Our knowledgeable staff are passionate about providing families guidance and support during the funeral planning process and well after the funeral. Together, we can honor your loved one’s life while beginning your grief journey.
Leading into the fifth generation of Holloway Funeral Home, we have maintained a professional and caring commitment to the families we serve. This commitment is our way of letting you know we're here for you.
Our first priority is to provide the very best courteous, compassionate and quality to every family we serve. Our intent and responsibility is to uphold the very highest level of professionalism, character and integrity. Honesty in all transactions is our benchmark, and we welcome being fairly compared to other funeral homes. We also believe in providing thoughtful and thorough opportunities for families and individuals to plan funerals in advance and consider various options without pressure or obligation.
Jonathan R. Holloway
Jonathan Holloway is the President and Owner for Holloway Funeral Home & Eastern Shore Cremation & Funeral Service and a 5th generation member of the Holloway family.
Jonathan’s history with Holloway Funeral Home runs deep. In his younger years, Jonathan served as a funeral associate and support staff member. He assisted in the care of client families and in the management of Holloway Funeral Home’s state-of-the-art facilities and fleet. He a played a key role in numerous strategic projects including a progressive overhaul of pricing structures adapted to consumer preferences, introduced new advertising and marketing campaigns improving brand recognition, and analyzed market potential for new and future-focused service offerings. Today, he focuses on many of the same strategic initiatives but also ensuring the quality and continuity of care expected from those served.
Prior to returning to Holloway Funeral Home in late 2018, Jonathan served 4 years with Horan & McConaty Funeral Service, most recently serving as manager of the South Denver location and Horan & McConaty affiliate, Shalom Funeral Service.
Jonathan earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Management with concentration in Technology, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship from James Madison University and Associate of Science degree in Mortuary Science from Arapahoe Community College. He is also a fully licensed mortician in the State of Maryland and Delaware and a Certified Crematory Operator in the state of Maryland.
John M. Holloway, CFSP
Caring for families at a difficult time is my top priority. Meeting with families and managing our staff to handle and respond to the needs of our families wants and requirements is most important. My goal is to continue what my grandfather and father started by serving all families regardless of what their financial status is, and helping them to say goodbye to their loved one in a respectful manner.
My advice to families is to plan ahead. Talk to all of your family and find out what they would like to see happen at the time of your death. Remember the funeral and the opportunity to say goodbye is for the living and not the deceased. Although this is not always a pleasant experience it is a healthy experience.
W. Richard Holloway Jr., CFSP
Licensed Mortician in Maryland and Licensed Funeral Director in Delaware. I meet with pre-need & at-need families. I am also certified in funeral services, cemetery operations, and I am licensed in insurance sales. President of Salisbury Lions Club. Past President of Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce. Past President of Delmarva Funeral Director's Association. Board member of the SU Alumni Association, Coastal Hospice, Asbury United Methodist Church Trustees, and Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce
Kathleen Morton-Jones, CFSP
Kathleen Morton-Jones is the General Manager and Director of Advance Planning for Holloway Funeral Home. She has been with Holloway Funeral Home since 2010.
In her time with Holloway’s, she has served as an Advance Planning Funeral Director, At-Need Funeral Director and the Location Manager of Eastern Shore Cremation and Funeral Service.
Graduating in 2007 from Wesley College in Dover, Delaware and in 2008 from the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science with a Bachelor of Mortuary Science, Kathleen is a Licensed Funeral Director and a Licensed Insurance Agent for the state of Maryland. She is a member of the National Funeral Directors Association and the Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practice where she earned her Certified Funeral Service Practitioner designation. Kathleen in an Alumni of the Selected Independent Funeral Homes Leadership Academy and Past President of the Delmarva Funeral Service Association.
Born and raised on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, Kathleen currently lives in Salisbury. When not at work, she enjoys spending time with her spouse and their pets, paper crafting or watching the Boston Red Sox.
Callie Merritt has been with Holloway Funeral Home since 2022 and in a short time, quickly earned the position of Family Service Manager.
