Brittany Lee Kidwell, Funeral Director
Brittany began her journey into the death care industry shortly after graduating from Emmaus High School in 2011. While pursing her degree in mortuary science Brittany worked in her hometown at Schantz Funeral Home, P.C. She served as the treasurer for Sigma Pi Sigma the funeral service education club. Brittany attained her Pennsylvania state funeral directors license in 2016 and has since then studied at The Professional Embalmer’s Institute in Greenwood, South Carolina where she focused on embalming techniques and best practices. Brittany later went on to work for Cantelmi Long Funeral Home of Bethlehem where she became a certified crematory operator. She is a member of the Pennsylvania Funeral Director’s Association, Lions Club International and the Lehigh Valley Young Republicans. When Brittany is not serving families she enjoys the great outdoors, watching sports; particularly the Philadelphia Eagles, reading books and spending time with her loved ones especially those with four paws.
Michael Vito Grandi CFSP, Vice President of Funeral Operations
Michael V. Grandi began his career in funeral service in 1998. He is a 2000 graduate of the Funeral Service program at Mercer County Community College and became a Licensed Funeral Director in November of 2000. His skills in embalming as well as his care and compassion for people elevated him to a Management position with Waitt Funeral Home in August of 2001. Michael also holds a New Jersey Life Insurance License, giving his firm the opportunity to offer alternative funding options to consumers who wish to prepay their funerals. Michael is a 10 time recipient of the Pursuit of Excellence award, and Hall of Excellence Inductee, the highest honor received in the industry for excellence in funeral service putting his firm in the top 2 percent of funeral homes nationwide. Michael Earned his CFSP (Certified Funeral Service Practitioner) Designation October of 2019
He is a member of the National Funeral Directors Association, the New Jersey State Funeral Directors Association which he serves as a Trustee, and the Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practice. His community involvement is wide spread and he is a charter member and has served 3 years as the President of the Kiwanis Club of Marlboro, 2 years as its secretary and now is the current Treasurer. Michael has remained a member of the Matawan Aberdeen Chamber of Commerce since 2001 and is currently a member of the board. He is a member of the Matawan Italian American Association and supports its charitable endeavors. He sits on the Supervisory Committee for Entertainment Industries Federal Credit Union. In 2013 he became a proud member of the Knights of Columbus Bishop John C. Reiss Council #15964 and earned his 4th Degree November 2, 2014. Michael is a communicant of St. Clement Church in Matawan and is part of the Lector Group. In his spare time he enjoys boating and playing golf. Michael is an avid toy train collector, his collection has been featured numerous times in various publications and well as a content contributor to magazines.
Michael continues to share his experience, knowledge and insight in funeral service, with the staff and families he serves.
"The pride comes from helping each family generate their own creative ideas which leads to the meaningful funeral that represents the life well lived, for those they loved."-Michael V. Grandi