Many families reach out after the conclusion of the services to let us know how much our support and guidance meant to them in their time of need, and we’re honored to receive such heartfelt praise. We feel that these messages speak for themselves and we’d like to share them with you.

If you feel we’ve gone above and beyond in supporting you through this difficult time, or would simply like to reach out and say thanks, contact us to share your thoughts or submit a testimonial below. It means the world to us to hear from you and know that we’ve made a difference.

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Jon, Eric, and Cheryl were very helpful with both pre-planning and services for my mom who recently passed. Most appreciated was the warmth, kindness, and the "at-home" feeling. Very thankful for the assistance provided to our family.

John Yasenchak

July 18, 2019

Earlier this year, Zizelmann/Gulla helped our family plan a beautiful funeral for my 88 y.o. great-uncle. We had to wait quite a few days for the service; Zizelmann/ Gulla were patient and kind as I had to coordinate many out-of-state arrivals and many decisions after my great-uncle's long illness. Thank you so much for your caring and concern.

Nikki Andel

July 07, 2019

The first funeral Eric did on his own was our Step-father Rev. William Edwards he did the service with such compassion and kindness ..My husband and myself have put our arrangements in Eric's kind and professional hands.We put all our trust in The Zizelmann-Gulla Funeral Home

Janet Marshall

July 03, 2019

The Zizelmann-Gulla staff are kind, caring and professional. They go beyond what is expected to make a difficult time comforting. They are honest and trustworthy as they provide their services.

Debbie Daderko

April 11, 2019

When my husband died suddenly and I couldn't think straight, one call to Eric at Zizelmann Funeral Home was all I needed. Eric literally worked through the night to bring my husband back home to Tamaqua. The compassion and kindness shown to me and my sons was unmatched. Eric and Jon got my family through a most difficult time of our lives and for this I will be forever grateful.

Lewann Neifert

April 05, 2019

Losing a loved one is never easy, but Eric and Jon Zizelmann made this experience effortless for myself, my brother, and my 2 nephews. From the initial contact after losing my brother, Tom, to the last minutes of his Celebration of Life, the staff was very kind and compassionate to our family. Eric and Jon handled all the small details from the flowers, the obituary, and coordination with the my nephews for the the service and American Legion memorial ceremony. I would highly recommend the Zizelmann-Gulla funeral home.

Lynne Omelchenko

April 04, 2019

Zizelmann Funeral Home did a wonderful job taking care of my Mother’s funeral arrangements. Their professionalism and kindness exceeded all expectations. They are very easy to work with during a very sad and stressful time. I am thankful for choosing to allow them to handle my Mother’s arrangements.

Anna Patalano

January 28, 2019

Three generations of Zizelmann men have served my family well in times of sorrow. I was 7 years old when I went to my first funeral there. My mother's godmother had passed away. Since that time, more than 9 funerals for family members have been conducted at the Zizelmann Funeral Home. I have nothing but good things to say about the services that Connie, then Jon, and now Eric Zizelmann have provided to our family. When my parents died, Jon and Eric were a very calming presence, from the time the bodies were picked up until burial and beyond. They are gentle, loving, caring people who work professionally and with a deep understanding of the grief process. I can highly recommend their services with no reservations.

Barbara K. Steinhilber

I can not begin to describe the compassionate and professional caring that Eric and Jon showed to my family at the time of my uncle's death. My uncle was August M. Gulla. The founder of the Gulla Funeral Home which is located in my grandparents home (so my family was there a lot of time). I have watched my uncle administer and perform funeral director services with TLC for 50 years of my life. In the home and behind the scenes. Being with, and watching Eric I know my uncle would be soooooo proud of him. Great job Eric. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!

Cookie (Fran)

When you're going through the passing of a loved one, the courtesy and professionalism shown by the staff is truly a blessing. The funeral home is beautiful and accessible without steps. Keep up the great work and thank you for being their for me and my families needs.

Sarah Hummel

The Zizelmann's made setting up a pre-need for my grandmother such an easy process. Thank you for your patience and kind service.

Dana McDonald

Eric, Jon and Christine have arranged funerals for family members and close friends. Their service is compassionate and professional. They are patient as they strive to provide a service that satifies each family's unique needs. They take the time to learn the personalities of the loved ones who have passed so that they can personalize each service.

Amy Delpais

Just wanted to let you know how much my family and I appreciate the time, effort, and care that you extended to make my mother's viewing and funeral go so smoothly. Please know that you satisfied all of our wants and needs. Jon, we are so grateful for your advice, thoughtfulness, and comforting as we planned for our mother's arrangements. Finally, I must remark that you and your staff are very organized and work well together ~ a real class act. Many thanks!

Robin Zubey

Outstanding care and service. But more importantly personal and patient. Eric served me on this occasion. But Zizelmanns has professionally served our family for generations. They are on top of everything. As a pastor in a larger city I have been exposed to many funeral homes. I would recommend Zizelmanns to anyone I cared about.

Cheryl L

Incredible people who genuinely care for those they serve! I'm always impressed with the personal touch and attention to detail.

Paul Delpais

Very professional and personable. Zizelmann-Roche and Gulla Funeral Homes are family-ran businesses that treat you like just that, family. Throughout the years, as loved ones have passed, they have been there to offer us support, sympathy, and most importantly the proper goodbye for the ones no longer here. I highly recommend them and am grateful for how they took such good care of my family as if they were their own.

Manda Smarr

We lost a young daughter many years ago and as difficult as that was, we could not have had a more caring & devoted staff to help us through this sad time. Jon was exceptional through this devastation. Helping my family, with such a tender heart. When I lost my husband, Jon & Eric guided me through another very difficult time. Helping with every detail, with caring hearts and such compassion. My deepest Thanks for the remarkable way you assisted me and my family.


