History & Staff

We have years of experience caring for families, from all walks of life. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession, dedicated to excellence in service, and have the highest integrity.

When we sit down with a family, we have just one goal: to create a fitting, memorable and affordable service for their loved one. Together, we explore the wide variety of services and products available, as well as a wealth of creative ideas and suggestions.

Together, we'll design a memorial or funeral service that suits their needs now, and in the future. Families who come to us know that years from now, they will have deep peace-of-mind because in coming to us, they've done their best to honor their loved one.


ALifeTribute Funeral Care is the largest funeral home in the Tampa Bay area serving nearly 1,200 families per year. A LifeTribute is a locally owned and operated full service funeral home specializing in offering families the greatest value for their dollars. ALifeTribute opened its doors in February 1999 and is now the 12th largest funeral home in Florida. We are proud of our success and we attribute this success to providing families the greatest peace-of-mind available anywhere, at a price they can afford.

Our Valued Staff

Alan M. Medina

Alan M. Medina, Funeral Director

Alan was born in Evanston, Illinois and moved to Tampa, Florida in 1992. He graduated from St. Petersburg College with a degree in Mortuary Science in 2009. Alan joined our company in March 2016 and currently serves as the Funeral Director at our Tampa chapel.
Alan is married to his wonderful wife of thirteen years, Caroline. They have two beautiful children, a ten-year-old boy and seven-year-old girl. Alan enjoys spending time with his family. He keeps busy going to his son’s baseball games and daughter’s cheerleading events. He is also a Chicago Cubs fan.

Debi Mirowski-Bender

Debi Mirowski-Bender, Chapel Administrator

Debi was born in Harvey, IL and grew up in Country Club Hills, IL. She moved to St. Petersburg in 1993 to be closer to her parents. Debi worked as a Payroll Administrator and Accounts Payable Clerk for Shorecrest Preparatory School for 15 years.

She has her Associates Degree in Science and Business Management from Ashworth University. Debi joined our company in February 2015 and currently serves as the Chapel Administrator at our Tampa Chapel.

Debi has been married to her husband Ed since 2005. Along with their son, Alex, she also has three stepchildren and a granddaughter. Debi enjoys golf, football and spending time with her family and her 2 year old puppy, Dasher.

Susan Hogan

Susan Hogan, Chapel Administrator

A 4th generation native of St. Petersburg, Florida, Susan was born at Mound Park Hospital (Bayfront Medical Center). She graduated from St. Petersburg High School. Susan is a licensed Medical Assistant and has worked most of my life in hospital or doctors’ office setting. Her true passion is the funeral business and she loves being the Chapel Administrator at our Gulfport location. In her spare time, Susan loves NASCAR and going to races and attending/watching football games. Go Dallas! She also loves spending time with family and friends.

Diane  Seckler

Diane Seckler, Chapel Administrator

Diane was born in Evanston, Illinois. She and her family moved to Largo when she was in elementary school and she has lived in this area ever since. Diane is married to her wonderful husband, David, and they have two terrific sons, Eric and Sean. Both young men attend SPC. Diane and her family are members of Anona United Methodist Church. Diane worked as a retail manger for a number of years and then she had a home day care so that she could stay home with her boys when they were young. Most recently, she had worked as an office manager at a home health care agency. Diane has volunteered as a Cub Scout Den Leader and as a small group leader with her church’s youth program. Diane’s passion is to help and serve others and she is excited for the opportunity to be able to do that here at A Life Tribute.

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