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Dodge Chapel Staff

ADAIR'S DODGE CHAPEL STAFF

The Dodge Chapel is located:

1050 N. Dodge Blvd. @ Speedway
Tucson, AZ
85716

Ph: (520) 326-4343


Arthur J. Adair, Founder, In Memoriam

Co-Founder of the Adair Funeral Homes in 1956 and President until his death on June 5, 1973, Arthur J. Adair established a living legacy of "Serving the Living With Faithful Service" that has carried the funeral home for 46 years. The vision and leadership of this wonderful man can best be seen by the longevity of the employees who were blessed to be able to work for him (several employees with over 30 years of service to the Adair Funeral Homes), and also the number of employees who worked for him who have gone on to manage or open funeral homes throughout the Southern United States.

Martha J. Adair, Owner
Office Phone: 520.326.4343
Fax: 520.326.3591

After having actively participated in the opening and operation of the Adair Funeral Homes for 17 years, Martha Adair took over the leadership of the funeral home and staff in 1973 upon the death of her husband. She continued the growth of the funeral home from the original chapel to three chapels. In 1977 she was one of ten people to receive the first Jefferson Award from the American Institute for Public Service, and in 1980 was chosen Woman of the Year from the American Women's Association. She also started the "Assist" program for assisting widows and widowers to adjust to life after the loss of a spouse. While she has turned most of the day to day operation of the funeral homes over to her sons, she still remains active in determining the direction of the funeral homes programs and continues to work with families.

Arthur R. Adair, President
Email: ron@adairfuneralhomes.com
Office Phone: 520.326.4343
Fax: 520.326.3591

Arthur R. "Ron" Adair started working for his mother and father at the funeral home in 1961. Working with his mother in the management after his fathers death Ron eventually took over as president of the funeral homes and continued the tradition of growth based upon service. A great believer in service to the community and the industry, Ron served for several years as Secretary for the State Board of Funeral Directors and Embalmers, served as President of the Arizona Funeral Directors Association, Governor for the Arizona Optimists, Director for the Arizona Optimist Foundation, President and current Executive Secretary of the National Association of Approved Morticians, committee member or committee chairman for various committees of the National Funeral Directions Association, founder of the Foundation for Children of the Arizona Funeral Directors Association, as well as maintaining his directing of the Adair Funeral Homes along with his mother and brother.

Harold R. Adair, Vice-President
Email: hank@adairfuneralhomes.com
Office Phone: 520-742-7901
Fax: 520-575-5964

The younger of the two sons of Arthur J. and Martha J. Adair, Harold R. "Hank" Adair became active with the funeral home upon the death of his father. Rapidly becoming involved in the management of the funeral homes with his mother and brother, Hank also took over direction of the Avalon Chapel. Also very active in continuing the community service of the Adair Funeral Homes, Hank has been a member or served on the board of the Better Business Bureau of Southern Arizona, Tucson Metropolitan Ministries dba TMM Family Services, Selected Independent Funeral Homes, National Association of Approved Morticians, and the Mesa Community College Mortuary Science Advisory Board.

John W. Chapman, General Manager
Email: jchapman@adairfuneralhomes.com
Toll Free Phone: (520) 591-7453
Office Phone: 520.326.4343
Fax: 520.326.3591
Home Phone: (520) 591-7453
Mobile Phone: (520) 591-7453

John started with the Adair Funeral Homes in 1968. He has worked with them continuously since then in various positions. He was the first manager of their Avalon Chapel when it opened, and has served in various other management positions, currently serving as General Manager for all Adair locations. John is a board member for the Southern Arizona Missing In Action Project.

Kevin Burch, Licensed Funeral Director & Embalmer
Office Phone: 520-326-4343

John Aegerter, Licensed Funeral Director & Embalmer
Email: jaegerter@adairfuneralhomes.com
Office Phone: 520.326.4343
Fax: 520.326.3591

John was born in Tucson, AZ and graduated from Tucson High School in 1965. Attended Phoenix College and Pima College before entering the Military Service in the Army in 1967 where he served until 1970. Serving in South Korea and Vietnam; attaining the rank of SP/5. After returning from Military Service, John then joined his parents Ambulance Service that provided service for the Tucson area for 30 years until his parents retired.  Soon after that he joined the Adair Funeral Home to do his apprenticeship and worked for about 2 ½ years before applying to attend Cypress Mortuary College and then graduating in 1974. John received his Embalmers license in 1984 and Funeral Directors License in 1986. John then returned to Adair Funeral Homes.  John is the supervisor of the Preparation Room.  John also has been in charge of OSHA.  He is a member of the Arizona State Disaster Team, a member of the National Funeral Directors Association, and a member of Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practice. John’s  hobby is long distance bicycle riding and involved in raising monies for charities.