My husband passed away in 2011 very unexpectedly. Eric and Jon took care of arrangements in a very caring, compassionate manner on extremely short notice. I would have been at a total loss as to how to manage affairs without their help. My appreciation to them cannot be described. I can only say "thank you" for all they did.

Emily Y.

Sometimes life catches you by surprise and you find yourself alone trying to figure out something you were not prepared to handle. Fortunately, I had the help of Jon and Eric who were by my side guiding me every step of the way. I never felt alone or helpless. Their kindness & compassion were above and beyond what anyone would or could expect. Their patience & understanding were greatly appreciated. Thank you, Jon & Eric, for being extremely professional, for caring and for making me feel completely at ease at a very difficult time in my life. God Bless You Both! Sincerely, Denise

Denise Baddick

Jon and Eric Zizelmann cared for my family during the deaths of two of my grandparents. We couldn't have asked for a better experience. During a sad and difficult time, both Jon and Eric were professional, knowledgeable and calm. They were willing and able to provide us with the individualized services we desired. They paid attention to every detail and helped us to have services that were personal and beautiful. My family took great comfort in knowing that our beloved grandparents were in Jon and Eric's trustworthy and kind hands. I would recommend their services without hesitation.

Lisa Mace

I cannot say enough about how wonderful and compassionate the Zizlemann Funeral Home handled my Dad's arrangements. Eric really went out of his way to help us through this difficult time. I am sincerely grateful for all they did for our family... I highly recommend their services.

Leslie Confer

The Zizelmann family was very compassionate and warm toward us in the death of our mother. We were treated like family and cared for with great respect. We were very grateful for their wonderful guidance and insight during our time of loss. Their genuineness and kindness were extremely evident and provided the care we needed. We would highly recommend this family without any hesitation.


Losing someone you love is so heartbreaking. Having Jon & Eric to help us through, was so calming and made our hearts relax. We felt so comfortable asking questions and requesting special touches for my husband. It was Beautiful and my husband looked so good and not sick. Thank You Eric for making him look exceptional. You were meticulous in every aspect. I highly recommend Zizelmann Roche Funeral Home

The Czuczman Family

The business is run by wonderful and caring people who have your best interests at heart in a time of sorrow and sadness..

Ashley Titus

My father's funeral was planned and handled by the Zizelmann-Roche and Gulla Funeral Home. From start to finish, the entire staff was compassionate and very professional, and this provided a comforting atmosphere to my family and myself. Jon, Eric, Chris, and staff, I cannot thank you enough for your sympathy and guidance during that difficult time. Your attention to every detail was so helpful.

Linda S.

Very good

Pat priester

Great service and comfort during such a tough time!

Dale Osenbach

The BEST in the business. Zizelmann-Roche has a way of making the experience of losing a loved one bearable and provides a professional and personal healing experience.

Emily Dem

Best funeral service in the area, they make the misery and hardship of losing a loved one endurable. Highly recommend their services.

Angelica Heisler

I highly recommend the Zizelmann.Roche and Gulla funeral home. Eric Zizelmann took care of all the arrangements for my wife, Mary Jane's funeral in May 2013. He was very caring, helpful and professional. At that time of sadness and grief Eric and his wife Chris were very understanding and comforting to me and all my family.

Joseph Urenovitch

2 years ago Eric and his staff helped with the difficult task of taking care of my wife's funeral arrangements. You couldn't ask for a more compassionate group of people to deal with.

Joe Rudy

"Life is a GIFT " Fifteen years ago my wife and I received word that her aunt then living in California had agreed to join our family and live with us in PA.on a temporary basis until we could help her find an apartment. Our aunt was such a Joy from day one we could never let her leave our home. She became the highpoint of our existence, the center of our universe. And with the Good Lords help and guidance we were able to have her live with us for six years and with the help of HFM in Bethlehem their family of administration, staff and caregivers were united with us totally in providing an extended family for the three of us our aunt, my wife and myself for a period of nine years. Initially with the help of Jon Zizelmann I was able to make plans for a traditional funeral , something I had wanted for our treasured aunt. It was never our aunt's request. After eight and a half years I realized I should do what our aunt had requested. She had always asked us for cremation. I realized that the two of us alone had done everything our aunt wanted for 15 years. She called me her son and she referred to my wife as her daughter. So I completed her request and with the kind understanding of Jon and Eric Zizelmann we were able to complete her final request on this earth. This meant that we did not have to accept the charity of a borrowed grave from anyone. In her final days she always asked how her mother and father were doing. So on Mothers Day of this year the four of us realized the time was approaching, we knew it was time for the four of us to return our Gift - our aunt to our Creator in Heaven. We said our farewells on Mothers Day, she passed away one week later. Life is a gift that must be returned, and with the loving help of Jon and Eric we were able to return our Aunt to be reunited with her parents and her son on the grave of her parents. With a beautiful liturgy at the church , we accompanied our gift and treasure to Rest in Peace on a hill overlooking the town , united with her family in eternity forever. Our profound gratitude to Jon and Eric Zizelmann for a job well done and for helping us realize and show our appreciation and gratitude for a life well lived. The funeral of our aunt was a meaningful experience and a fitting tribute for our family and friends. We felt like we had one foot on earth and one foot in eternity. Everyone who met our aunt loved her from day one .She was just so wonderful. I assure you there was great rejoicing in heaven as we mourned our loss on earth. God Bless

Adam Adamcik

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