Aycock Funeral Home – Byrd, Young & Prill Chapel

1170 Southwest Bayshore Boulev Port St. Lucie, FL


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    Julius Barany

    Funeral Director

    Julius (Jay) Barany has provided compassionate care to families in Stuart since 2012. Jay earned his degree in mortuary science from American Academy McAllister Institute in 1975. Jay is extremely proud to be part of the Dignity Memorial® team, guiding you through one of the most personal times in life. Jay often volunteers at his church, helping the homeless. When Jay is not serving families, he enjoys going to the beach, taking cruises and spending time with his grandchildren.

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    George S Seliga

    General Manager

    George has been a licensed funeral director and embalmer in both Pennsylvania and Florida since 1974 and a part of the management team with the Dignity Memorial® network since 1994. He believes in providing quality service with dignity, compassion and respect. When he's not at our funeral home, George enjoys spending time with family and friends and being involved in the community.

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    Laura Ruth Barbone

    Funeral Director

    Since 2008, Laura has provided compassionate care to families in the Martin and St. Lucie County areas. Laura earned her associate degree in funeral science from St. Petersburg College and is passionate about taking care of each family she serves with utmost dignity. 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, you can catch Laura at the beach with her family or tubing down the Ichetucknee River. She also enjoys barbecuing with her family and friends and is a huge fan of the San Francisco 49ers and Miami Dolphins, loyal in the most of trying times.

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    Ana J Byrd

    Funeral Director

    Since 1998, Ana J. Byrd has provided compassionate care to families in Martin and St. Lucie counties. Ana earned her degree in mortuary science from Lynn University in Boca Raton, Florida, in 1998. She is proud to be part of the Dignity Memorial® team, guiding you through one of the most personal times in life.

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    Edward R Chaklos

    Funeral Director

    Ed has been serving families on the Treasure Coast of Florida since the early 2000s and has been a funeral director since 1989. Originally from Pennsylvania, Ed resides in Port St. Lucie. In his spare time, Ed enjoys going to the beach or an amusement park with his daughter. He also enjoys golf, running, playing trivia games and attending live music events.

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    Nathan I Clopman

    Funeral Director

    Nathan has been serving families on the Treasure Coast since 2011. Originally from Massena, New York, Nathan resides in Port St. Lucie, Florida. Nathan grew up in a family run business and has always enjoyed the making personal connections with families.

    Having learned from his grandfather at an early age the importance of giving back to the community, Nathan is active in Rotary International and the Young Professionals of the Treasure Coast. In his spare time, Nathan enjoys watching the Miami Dolphins, Montreal Canadiens and Boston Red Sox. He also enjoys the sun and spending time boating on the waters of Florida.

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    Gary N Maxwell

    Funeral Director

    Gary has been a funeral director with the Dignity Memorial® team since December 1986. He graduated from Miami-Dade Community College with a degree in mortuary science. Gary has served families of the Treasure Coast with the utmost professionalism and compassion for over 30 years. During his tenure with Dignity Memorial, Gary has been honored to serve as a funeral director, location manager and general manager at our various locations. 

    In August of 2015, Gary retired from active management and funeral directing to spend time with friends and family. Gary remains available to offer assistance to the staff and the families they serve.

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    Eric S Varner

    Funeral Director

    Eric graduated summa cum laude from John Tyler Community College in 1999 with an associate degree in mortuary services and has always been motivated to serve his community with compassion. He served in various Virginia funeral homes in Richmond and Williamsburg before moving to Florida in 2008 and joining the Dignity Memorial® team in 2009.

    After working with many retirees who lacked the social network of close friends and family, Eric founded Surviving Spouses, a support group for widows and widowers. In his spare time, Eric enjoys reading, writing, experimenting with new recipes in the kitchen and amateur photography.