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Meet Our Staff

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 925-935-3311 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.

Tom Richards

Tom Richards

Crematory Manager & Embalmer

Tom has been in funeral service in Northern California since 1977, with his expertise being in embalming and restorative arts. In addition to being a funeral director, he also serves Oakmont as the prep-room supervisor, crematory operator and funeral arranger. He has been married for over 30 years and in his free time he enjoys playing guitar and keyboards in a band.


Michael Trolan

Michael Trolan

Funeral Director & Embalmer

Michael began his mortuary and funeral career in 1985, and still enjoys caring for families in the most compassionate and respectful way possible. The Southern California native spent most of his life in San Gabriel Valley, and now resides in the East Bay area. He has three grown children and one grandson, and enjoys beach camping, hiking, cycling, watching old movies from the 1940s, and spending time with family and friends.


Jennifer Faggiano

Jennifer Faggiano

Funeral Arranger & Apprentice Embalmer

Jen was born and raised in the Bay Area, growing up in Pleasanton and attending university in Hayward, where she received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in history. She has worked in the funeral industry since 2019, her goal being to help every family with the highest levels of compassion and respect. In her spare time Jen enjoys reading, spending time with animals, and playing games, both video and tabletop.


Phillip Schaffer

Phillip Schaffer

Funeral Arranger

Phillip has served families at Oakmont since 2010, but has worked in the funeral industry throughout the East Bay area since 1994. His goal is to treat every family with the highest respect and consideration. He and his wife reside in Antioch, attend The Fathers House in Vacaville, and enjoy outings together with their dog to beaches, restaurants and trips to flea markets.


Beatriz Somoza

Beatriz Somoza

Funeral Arranger

Beatriz graduated from San Francisco College of Mortuary Science in 2000, and likes that her work in funeral service allows her to help families and community. She is the proud mother of two daughters, both of whom have served in the United States Army. In her free time, Beatriz enjoys sewing and crafts.


Theresa Montero

Theresa Montero

Funeral Administrator

Theresa has been with Oakmont Mortuary since 1999. She has a daughter and recently learned that her grandfather was employed here back in the 1950s as a groundskeeper. In her spare time she enjoys fishing and spending time with her family in the mountains.


Alexandra Wagner

Alexandra Wagner

Decedent Affairs Specialist

Ali was born and raised in the Bay Area, and has been involved in the funeral industry since 2012. Though sometimes dealing with busy doctors offices and government agencies can be a challenge, she always remains positive knowing that she is helping families by taking care of this important paperwork. In her free time, she enjoys working out at the gym and hiking with her dog, Penelope.


Chandra Wilson

Chandra Wilson

Receptionist

Chandra came to Oakmont with a vast customer service background, and she enjoys serving the needs of our families. She has worked as a florist and as a licensed esthetician. A devout christian, she is the married mother of a grown daughter.


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Oakmont Memorial Park & Mortuary
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2099 Reliez Valley Road
| Lafayette, CA 94549
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Tel: 925-935-3311
| Directions

You are welcome to call us any time of the day, any day of the week, for immediate assistance. Or, visit our funeral home in person at your convenience.

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