Whitehurst Sullivan Burns & Blair Funeral Home

1525 East Saginaw Fresno, CA 93704-4435


  • Donald E Cardell


    Donald Cardell is the location manager and licensed funeral director for Whitehurst Sullivan Burns and Blair Funeral Home. He has more than four decades of experience serving families with respect, compassion and attention. He works closely with pastors, church and civic organizations.

    Don is a member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church and a Board Member Emeritus for the Catholic Professional and Business Club. He is a Rotary Paul Harris Fellow who also belongs to the Fresno Basque Club, Italian Catholic Federation, Fresno Elks Lodge #439 and the Colonia Portuguesa Do Divino Espirito Santo.

    In his spare time, Don enjoys traveling, reading and spending time with his great-grandson's.

  • Eric Kenneth Charlson

    Funeral Director

    Eric Charlson brings more than 25 years of funeral service experience to Fresno families in need.

    As a Fresno native, born and raised, Eric graduated from San Joaquin Memorial High School and obtained his Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from California State University Fresno.

    Eric is a member of St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church and is involved with the Catholic Professional and Business Club. Eric has also been involved in coaching youth girls soccer and softball, and in his spare time, enjoys playing golf and spending time with family and friends.

  • Servando J Tovar

    Funeral Director

    Servando Tovar is a licensed funeral director on our growing team and has served as a funeral director since the late 1980s. He has a bachelor’s degree in psychology, and is a graduate of Cypress College School of Mortuary, in Southern California and holds a degree in Mortuary Science. He also holds an embalming license. His compassionate expertise is appreciated by the families he serves. Servando often facilitates in-house staff development training to help foster a culture of compassion.

    Servando is currently involved in the Knights of Columbus, Catholic Professional and Business Club, the Colonia Portuguesa Do Divino Espirito Santo, Central California Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and volunteers at the St. George Greek Orthodox Church Food Festival and Hinds Hospice.