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William Welch

Funeral Director

William, "Bill" Welch is a native San Franciscan and Noe Valley resident. He attended Mission Dolores Elementary and Lowell High School. He was a Union Carpenter before his mother asked him to come into the family business, although he had been doing odd jobs for the funeral home since 1956. He was the managing funeral director from 1977 until 2016. He is available on request.


Steven Welch

Funeral Director

Steven is a native of the Mission District and fifth generation funeral director who has been working in the family funeral home since 1981.   A licensed Embalmer and Funeral Director since 1987. Steven lives within one mile of the funeral home and loves helping people. His training began at age 8 under the leadership of his grandmother, Letitia Duggan Welch. His education includes St. Vincent de Paul and St. Philip's grammar schools, St. Ignatius College Preparatory (1982), City College of SF, and San Francisco College of Mortuary Science (1985).

Steven is a Past President and Past Grand Secretary of the Young Men's Institute, past President of Kiwanis Club of Mission SF, Past President of Ancient Order of Hibernians County Board, Past Chairman of Comhaltas Ceoltiori Eireann, Past President of St. Philip the Apostle Parish Council, Past Camp Commander of Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, is a volunteer for Sea Scouts and a member of the youth activities committee of SF Elks Lodge as well as a member of many organizations.

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Thomas V. Halloran

General Manager

Thomas is a native of the Mission District with over 40 years experience as a Licensed Embalmer and Funeral Service Counselor/Director in addition to over 20 years experience managing mortuaries and cemeteries. He is a graduate of Sacred Heart Catholic High School class of 1980 and a graduate of the San Francisco College of Mortuary Science class of 1981. 

He is also a parishioner of Saint Paul’s Catholic Church; a member of the Castro Street Merchants Assoc.; a member of the Cadillac LaSalle Club and the Freewheelers Car Club of the San Francisco Bay Area.

Telephone: 1-415-431-4900

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Vaughn O. Nixon Sr.

Funeral Director

Vaughn has been a licensed Embalmer for over 40 years and licensed Funeral Director for over 25 years. A native of Grenada, he has been in San Francisco for 44 years.

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Lyz Sierra

Office Manager, Funeral Director, Embalmer

Lyz is a native of the East Bay with family roots in Mexico. She attended and graduated from the accredited mortuary school, American River College in Sacramento, CA.

Fluent in both English and Spanish, Lyz is an experienced funeral arranger and counselor who specializes in work with many foreign consulates in aiding families repatriate their loved ones to their home country. She also completed her embalming apprenticeship under some of San Francisco's most experienced embalmers.

Telephone: 1-415-431-4900

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Gary Carter

Funeral Service and Director Assistant/Facility Supervisor

Gary has lived in San Francisco for over 30 years and has been in the industry for 18 years. Gary is an active member in church and the community. He is an ordained deacon at the COGIC St. James Cathedral of Faith.

He is a father to 7 children, grandfather to 24 grandchildren and great grandfather to 13 great grandchildren. In his spare time he likes to play the bass guitar and spend time with his family. 

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Danielle Clark

Supervising Embalmer, Funeral Director, Crematory Manager

Danielle is a licensed embalmer, funeral director and crematory manager and has been in the profession for 11 years.

Originally from Amador County, CA, Danielle attained a bachelor's degree in Kinesiology from CSUS and is a graduate of the Mortuary School at American River College.

Telephone: 1-415-431-4900

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Carlos Fernandez, E.A.

Carlos Fernandez, E.A.

Controller

Carlos Fernandez, EA is a graduate of St. John's University Peter J. Tobin College of Business in New York City and a member of the American Institute of CPAs and the California Society of CPAs.

Carlos lives in San Francisco and is the father of two children.

Telephone: 1-415-431-4900

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Megan Doyle

Accounts Receivable and Administrative Assistant

Megan is a fifth generation member of our funeral directing family. She supports the Manager and Funeral Directors to provide the best quality experience for our families. Her education includes St. Philip's grammar school, Roseville High School and earned her BS at University of Nevada at Reno. She lives in the Mission District.

Telephone: 1-415-431-4900

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Zachary Brown

Administrative Assistant


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Tessie McKinney

Cosmetologist, Hairdresser

Tessie, a native of Arkansas, has been our hairdresser and cosmetologist for over a ten years. She also assists the funeral directors on services and supervises visitations and Quiet Hours.


James Welch

James Welch

Assistant to the Directors

James is a member of the California Army Aviation National Guard.

James is a sixth generation native San Franciscan member of our family. He attended St. Philip's grammar school, School of the Arts (vocal), Marine Military Academy and is currently enrolled in Pacific Union College.


Tim James

Facility Maintenance



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