History and Staff

A funeral, or memorial service, should provide family members and loved ones with the chance to reflect, remember, and celebrate a life well-lived. At Florida Mortuary Funeral & Cremation Services​, our goal is to create exceptional services and experiences that fulfill the wishes of your loved one. Our experienced Funeral Directors provide guidance on the crucial first steps toward healing.

A History of Caring

Since Florida Mortuary Funeral & Cremation Services opened in 1987, we have made it our mission to offer affordable funeral and cremation services without sacrificing quality. Throughout our history we have strived to offer each family we serve the individual guidance, compassionate care, and incredible attention to detail they deserve.

Our Staff’s Dedication to Respectful Care

A funeral, or memorial service, should provide family members and loved ones with the chance to reflect, remember, and celebrate a life well-lived. At Florida Mortuary Funeral & Cremation Services, our goal is to create exceptional services and experiences that fulfill the wishes of your loved one. Our experienced Funeral Directors provide guidance on the crucial first steps toward healing.

John E. Loyless
Founder / Funeral Director / Embalmer / Certified Life Celebrant




Christopher Paynic
General Manager / Funeral Director / Embalmer / Certified Life Celebrant

Christopher Paynic is a 2nd generation funeral director. He graduated from St. Petersburg College in 2010. Chris is married and has four daughters and three grandchildren. In his spare time, he enjoys going to the beach, golfing and spending time with his family. 



Don Schmaltz
Funeral Director / Embalmer / Certified Life Celebrant

Donald is a graduate of St. Petersburg College with a degree in Mortuary Science. He is a licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer and a Certified Life Celebrant. Donald takes pride in serving the community and answering his call to funeral service. Donald and his wife Donna live in the Tampa Bay area, and they have three children and one grandchild. 



Heather Daviduk
Funeral Director / Embalmer / Certified Life Celebrant


Heather Ann Daviduk is a Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer. She has been with Florida Mortuary since May 2017.



Ashley Audet
Administration

Ashley is a native of Tampa, born and raised. She has been with the company since 2017. Ashley has two children, Eva, 10 and Anthony, 6. Ashley takes pride in what she does at Florida Mortuary and enjoys helping the families in any way she can. 



David Bartalino
Crematory Technician



Stan Wilfon
Service Attendant



Tony Meabe
Service Attendant



Manuel Medina
Service Attendant



Carl Burgner
Service Attendant



Dick Baker
Service Attendant



Ron Stinsman
Funeral Director Intern



Rob Wilson
Removal Specialist



John Brinker
Service Attendant



Barb Alexander
Service Attendant



Alissa Mitchell
Administration/Service Attendant



Jeff Barsky
Service Attendant



Kari Wingo
Administrative Assistant