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Steve Kuzma

Founder & Co-Owner- Funeral Service Licensee

Steve was born in Bridgeport, Connecticut and raised in Huntington.  A graduate of St. Joseph High School ( Class of 73) in Trumbull, CT and the American McAllister Funeral Institute in New York.  Steve had worked for several Connecitut firms Riverview Funeral Home inShelton, Spadaccino & Sons in Bridgeport, Donofrio Funeral Home in New Haven, William R. McDonald in Stratford and George J. Smith Funeral Home in Milford before moving to Charlotte 1988.  Mr. Kuzma had been employed with Hankins & Whittington for 10 years and managed the Williams-Dearborn Funeral Home in Matthews before venturing out in June 1997 to establish Carolina Funeral Service & Cremation Center.

Email: steve@carolinafuneral.com


Robin Whitley Lancaster

Co-Owner & Funeral Director

Robin is a true North Carolinian. Born and raised in Concord, Robin graduated from Northwest Cabarrus High School and worked with her father at Carolina Memorial Park, and managed the Oswalt Burial Vault Company. Robin has extensive knowlege and background in the cemetery, crematory and burial vault manufacturing Industry.  She also sat on the North Carolina Cemetery Board.  She is married to Scott Lancaster and they have 2 successful daughters and three handsome grandsons.  Robin is enjoying early retirement, spending time with her grandsons.


Jean Cook Johnson

Office Manager - Retired

Jean was born and raised in Charlotte.  She graduated from Garinger High School and had worked in the insurance industry for many years before joining our firm in October of 2000.  She is a member of Morningstar Lutheran Church, an active volunteer at Hospitality House, Samaritan House and Blessed Assurance Day Care.  Jeannie retired in May 2013 and enjoys her days traveling and spending time at the beach with family and friends.


Zachary Boan

Funeral Service Licensee

Zach, a native of the Concord/Kannapolis area, joined our firm in September of 2014.  An early graduate of Northwest Cabarrus High School "Class of 2002", Mr. Boan enrolled in Mortuary School at Gupton-Jones in Atlanta, GA.  Following graduation, Zach returned to North Carolina, where he had worked most of his earlier career in the Rowan county area.  He has now found a permanent position in the greater Charlotte area.  As a 16 year old, Zach began working at a family owned funeral firm in the Concord area, it was here that he began to feel a calling to the funeral industry.   Zachary has devoted his life and career to  helping others in their time of need.    Zachary, in his younger years had also served his community as a volunteer firefighter. 

Email: zach@carolinafuneral.com


Malenny Cosme

Secretary, Hispanic Coordinator

Born in Brooklyn, New York, Miss Cosme  was raised in Puerto Rico and had lived in Philadelphia before moving to Charlotte and is the mother of 4 beautiful children.

Malenny has worked as a receptionist in  medical profession before joining our family here at Carolina Funeral Service & Cremation Center.

Email: officeadmin@carolinafuneral.com


Each of us at Carolina Funeral Service and Cremation Center is dedicated to providing compassion, understanding and personalized attention to the families we serve. We welcome your comments, questions, and suggestions.