Charles D. Segal was born in Long Island, New York October 31, 1962. Along with his family he moved to South Florida when he was three years old. Charles is a graduate of Nova High School in Davie, Florida. He began working in the funeral service profession at the age of 16 as an attendant at Kraeer Funeral Home, Boca Raton, FL. In 1980 he attended the mortuary science program at Miami Dade Community College receiving his A.S. degree. While attending college he was employed at the Van Orsdel Mortuary in Miami. He received his national board certificate from the Conference of Funeral Service Examining Board of the United States in 1982. He served his internship at Beth Israel Memorial Chapel in Delray Beach and in 1984 passed the state boards and was granted licensure in Funeral Directing and Embalming.
Charles has been serving as a funeral home owner and director in Tampa for over 26 years. He has an extensive background in the Jewish traditions of burial and mourning. In addition to his care of families during their time of need he also speaks to all age groups concerning the upkeep of traditions and the challenges posed in today’s contemporary society. The Segal name has been relied upon for un-compromised care and support for families at their time of need.
Charles is a triathlete and marathon runner and has participated in many events to raise money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Parkinson’s Foundation and MDA. He is an antique auto collector and enthusiast.
Brea L. Young was born in the small town of Waukon,Iowa, where she resided until she graduated from Waukon Senior High. From 2002 to 2004 she attended college at Hawkeye College in Waterloo,Iowa; she took a course called "Death and Dying", changing her direction towards a career. The course " Death and Dying", along with having her own heart wrenching experience of "losing" a best friend to death had opened her eyes to the painful truth of life and death and brought a lot of comfort and understanding to her. It was her calling to become a Funeral Director and help those during their hardship of losing a loved one. After doing some research on different colleges Brea had decided to move to Florida and attend St. Petersburg College majoring in the Funeral Service program. In 2008 she graduated from S.P.C. and began her career as a Funeral Director. She worked for a corporately owned Funeral Home in Tampa for six consecutive years. Segal Funeral Home is proud to announce Brea Young as a new staff member and very proud to have her caring for our families. Brea does not see funeral directing as a job, she loves and cares for everybody and is very dedicated to the families we serve!