Our staff provides excellent funeral planning services.
We have years of experience caring for families from all walks of life, cultures and faiths. Our unsurpassed staff and our family provide kind, caring, professional service. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession who are dedicated to excellence in service, adhere to the highest funeral industry standards, and have exceptional integrity. We consistently earn phenomenally high customer satisfaction survey results.
Our licensed, professional staff is here for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Please call 408-354-7740 anytime. We will even come to you to make arrangements in the comfort of your home.
Prompt, compassionate service is always just a phone call away, where and when you need it.
Funeral Director, Consultant - Marketing & Outreach
Xuan immigrated to the United States from Vietnam and has spent
most of her life in San Jose, California. She graduated from Evergreen
Valley College with a degree in Accounting. Xuan started her career in
funeral care in 2007 as a side job that grew into a passion. She was
fortunate to have been mentored by (in her own opinion) the best managers and
teachers, and truly believe in “doing the right thing, for the right reason, to
the right person, all the time.” Xuan joined Darling & Fischer Family
Mortuaries in August 2015 as office manager, supporting our staff in taking
care of our families. Outside of work, hikers will often find Xuan
wandering on the many hiking trails that California has to offer.
Care Center Supervisor
Mónica immigrated to the United States from Tonalá, Jalisco,
Mexico and has lived in California (both South and North) since then. Graduating from Rio Hondo Community College
in 2002, followed by Cypress College of Mortuary Science in 2004, and then
obtaining her Bachelor of Science degree in Biopsychology from the University
of California Santa Barbara in 2006, she then continued on to her
apprenticeship in 2007. She obtained her
Funeral Director License in 2004 and her Embalmer License in 2009. Mónica has been fortunate in learning from a
diverse set of teachers and environments that allowed for professional growth
and learning to best help those she serves.
Mónica joined Darling & Fischer in August 2015 as Care Center
Supervisor, caring for both decedents and their families during their most
She and her husband Carlos now live in Gilroy with their
four boys, Teoxihuitl, Tonahuac, Yaotecatl, and Zipactonal.
Pam is a native
Californian who landed in the San Jose area in the early 80’s. She found her life’s work when she started at Darling & Fischer over 14
years ago and still has a passion for helping people
create a memorable and honoring experience. She and her husband Tim have been married for 38 years, have 2 married children and 1
adorable granddaughter. She is active in Evergreen Valley Church, where Tim is the
Senior Pastor. Each week she volunteers in an after school program in the Evergreen community.
Mari-Liis was born in Estonia and relocated to Los Angeles
with her family in 2000. After many years of living in the city, she ventured
out into the forest and found peace in the Santa Cruz Mountains. She attended
University of California, Santa Cruz and obtained her Bachelor’s degree in
Psychology in 2014. Right after college, she found joy working at a senior
living home in Aptos where she led daily activities and planned outings for the
residents in memory care. Mari-Liis joined the Darling & Fischer team in
August 2016 and became a licensed funeral director in February 2018. She feels
so grateful to be a part of such a caring and compassionate group of people.
She is honored to be at this sacred place and is appreciative for all the
amazing families she has the privilege of helping.
Liz was born and raised in the Bay Area. She has been a part
of the funeral profession for four years and a member of Darling-Fischer for
two years. Liz loves to spend time with her family. In her free time she is enjoying
concerts and movies. Her passion is to help families in need here at Darling-Fischer.
born and raised in San Francisco and has lived in the South Bay with her
husband and two daughters for 25 years. She has worked in the funeral industry
for more than 15 years and specializes in the State of California’s Electronic
Death Registration System. She joined Darling & Fischer Mortuaries in 2013
making sure all the appropriate documents and permits are obtained. Mary is a
lifelong fan of the San Francisco Giants and loves anything Disney.
Jessica is from the central valley, Fresno, CA. She moved to the Bay Area in 2010 and currently lives in San Jose with her husband Tim. She is from Mexican decent and is the first generation in her family to be born in America. She has always had a passion for event planning and helping people. When she stumbled upon Darling Fischer in 2016, she learned funeral service was the perfect fit. She loves being able to care for a family who is grieving and create a positive experience that they’ll never forget. Jessica is involved in the Bay Area community by singing in local bands and is always willing to offer a helping hand for community service events.
Greg works with his wife Irene as fellow ambassadors, having worked at Darling Fischer for two years. He is a retired police sergeant with San Jose PD and a volunteer pastor at Evergreen Valley Church. He is also active with the Police Chaplaincy and enjoys riding his motorcycle with the Patriot Guard - a group of riders who escort soldiers and their families for various events. The Trapp's are parents to Ben and Rachael, both recently married.
Dan was born and lived his
entire life in San Jose except for a few years while in the US Air Force. He
returned to San Jose to marry his wife Jan and raised two children Robert and
Danyell. He became an integral part of the Bay Area’s technology companies
working for Memorex, Amdahl, and Northrup Grumman where he served as
programmer, manager, and business systems project management. Towards the end
of his career, Dan worked for Adobe Systems, Calpine, Visa, and HP in a variety
of technology related positions. Dan retired early only to perform his most
meaningful job, caregiver for his ailing parents. Shortly after that, a
position with Darling Fischer as Ambassador was accepted and is fully enjoying
that line of work for the past 3 ½ years.
Irene works with her husband Greg as ambassadors for Darling
Fischer. They've been with Darling Fischer for two years now. She is a musician - vocalist
and violinist - an actress in local theatre and volunteers with Joni and
Friends, a ministry to families affected by disability. Irene also enjoys
singing on worship team at Evergreen Valley Church. The Trapp's are
parents to Ben and Rachael, both recently married.
Angelina is a native of California. Originally from Los
Angeles, she moved to the Bay Area about 15 years ago with her family.
Those who met Angelina would say that she is a kind soul with the energy level
of a marathon runner.
Angelina joined Darling & Fischer in July 2016 as an
ambassador. Now, she works with our care team to prepare loved ones for
their eternal rest. Her love for people translates into her work as she
diligently takes care to make sure that dignity is preserved for each and every
person that we have the honor to care for.
Angelina is an active member of the church of Jesus Christ of
Latter-day Saints. When not at work, she enjoys jogging and spending time
with her children.
Chuck Walton is a San Jose native and lives in Campbell with
his wife, Liz. They have 4 children and 11 grandchildren. Chuck
began working with Darling Fischer in 2013 after spending 3 years with his wife
serving as missionaries in Portugal and Angola. Chuck learned Portuguese
in his youth while serving as a missionary in Brazil. After returning
from another mission in Africa from 2015 through 2016, Chuck and Liz started
working with Darling & Fischer where
they enjoy serving members of our community during an often difficult and
Connie was born in Pico, Azores. She has
lived in the Bay Area for 30 years with her husband. She has been active
in the Portuguese community all of her life. Connie came to know Darling
and Fischer intimately when she lost first her father and then her mother years
later. She has always had a passion for caring for others so it made
sense that she would choose to help people during the most difficult of times.
After her personal experience with Darling and Fischer, she was quite
impressed with their level of dignity and kindness. When the opportunity
presented itself, she was delighted to become a part of the Darling &
Liz has lived in California since she was 8-years old.
She has also lived in Portugal, Angola, and South Africa. She and her
husband, Chuck, have 4 children and almost 13 grandchildren. They love to
hike and camp especially in Yosemite or Lake Tahoe. Liz joined Darling & Fischer early in 2017 as a way to serve
individuals and families in the community.
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