Meet Our Staff

Our staff provides excellent funeral planning services.

We have years of experience caring for families from all walks of life, cultures and faiths. Our unsurpassed staff and our family provide kind, caring, professional service. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession who are dedicated to excellence in service, adhere to the highest funeral industry standards, and have exceptional integrity. We consistently earn phenomenally high customer satisfaction survey results.

Our licensed, professional staff is here for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Please call 408-998-2226 anytime. We will even come to you to make arrangements in the comfort of your home.

Prompt, compassionate service is always just a phone call away, where and when you need it.


Nicholas Jon Welzenbach

Nicholas Jon Welzenbach

Managing Partner

Nicholas was born and raised in Kansas. He is a second generation family member working in funeral service and has worked in the industry for over 15 years. He moved to San Diego in 2000 to attend San Diego State University and obtained a degree in Business Management. He and his wife Kendall relocated to the Bay Area in October 2008. He has since been managing Darling & Fischer Family Mortuaries and Los Gatos Memorial Park. He is an active member in the Campbell community and belongs to Campbell Chamber of Commerce. Nicholas and Kendall live in Campbell with their two children, Audrey and Lachlan.

Anthony C.  Rodriguez

Anthony C. Rodriguez

Mortuary Manager

Anthony is a native of San Jose and continues to live in the bay area with his wife Gema, sons Leo and Logan, and daughter Lena. He began his passion for funeral service over 10 years ago as a groundskeeper at a local cemetery. After 8 years of growing his knowledge and passion, he found a home at Darling Fischer Garden Chapel as Location Manager. He is active within the Portuguese community and a member of Lions International. 

Telephone: 1-408-998-2226

Email: anthony.rodriguez@darlingfischer.com


Jeff Fischer

Jeff Fischer

Funeral Director, Consultant-Marketing & Outreach

Jeff is a former owner of Darling & Fischer and is still active in our business as a funeral director and consultant. His extensive experience and resources help us provide the best possible care and service for every family, every time.

Frank Tong

Frank Tong

Service Director

Frank Quang Tong joined the Darling & Fischer staff in 2005. He enjoys working with Vietnamese families to make them feel comfortable and at peace, as well as serving as an Ambassador for all families.

Tanya Silva

Tanya Silva

Funeral Arranger



Steven Dinh

Steven Dinh

Funeral Arranger



Nature Best

Nature Best

Administrative Assistant



Christine Watts

Christine Watts

Administrative Assistant



Sam Wood

Sam Wood

Ambassador



Carlos Fagundes

Carlos Fagundes

Ambassador



Greg Trapp

Greg Trapp

Ambassador



Luis Amarante

Luis Amarante

Ambassador



Dan Fichera

Dan Fichera

Ambassador



Ken Elsey

Ken Elsey

Ambassador



Irene Trapp

Irene Trapp

Ambassador



Ron Grandia

Ron Grandia

Ambassador



Cindy White

Cindy White

Ambassador



Ted Dorf

Ted Dorf

Ambassador



Angelina Coates

Angelina Coates

Ambassador



Chuck Walton

Chuck Walton

Ambassador



Connie Oliveira

Connie Oliveira

Ambassador



Liz Walton

Liz Walton

Ambassador



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