Craig Flagler Palms Funeral Home & Flagler Memorial Gardens

511 Old Kings Road South Flagler Beach, FL 32136


  • Sal Peter Passalaqua Jr

    General Manager

    Salvatore Passalaqua graduated in 1992 from the College of Boca Raton, now Lynn University, with an associate's degree in mortuary science. Born and raised in Staten Island, NY, he moved to south Florida in 1998 and then to Palm Coast in 2006. Salvatore was the chairman of the board for the Flagler County Chamber of Commerce in 2015. He has held many chairman and board positions through his involvement in other organizations including the Palm Coast Chamber of Commerce, The Italian American Club of Palm Coast, Knights of Columbus, Msgr. Leo Gildea Council #7845m 2nd Degree, Flagler/Palm Coast Kiwanis Club and Kiwanis Club of Flagler County. Salvatore has one daughter.

  • Allen Whetsell

    General Manager

    Allen Whetsell is a graduate of Fairmont State College and Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science. His passion is for funeral service and improving the lives of children.

    In pursuit of that goal, Allen has been a member of Kiwanis International for more than 30 years, most recently as part of the Flagler County Kiwanis Club, where he has been awarded Distinguished Club President two times and Distinguished Lieutenant Governor two times. He has received Hixson and Zeller awards from Kiwanis International. He is also a past governor of the Florida District of Kiwanis, as well as past president of Flagler Education Foundation, Family Life Center and Flagler Auditorium Governing Board. Additionally, he is a member of the Flagler County and Flagler Beach chambers of commerce.

     Allen was born and raised in McMechen, West Virginia. He has been in Flagler Beach for more than a decade. 

  • Matthew W Maxwell

    Funeral Director

    Matt was born and raised in Wheeling, West Virginia, and started working in the funeral business as a sophomore in high school. He is a 2001 graduate of Canfield High School, a 2003 graduate of the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science and received his bachelor's degree in funeral service in 2004 from Point Park University in Pittsburgh. Following his graduation, Matt served his apprenticeship at the Schellhaas Funeral Homes in Pittsburgh and received his embalmer and funeral director licenses in 2005. Today, Matt is honored to serve the Flagler community as a funeral director on our team. 

    Matt is a member of the Palm Coast United Methodist Church, governing board member of the Flagler Auditorium, past president of the Flagler County Education Foundation, past president, current board member and a multiple Paul Harris Fellow of the Rotary Club of Flagler County and the current area governor of Rotary District 6970. Matt is also a member of the Flagler County Chamber of Commerce and a graduate of the Flagler County Chamber Leadership Class.

  • Jeanna Maria Passalaqua

    Funeral Director

    Maria Passalaqua graduated in 2001 from Miami-Dade Community College with an associate's degree in mortuary science. A Spanish-speaking native of Florida, she moved to Palm Coast in 2006. She is an active member of and has held board positions in various organizations including The Italian American Social Club of Palm Coast, Flagler Beach Rotary Club and Flagler Business Women. She has one daughter.