Testimonials

We receive many letters from the families we've served, thanking us for our caring ways during their time of loss. Their words warm our hearts, and speak to you of our professionalism, compassion, and the true value of the services we provide.

  • Barbara Baldwin

    "The staff was excellent and made a trying time easier." Read more

  • Cheryl Bingham

    "Staff did everything possible to help us through this very difficult time." Read more

  • Robin Solomon

    "No problems & very complete and I didn't have to do anything." Read more

  • Susan Cassidy

    "The staff did an excellent job with everything they did. They made the experience an easier process to go through" Read more

  • Anonymous

    "Alhiser-Comer Funeral Home in Escondido, California provided us with the help - patience - understanding - and sympathy beyond the normal - they are to be commended for the quality of service they provide". Read more

  • Sandra Rodriguez

    "The two young ladies who assisted our family were very sensitive to our needs. I believe they were Megan and Veronica." Read more

  • Jessica Williams

    "I would recommend this facility. The staff was wonderful and made this process extremely easy during such a sad time. The staff was wonderful and very helpful in all aspects from price, facility and service. The staff was just so understanding and professional." Read more

  • Nancy Wingo

    "Courteous & caring people that went out of their way to carry out the wishes of the deceased." Read more

  • Michael Zent

    "I cannot say enough positive things about the staff. Their concern and professionalism was invaluable. They were there every step of the way. They made my mother look nice for the service and they handled transport to another state flawlessly. They also did and excellent job at the service." Read more

  • Charles Nettelhorst

    "From the time we walked through the front door, everything was handled perfectly!" Read more

  • Spencer Johnson

    "We felt no stress during our conversations, everything proceeded smoothly based on our plans and choices. The respect shown our family and our deceased mother." Read more

  • Rebecca Valverde

    "Every detail was taken care of, for us, by the funeral director, which at sad & difficult times like this, a lot of families are not able to cope with everything that goes with preparing funeral services. We are very thankful for all the help and concern showed to us. The caring way the staff treats you, they truly know how hard this is for family." Read more

  • Scott Brown

    "Very friendly and checked in often to see if they could do anything else to help." Read more

  • Pamela Maggio

    "This experience was extremely difficult to go through- but from the time they picked up my mom, until the time I picked her back up, every precaution was taken to make sure they treated my mom & myself with caution, kindness and most importantly, my mom's dignity. I am forever grateful. They took every precaution you could with my feelings. Thank you" Read more

  • Rowena Mizianty

    "Everything was arranged for us-we didn't have to worry about anything!" Read more

  • Lois Talbott

    "Excellent customer service. Immediate responses for everything!" Read more

  • Sue Ellen Bridgman

    "They did an excellent job! They were very respectful of the deceased and very attentive to our wishes." Read more

  • Melvin Hildebrandt

    "Everyone was attentive and professional. Very helpful with choices and took care of the details so that everything went smoothly. Thank you very much for your help." Read more

  • Robert Palashewski

    "Caring, personable, attentive, detailed (remembered things we'd need, & brought up all important details we'd need to decide, address) Efficient but not hurried. Didn't feel weird being in a mortuary, but comfortable. Professional. Didn't expect them to coordinate the other services that was very valuable, so we had only 1 contact the day of funeral. Experience was problem free, nice staff. Took care of extra things so we didn't have to: extra copies of death cert., florist and newspaper and church and graveyard once we'd talked with each one." Read more

  • Joan Vevoda

    "We had a private, family viewing of my husband, Joe-he looked so natural and handsome. So thankful." Read more

  • Shirley de Jong

    "We were very satisfied and impress with your services in our time of need. They helped us tremendously. Thank you. (Very Recommendable.) We did not need to contact any intitutions- they did it all *cemetery, Social security, etc." Read more

  • Lynda Appling

    "The services of Alhiser-Comer Mortuary were to embalm my Mother's remains and transport her to Mississippi for burial. Everything was taken care of with the airline and the funeral home taking care of her funeral. Everything went perfectly. Thank you." Read more

  • Randall Brossart

    "Staff was great-Went that extra mile" Read more

  • Constance Emarine

    They explained all the final details clearly, helped with obituary, death certificates, and delivery of ashes. They were kind, respectful, made it easy for me to attend to final plans for my mother. Read more

  • Mary Moore

    "All contacts with the staff were warm, caring, helpful and reassuring. We were very happy with their service. The concern, efficiency, and professionalism that made the funeral all we could have wished." Read more

  • Cynthia Pyle

    "The personal. caring approach of the Director.. He even delivered things to our home so I didn't need to drive to the mortuary." Read more

  • Javier Chavez

    "We have used Alhiser-Comer Mortuary 4 times this year and extensively through our large family. So much we are on a last name basis." Read more

  • Brenda Faford

    "I have used the services at this mortuary 3 times. The director is a awesome person, caring about each individual person. I live in Washington State, my parents never had wills. etc. My dad was not able to drive after my moms death. He went to his home and worked with my by phone to do all things necessary. I was not able to travel due to major back surgery. He kept me informed of everything. Taking my mom and dad's ashes personally to gravesite making sure they were both buried with my brother. Also at my request saying a prayer. I can't say enough about him. Thank you isn't enough. The director went over and beyond to help me with my mother when she passed in Jan. 2013 I live out of state parents had no will etc. he helped do all with both parents. Dad died Sept 2013. his real understanding of what a person is through and also not knowing anyone in CA being a support person." Read more

