Our Story

Learn our story, from the beginning and into the future.

Green Hills Mortuary and Memorial Chapel is located on the picturesque Palos Verdes Peninsula, in the city of Rancho Palos Verdes, Ca. The mortuary sits within the 120 acre cemetery grounds of Green Hills Memorial Park. Founder, Robert T. McNerney gathered a small group of local businessmen to purchase the property in 1948. He felt it was a natural progression to add a mortuary on the cemetery grounds to further its commitment to the families of the community it served.

In 1962 a new Mediterranean style building, incorporating the mortuary and cemetery administration offices was completed, along with a standalone chapel. We have fully renovated the administration offices and Chapel in 2017 to better serve our clients. Today Green Hills Mortuary and Memorial Chapel maintains its original commitment of its founder “To Serve the Community”. Here you will find a compassionate staff and special ways to honor a life all within a beautiful park like setting. The grounds provides unmatched vistas of serene rolling hills, the Pacific Ocean and Los Angeles harbor, it is one of most tranquil settings a mortuary can have.

Why Us?

In a nutshell? Experience, professionalism, compassion, and empathy.

Why Us?

We've learned a lot over many years. Like how to present options without overwhelming and how to meet the needs of many caring parties. People come to us in difficult times, and we respond kindness, calmness and expertise. Our goal is to create a beautiful occasion and make you feel welcome, always. We spend our days planning healing moments with families. We stay up to date with industry developments and we make hard times a little easier.

Learn the legacy.

Green Hills Mortuary & Memorial Chapel was established years ago, and serving families has always been our focus. We take pride in being able to guide people through some of their most difficult days. We take pride in maintaining a setting that allows people to find solace. Honoring a life is our mission. It's one focused goal that’s never changed since 1962 and with pride, it never will.

Who We Are

Meet our staff.  Members of the local community make possible everything that happens.
Together, we make this place amazing.

Robert  McNerney

Robert McNerney

Vice President
Hugo  Martinez

Hugo Martinez

Project Manager
Tiffany Gallarzo

Tiffany Gallarzo

Operations Manager
Dan Mariner

Dan Mariner

Arrangements Supervisor
Zac Blotter

Zac Blotter

Care Center Supervisor
Nicole  Franco

Nicole Franco

Administrative Supervisor
Emily Edge Biersdorf

Emily Edge Biersdorf

Service Supervisor
Carlos  Galindo

Carlos Galindo

Advanced Funeral Planning Advisor
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Paul  Clarke

Paul Clarke

Arrangement Director
Laurie Douglas

Laurie Douglas

Arrangment Director
Kim Low

Kim Low

Arrangement Director
Jordan Kelter

Jordan Kelter

Arrangement Director
Miguel Ruiz

Miguel Ruiz

Arrangement Director
Jackie  Mota

Jackie Mota

Arrangement Director
Daniel  Camacho

Daniel Camacho

Arrangement Director
Fabby Guerrero

Fabby Guerrero

Bookkeeper
Eldi  Smith

Eldi Smith

Bookkeeper
Val Morales

Val Morales

Executive Assistant
Virginia Finnell

Virginia Finnell

Death Certificate Clerk
Pedro Carrillo

Pedro Carrillo

Funeral Service Director
Jay Chance

Jay Chance

Funeral Service Director
John  Rowe

John Rowe

Funeral Service Director
Raymond Moreno

Raymond Moreno

Service Director Assistant
Tom Herrera

Tom Herrera

Funeral Service Director
David Jacks

David Jacks

Funeral Service Director
Kevin Paul

Kevin Paul

Funeral Service Director
Clarissa Correa

Clarissa Correa

Funeral Service Director
Jose Carrillo

Jose Carrillo

Funeral Service Director
William Argueta

William Argueta

Funeral Service Director
Jerry Anderson

Jerry Anderson

Facility Technician
Ana Caceres

Ana Caceres

Coordinator
Sarah Salo

Sarah Salo

Coordinator
Ashley Calderon

Ashley Calderon

Coordinator
Adriana Delgado

Adriana Delgado

Media Technician
Khristopher Lowe

Khristopher Lowe

Care Center
Stephanie Sharp

Stephanie Sharp

Care Center
Mike  Woods

Mike Woods

Care Center
Shawnie Malory

Shawnie Malory

Care Center

Our location.

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