Our knowledgeable staff are passionate about providing families guidance and support during the funeral planning process and well after the funeral. Together, we can honor your loved one’s life while beginning your grief journey.

 

 

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Edward Sagel Co-Owner & Licensed Funeral Director Ed@goinghomecares.com

  • First generation Licensed Funeral Director.
  • Grew up in Annapolis Maryland
  • Graduated from Towson State University, also attended mortuary program in Atlanta, Georgia.
  • With the help of the Shulman Rogers Group, Edward Sagel Funeral Direction was founded in 1994.
  • Learning Spanish language and dance this year
  • Likes to read business books and articles, marketing and business opportunities for the death care industry 
  • Enjoys tennis and pickleball

 

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Albert Bloomfield Co-Owner & Licensed Funeral Director Al@goinghomecares.com

• Third generation Licensed Funeral Director.
• Began his career in Monmouth County NJ managing two family operated Jewish funeral home locations.
• Moved to Maryland in 2014 when he co-purchased Edward Sagel Funeral Direction and Danzansky Goldberg Memorial Chapels.
• His expertise in the creation of bronze markers and granite monuments enabled the creation of the Sagel Bloomfield Danzansky Goldberg Monument Division. 
• He is a member of the Bender JCC of Greater Washington.
• He is a member of Temple Beth Ami in Rockville
• He is a member of Amity Club of Washington
• He is on the executive board of the JCRC of Greater Washington and currently serves as Treasurer.
• He is a member of the Washington Rockville Elks Lodge 15
• He is the current President of the JFDA (Jewish Funeral Directors of America)

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Daniel Simons General Manager - Woodbine Location - Licensed Funeral Director Dan@goinghomecares.com

• First generation Licensed Funeral Director.
• Born and raised in the Finger Lakes Region of New York.

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Angela Eiss Operations Manager, Rockville – Licensed Funeral Director Angela@goinghomecares.com

• Licensed in Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia
• Born in New York State and came to Maryland in 2002.
• Graduated from The University of the District of Columbia with a degree in Mortuary Science in 2017.
• Has decades of hospitality industry experience that enable her to be creative when personalizing funeral services.
• She is dedicated to serve our families and the community through her passion for the funeral industry.
• Angela is family-oriented and loves cooking, swimming, and reading English literature in her spare time.

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Tisha Reid Operations Manager, Woodbine - Licensed Funeral Director Tisha@goinghomecares.com

• Tisha’s love of helping people is intrinsic to her career.
• In her free time, Tisha loves to listen to music, read classic novels by her favorite author Jane Austen, and trying new recipes.
• Tisha has been with Going Home since September 2020.

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Lisa Vandewalle Assistant Operations Manager, Rockville - Licensed Funeral Director Lisa@goinghomecares.com

• First generation Licensed Funeral Director.

• Raised in Wisconsin and Southern California, came to Maryland in 2013.

• Graduated from Community College of Baltimore County with a degree in Mortuary Science in 2019.

• Began her career with Sagel Bloomfield Danzansky Goldberg Funeral Care in 2015 as an Assistant to the Funeral Director 

• She is dedicated to serve our families through her passion for green burial, non-traditional services and allowing families to honor their loved ones in unique and personal ways

• In her free time she enjoys traveling, reading and spending time with her cat, Ginny

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Kevin Day Crematory Supervisor

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Andrew Linthicum Director of Advanced Planning, Licensed Funeral Director Andrew@goinghomecares.com

• Licensed Funeral Director in Maryland, DC, Virginia and Pennsylvania.
• Licensed insurance agent in Maryland and Virginia.
• Extensive management career of 30 years in funeral care and 8 years in cremation management.
• Active in multiple community organizations.
• Certifications include:

- Certified Funeral service practitioner
- Certified Pre-need Consultant
- Certified Crematory Operator

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Linda Fox Lehman Controller Linda@goinghomecares.com

• Over 30 years of Finance and Accounting Experience.
• Graduated from Washington University in St. Louis with a BSBA in Accounting.
• Long-time member of Temple Beth Ami, Rockville, MD.
• Enjoys spending time with family and friends, travelling and reading.

