Our History

Since it’s founding in 1881, Craft Funeral Home, Located in Erdenheim, PA, has served families throughout the Delaware Valley. In March of 2012, Supervisor David V. Peake, Jr., in association with Robert L Mannal Funeral Home (founded in 1935), was entrusted by the Craft Family to carry on the long tradition of their family run business in the region. With a combined total of over 200 years of experience, Craft Funeral Home is dedicated to providing professional service, advice and accountability as we celebrate the life of your loved one.

David V. Peake, Jr., Supervisor of Craft Funeral Home, attended Springfield High School and Kutztown University. David is a graduate of the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science and has been a licensed funeral director since 1999. David has been an active volunteer with the Pennsylvania Funeral Directors Association for many years, recently being elected to the Board of Governors. He is also a member of the Montgomery County Funeral Directors Association and the Philadelphia Funeral Directors Association, formerly as a Board Member and currently serving as President.

Janice H. Mannal brings over 42 years of professionalism caring and experience to the Funeral Home. Janice was the first woman President of the Philadelphia Funeral Directors Association and the Pennsylvania Funeral Directors Association, she also served as the first woman Chair of the Pennsylvania State Board of Funeral Directors.