After highschool, Callie knew she wanted to be in a postion to help others and after a few avenues found herself at Holloway Funeral Home. Here, you will find she enjoys getting to know each and every family, learning just how important their loved one is. Her favorite part of the position is seeing thier face light up when they remember a funny moment. She is responisble for making sure the daily office operations run smoothly and families are greeted with a warm and comforting atmosphere.
Outside of the office, you will find Callie spending quality time with her children, Maddox and Andrew.
Jeffrey Gadow, CFSP
Growing up on the Eastern Shore, Jeffrey graduated from Chesapeake Christian School in May of 2011 as valedictorian of his class. He later attended Chesapeake College starting in the fall of 2011 and transferred to the Community College of Baltimore County in the fall of 2012, where he graduated in August of 2014 with a degree in Applied Mortuary Science.
He has been a licensed mortician with the state of Maryland since November of 2014. Jeffrey is a member of the National Funeral Directors Association, Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practice, and the Delmarva Funeral Service Association, where he served as past secretary/treasurer. Jeffrey served in the day-to-day operations of the funeral home assisting families during one of the most difficult times in life. In 2021, Jeffrey transitioned over to the advance planning side, using his previous day to day role and 10 years of experience to educate the community on the importance of advanced planning and the significance it has on loved ones as well as the difference “Family Makes” in service and care with Holloway Funeral Home.
In addition to his funeral expertise, Jeffrey also has a vast knowledge of memorials/monuments including the design and selection process, creating the perfect lasting tribute for someone special, making him one of the design experts of Holloway Monuments.
In addition to his passion in educating, Jeffrey enjoys spending time with his family and friends as well as traveling. He currently resides in Cambridge, where he is very active in the community.
Britta J. Holloway currently works as a licensed mortician for Holloway Funeral Home in Salisbury, MD, focusing her practice on various aspects of the funeral profession, including funeral directing, employee training and development.
Britta is a proud Minnesota native, who holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mortuary Science from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. After graduating college and moving to Denver in 2012, she spent 5 years with Horan & McConaty Funeral Service as a Funeral Director, coordinating meaningful services for families and ongoing company-wide professional development trainings for staff, increasing employee effectiveness. She also spent 3 years with JDW Cotillions as an Executive Director, developing, instructing, and managing social skills and dance education programs to students of all ages on a national basis.
She is a certified Outward Mindset facilitator with the Arbinger Institute of Salt Lake City, UT and earned her 200 Hour RYT certificate through CorePower Yoga of Denver, CO. When Britta is not working, you can find her heading to the beach with her husband, practicing yoga, or volunteering with her furry four-legged companion Piper, certified AKC Therapy Dog Novice.
Michael Dean, CFSP
Mike graduated from Pocomoke High School in 1970 and earned a degree in Mortuary Sciences from The Community Colleges of Baltimore County, Catonsville Campus in 1997. He became a Licensed Funeral Director in August of 1997 and is a Certified Funeral Service Practitioner through the Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practice and is licensed to practice in Maryland and Virginia.
Mike is an active member and Chaplain of the Pocomoke City Volunteer Fire Company with over 40 years of service and is a past President and Past Assistant Chief. He is a Life Member of the Pocomoke City E.M.S., where he trained as a Cardiac Rescue Technician. In 1988, Mike was appointed by the Maryland Office of the Chief Medical Examiner as a Forensic Investigator and currently serves in Worcester, Wicomico and Somerset Counties. He is also an active member of the First Baptist Church in Pocomoke City and the Pocomoke City Rotary Club. He and his wife, Darlene, reside in Pocomoke City.
His goal is to serve every family with the utmost dignity and respect. Planning a celebration of your loved one's life is an awesome responsibility and there is but one opportunity to, "Get it right." He is here to provide a special level of comfort, advice and direction to the families he serves, during a very difficult time in their lives.
K. Craig Bland, CFSP
Craig Bland is our longest tenured licensed funeral director, joining the team in 2008.
Craig was born and raised in Cambridge and is a proud Navy Veteran. Not long after being honorably discharged from the Navy, Craig found himself working at Maryland Wire Belts where he worked for 15 years. Later in life, Craig entered the funeral industry. He has served families for 24 years. He is a wealth of knowledge and his colleague's "go to" in time of need.
