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Our Team

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.

Mary Tavarez

Mary Tavarez

Secretary

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

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



Marissa Paolino

Marissa Paolino

Funeral Director Intern

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 has a fiancé, Jon and enjoys outdoor activities, watching sports, and traveling.


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