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STAFF

The staff of J. Levy and Termini Funeral Home are caring and professional members of our family and community.

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Dominic (D.J.) Termini
A second-generation funeral director and a graduate of Commonwealth College of Mortuary Science, D. J. Termini is a licensed funeral director.  He has provided funeral services for more than 20 years. 

D.J. was born and raised in Galveston. His father and mentor, Joe Termini, encouraged him to establish his own funeral home to offer a natural and comforting atmosphere with high standards of care and personal, attentive service.  In 2001 he was able to accomplish this goal with the purchase of J. Levy & Bro. Funeral Home.

 

D. J. is a member of the Galveston Chamber of Commerce, Galveston Lions Club, the Knights of Columbus and a Board Member of the Galveston West Isle Little League.

 

Jill Russo Termini 
Native Galvestonian, Jill Termini is the daughter of Joe and Darnell Russo.  She and D. J. have been married for 15 years and they have two children, Trey age 9 and Taylor age 7.  Jill has a bachelors degree in marketing from the University of North Texas and is a special events director at the University of Texas Medical Branch. 

She is a sustaining member of the Junior League of Galveston County and is a Board Member of the American Cancer Society of Galveston. 

Jill assists with evening visitations and treats each family as if they were her own.

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Mary Ann Smith
Mary Ann Smith is the office manager. She grew up in Santa Fe and lived in Port Bolivar for 25 years before moving to Galveston in 1999. Mary Ann has 2 sons and 1 grandson. She is a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church and a member of the Fort Crockett Neighborhood Association.

Mary Ann is well versed in all aspects of the funeral business. She has worked at the funeral home for 12 years; seven of these years were with a large funeral corporation.  She is delighted to be associated with the "family atmosphere" at J. Levy & Termini Funeral Home.

Having experienced the death of her own son, Mary Ann has a personal understanding of the many challenging forms and issues confronting those who may be overwhelmed after a family member’s death.  She is ready to assist in any way with compassionate skill.

 

Lori Termini Kline
Sister of D.J. Termini, Lori has over 20 years experience in human resources and is Director of Human Resources for United Fire Group in Galveston. She is married to Larry Kline and they share parental responsibility for three teenage boys, Justin Kline, and Jay and Preston Huff.

From her father, Joe, she learned the personal care and compassion she extends to bereved families.  Lori loves being able to assist with evening visitations and services.

  Patrick Schoenvogel
Patrick Schoenvogel is our Advance Planning Counselor and also helps our families with After Care Grief Program. He is married to BOI Allison Little Schoenvogel and they have three boys together, Baine, Brant, and Baron. Customer service is something that comes naturally to Patrick as he was the General Manager at Murdoch's on the seawall for several years before Hurricane Ike.

Licensed by the Texas Department of Insurance to write prearranged furneral policies, he would be honored to assist you with your planning.

"Advanced planning gives you total piece of mind. Expressing your funeral preferences is one of the most thoughtful gifts you can leave for your family to help them cope with their loss."

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Joe Russo, Sr.
Joe is retired from the Galveston Municipal Golf Course as a golf professional, although he is still helping with weekends and tournaments.  He was born and raised in Galveston going through the Catholic school system.  He is married to Darnell Russo and they have two children, Jill married to D.J. Termini and Joseph Russo, Jr. married to Amy Holland.  Besides his golf game he loves to boast about his five grandchildren, Trey, Matthew, Taylor, Spencer and Jaxson. 

Joe assists with visitations and services and is proud to be able to help his friends and fellow Galvestonians.
 

Billie Termini
Billie was born in Port Arthur and came to Galveston to attend St. Mary's School of Nursing.  It was here that she met Joe Termini, married him and together raised five children, Lori, Joannette, D.J., Joe, Jr and John.

Billie's personal experiences and compassion for the funeral profession helps us better understand and serve families in need. Billie assists at evening visitations to help in any way that a family might need her.

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Darnell Kern Russo
Darnell is the daugher of Violet (Radovich) and Ray Kern.  She was born in Galveston and was educated through the Galveston Catholic School System.  She has worked in many support positions at the University of Texas Medical Branch for more than 40 years.  She married Joe Russo in 1963 and has equal boasting rights to their children and grandchildren. 

Darnell lends her creative talents to the production of our funeral memorial materials and has solved many of our computer hiccups.  She is a member of Holy Family Parish where she is a cantor and choir member.  She is also a member of Beta Sigma Phi. 

 

J. Levy & Termini Funeral Home  |  2128 Broadway  |  Galveston, Texas 77550
(409) 763-4621  |  Fax (409) 763-7012