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Staff members of Phoenix Funeral and Cremation Service 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.

Phoenix Funeral and Cremation Services

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Kelsey Kurtz Licensed Funeral Director & Embalmer kelsey@heritagefuneralchapels.com

Kelsey joined the Heritage family in 2015. Kelsey graduated from Mesa Community College with an Associates degree in Mortuary Science. She is a licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer. She is an Arizona native residing in Phoenix with her Rottweiler Zona.

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Ishmael (Ish) Hinojosa Funeral Arranger

Ismael (Ish) was born in East Los Angeles and raised in Phoenix, AZ. He has been in the funeral industry since 2001. He has been married to the love of his life, Mari for 12 years. Together they enjoy spending time with their daughters and grown sons.

In his spare time, Ish enjoys sports and recreation. From a simple game of volleyball with friends to watching his beloved Los Angeles Rams play. He has been an avid Los Angeles Ram fan since the age of 11.

Ish has a passion for helping families who are in need. With his good listening ear and ability ot decipher the families need he can be a shining light to those who may have just lost a love one.

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Deane A. Senn General Manager, Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer

Deane was born in Michigan and raised in Bowling Green, OH. He graduated from the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science in Cincinnati,  Ohio.  Deane has been with the Heritage family since 2002. He holds his funeral directors license in both Arizona and Ohio, as well as an insurance license in both states. Deane is Manager of the Heritage Funeral Chapel in Peoria and assists in General Management for the company. Deane is a member of the Arizona Funeral Directors Association and the National Funeral Directors Association. Deane and his son Julian currently reside in Litchfield Park, where in his free time, he enjoys golfing.

Kelsey Kurtz

Licensed Funeral Director & Embalmer
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Kelsey joined the Heritage family in 2015. Kelsey graduated from Mesa Community College with an Associates degree in Mortuary Science. She is a licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer. She is an Arizona native residing in Phoenix with her Rottweiler Zona.

Ishmael (Ish) Hinojosa

Funeral Arranger
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Ismael (Ish) was born in East Los Angeles and raised in Phoenix, AZ. He has been in the funeral industry since 2001. He has been married to the love of his life, Mari for 12 years. Together they enjoy spending time with their daughters and grown sons.

In his spare time, Ish enjoys sports and recreation. From a simple game of volleyball with friends to watching his beloved Los Angeles Rams play. He has been an avid Los Angeles Ram fan since the age of 11.

Ish has a passion for helping families who are in need. With his good listening ear and ability ot decipher the families need he can be a shining light to those who may have just lost a love one.

Deane A. Senn

General Manager, Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer
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Deane was born in Michigan and raised in Bowling Green, OH. He graduated from the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science in Cincinnati,  Ohio.  Deane has been with the Heritage family since 2002. He holds his funeral directors license in both Arizona and Ohio, as well as an insurance license in both states. Deane is Manager of the Heritage Funeral Chapel in Peoria and assists in General Management for the company. Deane is a member of the Arizona Funeral Directors Association and the National Funeral Directors Association. Deane and his son Julian currently reside in Litchfield Park, where in his free time, he enjoys golfing.