dignity and the respect that everyone deserves.

  • JoAnn Paul

    JoAnn Paul

    JoAnn was born and raised in Middletown, and is a 1960 graduate from Bishop McDevitt High School. She is the widow of the late, John Paul, who was a retired Master Airplane Mechanic from Stambaugh's Air Service. They have four children; John and his wife, Karen of New York, Andy and his wife, Jodi, Shawnee, and Amy and her husband, Chad. She is the proud grandmother to 11. JoAnn joined our team two years ago, and is known by all as "Mom" or "Grandma." She enjoys spending time with her family, especially the grandkids, decorating, and meeting new people.

  • Greg Peters

    Greg Peters

    Greg is married to his lovely wife, Julie. They have two sons, Asher and Beondre and a grandson on the way. He graduated from Penn State and worked for Highmark. He enjoys traveling, skiing and golf. He has 2 puppies and 3 kitties.