Outside of work you can find Craig spending quality time with his wife and children (his favorite one has four legs). You will also find him swinging a club out on the golf course, as golf is his favorite pastime sport. But most of all you find him spending time with his two grandchildren.
“I have learned in life that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel”-Maya Angelou
With love and passion to assist people in all stages and manner of life, coupled with passion for the Egyptian culture Ty Sullivan began her journey in the Funeral Service Industry. A graduate of Sussex Technical High School, Ty then perused her passion for children by attending Delaware Technical Community College, Early Childhood Education. After working several years with Head Start Ty then opened her own child care facility while attending United Deliverance Bible Institute Biblical Studies, to assist with ministry endeavors. A recent graduate of Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service, Ty joined Holloway Funeral Home in 2021.
In her spare time Ty enjoys spending time with family and friends, gardening, reading biographies and engaging in Egyptology.
William “Bill” Webb has been in the Funeral Service industry as a licensed funeral director since 1999.
Bill began his career in funeral service in Easton, Pennsylvania. After spending many years there, he and his wife decided to move to the Eastern Shore. In 2022, Bill started serving families with Holloway Funeral Home and has brought with him a wealth of knowledge and a helping hand to families and his colleagues. Bill recently had a scare himself, as he learned he had a brain tumor that would leave him with a not so impressive scar. Bill has shown extraordinary passion for serving families and did not let his tumor all him to skip a beat.
Outside of work, you can find Bill and his wife visiting his son in Pennsylvania or by the beach visiting his daughter in South Carolina.
Ashley Miedowski currently works as an Licensed Funeral Director for Holloway Funeral Home in Salisbury, MD, putting her schooling into practice on various aspects of the funeral profession.
Ashley grew up in the state of New York, and moved to Maryland in 2014 along with her husband, Chris. She holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education with a minor in Psychology, as well as a Master of Science in Education from the University of Bridgeport. She is currently attending Mid-America College of Funeral Service for her Associate of Applied Science in Funeral Service and is anticipated to graduate in the fall of 2023.
When Ashley is not working, you can find her going on roadtrips with her husband, playing her flute, singing, or relaxing alongside her cats, Luna and Little.
Hannah M. Burns currently serves as an apprentice funeral director at Holloway Funeral Home. Having dedicated several years to the funeral industry, Hannah brings a compassionate and understanding approach to her work, providing comfort and support to grieving families during difficult times.
Following high school, she began attending Mid-America College of Funeral Service where she is elated to graduate from Spring 2024. Hannah is currently a member of The Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practice, Delmarva Funeral Service Association, and is a writer for Southern Funeral Director's Magazine. She believes in continuing to honor your loved ones' life and legacy by making the final farewell as fitting and dignified as possible.
Beyond her professional role, she cherishes spending time with those she loves most. Hannah takes immense pride in her role at Holloway Funeral Home but the role she is most proud of is being a cherished daughter, sister, partner, and friend to many. She and her partner, Parker, reside in Snow Hill with their beloved fur baby, Tannah. Her commitment to both her career and personal connections reflects a balance of empathy and dedication, making her a valuable asset to the community she serves.
Brenna McShane is the Family Service Associate for Holloway Funeral Home’s Salisbury location.
After graduating from Washington High School in 2011, Brenna followed her heart into the caring profession. Through sharing her talents with social service agencies, non-profits, and hospitals, she discovered a special connection with grieving families which led her to Holloway Funeral Home.
Here, Brenna enjoys getting to know the families we serve and helping them honor and celebrate their loved ones. She is responsible for creating special memorial items such as service folders and photo tributes, and routinely goes above the call to action to ensure that our families’ expectations are exceeded.
Brenna was born and raised on the Eastern Shore and currently resides in her hometown of Princess Anne with her husband, their two children, and their dog, Pepper. On Saturdays she can either be found in one of the local antique shops with her trusty UV flashlight hunting for Vaseline glass or snuggled on the couch playing video games. More than anything else, Brenna values her family and time spent with them.
