Richard H. Jungas, Owner/Funeral Director
Richard attended the University of Minnesota &
received his degree in Mortuary Science.  After
serving in the US military he began his career in
Minnesota & California as an owner/operator of
small businesses as well as managed large
groups of funeral homes.  He has shown his
leadership skills in many civil & private
organizations; such as past President of the
(2010) California Funeral Director's Assoc., San
Diego County Funeral Director's Assoc., Rotary Club,
Sertoma Club and Escondido Kiwanis Club. He is also
a deacon and active member of his church.
Gary Murrow, Funeral Assistant
Gary has worn many hats over the years, he has been a pastor for over 30
years, a Realtor here in the North County, and since 2001 has been part of
our firm.  He directs and helps us with preparations for funeral and memorial
Established 1997
By Richard & Marcia Jungas
Our Mission...
is to provide families with the best possible
service at prices affordable by all.
We are proud members of the
Escondido and Poway Chamber of Commerce
San Diego County Funeral Director's Association
Rancho Bernardo Business Association
California Funeral Director's Association
Cremation Association of North American
Matthew Jungas, Funeral Assistant
Matt has worked in the service area for many years.  He has his degree
from Palomar College and has been part of our staff since 2008.  Matt is
our right-hand man, from preparing for services to organizing and
updating our computers and documents.
Susan Bennett, Pre-need Counselor
Susan has worked in finances throughout her career & is now working with
our families that are making important decisions regarding their financial
goals that will relieve other family members from making difficult decisions
at the time of death.
Marcia J. Jungas, Owner/Funeral Director
Marcia attended the University of Minnesota and has been active in teaching and
counseling.  She has been a funeral director since 1998.
California Funeral Alternatives
Escondido - 760-737-2890    
Poway - 858-842-3000
Marna Jungas Farwell, Manager/Funeral Counselor
Marna went to school in Sacramento CA and obtained a teaching certificate in
Montessori  Education.  There she mastered the skills needed to be patient,
gentle and caring, not only to her students but also to the families she
served.  Since she grew up in the funeral industry, she welcomed the
opportunity to take the skills she mastered over 25 years in education and
use them in a new path.   Marna joined us in the fall of 2014 as the manager
and funeral counselor of our Poway location.
Joni Sergeant, Funeral Counselor
Joni has been part of our staff since 2000. She knows all aspects of funeral
service, and has recently stepped into the position of a full time counselor.  
Her background includes nursing, where she had the opportunity to work
with patient sensitive issues, and has worked with many of our families,
helping them walk through a very difficult time in their lives.
Daniel Farwell, Funeral Assistant
Daniel has been a part-time assistant since 2013. He is a 2014 graduate
of Classical Academy High School, Escondido.  He assists us with
driving, maintaining our facilities, organizing and storing vital
information for our company.
Ivana Trecroce, Office Manager
Ivana grew up in North County San Diego, graduating from Pacific College of
Medical and Dental Assistants. She has worked in funeral service since 2000
as an administrative assistant and joined our staff to complete all legal and
medical documents required by the state and county offices. She has been
part of our staff since August, 2015.