Lisa Gregor, Licensed Funeral Director & Embalmer
Office Phone: 520-326-4343

Lisa began in funeral service in 1991 in East Stroudsburg, PA with the Lanterman & Allen
Funeral Home. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in biology from ESU in 1986 where she was a member of Alpha Phi Omega co-ed Service Fraternity.  She worked part time in funeral service for several years before deciding to enter Mortuary School.  She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Northampton College in Bethlehem, PA with her degree in Mortuary Science.  While attending Mortuary College, she was a member of Phi Theta Kappa honor society, President of the Mortuary Student Association, named to the National Dean’s List for two consecutive years, named to “Who’s Who Among American College Students” and received the Funeral Service Education Foundation Scholarship.  She then earned her Master’s Degree in Business Ethics in 1999 and was awarded the American Legion Appreciation Award.  She is a member of the Arizona State Disaster Team, the National Funeral Directors’ Association, the Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practice, the Funeral Ethics Association and the National Foundation for Mortuary Care.  She holds the designation of Certified Funeral Service Practitioner.   She is also a fully licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer and prearrangement counselor in the state of Pennsylvania.  She joined the staff at Adair Funeral Homes in July of 2000 working at our Dodge Chapel. For fun, she is an NRA Certified Firearms Instructor, a brown belt in Tang Soo Do Karate, loves riding her Kawasaki Ninja and spending time with her family of two dogs and a guinea pig.

Tyler Parker, Licensed Embalmer
Office Phone: 520-326-4343

Susan Heritage, Bookkeeper
Email: sheritage@adairfuneralhomes.com
Office Phone: 520.326.4343
Fax: 520.795.9583

Susan has spent many years in the funeral industry and brings her knowledge of funeral service, accounting and computers into directing the accounting office and services of the Adair Funeral Homes.

Rina Duckwiler, Receptionist
Office Phone: 520-326-4343
Fax: 520-326-3591

Originally from Southern California moved to Tucson in 1994.  She married the love her life in 1996 and has a blended family with 5 children.  She's an active member of the Eastside AG Church where she sings in the Choir and volunteers in the nursery.  She has worked as an Administrative Assistant for many years and was a Co-Owner of a local business.  In 2010 she became part of the Adair staff.

David J. Duckwiler, Licensed Cremationist

David has resided in Arizona most of his life. Was a general contractor for over 35 years prior to receiving his Crematory license through the State of AZ Board of Funeral Director & Embalmers in 2012.  Is an active member of the East Side AG church and has been happily married for 16 years

Steve O'Pry, Courier/Funeral Attendant
Email: sopry@adairfuneralhomes.com
Office Phone: 520.326.4343
Fax: 520.326.3591

Born in Columbus, Georgia, Steve moved to Tucson in 1971.  He graduated from Palo Verde High School and attended Pima Community College, where he studied Forensic Science and earned an EMT Certificate.  Steve has worked for funeral homes in Tucson for over 20 years.  Steve enjoys his position at Adair Funeral Home. He is a true animal lover, and currently has two dogs, Max and Duke, whom he rescued from the pound.

Steve Main, Service Staff
Office Phone: (520) 326-4343
Fax: (520) 326-3591

Stephen Main was a pastor for 44 years.  He and his wife Gwen have 4 children, 7 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild.  He has worked at our Funeral Homes on a part-time basis for nearly 10 years.  His long experience around families going through death has given his a compassionate heart and excellent skills to help our families in need.  Steve assists our families by both conducting services and serving as one of our staff persons.  Steve was born and raised in Maine, he has served churches in Canada, Maine, Indiana, Iowa and Arizona.

Kaleb Jensen, Pre-Arrangements
Office Phone: (520) 326-4343
Fax: (520) 326-3591

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