John J. O’Brien
John joined the staff as an apprentice in 1950. After serving his country in the Korean Conflict, he returned to the staff and graduated from Wayne University Department of Mortuary Science in 1958 as a Board Certified Funeral Director. He has been active with the Michigan Funeral Directors Association, National Funeral Directors Association, Lions, Novi Chamber of Commerce, Alhambra, 4th Degree Knights of Columbus and Holy Family Church. John resides in Novi and spends his free time traveling, golfing, and spoiling his grandchildren.
John P. O’Brien, CPC
John graduated from Western Michigan University as a Social Worker in 1981 and Wayne State University Mortuary Science program in 1986 as a Board Certified Funeral Director. John is a licensed insurance agent and received his Certified Preplanning Consultant (CPC) certification in 2000. John is active in the local community with Novi Youth Assistance, Wixom Park and Recreation, the Michigan Columbus Federal Credit Union, St James Church, Novi Rotary and Monaghan K of C.
Bridget A O'Brien, Preneed Director and Benefits Care Coordinator
Bridget has been with the firm since 1978. She is the preneed director and benefits care coordinator. Bridget handles the preneed program at the funeral home and is available to help families apply for benefits from Social Security, Veterans, life insurance and employer benefits. Bridget is involved in her children’s activities and her local church.
David S Thomas, CPC, L.F.D., Funeral Director
David comes to us from St. Johns, Michigan. He graduated from Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science (PIMS) located in Pittsburgh,Pennsylvania with his Mortuary degree. In addition, he attended Hodges University in Naples, Florida where he ultimately received his Bachelor's degree. David resides in the Novi area with his wife, Trish, and enjoys hunting, ATV riding, hiking,and competitive pistol shooting.
Katherine E. Ash, Funeral Director
Raised in metro Detroit, Kate graduated from Lutheran High School North. She received her bachelor's degree in mortuary science from Wayne State University in 2015 and was recently licensed to practice. Kate is a member of the National Funeral Directors Association and the Michigan Funeral Directors Association. .
John J. Copley, Funeral Director
John graduated from Wayne State University with a Bachelor of Science in Mortuary Science. John resides in Holly with his wife, Maryann and they have four children Alexandra, Lance, Allyssa and Luke. He enjoys all sports and has a passion for coaching.