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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.


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.

Thomas V. Halloran

General Manager

Thomas is a native of the Mission District with nearly 40 years experience as a Licensed Embalmer and Funeral Service Counselor with 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 Freewheeler Car Club of the San Francisco Bay Area.

Telephone: 1-415-431-4900


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.


Joseph Lopez

Embalmer, Funeral Counselor

Joseph is a native of San Francisco's Mission District who graduated from San Francisco College of Mortuary Science in 1985 and has been a licensed Embalmer since 1987.


Bebe Montes

Funeral Counselor

Bebe is a native of San Francisco's Mission District. She has been helping families with funeral arrangements for over 10 years. She can make arrangements and direct funerals in Spanish and English.

Lyz Sierra

Apprentice Embalmer

Lyz is a native the East Bay. Lyz can make arrangements and direct services in Spanish and English. She has her degree in Mortuary Science and is completing her apprenticeship under the supervision of the most experienced embalming staff in San Francisco.

Email: Lyz@duggansfuneralservice

Gina Lothringer

Health Department Specialist

Gina is a native of Pacifica. She communicates with the Medical Examiner, Coroner and Doctor offices to file the death certificates and she obtains the Permits for Disposition in a timely manner.

Email: Gina@duggansfuneralservice

Megan Doyle

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.

Email: Megan@duggansfuneralservice

James Welch

James Welch

Assistant Director

James is currently on active duty with the California Army 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.

Michael Hamp


Mike is a native San Franciscan and makes removal of remains from place of death. His kind, confident demeanor comforts families at one of their most difficult times.

Ken Weems


Ken is a professional driver. With many years experience driving limousines for various firms, he also can be called upon to drive for the removal of a loved one's remains at any hour of the day or night. 

Carlos Fernandez

Finance Officer

Carlos is a graduate of St. John's University of New York. His children attend St. Finn Barr Catholic school where he is a parent volunteer.

Telephone: 1-415-431-4900


Dominic Faletusi

Facility Maintenance

Dominic is a native and resident of the Mission District. 

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