Our Staff

Committed to Caring for Every Culture
and Every Person

Because we have so many cultures and nationalities buried here, it is important to have staff members that can relate to the various traditions and ceremonial practices. We have memorial counselors and funeral directors for each cultural group to help care for families in their time of need.

Much of our grounds crew has worked for Cypress Lawn for over two decades. All requests are addressed within 24-hours. They are constantly working on the grounds, and work in sections each week to manicure and maintain the beauty of the cemetery. Each department, whether it is grounds crew, or family staff, has weekly meetings to allow for communication between all staff members.

 

Ken
Past President of the International Cemetery Cremation and Funeral Association
Past President of the National Historic Cemetery Association
Past President of the Cemetery and Mortuary Association of California
President Elect of Preferred Funeral Directors International
Certified Cemetery and Funeral Executive

 

Raymond-Sala

 


Board of Directors, Cypress Lawn Cemetery Association

J.B. McIntosh, Chairman – Member since 1983
Charles Crocker, Vice-Chairman – Member since 1982
James C. Flood, Vice-Chairman – Member since 1989
Richard Tobin Thieriot, Vice-Chairman – Member since 1999
Lewis Coleman – Member since 2003
Michael R. V. Whitman – Member since 2008
Peter M. Folger – Member since 2015


Board of Directors, Cypress Funeral Services, Inc.

Kenneth E. Varner, Chairman – Member since 1997
John W. Gill – Member since 1997
John Hamilton
Mark Wilson


Arrangement and Planning Staff

Hal Wilkes

Managing Director of Cemetery Services

(650) 755-0580

Licensed Cemetery Manager

Jack Jensen

Managing Director of Funeral Services

Past President of the California Funeral Directors Association
Licensed Funeral Home Manager
Licensed Funeral Home Director/Embalmer

Armando Santana

Managing Director of Funeral Services

Speaks Spanish
Licensed Funeral Director
Licensed Insurance Agent

German Lopez

Family Service Chief, Advance Planning Counselor

Speaks Spanish

Madeleine Banfield

Family Service Arrangement Director

Sandy Guest

Family Service Arrangement Director

Mary Lee

Family Service Advance Planning Counselor

Speaks Cantonese, Mandarin & Toi San

Kim F. Wong

Family Service Advance Planning Counselor

Speaks Cantonese, Mandarin & Malaysian

Alvin Dougharty

Family Service Funeral Director

(650) 550-8808

Licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer

Charles Arancia

Funeral Service Associate

Licensed Funeral Director

Richard Rovatti

Funeral Service Associate

CoCo Qiu

Family Service Advance Planning Counselor

(650) 755-0580

Michael Wong

Arrangement Director

(650) 550-8808

Patrick Lee

Arrangement Director

(650) 550-8808

Kelly Chen

Funeral Director

(650) 550-8808

Licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer

Lily Wong

Funeral Director

(650) 550-8808

Licensed Funeral Director

Jack Woodward

Funeral Home Embalmer

(650) 550-8808

Licensed Embalmer

Tony Benitez

Crematory Manager

Licensed Crematory Manager

MaryAnn Cruz

Director - Cypress Lawn Cremation Society

650-550-8868