History & Staff
We have years of experience caring for families, from all walks of life. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession, dedicated to excellence in service, and have the highest integrity.
In 1956, Eugene J. Mandziuk built the first funeral home in what was then called
Van Dyke, Michigan in Warren Township. The single-story building was erected on
family property next to the home where Eugene was born and raised. That house still sits
south of the funeral home.
At the time of Eugene Mandziuk's birth, the area surrounding Ryan and Nine Mile was
primarily produce farms on dirt roads. Today it is an active commercial district that has adapted and changed to meet the needs of a growing community.
As the city of Warren evolved so did Mandziuk Funeral Home, which expanded several times
and is now twice its original size. In 2000, E.J. Mandziuk and Son Funeral Directors added
a second location on the corner of Ryan and 18 Mile Roads.
Eugene Mandziuk and his wife Marilyn created a business based on dedication and family values. Their son Jeff and his wife Lila, both licensed funeral directors, are ready to continue the committed service of caring for families in their time of need.
Our Valued Staff
Eugene J. Mandziuk, Sr. Founder
Mr. Gene Mandziuk graduated from the Wayne State Mortuary Science program and began his career at Hamilton Funeral Home in Royal Oak. Together with his wife Marilyn he started E.J. Mandziuk Funeral Directors in 1956. Gene is actively involved in Kiwanis, the Warren Historical Society, St. Mark's Ushers, and Knights of Columbus. His awards for service in these and other organizations are too numerous to mention. He remains dedicated to serving the community where he has lived his entire life.
Jeff Mandziuk, Sr., President, Owner
Jeff Mandziuk graduated from New England Institue in Mortuary Science in 1987 and has worked at E.J. Mandziuk & Son Funeral Directors ever since. Jeff is a member of Rotary, Knights of Columbus, Friends of the Cardinal and Motor City Packard Group. He restores antique Packard automobiles for use in funeral services. Jeff is a licensed pre-need funeral provider and versed in every aspect of funeral service. He is the proud father of two sons and a daughter.
Lila Mandziuk, Funeral Director
Lila graduated from Wayne State University with a Bachelors in Mortuary Science in 2002. She also holds a Bachelors and Masters in communication. Lila worked at General Motors as a speech writer before entering funeral service. She received the 2003 MFDA Achievement in Funeral Service Award. She is a member of St. Anne's Madonna Guild, Michigan Funeral Directors Association and coaches youth soccer. She is also the busy mother of two sons and a daugther.
Mike Gryczko, Office Manager
Mike was born and raised in Jackson, Michigan before moving to Detroit in 1971. He began working in the funeral industry in 1989 becoming a member of E.J. Mandziuk and Son Funeral Directors in 2007. Mike was the organist at Our Lady Help of Christians for 25 years and continues to assist local churches in music ministry. Mike speaks Polish and enjoys being an active member of the Polish community in our area.
Marsha Beckman, Warren Manager
Marsha is the niece of Gene and Bunny Mandziuk and cousin to Jeff and Lila. She grew up in St. Clair Shores and spent much time at the Warren Chapel of E.J. Mandziuk and Son Funeral Directors throughout her life, watching it grow and evolve through her family's hard work. She began working full time at the Warren location in 2010, bringing many years experience in business management. She enjoys helping the families from her grandparents' neighborhood and is truly dedicated to providing every family with a memorable service. Marsha is an avid animal lover who supports the Michigan Humane Society and other animal causes. She currently lives in Sterling Heights with her husband Jack and their dogs.
Sarah Yzenbaard, Funeral Director
Sarah Yzenbaard has worked at E.J. Mandziuk and Son Funeral Directors since September of 2013. In August 2014 she graduated from Wayne State University with a Bachelor of Science in Mortuary Science and a 4.0 GPA. She completed the program as a full-time student while serving her 40 hours a week apprenticeship. Sarah was the 2014 recipient of the Walter D. Pool Student achievement Award which signifies the highest accomplishments program wide. Sarah is a passionate, caring, and positive director who loves to help families during the most difficult time in their lives. Her attention to detail helps her fulfill all aspects of a family's wishes and her devoted nature to all who cross her path make her a caring resource for those in need. Sarah is a member of the Michigan Funeral Directors Association and is on a constant search for knowledge in her field to help provide families with the best options available for them.