Hoffmeister Colonial Mortuary

6464 Chippewa Street St. Louis, MO


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    Cody Josh Sansom


    Cody has worked in the funeral industry since 1998 when he graduated from the Dallas Institute of Funeral Service. He has worked in Utah, Virginia and Missouri as a licensed funeral director and embalmer and as a funeral home manager since 2001.

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    Karl E Beke

    Funeral Director

    After serving New Jersey families for 5 years, Karl began serving as a Dignity Memorial® St. Louis area funeral director in August 2000 and with Kriegshauser Mortuary-West Chapel in November 2015. He graduated from Mercer County Community College in New Jersey in 1994 with a degree in mortuary science. You will find Karl spending much of his free time in the Masonic community.

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    Carl S Sciuto

    Funeral Director

    Since 2000 Carl Sciuto has provided compassionate care to families of The Hill in south St. Louis. Carl is proud to be a part of the Dignity Memorial® team, guiding families through one of the most personal times in life. He proudly served his county in the U.S. Army and is a Vietnam veteran. Carl retired in 2011 but continues work with the staff, reinforcing excellent service.

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    Gwen Marie Sniegocki

    Funeral Director

    Gwen Sniegocki started as a funeral director's assistant at Hoffmeister Colonial Mortuary. Gwen served as an administrative assistant at Berger Memorial and an office manager and a funeral director for Gerber Chapel before serving in her current position as a funeral director at Hoffmeister Colonial Mortuary and Calcaterra Funeral Home. As part of the central processing unit, she worked on several new initiatives and training for the St. Louis market. Gwen lives in St. Louis with her husband, who is also a funeral director, and their 3 children.

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    Harry Thomas Williams

    Funeral Director

    Harry Thomas Willams, funeral director at Hoffmeister Colonial Mortuary and Calcaterra Funeral Home, has over a decade of experience working with families dealing with the death of a loved one. Harry’s approach is to provide information and support at a time of loss, to give people the tools they will need to move forward, laugh again and find new hope. He feels it is very important to maintain a positive attitude and a sense of humor.

    Harry holds a bachelor of science degree in business administration from Quincy University as well as a funeral directing certification from Forest Park Community College. Harry has held several positions in his time in funeral service, starting as a part-time greeter and working his way into a full-time funeral directing position. He was later made a location manager and then a general manager.

    He enjoys spending his free time with his wife and 3 children. He is very active in his children’s lives helping with school activities, their swim team and coaching their sports teams. Harry is also active in the Ladue Elks Lodge #9, where he is on several committees.