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Daniel Bloomfield Licensed Funeral Director daniel@goinghomecares.com

  • 4th Generation Licensed Funeral Director
  • Licensed in Maryland
  • Moved to Maryland in 2014 at age 14 and began working for the funeral home
  • Received a degree in Funeral Service Arts and Sciences form Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary science in January 2023
  • Enjoys playing board games and hiking with his dog outside of work

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Alyson Taylor Licensed Funeral Director Alyson@goinghomecares.com

  • From Baltimore, Maryland
  • Attended the Community College of Baltimore County, Catonsville
  • Has been a licensed Mortician in the State of MD since 2009
  • Loves cats and dogs

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John Zavrotny Licensed Funeral Director John@goinghomecares.com

· 2nd Generation Funeral Director

· From Bel Air in Harford County, Maryland

· Licensed Maryland Funeral Director since 2022

· 10 years of experience in the funeral industry

· Graduate of Community College of Baltimore County’s Mortuary Science Program

· Lives in Bethesda with his loving partner and two cats

· In his free time he enjoys outdoor activities such as hiking and foraging, cooking, and going to concerts

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Trudy-Ann T. Riley Licensed Funeral Director trudy@goinghomecares.com

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Maria Guevera Licensed Funeral Director Maria@goinghomecares.com

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Ron Rivenburgh Licensed Funeral Director Ron@goinghomecares.com

Ron has been passionate about the funeral industry since the age of 15. After the tragic loss of a high school friend, Ron was quickly introduced to the funeral industry. This life changing event was the career turning point at such a young age. At 18, he volunteered as an autopsy assistant at a local hospital, working closely with the medical examiner. This experience further solidified Ron's goal in pursuit of mortuary and forensic science. Ron's older brother Mike was serving in the Navy. Ron enlisted in the Navy 1989 pursuing medical and forensic studies. His travels and assignments took him around the world. This opened his eyes to funeral customs and traditions. After his third deployment, he accepted orders to the Office of the Armed Forces Medical Examiner, supporting DOD casualties around the world. While on active duty, he attended Catonsville Community College, and in 1996, accepted a part time funeral apprenticeship a Danzansky Goldberg. 

 

Ron has been a licensed part time mortician since 1999, while continuing his active duty career. His turning point occurred after 9/11, where Ron deployed to Dover Port Mortuary in support 9/11 Pentagon casualties. In 2004, Ron transferred to Navy Casualty, serving as Branch Chief Mortician, and liaison to Dover Port Mortuary, Office of the Armed Forces Medical Examiner and Joint POW-MIA DNA Center for DOD Casualty Affairs. Upon his retirement in 2010, Ron transferred to the Uniformed Services Anatomical Director for the School of Medicine. In 2014, Ron returned part time to Sagel Bloomfield, continuing his passion in the funeral care industry. 

 

Ron is married to Joanne Rivenburgh live in Germantown, MD. They are from Schenectady, NY. Together, they've raised four children, Stephanie (Travis) Mikesh of Memphis,TN, Bryan Rivenburgh (Ft. Bragg, NC), and twins Sydnie and Benjamin Rivenburgh. Ron and Joanne have two adorable Grandsons, Liam and Austin.  

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Richard Snider Licensed Funeral Director Richard@goinghomecares.com

  • Licensed Funeral Director in Maryland.
  • Retired from the U. S. Army
  • Received degree in Mortuary Science from The Community College of Baltimore County in 1994.

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Robert Dresner Office Administrator Robert@goinghomecares.com

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Evita Shumate Office Administrator

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Jon Beh Office Administrator Jon@goinghomecares.com

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Max Bloomfield Executive Assistant

  • Studying for a Master's degree in I/O Psychology at UMBC
  • Earned a BA of Communications from UMD
  • Avid tabletop gamer
  • Enjoys cooking and reading 

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Grace Sagel Advanced Planning Administrator

Hi! My name is Grace Sagel. I am currently studying to get my Master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. I graduated from Towson University with my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology in 2022. I live in Baltimore, MD with two loving kitty cats. I enjoy spending time with friends and family, traveling, cooking, shopping, and more. I mostly work remotely for the Advanced Planning Department and Andy Linthicum. However, you can find me at our Woodbine location several days out of the week. Looking forward to meeting you!

