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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.


Dellise Vazquez

Dellise Vazquez

Controller

Dellise was born in Bronx, NY. She graduated from Ramapo College of New Jersey in 2007 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting. Dellise obtained her license as a Certified Public Accountant in 2009. She worked in public accounting within New Jersey and Pennsylvania for 5 years before starting her own accounting services business. She is now the Controller at Whelan Schwartz Funeral Home, Inc, responsible for all of the organization’s finances. 


Fredrick 'Fred' Lenich

Fredrick "Fred" Lenich

Fred is a native of Reading, a graduate of Reading Central Catholic High School and Wyomissing Ply Tech. Fred is married, has 4 children, 4 grandchildren, and lives in Exeter Township. Prior to his retirement from Doehler-Jarvis he spent the last 15 years of his career as maintenance supervisor.


Morris 'Mo' Demsko

Morris "Mo" Demsko

After graduating from McKeesport High School, Mo went into the US Army and served in the 4th. Armored Div. stationed in Germany. After being discharged from the US Army he attended the Pennsylvania State Police Academy and began a 30 year career as a Pennsylvania State Trooper. He also went on to flight school and became a helicopter pilot for the State Police. After leaving the State Police Mo assumed a position with Security Guards Inc. in management and administration. Mo and his wife Ann spend time enjoying their two children and two grandchildren and their entire family. They are active members of St. Margaret's Roman Catholic Church in Reading and Allentown Cursillo.


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.


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