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All great businesses share a common trait - people make the difference. Our caring associates have been serving the community one family at a time. Below you will find bio’s on each our knowledgeable and dedicated staff. Please feel free to contact any of us, we’re always here to help.

Bernard "Bernie" L. McIntee, III

Funeral Director

Bernie, a third generation funeral director, moved to Florida from Rochester, New York. He started several trade and funeral service companies during the 1980's and 1990's. In 2004 Bernie and his wife Marcia, purchased Kalis Funeral Home; thus, restoring in our community, family ownership and tradition with the Kalis-McIntee Funeral & Cremation Center, becoming one of the last "family owned and operated" funeral establishments in the Broward County area.

Marcia McIntee

Corporate Administrator

Hi, I’m Marcia M. Sasso-McIntee, I’m a Massachusetts native, I moved to Ft. Lauderdale in 1989 and that’s when I met Bernie. The rest, as they say, is history…
I grew up in North Reading…it was a great small town and I am proud to be from there! I was a thankful kid... my Dad (Pop) was a cable splicer by trade and was devoted to my mother (Mum) and his five daughters. We had a summer home on Cape Cod and that was the best gift we ever received from my parents. My love of The Cape runs deep…
Professionally, I have BA in finance from Merrimack College in North Andover, MA. I worked as a financial planner in Boston, but having a sister in Ft. Lauderdale, I was drawn to the Sunshine State…
My career in funeral service began when I met Bernie, we married in 1991 and we worked in all aspects of the industry. The chance to purchase Kalis Funeral Home was a great opportunity for us…not having the cash flow for this (no rich parents to hand it to us) we borrowed from family and friends…alas, we had backers! We got the remainder of the money from an SBA loan (OMG…the amount of paperwork I sent in triplicate…small forest) …anyway, here we are today.
I would like to thank everyone in the community for their support…we are grateful to be here to help you with your funeral and cremation needs.

Jason Cooke

Director of Operations

Jason began his funeral service career in 1997 at the age of 14, as a 5th generation funeral director. An Atlanta High School Honor graduate and a 2003 Honor Graduate of Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service where he obtained a degree in Mortuary Science. Jason relocated to Florida after the family business sold and has become very active in the community. He has served as a past member of the Knights of Columbus, Lions Club, and Rotary. He also sits on the board of the Gay Men’s Chorus of South Florida. In his spare time he and his partner George, a local attorney are active in the community, attending social events and fundraisers. He enjoys spending time with family in DC, Alaska, and Georgia, and loves taking long walks in historic cemeteries. When Jason is not working with families at the funeral home he still try's to help families by volunteering at the Law Offices of George Castrataro, where he helps in the probate and estate side of the office. He and George have 2 dogs, 2 cats, 2 sharks and a house full of salt water fish. He is Catholic by faith and invites you to stop by the funeral home and meet him. He considers it a true honor to help families and truly believes that this is a personal time, ensuring that every family will be treated with personal service. At the top of Jason's list of goals is that every family must be served at a superior level so that their funeral experience contributes to the honor and fine memory of the deceased. “We have a very small window of opportunity to serve a family and to do so flawlessly; there are no second chances.”

Jackie Williams

Funeral Associate

Connie Sackett

Funeral Associate

Terry Kaposi

Funeral Associate

Forthcoming

Mark "Chief" Oster

Funeral Associate

Mark S. Oster is a retired Fire Chief from Indiana who has spent his entire life in community service. Mark began his career as a volunteer firemen and then took a job with the city as soon as he was eligible to do so. After years of serving the citizens of Indiana in various positions within the fire department, Mark retired to Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Mark has lived in Fort Lauderdale since 2005 full time and joined the Kalis-McIntee family in 2013. He is always eager to continue to help others as he says its embedded in his character form years of service he dedicated throughout his career. When Chief is not at the funeral home you will find him around town visiting one of his regular spots; Andrews Diner, Quality Diner, Rosie's, or Catfish Dewey and you can for sure find him anywhere you can hear Disco music.

Bubba Lou McIntee

Mascot

Bubba Lou is seen around the funeral home and has come to help families with the grieving process as he has been known to bring smiles to many faces in a sorrowful time.