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 Valued Staff

  • Tom Chung-Il Suh

    Tom Chung-Il Suh, Owner/Funeral Director - Licensed Preneed Agent

    Tom Chung-Il Suh has been serving as the President of the Korean American Association of Chicago since 2013. Tom has been a licensed funeral director in since 1996. He received his license after graduating from Worsham College of Mortuary Science in Wheeling. Tom, along with his wife Sue, have two sons and a daughter. Tom and Sue currently attend Hebron Church. Due to his affiliation with the Korean American Association of Chicago, he has had the opportunity to meet with the President of South Korea on many occasions. Tom has a desire to see all Korean Americans succeed in every aspect of their lives. He is an avid golfer, runs marathons, and enjoys traveling.

  • Eileen Corliss

    Eileen Corliss, Director of Operations/Funeral Director

    Eileen joined our team in 2023, bringing with her over twenty years of funeral directing experience. Her attention to detail, compassion, and leadership is a welcome addition. Eileen was born and raised on the northwest side of Chicago. In her spare time, Eileen enjoys gardening, reading, baking, rescuing animals and above all, making sure her girls, Sophia and Teenie, are well taken care of.

  • Robert Chapelle

    Robert Chapelle, Elmhurst Location Manager / Funeral Director

  • William E. Conlon

    William E. Conlon, Funeral Director

    Bill has served the Chicagoland community for almost 50 years. He was born and raised in Iowa. He came to Chicago to fullfill he dreams of being a funeral director. Bill has been with the firm for over 20 years. He is compassionate and dedicated to the families he serves. Bill is always caring and his gentle nature has been a comfort to many families in their time of need. Bill enjoys movies and theatre.

  • Allen Kuklinski

    Allen Kuklinski, Funeral Director / Embalmer

  • Tom Stechmiller

    Tom Stechmiller, Funeral Director

  • Kayla Anderson

    Kayla Anderson, Funeral Apprentice

    Kayla is a recent graduate of Worsham College of Mortuary Science who has been welcomed to the Matz family to complete her apprenticeship. She is a welcoming and compassionate soul, bringing warmth to everyone that is around. She is very attentive to families needs and will excel at making sure that they are taken care of.

  • Alex Babikan

    Alex Babikan, Funeral Assistant

    Alex is a welcomed addition to our family. She is a natural at helping people feel comfortable. Alex is energetic, compassionate and sincere with everything she does. Alexandra graduated from Worsham College of Mortuary Science.

  • Maria Pantelis

    Maria Pantelis, Funeral Assistant

  • Nancy Prust

    Nancy Prust, Funeral Assistant

  • Sarah Smith

    Sarah Smith, Wake attendant

    Sarah is a new addition to the funeral industry. She is currently a wake attendant here at Matz and starting Worsham in September. She is attentive to people and their needs, compassionate, detail-orientated, and motivated to make sure everyone has a good experience here at Matz.

  • Annie Song

    Annie Song, Licensed Pre-Need Insurance Agent - Funeral Assistant