Kraeer Funeral Home and Cremation Center

1 North State Road 7 Margate, FL 33063-4552


  • Jessica Martinez


    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.

  • Cynthia Messina


    Cynthia has been part of the Dignity Memorial team since 1995. A charter member of the St. Andrew Council of Catholic Women, a board member and advisory committee member of Coral Springs Regional Chamber of Commerce, and a volunteer with the Veterans Coalition of Coral Springs, Cindy values community service. She and her husband have been married since the late 1990s.

  • Bob Dale Russell


    Robert Russell started working at the R. Jay Kraeer Funeral Home in July 1967. He began as a general employee—working funerals, making removals, running ambulance service and cutting the grass. Bob graduated from Miami Dade College with a degree in mortuary science. He became a licensed embalmer in 1971 and a licensed funeral director the following year.

    In 1974, Bob became the manager of the Kraeer Fort Lauderdale location and by 1976 was managing 5 more locations. Previously a co-owner, Bob has remained dedicated to the Kraeer Funeral Home family and has been a consistent presence throughout several changes. Bob served as a regional partner over operations in Florida and Puerto Rico before transitioning to his position as a consultant.

    Bob served on the board of the Florida Funeral Directors Association including a term as president. He is also the president of several Osceola County funeral homes and cemeteries.

    Bob is married and has 3 children and 3 grandchildren and in his free time enjoys fishing, traveling and spending time with his family.