Ronald has provided compassionate care to families in their time of need for over four decades. Ron earned his degree in mortuary science from the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science in 1976. He is proud to be a part of the Dignity Memorial® team, guiding you through one of the most personal times in life. When he is not serving families, Ron enjoys family, travel and golf.
Phillip Bernard Hernandez
Phillip Hernandez has been a licensed funeral director since 1999. He realized his desire to become a funeral director after the unexpected death of his sister in 1996. Phillip is proficient in Tagalog and Spanish. He served in the U.S. Army Reserve for 8 years, attended Chicago State University and Loyola University before realizing his life’s calling. He excels in customer service and consistently exceeds the expectations of the families he serves by creating very special and unique services.
Phillip is currently an active member of St. Malachy Catholic Church, where he serves as a lector and communion minister. During his free time Phillip enjoys karaoke, percussion drumming, road trips across the country, biking and camping in national and state parks with his wife and 2 daughters.
Derek A Hoeksema
Derek Hoeksema graduated from Worsham College of Mortuary Science in 2010 and has since worked in funeral service. He enjoys helping families through what can be one of the worst days of their lives, helping them navigate through to their new normal. Derek focuses on celebrating the life of each person and helping families find ways to personalize their services. He lives in Waukegan with his wife and two pugs. In their free time Derek and his wife enjoy thrifting, traveling and taking the pugs to new dog parks.
Marc A Pierotti
Marc A. Pierotti, a native of the Chicago area, grew up in Streamwood and currently resides in Skokie. During his early life, he attended a number of funerals for family members and was always impressed by the professional and caring funeral directors. Those experiences led him to pursue a career in funeral service.
Marc graduated from the mortuary science program at Southern Illinois University, where he also received a bachelor’s degree in business management. He is passionate about serving families and strives to comfort them during difficult times.
Marc has also served with the U.S. Army in Fort Hood, Texas, Pusan, South Korea, and Fort Dix, New Jersey.
In his spare time, Marc likes to explore cooking, is a novice stain glass artisan and rescues greyhounds, 1 dog at a time.
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