Our Staff

Bill Yates

“I’m excited about working with Tom and his sons, they are like family to me and I know that they will continue serving the people of our community the way I’d want them to be served.”

Bill Yates, known to many as "Billy," was born and raised in Fort Pierce, Florida. He grew up in the funeral business. He worked with his father, Joe Yates, until his death in 1965. Bill Yates graduated from Dan McCarty High School in 1962 and from Miami-Dade in Mortuary Science Program in 1967. He was past president and member of Emergency Medical Services Board from 1983 – 1990. Bill was president of the Tri-County Funeral Directors Association in 1976-1977. Additionally, Bill has been a long-standing and active member of many clubs and fraternal organizations throughout our community.

He and his wife, Betsy, have been married for over 40 years. When he is not helping families, Bill enjoys fishing, hunting, and collecting coins.

Thomas Conway, Sr.

“When Bill gave me the opportunity to work with him, I was truly honored. Just like Bill, my family’s legacy has been about helping people and I hope to blend the heritage of the Yates family into my own.”

Tom Conway, Sr. has been licensed as a funeral director for almost 30 years and is a fourth generation funeral director. Working most of his career for his own family’s funeral home, in 2003 Tom moved on and purchased the Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home, located in Okeechobee, Florida.

Tom is married to Lisa and they together have seven children, two of whom are now entering the funeral service as fifth generation funeral directors.

Paul R. Mitchell

Paul R. Mitchell, Licensed Funeral Director in Florida for 37 years, owner and partner with Thomas G. Conway Sr. for the past six years. Paul sits on the board of the Florida Funeral Directors Association, where he is co-chairman of the Legislative committee. His passion is serving people and he is actively involved with community volunteer organizations.

He is married and has three step-children and four grandchildren.


Kevin Pastore

"Our lives tell a story and we have the privilege of journeying with every family to ensure that the story will be shared and each life will be honored."

Kevin grew up just outside Washington D.C. in Mason Neck, Virginia and studied at George Mason University where he earned his undergraduate degree in Political Science. In 1998, Kevin moved to Boynton Beach, Florida and entered St. Vincent de Paul Regional Seminary and completed 5 years of graduate studies in theology and Sacred Scripture. From 2006 to 2013, Kevin taught religion at John Carroll Catholic High School and then worked in youth ministry at St. Anastasia Church...Kevin joined Yates Funeral Home and Crematory in March 2013 as a Life Celebrant and Journey Services Representative caring for our families through Provisions Advanced Funeral Planning, Pathways Bereavement and Grief Support, and Treasures Remembrance Services.