Forest Lawn Funeral Home & Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens

2401 Southwest 64th Avenue Fort Lauderdale, FL

Associates

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    Rebeca Marie Comas

    Manager

    Becky began her journey in the funeral industry in the mid 2000s, following in the footsteps of her older sister. Watching her sister assist families through difficult times inspired her to want to do the same. Becky earned her associate's degree in funeral service education from Miami Dade College in 2016. She worked as an embalmer's apprentice for 2 years and then completed her funeral directing and embalming internship in Tampa. Becky has been a licensed funeral director and embalmer since 2017. A Miami native, Becky is fluent in English and Spanish, which is an asset to our team and the families we serve. Becky lives in Miami Lakes and enjoys going on cruises, watching movies and spending quality time with her family. 

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    Peter J Manfredi

    General Manager

    A native of Pompano Beach, Peter began his career in funeral service with Kraeer Funeral Home with a summer job in 1994. While studying music at Stetson University, Peter decided to enroll in Lynn University’s mortuary science program and become a licensed funeral director and embalmer.

    He has maintained his love of music and serves as music director and organist for a Fort Lauderdale Catholic church. In addition to careers in funeral service and music, Peter volunteers his time as a Palm Beach County reserve deputy sheriff. Outside of work and community involvement, Peter enjoys spending time with family and friends, wine tastings, weekend getaways to the Keys and taking cruises.

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    Paul Lawrence Moss

    General Manager

    Since the late 1990s, Paul has provided comfort to families in Palm Beach County. Born and raised in New Brunswick, Canada, Paul came to Boca Raton to attend Lynn University, where he earned a mortuary science degree. After working many years in the West Palm Beach area, Paul became a location manager with the Dignity Memorial network. This allowed him to be closer to his wife and 2 boys. When he is not working, Paul finds time to be involved in his son’s sporting activities and the Boy Scouts.

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    Mark J Petratis

    General Manager

    Mark has been a resident of South Florida since February 1994. He is a 1992 graduate of the University of Nebraska Omaha with a Bachelor of Science degree. Continuing his education at Worsham College of Mortuary Science in Wheeling, Illinois, Mark graduated in 1994 and has since been a licensed funeral director and embalmer.

    Mark is a member of the Pompano Beach Kiwanis Club, Pompano Beach Elks Lodge #1898, Knights of Columbus John A. Hill Council No. 4955 of Pompano Beach and he also volunteers at Pompano Elementary School. He is also a member of St. Ambrose Catholic Church in Deerfield Beach, Florida.

    Married since the 1990s, his wife is also a funeral director and they live in Coral Springs, Florida.

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    Jessica Martinez

    Funeral Director

    Since 2013 Jessica Martinez has provided compassionate care to families in the Miami area. Jessica Martinez earned her degree in mortuary science from Miami Dade College in 2014. She is proud to be a part of the Dignity Memorial® team, guiding you through one of the most personal times in life. When she is not serving families, Jessica enjoys spending time with her friends and family, watching movies and tango dancing.

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    Arthur Smyly Tompkins

    Funeral Director

    Since 2012, Arthur has provided compassionate care to families in the Davie and Fort Lauderdale area. Arthur earned his mortuary degree from Miami Dade College in 2013. He is proud to be a part of the Dignity Memorial team, guiding families through one of the most personal times in life. When he is not serving families, he enjoys traveling, bike riding, and spending time with his family.