  • Gary Manson

    "Everything went very smoothly, no problems. This is our second experience with Alhiser-Comer." Read more

  • Barbara Hasseler

    "Very professional staff who met all of our expectation and kept us informed of everything as it occurred." Read more

  • Gordon Calac

    "The service was held at our church in town and the burial was at our tribal cemetery on our Reservation about 30 minutes out of town. The mortuary staff was familiar with our tribal customs and traditions and worked seamlessly with our tribal people in charge of the burial. They have handled my Grandfather, my Grandmother, my Mother and my Father. They treated our family like VIP's. Very professional. They took the stress away by handling all the details." Read more

  • Magdalena Flores

    "Caring and compassionate." Read more

  • Ann Mulford

    "Denise was helpful from the time we stepped in the door. We were very pleased with her understanding and compassion and are grateful to her for all the help she provided." Read more

  • Janet Reynolds

    "Roger made me feel comfortable right away over the phone. Roger seem to take his cue from me and kept it light. Can't tell you how much I appreciated how I was treated. Roger made everything easy for me." Read more

  • Janice Maeder

    "The staff was very professional and compassionate. So thankful my parents had prearranged everything." Read more

  • Barbara Orr

    "Roger was very helpful and caring." Read more

  • Rady Children's Hospital

    May 22, 2013

    Alhiser-Comer Mortuary, Thank you for the recent donation of pajamas from Alhiser-Comer Mortuary to Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego. Your generosity and compassion will touch the lives of the children and families in our care. Rady Children's Hospital -San Diego, the largest children's hospital in California, is a 475-bed pediactric-care facility providing the largest source of comprehensive pediatric medical services in San Diego, Southern Riverside and Imperial counties. Last year Rady Children's cared for more than 155,000 children in our community. When kids are seriously sick or injured, parents don't have time to collect personal items or clothing before they head to the hospital. Having a clean pair of pajamas helps to brighten the day and make out young patients more comfortable during their stay. On behalf of all of us at Rady Children's , thank you for your thoughtfulness. We are truly grateful for your donation. Sincerely, Carol D. Damon-Scherer Interim Senior Vice President and Executive Director Read more

  • Debbie Lofgren - Escondido

    "After going through this before when my mom passed, I have to say the experience this time was less stressful. Scott Pennington was extremely helpful & compassionate. Always keeping us up to date on issues. We will definitely us your service again as long as Scott Pennington is there! Read more

  • Susan Westlund - Valley Center

    "The funeral director was extremely accommodating and understanding. I would not hesitate to recommend this facility to friends" Read more

  • Nylene Staples - Escondido

    "What was memorable to us was the caring and kindness that was shown to us" Read more

  • Arthur Purcell - Rancho Bernardo

    "I appreciate the professional manner in dealing with the director & staff" Read more

  • Judith Serrano - Murrieta

    "Scott has been my guardian angel to me & my family. I can't find the words to tell you how appreciative we all are to have had him and his staff get us through this sad time and he continues to do so. A true gentleman and friend!" Read more

  • Glen Zuiderweg - Escondido

    "Denise Koumaras worked with us in a very professional and friendly way. We love her! Read more

  • Mary Pinkham - Rancho Bernardo

    "Scott Pennington of Alhiser-Comer assisted in changing my husband's burial location from Riverside National Cemetery to Miramar National Cemetery. I was very impressed with the caring, knowledge & ease at which he did the job for me. Excellent!" Read more

  • Raymond Bucholz - Escondido

    "Alhiser-Comer did an outstanding 1st class job. Roger Slyter was just 1st class in everything" Read more

  • Mary McDowell - Escondido

    "Denise Koumaras was simply a dear. She was kind and thoughtful. Alhiser has a treasure in her." Read more

  • Andrea Milks - Valley Center

    "Alhiser-Comer and specifically Scott Pennington went above and beyond our expectations. His professionalism and sincere attention to me and my family's needs gave us tremendous comfort in our bereavement. I highly recommend them" Read more

  • Brian Arnold - Escondido

    "Excellent, Excellent, Excellent! Everyone at the funeral home was incredible. Kind, respectful, etc. Very organized and complete" Read more

  • Lillian Jones - San Diego

    "Denise the rep from Alhiser-Comer was outstanding. She was supportive, patient, great attention to detail and was there to support us at the service" Read more

  • Deanna Faber - Escondido

    "Roger Slyter made this difficult time easier. He was pleasant, kind, understanding and very informative. I am so grateful for his expertise and compassion throughout each stage of this journey - Thank you! Read more

  • Mary Martinelli

    "Perhaps others can speak freely when its time to depart this place called earth-etc. Death to me is so unknown. My experience at Alhiser, who was handling the demise of a very special man in my life, left me calm and comfortable; as every entity was handled-leaving me with my memories, which I treasure. If Alhiser were not a funeral establishment I would have asked for business cards to pass out to friends and neighbors. " Read more