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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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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.

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Renee Torres Location Manager/Licensed Funeral Director & Embalmer

Renee joined the Phoenix Funeral family in November, 2018 as Location Manager & Licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer. She is a graduate of Southern Illinois University, Carbondale with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mortuary Science and Forensics. She has worked in the funeral industry since 2010 and holds licenses in both Arizona and New Mexico. She is able to assist families in planning unique and personalized services honoring their loved ones. She is also a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and works to ensure all veterans receive the honors and benefits they deserve. Renee enjoys spending time with her children and miniature dachshunds and is an accomplished quilter.

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.

Renee Torres

Location Manager/Licensed Funeral Director & Embalmer
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Renee joined the Phoenix Funeral family in November, 2018 as Location Manager & Licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer. She is a graduate of Southern Illinois University, Carbondale with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mortuary Science and Forensics. She has worked in the funeral industry since 2010 and holds licenses in both Arizona and New Mexico. She is able to assist families in planning unique and personalized services honoring their loved ones. She is also a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and works to ensure all veterans receive the honors and benefits they deserve. Renee enjoys spending time with her children and miniature dachshunds and is an accomplished quilter.