Elena Judd has been a Certified Crematory Operator with Holloway Funeral Home and Holloway Pet Cremation Services since November 2021.
For as long as she can remember, Elena has always had a passion for all animals, especially those in need. Coming from a dual military family, Elena has lived all over the country, which allowed her to experience an abundance of wildlife that really sparked her interest in learning about many different animals and what makes them so special. This desire drove her into various jobs within the animal industry, particularly Veterinary Medicine and Dog Training. Being in the Veterinary Field for some time, Elena really found herself; she was able to truly make a difference and help so many loving animals along the way.
Her passion for helping those in need continued to grow even stronger and that’s when she found her place at Holloway Funeral Home and Holloway Pet Cremation Services. She is able to provide grieving families comfort and solace during such a tragic time, ensuring them that their loved ones are being treated with nothing but honor, dignity, compassion, and most importantly, love.
In Elena’s time off, she enjoys playing video games, training her dog Geno, or being outside trying to find all the cool bugs and snakes she can get her hands on!
Carol Twilley currently works as the accounting and financial specialist for Holloway Funeral Home in Salisbury, MD. She is responsible for the financial operations of the business including accounts receivable, accounts payable and payroll.
Carol, originally from Northern Virginia earned a BS in finance from VA Tech. She relocated to the Eastern Shore with her husband and children in 1994. After raising her children, she reentered the workforce doing accounting work for various small businesses in the area. Carol joined Holloway Funeral Home in 2022 after spending 3 years with TRS CPA, Group a public accounting firm in Salisbury, MD. When away from work she enjoys boating on the Chincoteague Bay, eating crabs and biking.
Jon Beall is our Lead Co-Director, Cemetery Representative, and a Certified Crematory Operator.
Before pursuing a career in funeral service, Jon attended The George Washington University. Shortly after, Jon began a 28-year Federal Government Information Technology career where he held positions in the Pentagon, US Capitol, FBI, and many other agencies in and around Washington D.C.
He has spent the last 15 years passionately caring for families during an extremely difficult time and we have been fortunate enough to have him on Delmarva with Holloway for the last 5.
Jon has served in funeral service in Maryland, Virginia, and in Delaware. He has also served in Forensics for the Chief Medical Examiner of Virginia and is currently in consultative roles for the Chief Medical Examiner of Maryland & Virginia, as well as the Worcester and Wicomico County Sheriff's Office.
He and his family currently reside in Ocean Pines, MD., where they enjoy boating, fishing, and going to the beach.
Gerald Merrill has been the Facility Caretaker at Holloway Funeral Home since 2021.
Gerald brings 20 years of experience in caretaking within the hospitality industry to our team. He takes great pride in the care and upkeep of our Salisbury and Pocomoke locations and works diligently each day to ensure that our facilities are clean and welcoming. Gerald loves his colleagues and maintains an impressive snack stash in his office for all to enjoy.
When he isn’t working, Gerald enjoys playing men’s softball and spending quality time with his two sons.
Bob currently works in many areas as a Co-Director, Certified Crematory Operator, Transfer Team Member, and Facilities Maintenance Technician. Bob has over 15 years of experience helping families as a first responder meeting their needs with compassion and dignity.
Bob was born and raised in Salisbury. He retired from the Wicomico County Board of Education as a Facilities Supervisor with 30 years of service and retired from the Salisbury Fire Department as a volunteer Assistant Chief with 30 years of service. Bob is currently an active member of the Rockawalkin Ruritan Club serving as Vice President.
When away from work he enjoys traveling, gospel music, and old cars especially the Ford Mustang.
Rusty has been with Holloway Funeral Home since 2005.
Greg has been with Holloway Funeral Home since 2018 and serves as a Co-Director and Transfer Team Leader.
Having grown up on the Eastern Shore, he is a 1984 graduate of Crisfield High School in Crisfield, MD. He attended Salisbury University and graduated in 1988 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management. After graduating, he continued his career with Salisbury University and has over 30 years of experience as a manager in the Information Technology Department.
Greg currently resides in Eden MD, where he enjoys gardening and spending time with his family.
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