John C. Sullivan
John C. Sullivan, Deceased 1949-2015

In 1983, John Sullivan believed that he could provide the East Pennsboro community with a superior service at a reasonable price. He ventured on his own by establishing the Sullivan Funeral Home... and the rest is history. John became well known in the community as a leader and supporter of township events. John Sullivan, our founder, passed away on March 16, 2015. John was a U. S. Air Force Veteran serving during the Vietnam War.  His caring nature and emphasis on providing the best possible service to the families he served was a testament to the funeral home's mission statement: "Treat others as we would like to be treated." John's wife, Nancy Sullivan is responsible for many facets of our success as a funeral home. For years she was the funeral home florist providing breathtaking casket sprays and floral pieces. Many families compliment Nancy on her interior design of the funeral home giving it a "homey" feel. Nancy resides in Enola and continues her husband's dedicated work to the funeral home.

Mario A. Billow
Mario A. Billow, Supervisor

As the Sullivan Funeral Home continued to grow, John and Nancy realized they needed to add a partner to their business as well as a successor to the firm. They wanted to add a funeral director who lived in the community and was also a well established owner as well. They chose Mario Billow from Enola and he has become a perfect fit. He is a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church where he serves as a Eucharistic Minister and is a Knight in the 4th Degree. Mario is also actively involved with the Capitol City Sons of Italy Lodge, Northeast Fire & Rescue, West Shore Elks, East Pennsboro Stormwater Authority, East Pennsboro Industrial & Economic Development Board, LeTip of the West Shore, National Funeral Directors Association, PA Funeral Directors Association, the Capital Area Funeral Directors Association, and the Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practice where he achieved the designation of Certified Funeral Service Practitioner (C.F.S.P.).  He is a graduate of West Perry High School and a U.S. Army Veteran serving in the 6/29 Field Artillery 8th Infantry Division, Germany. He earned a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from Central Pennsylvania College and a degree in Mortuary Science from Catonsville Community College in 1994. Mario was also a hospital mortician for the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center assisting families at the hospital as well as the pathology staff with the daily activities of this prestigious trauma center. Locally he is known as an expert embalmer, and many funeral homes in the area contact Mario to assist them. Mario is also an award winning amateur winemaker and has entered many of his homemade wines in national competitions. Mario is married to Windy Juliana (Bohensky) Billow and they are proud parents of their daughter, Maribella Dawn Billow.

Josh and Leslie Matter
Josh and Leslie Matter

Josh and Leslie joined our funeral home in 2017. Leslie is our Secretary at the funeral home and Josh assists us with funerals, viewings, and when we bring your loved one into our care. Josh is the Fire Chief for Northeast Fire and Rescue as well as the Assistant Fire Chief for East Pennsboro Township. Leslie is also actively involved in the fire company. They have 2 children, Bree and their most recent addition, Landon. We are truly blessed to have this husband and wife team as part of our staff.

Charles E. Bihl, F.D.
Charles E. Bihl, F.D.

Charles has been with our firm since 2013 and is a graduate of East Pennsboro High School and Community College of Baltimore County's Mortuary Science Program. He served his internship with our funeral home and obtained his license in 2018. He is a member of the West Shore Baptist Church in Camp Hill.

Chad Sunday
Chad Sunday

Chad was born and raised here in Enola and is a graduate of East Pennsboro Area High School.  He received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice Administration from Mansfield University and obtained an Associate in Specialized Technology Degree in Funeral Service Arts and Sciences from the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science.  Chad is currently a 20-plus year veteran officer of the Harrisburg Bureau of Police.  He completed his funeral internship under the direction of Mario and joined Sullivan Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc in January of 2019.  Chad serves the firm as a licensed funeral director and memorial specialist.     

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 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 Sullivan 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, Alyssa, and Erin.  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 strives to serve all families with the highest level of dignity and respect within every aspect of the funeral service.   

Amy Sunday
Amy Sunday

Amy is a graduate of Hershey High School. She received 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 has worked in the funeral industry since 2011.  She started her career working with Mario at Gilbert L. Dailey Funeral Home in Penbrook, PA.  She then continued her career as the manager of Musselman Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc. prior to joining Sullivan Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc. as a memorial specialist.     Amy and her husband, Chad just got married in September of 2015 and are the proud parents of 3 children, Alyssa, Tyler, and Erin. She 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.

Amy loves spending time with her family and playing with their Dalmatian, Domino. She also enjoys boating, fishing, yoga, gardening, decorating and crafting. 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.  

Joseph and Maria Penkala
Joseph and Maria Penkala

Joseph and Maria Penkala are members of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church and are actively involved in the community as well.

Both Joe and Maria help us with funeral services and community events.

 

Kelly Law, GC-C, CISM
Kelly Law, GC-C, CISM

Kelly is a Certified Grief Counselor and has been working for Hospice for over 20 years. She has also been certified in Critical Incident Stress Management which focuses on trauma, suicide and sudden death.

Spiritual Counseling has been Kelly’s passion and “calling” for as long as she can remember. Her sessions are grounded in a holistic approach to healing. She provides insight and opportunities to grow in the mind, body and spirit. Her intention is to help each person acknowledge their pain and provide them with ways to move through it. She is interactive, personable and dedicated to the healing process. All sessions are done in the convenience of your home or a location of your choice for a reasonable fee. 717-919-4520 (text/call) or 111klaw@gmail.com

Jim O'Brien
Jim O'Brien

Jim and his wife Carol are also valued members of our staff. They are members of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church and are very active in the community as well. Jim and his wife serve our funeral home as assistants and provides a caring service to our families.