Our staff's commitment to you

Our staff is committed to providing support, compassion, information, and direction as needed to all members of our community, their families, and friends who are dealing with loss and grief. Staff members of Lakeside Colonial Chapel are caring and experienced professionals who understand that each family is unique and has personal requests and traditions. These requests and traditions are of utmost importance to our staff.

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Ella Shishkin Operations Manager ella@lakesidecolonialchapel.com

Ella grew up in Sacramento then moved to Roseville and now resides in Yuba City. Previously she was a behavioral therapist for individuals with autism and related disorders. She never imagined that her desire to help others would lead her into this industry but when the option arose, she ran with it. She started as a certified funeral arranger and crematory operator and is now an operations Manager. In her free time, she likes to go hiking in Auburn, cooking, fishkeeping, paddle boarding and going to the snow.

 

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Anthony Banar Funeral Arranger, Removal Technician, and Crematory Operator

Anthony has been serving families in the funeral industry since 2016. He first started working funeral services for Miller Funeral Home in Folsom, CA. Anthony is always happy to help families in their time of need.

Anthony graduated in 2017 from Futures High School in Sacramento, CA and then furthered his education at American River College. He attends and serves at Missionary Gospel Church in Fair Oaks, CA and Bridgeway Christian Church in Roseville, CA.

Anthony enjoys and prioritizes spending time with family and friends. On his free time, Anthony likes to serve at church, travel/ hike, and spend time with his dogs (2 great pyrenees named Millie and Gordo). Anthony’s hobbies consist of playing the guitar, participating and watching sports, and collecting watches.

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Mark Eliason Pre-Arrangement Counselor mreli@comcast.net

Mark joined the Caring Service Group in 2012 with an abundance of knowledge and expertise in the funeral home industry.

A Marine Corps veteran and local resident since 1981, Mark has guided hundreds of families with understanding and compassion through emotional times.

He is a certified funeral arranger, crematory operator, and is licensed by the state of Calfornia to take care of any pre-arrangement

needs that a family might need.

 "Day is done, gone the son, from the hills, from the lake, from the sky, all is well, safely rest, God is nigh."

                                            Anonymous.

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Matt Almas Funeral Arranger, Crematory Operator matt.almas@outlook.com

Matt joined Chapel of the Twin Cities staff in May of 2019. His compassionate heart for serving others founded on his Christian morals allows him to treat each family as if they were his own. Matt takes joy in being able to work with each family by discovering and learning about their loved one and their wishes in order to ensure a meaningful tribute. He enjoys uncovering unique traits about each families loved ones and arranging funerals in such ways that those traits are displayed. Matt  views this opportunity to be a light to all who walks through our doors.

”Having the opportunity to love and serve families through such difficult times is truly an honor”

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Victor Semenyuk Funeral Director/ Embalmer v-semenyuk@hotmail.com

Ella Shishkin

Operations Manager
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Ella grew up in Sacramento then moved to Roseville and now resides in Yuba City. Previously she was a behavioral therapist for individuals with autism and related disorders. She never imagined that her desire to help others would lead her into this industry but when the option arose, she ran with it. She started as a certified funeral arranger and crematory operator and is now an operations Manager. In her free time, she likes to go hiking in Auburn, cooking, fishkeeping, paddle boarding and going to the snow.

 

Anthony Banar

Funeral Arranger, Removal Technician, and Crematory Operator
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Anthony has been serving families in the funeral industry since 2016. He first started working funeral services for Miller Funeral Home in Folsom, CA. Anthony is always happy to help families in their time of need.

Anthony graduated in 2017 from Futures High School in Sacramento, CA and then furthered his education at American River College. He attends and serves at Missionary Gospel Church in Fair Oaks, CA and Bridgeway Christian Church in Roseville, CA.

Anthony enjoys and prioritizes spending time with family and friends. On his free time, Anthony likes to serve at church, travel/ hike, and spend time with his dogs (2 great pyrenees named Millie and Gordo). Anthony’s hobbies consist of playing the guitar, participating and watching sports, and collecting watches.

Mark Eliason

Pre-Arrangement Counselor
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Mark joined the Caring Service Group in 2012 with an abundance of knowledge and expertise in the funeral home industry.

A Marine Corps veteran and local resident since 1981, Mark has guided hundreds of families with understanding and compassion through emotional times.

He is a certified funeral arranger, crematory operator, and is licensed by the state of Calfornia to take care of any pre-arrangement

needs that a family might need.

 "Day is done, gone the son, from the hills, from the lake, from the sky, all is well, safely rest, God is nigh."

                                            Anonymous.

Matt Almas

Funeral Arranger, Crematory Operator
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Matt joined Chapel of the Twin Cities staff in May of 2019. His compassionate heart for serving others founded on his Christian morals allows him to treat each family as if they were his own. Matt takes joy in being able to work with each family by discovering and learning about their loved one and their wishes in order to ensure a meaningful tribute. He enjoys uncovering unique traits about each families loved ones and arranging funerals in such ways that those traits are displayed. Matt  views this opportunity to be a light to all who walks through our doors.

”Having the opportunity to love and serve families through such difficult times is truly an honor”

Victor Semenyuk

Funeral Director/ Embalmer
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