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.

I cannot say enough about our experience with this Mortuary, from the first day we went with my Dad to finalize arrangements to the end of the Memorial service at the Cemetery. We want to thank Nicole and Thomas for being so kind to all of us, they were both so professional and helpful, they stayed after to make sure my Mom was buried and taken care of. We appreciate all you both did!

Teri Jex July 24, 2021

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

Cheryl Bingham

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

Susan Cassidy

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

Sandra Rodriguez

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

Nancy Wingo

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

Charles Nettelhorst

"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."

Rebecca Valverde

"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"

Pamela Maggio

"Excellent customer service. Immediate responses for everything!"

Lois Talbott

"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."

Melvin Hildebrandt

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

Joan Vevoda

"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."

Lynda Appling

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.

Constance Emarine

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

Cynthia Pyle

"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."

Brenda Faford

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

Barbara Hasseler

"Caring and compassionate."

Magdalena Flores

"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."

Janet Reynolds

"Roger was very helpful and caring."

Barbara Orr

"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!

Debbie Lofgren - Escondido

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

Nylene Staples - Escondido

"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!"

Judith Serrano - Murrieta

"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!"

Mary Pinkham - Rancho Bernardo

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

Mary McDowell - Escondido

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

Brian Arnold - 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!

Deanna Faber - Escondido

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

Barbara Baldwin

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

Robin Solomon

"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".


"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."

Jessica Williams

"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."

Michael Zent

"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."

Spencer Johnson

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

Scott Brown

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

Rowena Mizianty

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

Sue Ellen Bridgman

"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."

Robert Palashewski

"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."

Shirley de Jong

"Staff was great-Went that extra mile"

Randall Brossart

"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."

Mary Moore

"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."

Javier Chavez

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

Gary Manson

"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."

Gordon Calac

"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."

Ann Mulford

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

Janice Maeder

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

Rady Children's Hospital May 22, 2013

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

Susan Westlund - Valley Center

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

Arthur Purcell - Rancho Bernardo

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

Glen Zuiderweg - Escondido

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

Raymond Bucholz - Escondido

"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"

Andrea Milks - Valley Center

"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"

Lillian Jones - San Diego

"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. "

Mary Martinelli