By Ann Schmidt-Fogarty
Special to Dixon Patch
Christopher Donhost, has been named the California Funeral Director Association’s Young Funeral Director of the Year.
The 34-year-old manager of Bryan-Braker has received many accolades for his service to his company and the communities of Solano County. He has been active in various capacities.
Chris is a board member of the Vacaville Rotary and a former board member of the . He has coordinated community events ranging from honoring a “long-ago” fallen hero in Dixon through a vintage funeral service to helping create awareness about domestic violence issues in Vallejo, Fairfield and Vacaville.
“This young man is an example for others to follow,” said Craig Bryan, owner of Bryan-Braker Funeral Home. “He offers comfort to families and dedicates himself to excellence in everything he does. His devotion to our communities and his compassion for families who seek Bryan-Braker’s services are a demonstration of why he deserves this prestigious award."
Chris, whose father is also a funeral director, is a licensed embalmer, cemetery manager and crematory manager.
He is also a train buff, and helps create a spirit of wonder and fun by taking the Bryan-Braker Railroad out to community events to help raise money for non-profit organizations.
Chris and his wife, Evelyn, have soon-to-be-4-year old identical twin boys, Elijah and Paul. They are members of Crossroads Christian Church and Solano Parents of Twins and Triplets.
He receives his award in Newport Beach in June.
Bryan-Braker Funeral Home has offices in Fairfield, Vacaville and Dixon. Services include burials, cremation and above-ground interment. The company specializes in traditional, contemporary and veterans’ services.