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Monica Altamirano Office Administrator

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Rome Hunt Office Administrator

  • Aspiring funeral director and mortician
  • Creative and open minded
  • Participant in community activism in Maryland, with a focus on lgbtq+ rights
  • Enjoys nature, music, and drawing in his free time

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Edwin Vega Funeral Care Team Member

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Tomas Goodwin Funeral Care Team Member & Limousine Driver

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Becca Osbourne Funeral Care Team Member

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Kevin Lane Funeral Care Team Member

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Joseph Bloomfield Funeral Care Team Member

Grew up in Ocean Township, NJ before moving to Potomac, MD

Currently studying Photography at Drexel University 

Loves rock climbing, traveling, and spending time in the outdoors

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Ben Rivenburgh Funeral Care Team Member

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Sammy Sagel Funeral Care Coordinator

• Grew up in Frederick, Maryland.
• VP of Theta Chi Fraternity at Towson University.
• Avid Business reader.
• Baltimore Orioles and Ravens fan.

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Jordan Prendergast Crematory Operator

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Jon Katz Crematory Operator

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William Brasaemle Crematory Operator

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Larry Shor Director of Monument Sales and Service Division

Larry Shor, a native Washingtonian, became the Director of Monuments in 2015. With decades of sales and customer care experience, he is able to thoughtfully and knowledgably guide families through all phases of a monument purchase.

Larry is 100% involved in all aspects of the process: the initial meeting, preparation of the monument design, securing necessary cemetery permits, and the final installation or unveiling of the monument at the cemetery. Larry personally visits the local gravesites of every client to ensure that the appropriate monument is selected for placement. His caring and personalized service extends throughout the process so that he can confirm that a monument will be delivered on time and in accordance with the customer’s requests. Larry has placed monuments in cemeteries of all faiths in the Washington DC and New York-New Jersey metropolitan areas, each with their own rules and guidelines for monument options.

We believe such attention to detail, knowledge, and committed personal service is rare in today’s world, and is exactly why we appointed Larry Shor as Director of Monuments.

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Zoila B Facility Comfort Director, Rockville

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Roxie Bloomfield Registered PAL Therapy Dog

• Roxie is a Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier
• She is a Registered PAL (People. Animals. Love) Therapy Dog.
• Roxie loves to spend time at the office, bringing comfort to families who have experienced a loss.
• Roxie enjoys being available to cuddle with funeral home staff and provide some stress relief.

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Benji Sagel Comfort Dog

  • Loves to eat and take walks
  • Loyal friend and companion

  • Very relaxed for client families to pet

Edward Sagel

Co-Owner & Licensed Funeral Director
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  • First generation Licensed Funeral Director.
  • Grew up in Annapolis Maryland
  • Graduated from Towson State University, also attended mortuary program in Atlanta, Georgia.
  • With the help of the Shulman Rogers Group, Edward Sagel Funeral Direction was founded in 1994.
  • Learning Spanish language and dance this year
  • Likes to read business books and articles, marketing and business opportunities for the death care industry 
  • Enjoys tennis and pickleball

 

Albert Bloomfield

Co-Owner & Licensed Funeral Director
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• Third generation Licensed Funeral Director.
• Began his career in Monmouth County NJ managing two family operated Jewish funeral home locations.
• Moved to Maryland in 2014 when he co-purchased Edward Sagel Funeral Direction and Danzansky Goldberg Memorial Chapels.
• His expertise in the creation of bronze markers and granite monuments enabled the creation of the Sagel Bloomfield Danzansky Goldberg Monument Division. 
• He is a member of the Bender JCC of Greater Washington.
• He is a member of Temple Beth Ami in Rockville
• He is a member of Amity Club of Washington
• He is on the executive board of the JCRC of Greater Washington and currently serves as Treasurer.
• He is a member of the Washington Rockville Elks Lodge 15
• He is the current President of the JFDA (Jewish Funeral Directors of America)

Daniel Simons

General Manager - Woodbine Location - Licensed Funeral Director
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• First generation Licensed Funeral Director.
• Born and raised in the Finger Lakes Region of New York.

Angela Eiss

Operations Manager, Rockville – Licensed Funeral Director
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• Licensed in Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia
• Born in New York State and came to Maryland in 2002.
• Graduated from The University of the District of Columbia with a degree in Mortuary Science in 2017.
• Has decades of hospitality industry experience that enable her to be creative when personalizing funeral services.
• She is dedicated to serve our families and the community through her passion for the funeral industry.
• Angela is family-oriented and loves cooking, swimming, and reading English literature in her spare time.

