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Our Staff

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Our staff is comprised of dedicated and licensed professionals with the experience to answer all your questions regarding our services. Please feel free to contact any of our staff members at any time.

Donald V. Borgwardt, CFSP

Donald V. Borgwardt, CFSP

Licensed Mortician/Funeral Director

Donald V. Borgwardt was born and raised in Beltsville, MD. In 1985, he opened his doors to his present facility, and is an active member of the First Lutheran Church of Bowie, the local Jaycees, the Rotary Club, Birmingham Masonic Lodge #188, and Prince George’s County Crime Solvers. He is a past president of the International Conference of Funeral Service Examining Boards, State Board of Morticians, and a board member of the Maryland State Funeral Directors Association. His dedication to serving his community has been recognized by a Governor’s Citation for Distinguished Career and State Service, a Maryland State Senate and House of Delegates Citation for Dedicated Service to the State Board of Morticians, and an honorary police officer of Prince George’s County.


Catherine N. Tolbert

Catherine N. Tolbert

Licensed Mortician/Funeral Director

Raised in the corner area of Columbia and Laurel area, currently of Scaggsville, she is a local graduate of Hammond High School, then entered in the US Navy as an Operation Specialist, where she was stationed in Dam Neck, VA; Diego Garcia, Indian Ocean; San Diego, CA and finally Pensacola, FL. Upon being honorably discharged, she began her career in funeral service in Robertsdale, AL in 1997. She moved back home in 1999, where she continued her studies and graduated from Catonsville Community College with a degree in Applied Sciences and became a licensed mortician in 2003. She is well versed in Veterans Benefits and a Licensed Pre-need Director.


Jessica L. Barefoot

Jessica L. Barefoot

Licensed Mortician/Funeral Director

Jessy has been with the funeral home since 2007, and a licensed mortician since 2013 through the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science. Jessy lives with her husband in Frederick County where she was born. She has 3 cats and 2 dogs of her own, but she and her husband foster dogs through local rescue, Operation Paws for Homes. On her days off, she loves to hike and tend her garden. She is looking forward to starting beekeeping. She is also interested in history, ancestry, and learning 3 languages.


Diego Morejon

Diego Morejon

Licensed Mortician/Funeral Director

Diego was born in Ecuador and raised in Maryland. He recently graduated from the Mortuary Science program at CCBC. Diego has been licensed since April, 2019. He has two dogs he enjoys spending time with, a pitbull named Leo and a miniature dachshund named Penny. His hobbies include racing and working on his cars. Diego speaks English and Spanish. 


Donna K. Borgwardt-Mabry

Donna K. Borgwardt-Mabry

Office Manager

Donna is the eldest daughter of Don, and has lived most of her life in Beltsville, MD. She has been married to her husband, Keith for 20 years, is the proud mother of a two sons, one whom lives here in Beltsville and the other whom lives on the Eastern Shore. Her hobbies include reading, watching Redskins football and travelling most weekends to her family beach house in Ocean City. She is currently working full time as the office manager of the funeral home and attending school for an Associate's  in Mortuary Science. She is looking forward to following in her father's footsteps and continuing with his legacy of serving the families of this community.



William A. Wilson

William A. Wilson

Funeral Assistant

Bill has been an assistant with us since 2004. He really takes the time to get to know the families we serve. He lives in Anne Arundel County with his wife, where they raised their three children and two dogs. Bill enjoys using vintage woodworking machinery on a variety of projects. He’s always up for cooking a fine meal or taking his motorcycle on a ride through the country.



Jairo Sandoval

Jairo Sandoval

Funeral Assistant

Jairo Sandoval was born and raised in San Miguel, El Salvador. He came to the United States in June, 2000 and lives in Laurel, Maryland.. Jairo graduated from Laurel High School. He has a dog name "Pulga" which means flea. He loves spending time with his family, enjoys a good soccer match and good coffee. Jairo speaks Spanish and English.

Joyce DiLallo

Joyce DiLallo

Hostess

Joyce grew up in the Washington, DC area. She was a National Figure Skating Champion in singles and dance, and joined an adult synchronized ice skating team (Ice Force One), winning several national events between 2003-2005. She went to Radford College, then University of MD, where she joined Kappa Delta Sorority. She worked at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center for 18 years. She left GSFC to raise her family. She spends her free time teaching an exercise strength class to seniors, working out at the gym, and tap-dancing. 


Victor Gwivaha

Victor Gwivaha

Maintenance Engineer

Victor lives in Beltsville and has been married for 10 years. He is originally from a remote village in Tanzania, East Africa where he maintained his family farm tea plantation working as a tree arborist. He loves gardening and landscaping. He enjoys knowing that coworkers and families are comforted by the beauty of the grounds here at the funeral home.



Esmeralda Campos

Esmeralda Campos

Hostess

Esmeralda was born in El Salvador but raised in Silver Spring, MD. She graduated from high school in 2013, and went on to get her Associates of Science degree from Montgomery College in 2018. She is currently working on her Bachelors of Public Health from the University of Maryland. Esmeralda enjoys traveling and spending time outdoors. She speaks English and Spanish. 


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