Eugene J. Mandziuk, Sr., Founder - September 15, 1926 - October 2, 2017
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 was 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.
Mr. Mandziuk passed away peacefully on October 2, 2017 at the age of 91. He was dedicated to serving the community where he 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-Budgen, Funeral Director
Sarah 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.
Samantha Pooley, Funeral Director
Samantha has worked at E.J. Mandziuk and Son Funeral Directors, Inc. since January of 2016. She graduated from Wayne State University with honors and received her Bachelor’s degree in Mortuary Science in 2016. Samantha served her apprenticeship at E.J. Mandziuk & Son Funeral Directors, Inc. following her graduation and continues her career as a full-time Funeral Director. While in school, Samantha participated in the National Funeral Directors Association Certified Crematory Operators Program and received her Crematory Operators Certification. Samantha has lived in Macomb County her entire life, attending St. Germaine Catholic School, Chippewa Valley High School, and Macomb Community College. Samantha is dedicated to the field and always goes above and beyond to serve the families she encounters.