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.

When we sit down with a family, we have just one goal: to create a fitting, memorable and affordable service for their loved one. Together, we explore the wide variety of services and products available, as well as a wealth of creative ideas and suggestions.

Together, we'll design a memorial or funeral service that suits their needs now, and in the future. Families who come to us know that years from now, they will have deep peace-of-mind because in coming to us, they've done their best to honor their loved one.

Our Mission 

Bringing traditions from the past, embracing them with values from the present, leading the way into the future to bring our families the best in complete funeral service.

Our Philosophy 

No two funerals are the same. Each family we serve has unique and important needs that we strive to satisfy. By working closely with your family we can arrange a funeral ceremony that will express the special, one-of-a-kind relationship that you shared with your loved one and help enrich the memories that you will cherish forever.

We do our best to deliver service beyond expectation. Whether you come to us when your loved one has died, or when you want to make your arrangements in advance, we provide you with services tailored to your needs and desires. The staff members in our eight locations are your caring friends and neighbors, and ready to serve you and your family.

Maintaining a tradition of quality service is our top priority. It is our privilege to uphold that tradition while helping you in your time of need.

Our Valued Staff

  • Tom  Helfenbein

    Tom Helfenbein CEO/Funeral Director

  • Gary B. Fellows

    Gary B. Fellows Funeral Director / Owner

  • John R. Merceron

    John R. Merceron Funeral Director / Owner

  • Kirk  Helfenbein

    Kirk Helfenbein Funeral Director

  • Chad Helfenbein

    Chad Helfenbein Funeral Director

  • Jason  Fellows

    Jason Fellows Funeral Director

  • B. Keith Phippin

    B. Keith Phippin Funeral Director

  • Susan  Burleson

    Susan Burleson Funeral Director

  • Stacey Barrow

    Stacey Barrow Financial Administrator

  • Kerry Legg

    Kerry Legg Planning Coordinator

  • Valerie Von  Don Bosch

    Valerie Von Don Bosch Office Manager

  • Lauren  Tyler

    Lauren Tyler Office Manager

  • Jim  Lewis

    Jim Lewis Funeral Assistant

  • Gary  Connolly

    Gary Connolly Funeral Assistant

  • Leslie Leadbeater

    Leslie Leadbeater Funeral Concierge

    Leslie Leadbeater and her family moved to the Eastern Shore of Maryland in 1983. She has been helping families in the financial industry for over 14 years in both the Eastern Shore and Annapolis.
    Leslie joined the Fellows, Helfenbein and Newnam team in August 2011. She serves as our Funeral Concierge and Planning Counselor. Leslie will walk you through the post service checklist found in your Funeral Organizer© and assist you in settling the affairs of your loved one. She is there to provide assistance with any concerns you may have, no matter how large or small. Leslie can also offer protection from financial hardships that often occur with the loss of a loved one through funeral trusts, life insurance, long-term care insurance, annuities and much more.
    When she’s not helping our families, she spends her time with family and friends. Leslie volunteers for Habitat for Humanity, The Waterfowl Festival in Easton and is a member of Easton Memorial Hospital Auxiliary.
    You can reach Leslie at 410-822-3131

  • June  Clark

    June Clark Hostess

  • Kim  Ruth

    Kim Ruth Hostess

  • Bob Connolly

    Bob Connolly Funeral Assistant

  • Sam Tibbitt

    Sam Tibbitt Funeral Assistant

  • Jeff Morton

    Jeff Morton Funeral Assistant

  • Glenn Taylor

    Glenn Taylor Funeral Assistant

  • Jennifer Chance

    Jennifer Chance Funeral Director

  • Allen Schauber

    Allen Schauber Funeral Assistant

  • Carroll Younger

    Carroll Younger Funeral Assistant

  • Douglas Cox

    Douglas Cox Funeral Assistant

  • George Comegys

    George Comegys Funeral Assistant

  • Larry Hastings

    Larry Hastings Funeral Assistant

  • Richard Strong

    Richard Strong Funeral Assistant

  • Bob Hartnett

    Bob Hartnett Funeral Assistant

  • Jack Bossert

    Jack Bossert Funeral Assistant

  • Melissa Martelli

    Melissa Martelli Funeral Assistant

  • John Renshaw

    John Renshaw Funeral Assistant

  • Pam Phebus

    Pam Phebus Administrative Assistant

  • Justin Britcher

    Justin Britcher Funeral Director

  • Carlin McLamb

    Carlin McLamb Fuenral Assistant

  • Kristal Abrams

    Kristal Abrams Planning Administrator