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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.


Lyz Sierra

Embalmer & Funeral Counselor

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.


Brenda Sterling

Health Department Specialist

Brenda is a native of San Francisco and has been in the industry for 37 years. She graduated from The San Francisco College of Mortuary Science in 1984. On her spare time Brenda enjoys long walks and spending time with her family and cats. 


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.


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.

Carlos Fernandez

Finance Officer

Carlos is a graduate of St. John's University Peter J. Tobin College of Business in New York City and a professional member of the IMA Institute of Management Accountants.

Telephone: 1-415-431-4900


Dominic Faletusi

Facility Maintenance

Dominic is a native and resident of the Mission District and has worked wit the Duggan Welch Family for 9 years. He is a graduate of Philip and Sala Burton High School in the Portola District. He is a father to a happy and rambunctious four year old boy. Dominic enjoys working on his sport's car and spending time with his family. 

Adam Tilford

Assistant to the General Manager for Facilities

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