CHEROKEE MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME DIRECTORS
Victoria "Tori" Monforte began her career in the funeral industry in 2003 and graduated from mortuary college in 2005 in California. Tori has been a licensed embalmer since 2007 and a funeral director since 2005. She holds a current embalmer license and funeral director license in the state of California and has been with Cherokee Memorial Funeral Home since 2005. Tori became general manager of Cherokee Memorial Funeral home in 2015.
Bradley Webb began his funeral career in 1995 and graduated from Mortuary College in 1997 in California. He became a licensed embalmer in 2000 and a funeral director in 2003. Brad holds a current embalmer license, funeral director license and insurance license with the state of California. He has been with Cherokee Memorial Funeral Home since 2005. Se habla español.
Bryon Tomlinson began his funeral service career in 1984 and graduated from San Francisco College of Mortuary Science in 1987. After working in the Stockton/Lodi area at the beginning of his career, Bryon moved his family to California's central coast, where he worked for the next 15 years. Bryon has returned home and holds a funeral director license, embalmer license and insurance licenses with the State of California. Bryon has been with Cherokee Memorial Funeral Home since 2012.
Melchor C. Garza began his career in the funeral business in Lodi in 1992. In 1994 he began studies at the San Francisco College of Mortuary Science, graduating in 1996. Melchor received his embalmer's license in 1998 from the state of California and he worked in the San Francisco Bay Area for 20 years before returning to Lodi, where he was born and raised. Melchor joined our funeral home staff in 2014.
CHEROKEE MEMORIAL PARK FAMILY COUNSELORS
Dan Stanley grew up in St. Joseph, Missouri. He graduated with a degree in marketing and has a master's degree in resource management from the University of Wyoming. He has been sales and marketing director at Cherokee Memorial Park since 1988. Danny has been influential in guiding the development of Cherokee Memorial Park & Funeral Home for more than 25 years.
Michael Moor, a San Diego native, graduated from Lincoln High School in Stockton before going on to attend college at Brigham Young University. He has been with Cherokee Memorial Park since 1988 as a family service counselor.
DaMaris Brose-Helton is a native of North Dakota. She attended local high schools as well as San Joaquin Delta College and Fresno City College. She has been a family service counselor with Cherokee Memorial Park since 1994.
Claude "Matt" Bryant. Matt is a native of Stockton and attended local high school. He graduated college, receiving a bachelor's degree in business. Matt has worked in the funeral industry since 2001 and has been with Cherokee Memorial Park & Funeral Home as a family service counselor since Dec., 2014.
Philip Castor was born and raised in San Jose, where he graduated from Gunderson High School before attending De Anza College. After nine years in sales, Phil joined the Cherokee Memorial Park & Funeral Home team as a family service counselor in October, 2015.
Rosalinda "Rosie" Gomez was born and raised in Lodi, where she attended local high schools. She has successfully worked in the sales industry since early 2009. Rosie joined the Cherokee Memorial Park & Funeral Home team as a family service counselor in January, 2016. Ella habla español.
Chester Lum is a Stockton native and attended local elementary and high schools. He obtained his bachelor's degree at Vennard College in Iowa. Chester is an ambassador with the Greater Stockton Chamber of Commerce and a pastor of Journey Church. After assisting families at an area funeral home since 1997, he recently joined the Cherokee Memorial Park team.
Janée Effenberg grew up in Lodi and graduated from Lodi High School, later attending San Joaquin Delta College in Stockton. Janée joined Cherokee Memorial Park & Funeral Home as a family service counselor in September, 2016.
Fred Jessee was raised in the Elk Grove area. He has a bachelor's degree in education from Point Loma Nazarene University. Fred has taught in public schools, supervised and managed distribution in the grocery industry, and has worked in the funeral industry for 28 years. Fred has been a family service counselor with Cherokee Memorial Park since 2013.
CHEROKEE MEMORIAL EXECUTIVE TEAM
Walter Scheffer began his funeral service career in 1973 and graduated from mortuary college in 1976 in California. Walt has been licensed as a funeral director since 1977. He holds an embalmer license, funeral director license and insurance license in California. In 2015, Walt became president and chief operating officer of Cherokee Memorial Park & Funeral Home after serving as the manager of the funeral home since 1998.
John Silvestri grew up in Southern California and attended Pacific Union College in the Napa Valley, graduating with a bachelor's degree in business administration with an emphasis in management. John began his work in the non-profit sector in 2008 and, in 2015, he joined the Cherokee Memorial Park and Funeral Home team as chief financial officer.
Marc Gabrys, vice president of operations, began at Cherokee Memorial Park & Funeral Home in 1995 after graduating from UC Davis with a degree in landscape architecture. Marc's specialty is space planning and design and he has developed all gardens and features at the park since joining the management team. In addition to landscape architecture, Marc received a degree in business administration.
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Cherokee Memorial Park & Funeral Home is a cemetery and funeral home located a short drive from Stockton in Lodi, California, a San Joaquin Valley landmark since 1940. Our friendly and comforting staff is dedicated to serving families in need of funeral services, a funeral home, funeral parlor, funeral chapel, funeral directors, undertakers, cremation, a mausoleum, memorial park, memorial service, cemetery or mortuary. For more information, please call us at (209) 334-9613, or write or visit us at Cherokee Memorial Park, Highway 99 & Harney Lane, Lodi, CA 95240.
Hwy 99 at Harney Lane
14165 N. Beckman Road
Lodi CA 95240
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831 Industrial Way
Lodi CA 95240
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