Founded in 1937, Schimunek Funeral Homes are committed to bringing dedication and compassion to those we serve. We serve Bel Air, Maryland, and the surrounding communities, and we strive to make a difference in your life, providing comfort, caring hearts and direction at a time when you need it most.
Celebration of Life center
Facility is designed for personalized funeral celebrations
- Recently renovated
- Coffee lounge
Option for mail delivery of ashes
Sent through postal mail service, signature required.
- Option for home delivery of ashes
Arrangements by phone or email
Complete funeral planning, including electronic signature, without needing a funeral home visit
- Catered events
Tribute video production
Services available to create a tribute video for the service or obituary from photos and videos.
- Audio and video equipment
Space available for corporate and organization meetings
Free Funeral Planning Resources
Funeral planning can seem overwhelming. These guides can help you every step of the way—from choosing between traditional burial planning and cremation, designing a religious ceremony or a celebration of life, and deciding on cemetery property or filing for veteran's benefits.
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Our Bel Air funeral home
At Schimunek Funeral Home, we have several rooms in the funeral home that can accommodate groups of varying sizes. From our light-filled lobby to intimate sitting areas and large reception rooms, all decorate simply and tastefully, we are sure your friends and family will feel comfortable and at ease. There are also flat-screen TVs for playing a video tribute, which we can help you create.
All of our services are designed to help families through one of the most personal and challenging stages of life. Whether you are looking for a traditional funeral, cremation or a completely unique memorial service, Schimunek Funeral Home is available to serve all of your funeral needs. We understand losing a loved one is an emotional and difficult experience, and we are committed to helping our client families with compassionate, professional and personal service.
We honor veterans
Schimunek Funeral Home understands the unique needs of America’s veterans and their families. As a Level One Founding Community Partner with We Honor Veterans, our staff is knowledgeable in the benefits available to veterans and their families. With respect, integrity and dignity, we will walk you through the steps of creating a veteran's memorial service that truly honors the life and sacrifice of your loved one.
Here for you
We are proud to be a member of the Dignity Memorial® network. When you choose Schimunek Funeral Home, you not only receive the compassionate care you expect from a Bel Air operated establishment, but also the value you deserve from North America's largest and most trusted network of funeral, cremation and memorialization service providers. Please contact us if you need immediate assistance or if you would like more information about our services.
Undertaker Charles E. Schimunek founded the original Schimunek Funeral Home in 1937 in a northeast Baltimore rowhouse at the intersection of Madison and Luzerne Streets. The neighborhood at that time was very diverse, and Charles concentrated much of his business around the Bohemian traditions. As the business flourished, Charles found the need to expand the business and opened a 2nd location in 1957 on Brehms Lane (the funeral home is no longer part of the Schimunek firm).
The funeral firm expands north
As families moved out of Baltimore northward along the I-95 and Belair Road corridors, Charles realized he needed to move the family and the firm north too. He decided to open a 3rd location in the spring of 1972 at 9705 Belair Road in Nottingham. Shortly thereafter, the original location at Madison Street closed. Charles died in the fall of 1978 and was succeeded in business by his wife, Rita, a licensed funeral director. She has since passed away. In the late 1990s, the firm opened our location in Bel Air on West McPhail Road.
Decades of service
With more than 80 years of service, the Schimunek Funeral Home firm has assisted several generations of Maryland families and stands ready to serve many more.
"Had to make arrangements for my husband who was placed in hospice, they came out to the home and helped arrange all the things we needed to take care and helped contact and set up the cemetary also. ..."See More
Verified Cremation & Memorial Service Customer
"I would highly recommend Schimunek funeral home to everyone. The staff was compassionate, organized and very easy to deal with. We were fortunate that we were allowed 50 people in the room for the vi..."See More
"Again, took care of what I needed. Very professional."
Verified Cremation Customer
"Family friendly all around."
Verified Cremation Customer
"A funeral can be so overwhelming to a family, but the staff supports and answers questions thru out the entire process including after the funeral is completed."