Tisha Reid

Operations Manager, Woodbine - Licensed Funeral Director
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• Tisha’s love of helping people is intrinsic to her career.
• In her free time, Tisha loves to listen to music, read classic novels by her favorite author Jane Austen, and trying new recipes.
• Tisha has been with Going Home since September 2020.

Lisa Vandewalle

Assistant Operations Manager, Rockville - Licensed Funeral Director
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• First generation Licensed Funeral Director.

• Raised in Wisconsin and Southern California, came to Maryland in 2013.

• Graduated from Community College of Baltimore County with a degree in Mortuary Science in 2019.

• Began her career with Sagel Bloomfield Danzansky Goldberg Funeral Care in 2015 as an Assistant to the Funeral Director 

• She is dedicated to serve our families through her passion for green burial, non-traditional services and allowing families to honor their loved ones in unique and personal ways

• In her free time she enjoys traveling, reading and spending time with her cat, Ginny

Kevin Day

Crematory Supervisor
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Andrew Linthicum

Director of Advanced Planning, Licensed Funeral Director
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• Licensed Funeral Director in Maryland, DC, Virginia and Pennsylvania.
• Licensed insurance agent in Maryland and Virginia.
• Extensive management career of 30 years in funeral care and 8 years in cremation management.
• Active in multiple community organizations.
• Certifications include:

- Certified Funeral service practitioner
- Certified Pre-need Consultant
- Certified Crematory Operator

Linda Fox Lehman

Controller
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• Over 30 years of Finance and Accounting Experience.
• Graduated from Washington University in St. Louis with a BSBA in Accounting.
• Long-time member of Temple Beth Ami, Rockville, MD.
• Enjoys spending time with family and friends, travelling and reading.

Daniel Bloomfield

Licensed Funeral Director
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  • 4th Generation Licensed Funeral Director
  • Licensed in Maryland
  • Moved to Maryland in 2014 at age 14 and began working for the funeral home
  • Received a degree in Funeral Service Arts and Sciences form Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary science in January 2023
  • Enjoys playing board games and hiking with his dog outside of work

Alyson Taylor

Licensed Funeral Director
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  • From Baltimore, Maryland
  • Attended the Community College of Baltimore County, Catonsville
  • Has been a licensed Mortician in the State of MD since 2009
  • Loves cats and dogs

John Zavrotny

Licensed Funeral Director
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· 2nd Generation Funeral Director

· From Bel Air in Harford County, Maryland

· Licensed Maryland Funeral Director since 2022

· 10 years of experience in the funeral industry

· Graduate of Community College of Baltimore County’s Mortuary Science Program

· Lives in Bethesda with his loving partner and two cats

· In his free time he enjoys outdoor activities such as hiking and foraging, cooking, and going to concerts

Trudy-Ann T. Riley

Licensed Funeral Director
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Maria Guevera

Licensed Funeral Director
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Ron Rivenburgh

Licensed Funeral Director
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Ron has been passionate about the funeral industry since the age of 15. After the tragic loss of a high school friend, Ron was quickly introduced to the funeral industry. This life changing event was the career turning point at such a young age. At 18, he volunteered as an autopsy assistant at a local hospital, working closely with the medical examiner. This experience further solidified Ron's goal in pursuit of mortuary and forensic science. Ron's older brother Mike was serving in the Navy. Ron enlisted in the Navy 1989 pursuing medical and forensic studies. His travels and assignments took him around the world. This opened his eyes to funeral customs and traditions. After his third deployment, he accepted orders to the Office of the Armed Forces Medical Examiner, supporting DOD casualties around the world. While on active duty, he attended Catonsville Community College, and in 1996, accepted a part time funeral apprenticeship a Danzansky Goldberg. 

 

Ron has been a licensed part time mortician since 1999, while continuing his active duty career. His turning point occurred after 9/11, where Ron deployed to Dover Port Mortuary in support 9/11 Pentagon casualties. In 2004, Ron transferred to Navy Casualty, serving as Branch Chief Mortician, and liaison to Dover Port Mortuary, Office of the Armed Forces Medical Examiner and Joint POW-MIA DNA Center for DOD Casualty Affairs. Upon his retirement in 2010, Ron transferred to the Uniformed Services Anatomical Director for the School of Medicine. In 2014, Ron returned part time to Sagel Bloomfield, continuing his passion in the funeral care industry. 

