History & Staff
At Legacy Funeral Home, our motto is, “Honoring a life well lived, and the Legacy left behind.” We are dedicated to celebrating the Legacy of your loved one and honoring their accomplishments and their life. Our staff is made up of only the best in the profession. They are committed to making sure that your family feels comforted, loved, and cared for during the difficult grieving process. You’ll be surprised, though, that those on our staff are also normal people, just like you. Here is a little about each of them:
David and Todd Allen, brothers, started Legacy Funeral Home Chandler in 2011, and Legacy Funeral Home Sun City in late 2012. They have been working in the funeral profession in the Phoenix area for over 15 years, and lived here most of their lives. Many families recognize this beautiful Chandler location as the “Old Rigatony’s” building. With enough parking for 75 cars, it will accommodate those larger services but yet is quaint enough for those intimate times as well. We just opened up our new location in Sun City in April, and it will be large enough for big gatherings and events, yet cozy enough that you will feel right at home. Please feel free to call with any questions you might have, or come by and take a tour of our facility, or pop in anytime to just say Hi.
Our Valued Staff
Todd Allen, Licensed Funeral Director, Licensed Embalmer
Todd Allen has been in the funeral profession in the Phoenix area for over 20 years. In that time, he has served thousands of Arizona families in their time of grief. Todd opened his first funeral home, Arizona Cremation and Funeral Services, in 1999, and opened his second funeral home, Allen Funeral Home in 2004. After selling those funeral homes, and pursuing other interests for a few years Todd, and his brother David opened Legacy Funeral Home in 2011. Since then, they have expanded and opened three locations, in Chandler, Mesa, and Sun City. Todd takes pride in the funeral profession, and serves each family with dignity, love, and compassion. He has a special way with people, and treats them like his own family. Todd has been married to his wife Tami for 21 years, and they are the proud parents of 6 beautiful children. They reside in Gilbert. You can read more about Todd on our blog by copying and pasting this address into your browser: http://www.azlegacyfuneralhome.blogspot.com/2013/02/10-things-you-didnt-know-about-your.html
David Allen, Licensed Funeral Director, Embalmer, Pre-Need Specialist
David Allen is a Licensed Funeral Director, Embalmer, Pre-Need Specialist. David, and his brother Todd opened Legacy Funeral Home in 2011. Since then, they have opened three locations, in Chandler, Mesa, and Sun City. David spent 2 years on a church mission in Argentina, and speaks fluent Spanish. He has also worked in Real Estate in the Phoenix area for many years, finding success buying and selling residential and commercial properties. He has enjoyed coming back to the funeral profession, and serving families in their time of need. David enjoys the outdoors, camping, hunting and fishing. He was also an Olympic weightlifter, and spent time at the Olympic Training Center during high school. David has been married to his wife Jessica for 13 years, and they have 4 beautiful children. They reside in Gilbert. To read more about David, please copy and paste this link into your browser: http://www.azlegacyfuneralhome.blogspot.com/2013/03/10-things-you-didnt-knowpart-2.html
Jeff Tollefson, Licensed Funeral Director, Embalmer, Cremationist
Jeff Tollefson is working at our new Mesa location, as the Licensed Funeral Director, and also the Head Cremationist for our new crematory facility. Jeff has worked in the funeral industry for 13 years. He began in this field as a Funeral Associate/Apprentice while still living in Anchorage, Alaska. He found he had a true gift for assisting families during their times of need. He then pursued a career in this profession, becoming a Licensed Funeral Director in 2000. In 2004, Jeff moved to Arizona and attended Mesa Community College, enrolling in the Mortuary Science Program. He became fully accredited in the State of Arizona as a Funeral Director, Embalmer, and Cremationist. Jeff is an avid outdoorsman who enjoys hunting, camping, fishing, hiking, and river rafting. He also likes gardening, canning, and lounging by the pool. He is an enthusiastic fan of the Phoenix Coyotes hockey team, and loves spending time with his fiancée, Michelle, and his beloved Weimaraner, Hunter.
Jennifer Munoz, Office Manager/Administrator (Mesa Location)
Jennifer Munoz has been in the funeral industry for ten years, and a part of our Legacy Funeral Home Family for the past two. She is currently the Office Manager/Administrator for our Mesa location but will be transferring as the office manager for our newest facility opening March 2017, also in Mesa. During her career in the funeral industry she has built many relationships within the healthcare community. As someone who wears their heart on their sleeve, she strives to serve her families with all the care and compassion she can. She will always go above and beyond to help her co-workers as well as anyone she comes into contact with – Jennifer will totally make you feel like a part of her family. In her free time, she loves spending her time with her husband Himan of three years, and her three children, three step-children and the seven grandchildren whom they adore. They also have two aqua turtles and two tortoises.
Erica Gropman, Responsible Funeral Director
Erica Gropman is the funeral director of our Sun City location. She has been in the funeral industry for 12 years in a variety of roles. After completing her Associates Degree in Mortuary Science, she has gone on to complete a Bachelors Degree in Criminal Justice and a Masters Degree in Business Administration and is working on an additional Masters Degree in Mental Health Counseling. Originally from New York, Erica has lived in Arizona for most of the past 15 years, and while she misses the seasons, she doesn’t miss the snow! In her free time she love spending time with her husband and two children.