Carissa N. Rill, Funeral Director & Embalmer
Carissa is the oldest of the Rill daughters and the third generation of Rills to join the funeral home. She started at the funeral home at a very early age, pulling out files from the drawers and falling asleep in her bouncy chair. She has since become more organized and alert graduating from Oregon State in 2016 with a bachelors of Biology, attending Mt. Hood Community College for her Funeral Licensing and now serving her community back at home as a licensed funeral director and embalmer. She lives in Port Orchard with her youngest sister and her rescue dog Mylo.
Jake Leonetti, Funeral Director
Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, Jake has always had a passion for giving back to his community. He obtained his Bachelor’s in History from Southern New Hampshire University in pursuit of becoming an educator. Originally working as a teacher out of college; he found a calling and passion in the funeral industry serving families during loss. Jake has been a funeral director in Washington since 2016. Noticing a change in his ability to serve families at a corporate funeral home, Jake made the jump and joined our team in 2021; seeing an opportunity to provide more compassionate and dignified care to the families he serves.
In his free time, Jake enjoys hiking, woodworking, board games, and traveling. Jake and his cat call the Puget Sound area home and Jake (not so much the cat) has enjoyed exploring all of the trails and parks that Washington has to offer.
Mark & Pamela Rill
Mark graduated from Pacific Lutheran University in 1986 with a degree in Business Administration. Mark served his apprenticeship with Green Funeral Home in Bellevue, Washington then attained his Funeral Service education from Mt. Hood Community College and joined the family at Rill Chapel in 1989. He is involved in all aspects at the funeral home, and is the licensed pre-need arrangement provider for Rill Chapel. Mark married the former Pamela Passmore in 1988. Pam also graduated from Pacific Lutheran University with a degree in Computer Science. After programming in the Seattle area, she joined the business in 1991 and does the bookkeeping, computer updates and other office work. They have 3 daughters; Carissa who is the 3rd generation of Rill's at the Chapel, Tana a graduate of Ole Miss who is working in Chemical Engineering in the Redmond area, and Laura, a graduate of Boise State working as a Nuclear Engineer at PSNS in Bremerton. They enjoy family time at the lake and visiting Pam's relatives in Montana.
Roger J. Roth
Roger has worked for Rill's since 2002 and is a licensed Funeral Director and a certified Celebrant, assisting families in the celebration of the lives of their loved ones. Roger and his wife Kathleen have four daughters, one son and sixteen grandchildren. He is an ordained minister of thirty years and pastor of a small congregation in Gig Harbor where he also serves as the Chaplain for the Police Department. He served as a Gunner in the United States Navy during the Vietnam era and Cold War for six years.
The son of a Montana Funeral Director, Ramon was no stranger to the industry. He graduated in 1975 from Ricks College in Rexburg, Idaho and relocated to Washington State, where he attained his Funeral Service Education degree. Ramon joined the Rill family as an apprentice in 1983 and has served continuously with Rill Chapel as a Director/Embalmer since then. He is the Health and Safety Compliance Officer for the funeral home & crematory, and also our facilities maintenance manager. You may see Ramon out on his bicycle, having competed in the STP and other local events. He is a Boy Scout leader along with other community and church activities.