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Staff members of Whelan Schwartz Funeral Home are caring and experienced professionals who understand that each family is unique and has personal requests and traditions. These requests and traditions are of utmost importance to our staff of licensed funeral directors.

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Mary Tavarez

Mary Tavarez

Secretary

(Hablo Español)

Mary is a Secretary at Whelan Schwartz Funeral Home. She was born in the Dominican Republic. Her fluency in English and Spanish allows us to better serve the local community. She has an AAS from Borough of Manhattan Community College in NYC. Mary worked in the twin towers for several years then owned her own business in Newark, NJ. She moved to Reading in 2011 and has been with us since. Mary and her husband Roberto have 2 children.


Carolina Mayor

Carolina Mayor

Licensed Funeral Director

(Hablo Español)

Carolina is a licensed Funeral Director. She graduated from Muhlenberg High School in 2012. She went on to attend Northampton Community College, where she received her Associates Degree in Funeral Service Education in 2015.


David J. Burawski

David J. Burawski

Licensed Funeral Director, Pre-Arrangement Director

David lives in Shillington. David graduated from Penn State University with a degree in Economics. He spent more than a decade selling life insurance to families. His interests are sports, travel and history. David and his wife, Niki, have two children.


Luis Osorio

Luis Osorio

Funeral Director Assistant

(Hablo Español)

Luis was born in Bogota, Colombia and has lived in Reading, PA since the age of eleven.  He graduated from Reading Central Catholic High School and attended West Chester University for Computer Science studies. For twelve years he was sole proprietor of a local transportation/limousine service.  Luis enjoys watching sports and spending time with his wife, Kristen, and their two children. He is a member of St. Catherine of Sienna R.C. Church in Exeter Twp. Luis is currently enrolled at the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science to receive his Degree in Funeral Service and obtain his Funeral Director license.


Marissa Paolino

Marissa Paolino

Licensed Funeral Director

(Hablo Español)

Marissa graduated from Muhlenberg High School in 2012 and continued her education at Northampton Community College, where she received her Associates Degree in Funeral Services in 2018.  Marissa along with her husband Jon enjoy outdoor activities, watching sports, and traveling.


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