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 510-451-6434 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.


Ken Pearce

Ken Pearce

Managing Partner

Originally from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Ken has been in funeral service since 1988. He is a licensed funeral director and embalmer and has been in management since 1993. Ken truly believes quality of service to his families is paramount and each one should be served with the same dignity and respect that he’d want his own family to receive.

Ken resides in Alameda with his wife Jaddy and daughter Helen. His interests are professional baseball and football, and his hobbies are working out and running. Ken has completed over 70 marathons and has run one in all 50 states and four continents. He is also a member of the Alameda Rotary Club, Alameda Hospital Foundation Board President, Alameda Meals on Wheels Board, and Toastmasters International.

Telephone: 1-510-521-2574

Email: ken.pearce@carriageservices.com


Jenny Chen

Jenny Chen

Counselor for Asian Services

Originally from Taiwan, Jenny has been a funeral counselor for over twenty years and has been at Grant Miller-John Cox Mortuary since 2005. She is very active in several associations in the Chinese community in Oakland's Chinatown, including the Chinese Chamber of Commerce, and enjoys traveling, physical fitness and gourmet cooking.

Email: jenny.chen@carriageservices.com


Diane Spagnuolo Greene

Diane Spagnuolo Greene

Administrator

Diane is a native of Oakland. Upon retirement from AT&T, Diane worked for her mother-in-law, who was a local funeral director/owner. She has been the Administrator at Grant Miller-John Cox Mortuary since 2015.

Email: diane.greene@carriageservices.com


Christine  Amittone

Christine Amittone

Funeral Director/Embalmer

Christine has been in the funeral profession since 2002 and has been a licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer at Greer® ,Family Mortuary since 2008.

Christine lives in Alameda with her husband, Ron and their two dogs, Izzy and Frankie. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, cooking, gardening, going to car shows, traveling and visiting her hometown Napa.

She is a member of the Bayview Women's Group in Alameda and a volunteer for Alameda Meals on Wheels and is active within the Alpicella Club with her husband and attends various Chamber events.

Email: christine.amittone@carriageservices.com


Craig Fulcher

Craig Fulcher

Care Center Supervisor

Craig is originally from New York City, where he graduated from the American Acadamy McAllister Institute of Funeral Service in 1982. He enjoys sports, with baseball and bowling topping the list.

Eric Duldulao

Eric Duldulao

Ambassador



Elizabeth Ahrens

Elizabeth Ahrens

Ambassador

Elizabeth is currently studying mortuary science at American River College in Sacramento. She grew up in Alameda but has also lived in Chicago and Boston. She is excited about serving the Alameda community through all the things she is learning at mortuary school.



Michelle Price

Michelle Price

Funeral Director

Michelle graduated from Mount Hood Community College in 2014, earning her degree in Funeral Service. Her career has taken her from Portland to Monterey to Sacramento, and now to Alameda.

Michelle enjoys spending time with her husband and their cat Mackers, travelling, and music, but most of all she has a passion for people. Her calling has always been to help others, which is why she chose funeral service.

She is very excited to get to know Alameda and Oakland and all it has to offer.


Telephone: 1-510-451-6434

Email: michelle.price@carriageservices.com


Kelii Amantiad

Kelii Amantiad

Ambassador



Artemio Anguiano

Artemio Anguiano

Ambassador



Leslie Hodgkin

Leslie Hodgkin

Ambassador

Leslie has been an Alameda community volunteer for over 15 years. She is currently active with Alameda Kiwanis Club, Alameda Citizens Police (COPPS) and Christ Episcopal Church. Past volunteer activities include Alameda Hospital, Alameda Meals on Wheels & Friendly Visitors, American Red Cross and Alameda Food Bank.

She is a Bay Area native, although she lived in Tucson, Arizona and southern California for her younger years. Her education includes a B.A. in anthropology from University of California, Irvine and a certificate in musical instrument repair from Orange Coast College. She was an accomplished French horn player for many years. In 1985, she moved back to the Bay Area for a career in commercial property management and accounting. She was married for 18 years and lost her husband to cancer in 2006.

Leslie’s interests include trading equities and futures, classical music, travelling, camping and fishing, and helping people.

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