""For Peace of Mind......When it Matters Most""
Ever since 1898, our commitment to service and tradition has run deep through the generations. Today, we offer that heritage of trust to families throughout the area.
MICHAEL K. GARDINER, SR.Michael K. Gardiner, president of the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home and licensed funeral director, began his career in 1970 as an apprentice at the Arehart Funeral Home in LaPlata, Maryland. In 1972, after graduating from the Kentucky School of Mortuary Science, Michael returned to Maryland to work at the W.C. Mattingley Funeral Home. He worked there for 16 years as a licensed Maryland state funeral director, embalmer, and general manager, until he purchased the funeral home in 1988. Michael received his certification as a funeral service practitioner in 1990, became a licensed Maryland state life insurance agent in 2001, and received his certification as a preplanning consultant in 2003.
Michael is past president and member of the Leonardtown Volunteer Rescue Squad, past president and life member of the Third District Optimist Club, past chairman of the St. Mary's County Ethics Commission and fourth degree member of the Knights of Columbus. Michael is also past chairman and former board member for the St. Mary's County Emergency Medical Service Advisory Council, a member, and a former board member of Hospice of St. Mary's. Michael participates in a number of professional associations as well, such as the National Funeral Directors Association, Selected Independent Funeral Homes (serving on the board of directors 2003 - 2007), Maryland State Funeral Directors Association (serving on the board of directors 1995 - 1999), Funeral Ethics Association, and the Cremation Association of North America.
David A. GoffDavid A. Goff, a third generation Licensed Funeral Director since 1940, officially began his career in 1992 as an apprentice at the Rausch Funeral Home in Owings, Maryland. In 1996 after graduating from the Catonsville College of Mortuary Science in Baltimore County, Maryland, David continued to grow his experience in funeral service by working in the Maryland and Washington, D.C. Metropolitan area over the next few years. David returned to Southern Maryland in 2001 where he now continues his career with the Mattingley- Gardiner Funeral Home serving his community as a licensed Maryland State funeral director, embalmer, and assists Mr. Michael K. Gardiner, Sr. with overseeing the daily general operations of the funeral home. David also participates in a number of professional associations to include the Maryland State Funeral Directors Association and the National Funeral Directors Association.