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.
Memorial Park Cemetery
Memorial Park Cemetery was founded 80 years ago to serve the ever-increasing burial needs of St. Petersburg residents. The cemetery encompasses 104 acres, features two mausoleums and offers cremation gardens, cremation niches, a columbarium, and numerous garden sections.
Of special interest is “The Life of Christ Chapel,” showcasing 12 priceless mosaics depicting the Life of Christ. Local artist Earl Gresh created the mosaics. Each took one year to complete and is comprised of woods from around the world. When Mr. Gresh passed away he was entombed in one of the chapel crypts where he can forever enjoy the beautiful art he created.
The Veterans Garden in the cemetery features a special Veterans memorial known as “Five Star.” Five honor flags, one from each branch of service, pay perpetual tribute to our fallen heroes.
Memorial Park Funeral Home
Memorial Park Funeral Home was constructed in the cemetery in 1991 to offer area residents complete funeral arrangements in one convenient location. The 11,500-square-foot facility has marble floors and includes a nondenominational chapel to accommodate 100 visitors, private family rooms, a coffee room and administrative offices.
Life is very precious. When a life does end, saying good-bye is very difficult. It is the mission of Memorial Park Funeral Home and Cemetery to assist families through this most difficult period by providing the very finest services and products in the most caring and meaningful way.
Who We Are
In a nutshell? Experience, professionalism, compassion, and empathy.
Sales ManagerRead Bio
I have been in the industry for over 5 years and I am very happy with my choice of career. I enjoy helping people, especially on the worse day of their lives. I joined North Star in April, 2017. Regardless of the length of time, I am so excited to be a part of such a great company. I feel very cared for and I truly feel as a part of a great team. I am originally from Czech Republic and I have been in the US for about 7 years. I love to read, travel, the Jet Ski, scuba diving and the gym. I am currently studying at Saint Petersburg College to get my second Bachelor degree in Management and later on continue to MBA.
Chapel Location ManagerRead Bio
Dan Bryan comes from a rich family heritage of funeral service. He is a graduate of the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science and brings over 30 years of experience to Southwest Florida. He is passionate about serving others in their time of need and is committed to excellence in all he does. Dan is married to the love of his life, has four amazing daughters and two awesome grandchildren. He is devoted to his family, committed to his faith and looks forward to the many adventures life has to offer!