Craig Flagler Palms

Our Family

Allen D Whetsell

Allen D. Whetsell

General Manager, Business Partner & Funeral Director

Born and raised in McMechen WV 

Graduate of Fairmont State College and Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science with degree in Mortuary Science and Management. 

Resided in Flagler Beach for over 11 years, Former Resident of Naples and Ft. Lauderdale.

Member of the National Funeral Directors Association, The Florida Funeral Directors and Cemetery Association, the Independent Funeral Directors of Florida and International Association of Cemetery Owner/Operators.

Member of Kiwanis for over 30 year’s   Current member of Flagler County Kiwanis Club

Awarded Distinguished Club President 2 times and Distinguished Lt. Governor 2 time. Have received a Hixson and A Zeller Award from the International Foundations of Kiwanis.

Currently Governor of the Florida District of Kiwanis.

Past President and current member of Flagler Education Foundation, Family Life Center, Flagler Auditorium Governing Board

Member of the Flagler County and the Flagler Beach FL Chamber of Commerce

Allen’s passion in life is for a child’s life to better tomorrow than it is today.  His theme for the Florida District of Kiwanis is reflective of this passion.  “Reach for the Rainbow and Make Dreams Come True”


Sal Passalaqua

Sal Passalaqua

Business Partner, Funeral Director, Embalmer and Advanced Planning/Aftercare Director

Graduated in 1992 from the College of Boca Raton, now Lynn University, with an Associates Degree in Mortuary Science. Born and raised on Staten Island, NY, moved to South Florida in 1998 and then to Palm Coast in 2006 with Jeanna Mendez - Passalaqua who is also a funeral director at the funeral home, they have one daughter, Alyna Maria Passalaqua. He was the Chairman of the Board for the Flagler County Chamber of Commerce in 2015.

Memberships:

  • Flagler County Chamber of Commerce - Past Chairman, Current Board Member
  • Palm Coast Chamber of Commerce - Past Chairman
  • The National Funeral Directors Association
  • Florida Funeral Directors Association
  • The Independent Funeral Directors Association of Florida
  • The Italian American Club of Palm Coast - Past Board Member
  • Knights of Columbus, Msgr. Leo Gildea Council #7845m 2nd Degree
  • Flagler/Palm Coast Kiwanis Club - Past President
  • Kiwanis Club of Flagler County - Past President

Jeanna Mendez-Passalaqua

Jeanna Mendez-Passalaqua

Business Partner, Funeral Director, & Embalmer

Graduated in 2001 from Miami-Dade Community College with an Associates Degree in Mortuary Science. A Spanish speaking native of South Florida, moved to Palm Coast in 2006 with Sal Passalaqua, who is also a funeral director. They have one daughter, Alyna Maria Passalaqua.

Memberships:

  • The Italian American Social Club of Palm Coast
  • Flagler Beach Rotary Club - Past President
  • Flagler Business Women - Past President
  • The National Funeral Directors Association
  • Florida Funeral Directors Association
  • The Independent Funeral Directors Association of Florida

Matthew Maxwell

Matthew Maxwell
Licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer


Matthew W. Maxwell, was born in Wheeling, West Virginia, and raised in St. Clairsville and Canfield, Ohio. Matt started working in the funeral business when he was a sophomore in high school. Matt is a 2001 graduate of Canfield High School, a 2003 graduate of the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science, and a 2004 graduate of the Point Park University in Pittsburgh, where he received his Bachelors Degree in Funeral Service.

Following his graduation, he served his apprenticeship at the Schellhaas Funeral Homes in Pittsburgh, and received his embalmer and funeral director licenses in 2005.

Matt relocated to Palm Coast, Florida in May of 2011. He is a member of the Palm Coast United Methodist Church, President of the Flagler County Education Foundation, Past President and current board member of the Rotary Club of Flagler County, where he is a multiple Paul Harris Fellow; Member of the Florida Funeral Directors Association; National Funeral Directors Association; Florida Independent Funeral Directors Association of Florida; Flagler County Chamber of Commerce, where he graduated from the of Flagler County Chamber Leadership Class 20.