Learn our story, from the beginning and into the future.
Ever since we opened our gates we have approached life (and death) differently. While some just see the end of a loved one’s life as a time for grief and mourning, we prefer to think of it as a time for reflection, appreciation and even celebration. This is evident in everything we do, from the way we conduct our services to the amenities we choose to offer. We are not a burial ground. We are a close knit community dedicated to honoring, sharing and preserving the amazing and inspirational stories that are life.
In a nutshell? Experience, professionalism, compassion, and empathy.
We've learned a lot over many years. Like how to present options without overwhelming. And how to meet the needs of many caring parties. People come to us in difficult times, and we respond kindness, calmness and expertise. Our goal is to create a beautiful occasion and make you feel welcome, always. We spend our days planning with families. We stay up to date with industry developments. And we make hard times a little easier.
Learn the legacy.
Who We Are
Meet our staff. Members of the local community make everything that happens possible.
Together, we make this place amazing.
Owner / CEORead Bio
Samaritan Funeral Home has always been a family owned business that aims to provide Phoenix with a funeral home that families from all over the community can trust to take care of final arrangements for them and their families.
Michelle and Bryan are an awesome team that love and appreciate their Samaritan team.
Edward V Lopez Sr
General ManagerRead Bio
Eddie has 30 years experience in the funeral industry. Taking care of families is always 1st for Eddie.
Responsible Funeral DirectorRead Bio
Eva is a wonderful seasoned funeral director. The attention to detail is surpassed by none.
Office ManagerRead Bio
Cindy makes the office run day in and out. Meets with families and has the most caring heart.
Rosa Valenzuela De Garcia
Rosa is a bilingual arranger that helps many of our Hispanic families that are facing the challenge of the loss of their loved one.
Phylisia will be attending mortuary science program coming this August 2018. She plans to obtain her funeral directors license once school is complete.
Office AdminRead Bio
Tabitha is a great asset to our firm. She is a 1st touch to many of our families.
Office AssistantRead Bio
Marissa is the direct assistant to Mr Lopez. Data entry and all around computer expert!
Intern EmbalmerRead Bio
Venitria is an amazing young lady helping families just as they are. Should you need some assistance, Venitria will be glad to help!
Pre-Need SpecialistRead Bio
Jay is our on site pre-need insurance team member.
Funeral DirectorRead Bio
Julie is a season veteran in the funeral industry. Spent 30 plus years helping families. We are truly happy to have Julie on the Samaritan Team!