Associates

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    Paul W Altman

    General Manager

    Paul began his career in the funeral services prior to graduating high school in 1961. It did not take long for him to figure out what he wanted to pursue as a career. His first mentor was his father, who told him, "You couldn't do anything better than to help a family in a time of need." Paul attended the Kentucky School of Mortuary, while working through college at the Kentucky Baptist Hospital. Upon receiving his funeral service license in 1968, Paul joined the Dignity Memorial® family. In 1994, Paul relocated to Orange Park. Paul lives in Clay County with his wife of 30 years, Mary Altman. Together they have 6 children and 18 grandchildren—and counting.

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    Mary A Dennard

    General Manager

    Mary received her funeral director license in 2010 from Florida State College of Jacksonville, though she began working with the Dignity Memorial network long before that. She is passionate about her career and wants the community to understand the value of pre-planning a funeral. Mary has a supportive husband, godchildren and a fur baby. She enjoys her work with the Girl Scouts.

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    Katie Marie Hawley

    Funeral Director

    Katie has served the families of Clay and Duval counties as a funeral director and embalmer since 2013. Losing her father at a young age, Katie feels a particular closeness to the families she helps. Born and raised in Jacksonville, she is honored to help her friends and neighbors every day. Katie enjoys being close to the beach and spending time with her family and dogs.

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    Joseph A Brandenburg

    President

    As president of Hardage-Giddens Funeral Homes, Joseph "Jody" Brandenburg has a passion for helping client families. That drive manifests itself through the staff members he mentors, who share his desire to deliver excellence and attention to detail beyond the expectation of every family.

    Jody's wife, Janne Ferrell Brandenburg, is a Jacksonville native actively involved in many community and charitable endeavors.