Licensed Staff

All of our licensed funeral directors adhere to the highest standard of ethical practices and are committed to ensuring that all of your needs are attended to. Their commitment to the community and genuine compassion toward families are but a few of the characteristics that make them outstanding in their field. We are proud to have them on our staff and part of our family.

Richard Johnson, Owner - Funeral Director & Embalmer

Graduate of Harvey High School, Attended Lake Erie College, Graduate of Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science in 1969.  Married to Carol, also a licensed funeral director and father of Charles, a licensed funeral director, Benjamin and Melissa (Tekavic).  Member of several Masonic Organizations, Painesville United Methodist Church, Past Exalted Ruler of Elks Lodge # 549 in Painesville, Exchange Club of Painesville, and is Chairman of the Board of the Roddick Fund, a fund to award educational scholarships and grants.


‚ÄčCarol Truhe Johnson, Secretary/Treasurer & Co-Owner - Funeral Director

Graduate of Riverside High School in Painesville Township, Ohio, Graduate of Central School of Practical Nursing and Lakeland Community College.  A Licensed Practical Nurse as well as a Licensed Funeral Director, she is a member of Painesville United Methodist Church, Painesville Chamber of Commerce, Ladies of the Elks, United Methodist Women and Eastern Star.


Charles Johnson, President & Co-Owner - Funeral Director & Embalmer

Graduate of Harvey High School in Painesville, Ohio, Attended Bowling Green State University, 1993 graduate of Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science.  Certified Crematory Operator through CANA (Cremation Association of North America), Member of Temple Lodge #28 F&AM in Painesville, Painesville United Methodist Church and is a Past Exalted Ruler at  Elks Lodge # 549 in Painesville. Charlie is currently serving as a Board Member of the Lake County Council on Aging.  He has two children, Caitlin and Chase,  and resides in Painesville Township.  


Daria Narducci, Funeral Director & Director of Preneed Services and Arrangements

Graduate of Edgewood High School in Ashtabula, Ohio; Graduate of Eastern Michigan University with a Bachelor of Science in Social Work and the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science. Certified Crematory Operator through CANA (Cremation Association of North America). She and her sons, Anthony and Vincent, reside in Saybrook, Ohio.


Jeff Cooper, Funeral Director / Embalmer

Jeff is a graduate of the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science and has been a licensed funeral director and embalmer for the past 25 years.  Jeff recently retired as a deputy sheriff with the Lake County Sheriff Office.  He looks forward to serving the families of Painesville and the surrounding communities once again as a funeral director.  Jeff resides in Painesville, Ohio.