Richard H. Jungas, Owner / Funeral Director
Richard attended the University of Minnesota &
received his degree in Mortuary Science.  After
serving in the US military he began his career in
Minnesota & California as an owner/operator of
small businesses as well as managed large
groups of funeral homes.  He has shown his
leadership skills in many civil & private
organizations; such as past President of the
(2010) California Funeral Director's Assoc., San
Diego County Funeral Director's Assoc., Rotary Club,
Sertoma Club and Escondido Kiwanis Club. He is also
a deacon and active member of his church.
Steven Kunsman, Funeral Assistant / Community Lay Ministry
Steve grew up in Escondido. He received his degree in Electronics and
Business at Palomar College and worked in his family's business, L.K.T.V.  
After many years of electronic experience, he went to work and retired from
Palomar Observatory. Other parts of his vast experience includes a lay
ministry where he has been serving North County residents for over 30
years. He rejoined our company in December 2016.
Established 1997
By Richard & Marcia Jungas
Our Mission...
is to provide families with the best possible
service at prices affordable by all.
We are proud members of the
Escondido and Poway Chamber of Commerce
San Diego County Funeral Director's Association
Rancho Bernardo Business Association
California Funeral Director's Association
Cremation Association of North American
Matthew Jungas, Funeral Assistant
Matt has worked in the service area for many years.  He has his degree
from Palomar College and has been part of our staff since 2008.  Matt is
our right-hand man, from preparing for services to organizing and
updating our computers and documents.
Susan Bennett, Pre-need Counselor
Susan has worked in finances throughout her career & is now working with
our families that are making important decisions regarding their financial
goals that will relieve other family members from making difficult decisions
at the time of death.
Marcia J. Jungas, Owner / Funeral Director
Marcia attended the University of Minnesota and has been active in teaching and
counseling.  She has been a funeral director since 1998.
California Funeral Alternatives
Escondido - 760-737-2890    
Poway - 858-842-3000
Marna Jungas Farwell, Executive Manager / Funeral Counselor
Marna went to school in Sacramento CA and obtained a teaching certificate in
Montessori  Education.  There she mastered the skills needed to be patient,
gentle and caring, not only to her students but also to the families she
served.  Since she grew up in the funeral industry, she welcomed the
opportunity to take the skills she mastered over 25 years in education and
use them in a new path.   Marna joined us in the fall of 2014 and is now
Executive Manager and Funeral Counselor of California Funeral Alternatives.
Joni Sergeant, Funeral Counselor / Merchandising
Joni has been part of our staff since 2000. She knows all aspects of funeral
service, and has recently stepped into the position of a full time Funeral
Counselor.  Her background includes nursing, where she had the opportunity
to work with patient sensitive issues, and has worked with many of our
families, helping them walk through a very difficult time in their lives.
Ivana Trecroce, Receptionist / Death Certificate Registration
Ivana grew up in North County San Diego, graduating from Pacific College of
Medical and Dental Assistants. She has worked in funeral service since 2000
as an administrative assistant and joined our staff to complete all legal and
medical documents required by the state and county offices. She has been
part of our staff since August, 2015.
MaryEllen Danforth, Funeral Counselor / Office Manager, Poway
MaryEllen grew up in St. Louis MO and graduated with a Bachelor's degree in
Business Administration from Fontbonne University.  She has worked in funeral
service since 2011 in administration as well as serving as a Funeral Counselor.
She especially enjoys providing support and guidance to families during a time of
great need. She is familiar with all aspects of funeral service and became the
Manager of our Poway location in June 2017.