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.

Our History

Our History

San Bernardino was a raw and booming pioneer town in 1911 when Mark B. Shaw, a retired Baptist minister and missionary opened his funeral home. 

The only criticism directed by friends was that the business was located "too far out in the country." By mid century — despite modernization and expansion — this criticism was reversed. The firm was jammed in the busiest down town commercial section.

In 1947, plans for further modernization and expansion were placed in effect, and culminated in a new funeral home on Waterman Avenue, which, when built was unsurpassed by any other funeral home in the southland.

With a chapel that seats over 250 people, visitation rooms, casket selection room, and preparation facilities, Mark B. Shaw Funeral Directors is a full service funeral home that can serve all of your needs and requests.

Our Valued Staff

  • Melvin  Torres Jr

    Melvin Torres Jr, Service Director