Our Team

Our staff understands the magnitude of loss and the importance of grieving. We will do everything in our power to take care of all your needs, down to the smallest detail, so you can focus on the healing process and memorializing your loved one. 

 
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Kevin M. Kraft, Sr., Owner
Licensed Funeral Director
Supervisor of Columbia Location

Kevin was born and raised in a town he is proud of, Columbia, PA. He graduated from Columbia High School, attended York College of PA, and is a graduate of the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science. In 1973, he joined the family business with his father Clyde and has been licensed as a funeral director since 1975. He is very active in his church, and is involved in a multitude of business and community affairs, including the Columbia Water Company, Donegal Mutual Insurance Company, Donegal Group, Chairman of the Columbia Memorial Day Parade, Chairman of the 11-11-11 Club, Board Member of the Glatfelter Memorial Foundation, Board Member of Columbia Health Care Foundation, among various other organizations. He and his wife, Sue, have grown children and nine grandchildren. Kevin enjoys spending time with his family and his dog Tot, vacationing at the beach, and rooting for the Notre Dame football team. 

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Patrick M. Bransby
Licensed Funeral Director
Supervisor of Landisville Location

Pat was born and raised in Columbia, PA. He is a graduate of Columbia High School and a graduate of the Northampton Community College’s Funeral Service Program. Pat has been dedicated to servicing families at the Clyde Kraft Funeral Home, Inc. since 1981. He is extensively involved in his church and in his community. He and his wife, Whitney, have a grown son, Derrick. Pat enjoys watching football and roots for the Miami Dolphins and the University of Pittsburgh.

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Jamey Avrett
Licensed Funeral Director

Jamey joined the Kraft funeral family in 2016. He comes to us from Georgia and has been involved with funeral service since 2011. He is dually licensed as funeral director in Georgia and Pennsylvania. He holds a bachelor’s degree in mass media from Valdosta State University and an associate’s degree in funeral service from Ogeechee Technical College. He and his wife Kristie, a Columbia native, live in Columbia with their daughter, Carrabelle, and their dogs, Gopher and Clover. Jamey is an avid guitar player, and is a big Georgia Bulldog and Atlanta Falcons fan.

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Suzanne L. Kraft, Co-Owner
Payroll Manager

As her husband Kevin, Sue is a Columbia, PA native. She is a graduate of Columbia High School. She has been assisting with the family business in various aspects for more than 30 years. Sue is active in different organizations within her parish. She and Kevin have grown children, and she enjoys spending much of her time with her 9 grandchildren. Sue can be found taking walks around town or tending to her blossoming garden and bluebird feeders.

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Kelly Brommer
Office Manager

Kelly joined the family business in 2012 after 15 years managing a life insurance company. She is a graduate of Columbia High School, Class of 1993, and Albright College Class of 1997, holding a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration (Management/Marketing). She resides in Columbia with her husband, Brian, their two daughters, Emmie and Camryn, and their twin sons, Max and Tyler. Kelly loves to spend her spare time immersed in a good book, and enjoys taking her kids on fun adventures. 

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Brian Brommer
Funeral Assistant

Brian, who was born and raised in Columbia, joined our funeral home staff in 2016 and is part of the third generation to work at the family's business. He is a 1992 graduate of Lancaster Catholic High School. Brian and his wife Kelly reside in Columbia with their four children: daughters, Emmie and Camryn, and their twin boys, Max and Tyler. Brian is a die-hard Philadelphia Eagles and Sixers Fan, and loves catching games when he gets the chance. He enjoys spending time with his family, who hail him as a fantastic cook. Brian is dedicated to supporting families in their time of need in a compassionate and understanding manner.

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Kevin M. Kraft, Jr.
Funeral Assistant

Kevin, Jr. made the decision to join the funeral home in the summer of 2005. He is the third generation to be employed at the business his grandfather founded in 1954. Born and raised in Columbia, he is a 1997 graduate of Columbia High School. He is an active member of his church and serves as a board member for Our Lady of the Angels School. Kevin and his wife, Kristine, have four children that they are raising right here in Columbia. Kevin enjoys playing golf, rooting for the Boston Red Sox and Notre Dame Fighting Irish, and fulfilling the role of “chef” for his family. Often one of the first staff members a family will encounter following a loss, Kevin appreciates the opportunity to be a source of support and comfort during a most difficult time. 

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Kristine Kraft
Office Assistant

Kristine joined the Kraft funeral home in the fall of 2016, taking on a supportive role as assistant to the office manager. A Columbia native, she graduated from the Columbia High School in 2001, and attended Millersville University where she graduated in 2005 with a B.S. in Biology (specialized in molecular). In 2010 she launched her photography business, something that had been a long-time passion and ambition. Currently a student at the Pittsburg Institute of Mortuary Science, she looks forward to achieving her funeral directing license in the year 2020. Kristine adores playing board games and reading with her kids, and has a love for all things Disney.