History & Staff

We have years of experience caring for families, from all walks of life. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession, dedicated to excellence in service, and have the highest integrity.

Our Valued Staff

Rose Rodriguez

Rose Rodriguez, Funeral Director (FDR 1509), Embalmer (EMB 8532)

A 1996 graduate of San Francisco College of Mortuary Science, Rose has been an embalmer and funeral director for over 20 years. She completed her apprenticeship in Concord, CA and received her embalmer’s license shortly thereafter. She then acquired her funeral director’s license and, for the last 14 years, held a cemetery salesperson license. She joined Diablo Valley Cremation & Funeral Services in July of 2017.

She met her husband, Danny, in high school. They dated for 9 years before they got married in August of 2000. They have one daughter and live in Benicia.

Rose enjoys watching her daughter play competitive soccer and loves to travel with her family.


Russell Hall

Russell Hall, Funeral Director (FDR 3554)

A 2007 Bachelors of Science graduate of University of California at Santa Cruz, Russell has been in the funeral industry for over 10 years. In 2014 he co-founded Diablo Valley Cremation & Funeral Services.

Russell and his Wife Rachel have been happily married since 2014, their beautiful daughter Grace was born in 2015. They live in Brentwood with their two Siberian Huskies and English Mastiff.

Russell enjoys cooking, spending time with family and friends, playing hockey, and weight lifting.


Charlie Hinton

Charlie Hinton, Arrangement Counselor

Charlie has been in the funeral industry for over 20 years. He began doing transportation in the mid 1990s. He has worked with many different mortuaries throughout the bay area. Charlie has been with Diablo Valley Cremation & Funeral Services, as an Arrangement Counselor and office assistant, since 2015.

Charlie is also a musician and performs three to four nights a week at local venues in the Contra Costa area.


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