About Us

Michael Patrias, Licensed Director, Embalmer- founder of Brandon Cremation & Funeral Services. Michael comes from a family of funeral care providers in Texas. Originally from Michigan, he got his start in the industry working for his Uncle after graduating from Commonwealth College in Houston, TX.  He later moved his family to Utah, and eventually settled here in the Bay Area with his 3 children. Michael is also involved with his community. He is a member of Rotary Club of Wesley Chapel, and is a member of St Anthony Catholic Church, where he attends with his family.

Kathryn Cosper, Licensed Funeral Director, Embalmer- Lead Director, Kathryn graduated from St Petersburg College with a degree in funeral sciences, and is currently pursuing her doctorate in a similar field. She is originally from Michigan, where she left to serve in the US Army, and settled in the Bay Area afterwards. She is the mother of 2 children, Nicholas (21) and Reagan (19), of whom she is insanely proud.


Pat Brown, Funeral Director Assistant- Pat is very knowledgeable in the funeral industry, having been in the business since 2000. She lives in the Valrico area with her husband and 3 dogs. Pat has 3 children, 6 grandchildren, and 4 great grandchildren. In her spare time she enjoys books on audio, and spending time with her family. 


Jennifer Brown, Receptionist– Jennifer is the first voice our families hear when they call on us, and the first person our families see when we welcome them to our funeral home. She is compassionate, and friendly. She is part of our funeral home family, but she also has one of her own. She is the proud mother of a very handsome 8  year old son, Dominic.