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The Duggan tradition of excellence in funeral service since 1889.

"Our loved ones die only when we, whom they loved, forget them." ~anonymous

Our Staff

Edward Leon

Edward Leon

Owner, Funeral Director and Embalmer

Edward "Ed" Leon purchased Duggan's Mission Chapel in December 2016 after the retirement of Marilyn Duggan Caselli (who managed the family business for decades). A native of Windsor, CA, Ed enrolled in the San Francisco College of Mortuary Science about a year after graduating from high school and has worked in the industry since. Ed has worked in Petaluma, Mill Valley, San Anselmo and Sonoma. He is one of the last funeral home owner-operators left in the Bay Area, as more and more mortuaries are corporately-owned. He is a member of ICF St. James Branch 161 of Larkspur. Ed enjoys traveling and adventuring around the world.

Embalmer's License # EMB8320

Funeral Director's License #FDR1633


Brian Hood

Brian Hood

Funeral Director, Embalmer and Crematory Manager

Brian has been in the funeral business for 23 years. A graduate of San Francisco College of Mortuary Science. Brian and his wife live in East Marin, and when not working, enjoy traveling, their beagle, Bentley and are working towards their goal of eating in the top 100 restaurants in the world.

Embalmer's License #EMB8471

Funeral Director's License #FDR1799

Crematory Manager's License #CRM357


Kirk Cheda

Kirk Cheda

Funeral Director and Embalmer

Born and raised in West Marin, Kirk graduated from the San Francisco College of Mortuary Science in 1984. After working in the funeral industry for many years with his uncle, Leroy Cheda, in Mill Valley, he continued his profession in Petaluma, Sebastopol, Santa Rosa and now Sonoma. 

Embalmer's License #EMB7460

Funeral Director's License #FDR1369

Cemetery Broker’s License #CEB1391

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