Our knowledgeable staff are passionate about providing families guidance and support during the funeral planning process and well after the funeral. Together, we can honor your loved one’s life while beginning your grief journey.

 

 

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Rachel Kennedy Becker Owner dvcremation@gmail.com

Rachel Kennedy Becker is the owner of Diablo Valley Cremation and Funeral Service. She was born and grew up in Dublin, Ireland.  She graduated from Hotel and Catering Management in 1996 from Trinity College Dublin and Cathal Brugha Street. She started in the funeral industry in 1998 with her husband Jay, who owns a removal service.  " I believe that we have the best funeral directors and staff in the industry and we take so much pride in helping every customer who calls. We all love what we do, so it makes it easy to come to work everyday". Rachel has 3 kids and 3 dogs. She loves coaching soccer, going to tahoe and hiking with friends. 

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Rose Rodriguez Funeral Director (FDR 1509), Embalmer (EMB 8532) dvcremation@gmail.com

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.

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Mark Mulholland Funeral Director FDR 3155 Cemetery Manager CEM 539 diablovalleyfh@gmail.com

Mark has served in the funeral industry for the last 15-years.  His experience includes funeral and pre-need funeral arrangements, cemetery sales and cremation services.  He graduated from Sonoma State University in Marketing and Human Resource Management.  He never takes for granted the trust families place in him and has always considered what he does to be a ministry and not a job.

 

Mark is married with two children and three dogs.  His passions included bay area sports teams, his family and his puppies!

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Bari Hendershot Funeral Director (FDR 3758) dvcremation@gmail.com

Bari Hendershot has been in the Funeral Business since 2007. Although her collegiate studies covered Art History and Gallery Exhibition, Bari found her unexpected path in the funeral industry and never looked back. Bari is well known point of contact for cremation information with various local hospices and care facilities and frequently gives informational talks on family preparation and what to expect when the time comes.

After hours, she is a local dance instructor and professional dance artist. She loves travel, reading, cooking, and spending her free time with her significant other, their two cats and their families.

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Holly Soto Funeral Arranger dvcremation@gmail.com

Holly has been in the funeral industry since 2016 working in Alameda, Contra Costa, Solano, and Marin Counties. Holly became known for her quick work with processing Consular paperwork for the Philippines and Mexico during her time in Solano County. In her down time, Holly enjoys reading, perfecting her Traeger Game Day menu, and spending time with her wife and their cat (Xena) and puppy (Mavrick). 

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Charlie Hinton Funeral Arranger dvcremation@gmail.com

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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Maritza Rubalcava Funeral Arranger - habla Espanol dvcremation@gmail.com

Maritza was born and raised in the Bay Area. She obtained her cosmetology licence in 2016 and hoped to use it in the funeral industry. Maritza joined Diablo Valley Cremation & Funeral Services in March 2021 on part-time basis and quickly earned a full-time position. She plans to attend mortuary college and receive her embalmers licence. A mother of two young men, Maritza enjoys watching her sons play soccer. She also likes hiking and bike riding.

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Jonathan Hernandez Funeral Assistant - habla Espanol dvcremation@gmail.com

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Miya Johnson Funeral Arranger dvcremation@gmail.com

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Rooney Therapy Dog

Rooney became our office therapy dog in July 2020. He brings a happy smile to all our staff when he comes to visit. He loves to swim, play in the snow and bring everyone a toy, ball or whatever he can put his mouth around. 

Rachel Kennedy Becker

Owner
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Rachel Kennedy Becker is the owner of Diablo Valley Cremation and Funeral Service. She was born and grew up in Dublin, Ireland.  She graduated from Hotel and Catering Management in 1996 from Trinity College Dublin and Cathal Brugha Street. She started in the funeral industry in 1998 with her husband Jay, who owns a removal service.  " I believe that we have the best funeral directors and staff in the industry and we take so much pride in helping every customer who calls. We all love what we do, so it makes it easy to come to work everyday". Rachel has 3 kids and 3 dogs. She loves coaching soccer, going to tahoe and hiking with friends. 

Rose Rodriguez

Funeral Director (FDR 1509), Embalmer (EMB 8532)
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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.

Mark Mulholland

Funeral Director FDR 3155 Cemetery Manager CEM 539
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Mark has served in the funeral industry for the last 15-years.  His experience includes funeral and pre-need funeral arrangements, cemetery sales and cremation services.  He graduated from Sonoma State University in Marketing and Human Resource Management.  He never takes for granted the trust families place in him and has always considered what he does to be a ministry and not a job.

 

Mark is married with two children and three dogs.  His passions included bay area sports teams, his family and his puppies!

Bari Hendershot

Funeral Director (FDR 3758)
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Bari Hendershot has been in the Funeral Business since 2007. Although her collegiate studies covered Art History and Gallery Exhibition, Bari found her unexpected path in the funeral industry and never looked back. Bari is well known point of contact for cremation information with various local hospices and care facilities and frequently gives informational talks on family preparation and what to expect when the time comes.

After hours, she is a local dance instructor and professional dance artist. She loves travel, reading, cooking, and spending her free time with her significant other, their two cats and their families.

Holly Soto

Funeral Arranger
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Holly has been in the funeral industry since 2016 working in Alameda, Contra Costa, Solano, and Marin Counties. Holly became known for her quick work with processing Consular paperwork for the Philippines and Mexico during her time in Solano County. In her down time, Holly enjoys reading, perfecting her Traeger Game Day menu, and spending time with her wife and their cat (Xena) and puppy (Mavrick). 

Charlie Hinton

Funeral Arranger
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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.

Maritza Rubalcava

Funeral Arranger - habla Espanol
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Maritza was born and raised in the Bay Area. She obtained her cosmetology licence in 2016 and hoped to use it in the funeral industry. Maritza joined Diablo Valley Cremation & Funeral Services in March 2021 on part-time basis and quickly earned a full-time position. She plans to attend mortuary college and receive her embalmers licence. A mother of two young men, Maritza enjoys watching her sons play soccer. She also likes hiking and bike riding.

Jonathan Hernandez

Funeral Assistant - habla Espanol
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Miya Johnson

Funeral Arranger
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Rooney

Therapy Dog
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Rooney became our office therapy dog in July 2020. He brings a happy smile to all our staff when he comes to visit. He loves to swim, play in the snow and bring everyone a toy, ball or whatever he can put his mouth around.