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 408-356-4151 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.


Nicholas Jon Welzenbach

Nicholas Jon Welzenbach

Managing Partner

Nicholas was born and raised in Kansas. Nicholas is a second generation family member working in funeral service for over 15 years. He moved to San Diego in 2000 to attend San Diego State University and obtained a degree in Business Management. He and his wife Kendall relocated to the Bay Area in October 2008. He has since been managing Darling-Fischer Family Mortuaries and Los Gatos Memorial Park. He is an active member in the San Jose community and belongs to San Jose Chamber of Commerce. Nicholas and Kendall live in Campbell with their two children, Audrey and Lachlan.

Valerie Silva

Valerie Silva

Sales Manager



Jeff Fischer

Jeff Fischer

Funeral Director, Consultant-Marketing & Outreach

Jeff is a former owner of Darling & Fischer and is still active in our business as a funeral director and consultant. His extensive experience and resources help us provide the best possible care and service for every family, every time.


Orlando Avila

Orlando Avila

Grounds Superintendent



Cindi Galvin

Cindi Galvin

Family Service Counselor & Preplanning Specialist

Cindi was born and raised in Stockton and has enjoyed living in the Los Gatos area since 1981. She has been with the Los Gatos Memorial Park family service team for 19 years. Helping families through such a difficult time has been a very rewarding career. With her three boys now grown, and two married, she is hoping to be a grandmother some day. She and her husband Kevin love music, travel and the SF Giants.


Mike Pavlic

Mike Pavlic

Family Service Counselor and Preplanning Specialist



Tony McCown

Tony McCown

Family Service Counselor and Preplanning Specialist

Life is all about the journey and I’m blessed to be sharing this journey with my wife Cindy of 32 years and our 24 year old son Timothy. I am active in my parish community and nonprofit community outreach programs. Hobbies include travel and bike riding. I do the Aids Lifecycle Awareness 545 mile SF to LA bike ride every June. I will kick it up a notch in 2018 for my 60th birthday and will be a participant in the BIKE ZAMBIA 2018 7 day event.

I have  been with Los Gatos Memorial Park since 2012. I bring to the Family Service Department team of professionals over 13 years of experience caring after the needs of families who have lost a loved one. As well as being able to help families put into and secure their future needs by preplanning. Prior to my cemetery of  18 years I was able to work 24 years in the delicatessen and grocery industry with 3 of the valleys legends; Meybergs Delicatessen, Micalis Food Villa and Cosentinos. I will now have the opportunity to finish my working career off  with another valley legend here with the Darling Fischer family . I may have helped you celebrate a “Life event” in my past career and now I can help you with a “Life celebration”. It’s all about “Hi, how can I help you?”


Cesar R. Rocha

Cesar R. Rocha

Family Service Counselor and Preplanning Specialist



David George

David George

Family Service Counselor



Susan McGowan

Susan McGowan

Administration & Support

Susan has been on the Los Gatos Memorial Staff team since 1992. She manages all cemetery records and provides administrative support to our operations and consulting staff.

Mercedes Alcaraz

Mercedes Alcaraz

Administrative Assistant



Cecilia Humphers

Cecilia Humphers

Administrative Assistant



Samantha Carlos

Samantha Carlos

Administrative Assistant



Mauro Cardenas

Mauro Cardenas

Crematory Operator and Grounds Keeper



Ramiro Villasenor

Ramiro Villasenor

Grounds Keeper



Isidoro Avila

Isidoro Avila

Grounds Keeper



Alejandro Lopez-Mendez

Alejandro Lopez-Mendez

Grounds Keeper



Victor Covarubia

Victor Covarubia

Grounds Keeper



Ismael Aguilar

Ismael Aguilar

Grounds Keeper



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