William Snyder Funeral Director and William Snyder Funeral Home Inc. Supervisor
Bill has been a licensed funeral director since 1983 having graduated from the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science. He has been involved with many community projects over the years and currently is a member of First Presbyterian Church, Irwin, the Norwin Rotary Club and Shidle Lodge No. 601, F. & A. M. Through his involvement with the Forgie-Snyder Funeral Home in East McKeesport he is also past president of Allegheny County Funeral Directors Association and is currently a member of the Westmoreland-Indiana-Armstrong County, Pennsylvania State, and National Funeral Director’s Associations. He and his wife Dawn have three children and are lifelong Norwin residents.
J.W. Snyder Funeral Director
David E. Mahlstedt Funeral Director and Forgie Snyder Funeral Home Supervisor
David joined the firm in April 2014, and supervises the Forgie-Snyder Funeral Home in East McKeesport. David, his wife Tricia, and their two wonderful children are long-time resident of Forest Hills and are members of Saint Maurice Catholic Church.
David was a member of the U.S. Army Old Guard unit from 1990 till 1993. During this time, he was involved in many ceremonies with President George H.W. Bush and President Bill Clinton. He was part of the military escort for foreign dignitary visits that included laying wreaths at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and their visits to the White House and Pentagon. He also participated in hundreds of military funerals at Arlington National Cemetery in Washington, D.C. including the funerals for the active duty Army deaths that occurred during the Persian Gulf War.
After his military service, he enjoyed a long and successful career in transportation sales throughout North America. During this time his travels took him to 49 of the 50 states and most of Canada.
Remembering his military service, he desired to return to the funeral process to help families during their time of need. He completed his funeral director training at the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science in 2012. There he earned an Associate’s Degree with honors in funeral management, as well as becoming a CANA certified cremation operator.
He is a current member of the National Funeral Directors Association, the Pennsylvania Funeral Directors Association and is on the board of the Allegheny County Funeral Directors Association.
His experience and compassion while helping hundreds of families solidified that this is his life’s calling.
James F. Filia Funeral Director
Jim has been a licensed funeral director since 1973, graduated from Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science serving as vice president of his class. Jim has been involved in the East Allegheny Community for over 40 year, He was a past Borough Council member in Wilmerding, Member of Wilmerding Lions Club, Community Improvement Advisory Committee in Wilmerding, Past board member of the East Allegheny Business Association, member of the East Allegheny Athletic Association as a Executive Board Member, sponsor and a coach. Jim is a members of St. Jude the Apostle Church in Wilmerding and a member of the Allegheny County Funeral Directors Association. Jim operated the James F. Filia Funeral Home in Wilmerding for over 38 years before deciding to semi retire and join the Forgie-Snyder Funeral Home. Jim and his wife Mary Kay have 2 children, 5 grandchildren & 1 great grandson.
Kimberly Cramer Funeral Director, Pre-arrangment Specialist
Kim is a licensed funeral director and the preneed specialist with the funeral homes starting in March of 2013. She is a resident of Scottdale where she is actively involved in community events and serves on the board of directors of the Scottdale Area Chamber of Commerce.
Kim received her associate’s degree with honors in 2002 from the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science, piloting the online program. In addition, Kim is a licensed life insurance agent in the state of Pennsylvania. She is a member of the Westmoreland Indiana Armstrong Funeral Directors Association.
Kim’s prior experiences in the funeral profession have given her the understanding and benefits of prearranging one’s funeral. She is passionate about her profession and helping families give a lasting gift of love to their family in preplanning funeral arrangements.
Kim was recently recognized by Homesteaders Life Company for outstanding achievement in service to families during 2015, and was invited to their Leaders Conference.
Dawn M. Snyder Office and Support Staff Manager
Delberta Wojtowicz Assistant