The Sunset Difference
Since 1958, we have been honored to deliver healing experiences to the Tampa community. 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.
Sunset Memory Gardens has served the Tampa Bay area families as a cemetery since it was founded in 1958.
In 2012, we opened our Key West themed Funeral Home and have continued the same quality of service our families have come to expect from us. We are devoted to exceeding expectations and providing a standard of service that goes above and beyond.
Splendor for acres
Occupying 70 acres, our beautiful and spacious cemetery offers a comforting, park-like environment highlighted by numerous trees and flowers. We offer families a variety of memorials from in-ground to upright monuments.
Quality, sincerity and trust
We've been providing funeral and memorialization services to the area for more than 60 years and have built a reputation on quality, sincerity and trust with services that celebrate the life of each individual and respect the wishes of every family. Our staff is known for its caring, professional services and Spanish-speaking capabilities.
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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.
Area General Manager
Brian is a stand out patriot who proudly served our country in the United States Marine Corps. He is passionate about being an American and serving veterans. Brian’s commitment to Sunset Memory Gardens is personal as his young daughter who lost her battle with cancer is interred here at Sunset. In 2016, he lost his 27-year-old son Stephen Zipter as well, who is also interred at Sunset. Brian has turned his adversities in life to fuel his unwavering desire to help families going through loss. Brian’s leadership has brought incredible upgrades and beautification to Sunset. He has been married for 31 years to his lovely wife, Patty. They have two sons and 2 grandchildren.
Chapel Location Manager
Mike grew up in a small town in west central Illinois and studied at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale majoring in Mortuary Science and Funeral Service. After a number of years, he furthered his education and received a BS in Business/Accounting and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Phoenix.
Mike has been involved in funeral service for more than 28 years with the majority of that time serving the families of central Illinois. After a couple of years of residing in California, Mike and his wife returned to central Illinois, where he joined the team at Graceland/Fairlawn and Moran & Goebel Funeral Homes in May 2020. Through the years, he has been involved in many community groups, including Rotary, Elks, and Big Brothers/Big Sisters.
Mike and his wife, Leslie, have 6 children: Keganne, Alexandrea, Jacilyn, Elianna, Bryleigh and Cullin; and a 4-legged child, Sparky, their Dalmatian. They enjoy attending their children’s many activities. In their spare time, they visit St. Louis, attend St. Louis Cardinal games, and the zoo.
The best part about being a funeral director is guiding the family through the toughest time of their lives and discussing with them the many options available to honor their loved one.
Area Sales Manager
Bill V Popovski
Began his career in the funeral and cemetery profession with North Star Memorial Group Fort Myers location in 2014. He is passionate about serving others in their time of need and is committed to integrity, dignity, and excellence. Born and raised Up State Buffalo NY Bill has been serving families for over25 years at his family-owned Country Market in a farm Town of Hamburg NY. ( Home of the Erie County Fair).
Accompanying families and working with wonderful and dedicated colleagues keeps me committed and engaged every day it is a privilege to serve others. Bill has two daughters and Son he is devoted to his family and committed to his faith. When Bill is not working ,he can be found in the outdoors fishing and spending time with family.
Karens brings over 10 years of passionate service to our industry as an administrative details person. She is originally from Cuba and came to the US in 1998. She has 2 small children and loves shopping and dancing.
We illuminate paths to peace with personalized ceremonies and memorial tributes that honor your loved one.
What Families Are Saying
Dear Dean + Staff at Sunset Funeral Home, Thank you for your kindness and service in helping us get through the loss of my precious husband. You have been superior in every aspect of your service, but most of all kind. Thank you again, Family of G.K + S.KG.K & S.K 5 stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Jennifer, I truly appreciate everything you did for my family and I during the passing of my father. You warn spirit brought so much comfort to me during a very difficult time in my life. I thank God everyday for people like you. Thank you for just being you.....beautiful inside and out. Love, J"R"HJ.H 5 stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
News & Events
News Apr. 14, 2021
FEMA Offers to Help Families Cover Funeral Costs
Up to $9,000 in aid may be available for those who suffered the loss of a loved one from COVID-19.
News Feb. 03, 2021
Learn What Matters Most
These times have shown us that life does not come with a guarantee. Get started with your free planning guide.
News Jul. 21, 2020
New, State-of-the-Art Crematory Opens
Continuing our tradition of providing superior customer service to local families, Memorial Park Cemetery, Crematory and Funeral Home in St. Petersburg is proud to announce the new...
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