The Diamond Head Difference
Since 1968, we have been honored to deliver healing experiences to our ohana on Oahu. We exist to serve the unique needs of every family. Learn our story. Lean on us. And let our expertise lead you through the best experience possible.
We’re here to give you care and comfort as we help guide you through the planning journey.
We've learned a lot about caring for families over the years. We realize that we aren't just caring for a loved one, but the entire family. People come to us during their most difficult times, and we respond with kindness, understanding and expertise. Our goal is to make everyone feel at home as we work with them to create a memorable service in honor of a beautiful life.
Proudly serving Oahu for generations
Diamond Head Mortuary and Williams Funeral Services in partnership with Williams Funeral Services has been proudly providing funeral services on Oahu for generations. Diamond Head Mortuary and Williams Funeral Services carries on the tradition that started with the establishment of Williams Funeral Services in 1859, making it the oldest funeral service provider in Hawaii.
Our partnership with Valley of the Temples Memorial Park & Crematory allows us to offer the one-stop convenience of an expansive funeral home, cemetery and crematory.
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Years in Business
We're members of the local community who have many years of experience caring for families from all backgrounds and all walks of life. Families know they can count on us to provide them the comfort they need when they need it most.
Managing Partner, Family Service
Jeff has served in the funeral services profession for more than six years, always working to bring out the best in everyone around him while creating a culture of belief in each other and what we can accomplish as a team.
“Our team does not have limits or restrictions to what we can do to ensure a family's needs are met,” Jeff says. “We say 'yes' first and then find a way to make it happen. We encourage complete personalization and customization for every family and we pour our unique gifts and talents into every service."
“I love having the opportunity to work with the most dedicated, hardworking, and positive-minded champions you will find in any profession. Our team is fiercely committed to providing caring and compassionate service to every family. We believe in building lasting legacies and are empowered to do whatever it takes as we continue to shine as a beacon of hope in and through our community.”
Regional Mortuary Manager
Sharmaine has been in the funeral industry for 25 years. Born and raised on the Windward side of Oahu makes working in Kaneohe at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary and Valley of the Temples Mortuary a little more special. She started her career with the Ordenstein family back in 1994, which set the foundation to serve many families in her community for years to come.
What she loves most about the funeral industry is that everyday we all have a unique opportunity to make a difference in someone's life.
Family Service Supervisor
With 18 years of experience, Deborah is a fiercely committed individual, who is passionate about helping families pre-plan their legacy. Based on her integrity and pride for helping others, she has been serving families for almost two decades and has humbly earned an impeccable reputation for outstanding service.
“When you have the heart to serve and help others, you unlock something of you.” – Reuben Morgan.
As a Managing Partner in Family Service, the foundation of her leadership consists of simple values, serve from the heart, take care of the family, and the rest is bound to follow.
“I am very fortunate to be a part of an elite sales team, who shares the same passion, commitment, and values as I do. We are a unit, whose goals are to take care of the families we encounter as if they were our own. It is our sincere honor to be able to offer our services with the utmost care and compassion.”
Cemetery and Funeral Home Office Manager
Cherie brings over 20 years of experience to her role at Diamond Head Mortuary, Hawaiian Memorial Park and Valley of The Temples, where she manages the administrative team, provides support to the family services team, and works alongside the Managing Partner of Operations on various projects.
What Cherie enjoys most about her role is being able to help members of her community deal with the loss of a loved one.
We illuminate paths to peace with personalized ceremonies and memorial tributes that honor your loved one.
What Families Are Saying
Aloha. The staff at Diamond Head Mortuary along with the staff at Valley of The Temples have been nothing short of excellent. Extremely professional in every aspect. I would definitely recommend Diamond Head Mortuary as a place for our loved ones who have gone before us. Mahalo for everything. Michael PearsonAuthor: Michael Pearson rated with 5 stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Jesse Welsh did a great job at the burial and at the chapel Celebration of Life. He reminded me of things to do...but gave me the freedom to do things at my own pace. He was very helpful. So were the staff, Cindy and Rey.Author: Norrin Lau rated with 5 stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
On behalf of my entire ohana, grateful mahalos to Deenie and her assistants, Erin & Tante for making my mother's service in March an awesome and peaceful event! Deenie was so very wonderful from helping us through our sadness for mom from the service to even at the burial. Much Aloha to you, Deenie and Diamond Head Mortuary!Author: J Murray rated with 5 stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Thank you to Cynthi, Erin and Rey for helping me put my wife’s celebration of life. You guys did a great job!!! Thank you againAuthor: Aaron Young rated with 5 stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
I wanted to give a big "Mahalo" to Azure for helping me prepare for the inevitable. Finding the perfect plot and funeral service plan was easy with Azure, who was very patient and helpful. She answered all my questions, and basically guided me through the entire process without a glitch.Author: Al Egan rated with 5 stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Director Deenie Sampaio and Staff Associate Rey Dagdagan were excellent. They were very professional and attentive. Many compliments were brought forth by guests. Thank You!Author: Roberta Degracia rated with 5 stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
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News & Events
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