History & Staff

We have years of experience caring for families, from all walks of life. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession, dedicated to excellence in service, and have the highest integrity.

Our Valued Staff

  • Christian K. Jacobsen

    Christian K. Jacobsen Funeral Director

  • Shawn B. Fives

    Shawn B. Fives Funeral Director

  • Christopher E. Eccleston

    Christopher E. Eccleston Funeral Director

    Chris is a retired FDNY Paramedic/Captain who joined our firm in February of 2013. He is a graduate of the American Academy McAllister Institute of Funeral Service. Chris married his wife, Maricel, in 1989 and has two beautiful daughters, Tina and Bella. He was a volunteer firefighter/paramedic in his community for over 25 years and is also a member of the Knights of Columbus. Chris is responsible for the day to day operations of the funeral home but most especially enjoys his time helping families in need. He is also one of three notaries employed at the funeral home.

  • Jake  Jacobsen

    Jake Jacobsen Companion Dog

    Jake is a male labradoodle born April 9, 2019. He joined our staff in June of 2019 as a companion dog and is working hard to be a certified therapy dog. When not working in the funeral home Jake is the family pet of the Eccleston family. Jake enjoys going for walks, playing fetch and rolling in the grass on warm sunny days.

  • Richard J. Dunleavy

    Richard J. Dunleavy Funeral Director

    Richard joined our firm in June of 2017. He is a graduate of the American Academy McAllister Institute of Funeral Service. When he is not working Richard enjoys going to sporting events, theater and spending time with his family.

  • Brian Elster

    Brian Elster Funeral Director

  • Anthony T. Viola

    Anthony T. Viola Funeral Director