 

Ron is married to Joanne Rivenburgh live in Germantown, MD. They are from Schenectady, NY. Together, they've raised four children, Stephanie (Travis) Mikesh of Memphis,TN, Bryan Rivenburgh (Ft. Bragg, NC), and twins Sydnie and Benjamin Rivenburgh. Ron and Joanne have two adorable Grandsons, Liam and Austin.  

Richard Snider

Licensed Funeral Director
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  • Licensed Funeral Director in Maryland.
  • Retired from the U. S. Army
  • Received degree in Mortuary Science from The Community College of Baltimore County in 1994.

Robert Dresner

Office Administrator
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Evita Shumate

Office Administrator
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Jon Beh

Office Administrator
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Max Bloomfield

Executive Assistant
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  • Studying for a Master's degree in I/O Psychology at UMBC
  • Earned a BA of Communications from UMD
  • Avid tabletop gamer
  • Enjoys cooking and reading 

Grace Sagel

Advanced Planning Administrator
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Hi! My name is Grace Sagel. I am currently studying to get my Master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. I graduated from Towson University with my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology in 2022. I live in Baltimore, MD with two loving kitty cats. I enjoy spending time with friends and family, traveling, cooking, shopping, and more. I mostly work remotely for the Advanced Planning Department and Andy Linthicum. However, you can find me at our Woodbine location several days out of the week. Looking forward to meeting you!

Monica Altamirano

Office Administrator
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Rome Hunt

Office Administrator
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  • Aspiring funeral director and mortician
  • Creative and open minded
  • Participant in community activism in Maryland, with a focus on lgbtq+ rights
  • Enjoys nature, music, and drawing in his free time

Edwin Vega

Funeral Care Team Member
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Tomas Goodwin

Funeral Care Team Member & Limousine Driver
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Becca Osbourne

Funeral Care Team Member
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Kevin Lane

Funeral Care Team Member
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Joseph Bloomfield

Funeral Care Team Member
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Grew up in Ocean Township, NJ before moving to Potomac, MD

Currently studying Photography at Drexel University 

Loves rock climbing, traveling, and spending time in the outdoors

Ben Rivenburgh

Funeral Care Team Member
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Sammy Sagel

Funeral Care Coordinator
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• Grew up in Frederick, Maryland.
• VP of Theta Chi Fraternity at Towson University.
• Avid Business reader.
• Baltimore Orioles and Ravens fan.

Jordan Prendergast

Crematory Operator
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Jon Katz

Crematory Operator
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William Brasaemle

Crematory Operator
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Larry Shor

Director of Monument Sales and Service Division
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Larry Shor, a native Washingtonian, became the Director of Monuments in 2015. With decades of sales and customer care experience, he is able to thoughtfully and knowledgably guide families through all phases of a monument purchase.

Larry is 100% involved in all aspects of the process: the initial meeting, preparation of the monument design, securing necessary cemetery permits, and the final installation or unveiling of the monument at the cemetery. Larry personally visits the local gravesites of every client to ensure that the appropriate monument is selected for placement. His caring and personalized service extends throughout the process so that he can confirm that a monument will be delivered on time and in accordance with the customer’s requests. Larry has placed monuments in cemeteries of all faiths in the Washington DC and New York-New Jersey metropolitan areas, each with their own rules and guidelines for monument options.

We believe such attention to detail, knowledge, and committed personal service is rare in today’s world, and is exactly why we appointed Larry Shor as Director of Monuments.

Zoila B

Facility Comfort Director, Rockville
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Roxie Bloomfield

Registered PAL Therapy Dog
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• Roxie is a Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier
• She is a Registered PAL (People. Animals. Love) Therapy Dog.
• Roxie loves to spend time at the office, bringing comfort to families who have experienced a loss.
• Roxie enjoys being available to cuddle with funeral home staff and provide some stress relief.

Benji Sagel

Comfort Dog
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  • Loves to eat and take walks
  • Loyal friend and companion

  • Very relaxed for client families to pet