Our Staff

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Families always tell us, they are surprised by how comfortable they feel at A.M. Gamby. We attribute this ease to our warm, welcoming staff.

Our team of professionals is comprised of your Lomita community. We are your neighbors and your friends.

We truly care and want to help you through this difficult time. Our diverse staff is knowledgeable in the traditions and practices of all faiths and cultures.

Trust us to deliver perfection when it matters most.

Tim Lambert

Funeral Director & Manager

Born in Montebello, California, Tim graduated from Don Bosco Technical Institute in Rosemead, California.

He received a Bachelor in Business/Marketing from California State University Long Beach. At CSULB, Tim was a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity and remains an active alumnus assisting local chapters.

In 1997, Tim received his Associate’s Degree from Cypress College Mortuary Science Program and began working in funeral service in 1998. In 2013, Tim joined the A.M. Gamby Funeral Home as a Funeral Director and Manager.

He resides in the Lomita area.

Elias Bonaducci

Funeral Director

Elias Bonaducci is a seasoned Licensed Funeral Director and a Licensed Life and health agent. He speaks, writes and understands English, Spanish and Italian. Elias started his career in the noble death care industry in 1999. Since then he has held several positions in both the Cemetery and the funeral Home branches, serving as Cemetery counselor, assisting families with burial arrangements, from interments to disinterment’s to cemetery property selections, along with in ground burials to niche and crypt entombments.  He has also helped families in headstone design and selection.  He has held positions as a manager, supervisor and funeral home administrator, conducting all aspects of the daily funeral home functions and operations, from first calls to forwarding of human remains to foreign countries and everything in between such as, direct cremations, traditional cremations services, cremations with memorial services, cremations with scatter at sea, forwarding and receiving of human remains, traditional burial services and entombments. He has also been in charge of both the at- need and pre-need departments, guiding families in pre-Planning funeral services. Elias has also worked in the preparation service care center, conducting tasks like setting the features, dressing, casketing, cosmetology, along with facial and head trauma reconstruction of decedents. Elias, over the course of his career, has built a solid foundation and understanding of the funeral industry.  he continues to learn ad be active by keeping on top of the ever changing laws, policies and procedures that govern the funeral industry. He likes to attend trainings, conferences, workshops and seminars. To keep up with his passions of helping the families he serves.

In 2014, Elias earned a Master, of Forensic Science degree with specialization in Investigation, from National University.  In 2010 he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice Administration, from University of Phoenix. He has also earned, a California P.O.S.T (Peace officer standard training) career certificate from Rio Hondo College in 2009. Elias has been trained and P.O.S.T certified in many areas of forensic science, that was regulated and controlled by the state of California, in a forensic Science academy, that was held at the Rio Hondo College in 2001. The following are the areas of certification.

Rio Hondo College, Forensic Identification Career Certificate P.O.S.T Certified September 2009

Final Makeover: Changes Before & After the Death Event Los Angeles County Coroner P.O.S.T

Investigation of Preventable Deaths Los Angeles County Coroner P.O.S.T Certified

Death Investigation, Rio Hondo College, P.O.S.T. Certified

Crime Scene Investigation, Rio Hondo College, P.O.S.T. Certified

Advanced Latent Fingerprints, Rio Hondo College, P.O.S.T. Certified

Friction Skin Comparison, Rio Hondo College, P.O.S.T. Certified

Advanced Photography, Rio Hondo College, P.O.S.T. Certified

Advanced Investigative Techniques, Rio Hondo College, P.O.S.T. Certified

Fingerprint Classification/The Henry System, Rio Hondo College, P.O.S.T. Certified

Trial Preparation and Courtroom Demeanor, RioHondo College, P.O.S.T. Certified

Forensic Investigation Advanced, Rio Hondo College, P.O.S.T.

Forensic Science 101, Los Angeles County Coroner, P.O.S.T. Certified

CMA Category 1 Credit, Los Angeles County Coroner

Computer Crime Investigation/Forensics, La Puente Valley Regional Occupational Program

Certificate of Achievement Forensic Light Source Training Seminar Given by Spex Forensics at the Santa Maria Police Department, Santa Maria CA December 2002.

 

Elias has also been recognized and for his participation in the following areas.

Graduate of Los Angeles Police Department Community Police Academy advocate to protect every member of the great city of Los Angeles November 5th 2015.

C.E.R.T Member, Community Emergency Response Team the President’s Citizen Corps. 2012

Associate Student Member, Member # 4347 of California State Division International Association for Identification 2011

Associate Member of California State Coroner Association 2010

Certified as a Heart saver (CPR) Trough the American Heart Association July 2009

Graduate of the Citizen Police Academy-Class XXV for the City of Pasadena Police Department, November, 2006

Elias is from Long Beach, California his future plans include to continue to learn and grow by being active in his profession, as a licensed funeral director, counselor, Mortician and advanced planning family service director, he plans to continue to do community outreach by providing service, guidance and helping families find the answers, and resources needed.  Elias’s future plans also include entering a Doctorate degree program.

Susie Knouse

Funeral Arranger

Susie was born and raised in Los Angeles. She attended Cal State Los Angeles in which she began a career in Education. After leaving the Los Angeles School District, she drove in the driving industry in the limousine business. Being in the limousine business opened many opportunities in the funeral business. She helped many mortuaries. Part of her care with the families involved helping the Directors during funeral services . She enjoyed assisting families and she developed a love and passion for helping others. She became interested in personally helping families and attended Law Review and Arrangement Counselor Training. She worked at Stonebridge Memorial and is now at A.M. Gamby Funeral Home.

She is an active member of the Soroptimist Organization which helps women empower their lives and further their education. She is also involved in many fundraisers to help with the fight against Breast Cancer in which she honors her mother who lost the battle , but helps others to continue the fight. She is active in many community events.

Francis M. Anunciacion

Funeral Coordinator

Born and raised in Manila, Philippines, Francis attended Far Eastern University where he pursued Mechanical Engineering. He earned his private pilot license at Delta Air Flying School in the Philippines and immigrated to the United States in 1985.

He worked in Maintenance at American Honda and then as an Assembly Supervisor at Earl’s Performance Products. For 20 years, Francis worked in numerous Logistic companies as an Export Agent. He is also a certified Dangerous Goods Specialist and Homeland Security Coordinator.

In 2011, Francis began serving as a Funeral Coordinator at A.M. Gamby Funeral Home.

Dedicated to his community, he is involved with St. Margaret Mary Parish, the Holy Name Society, and Lomita Fair. He has served two-terms as President of the Filipino Community, was Youth Coordinator for the Knights of Columbus, and was Cub Scout Den Leader and Assistant Scoutmaster for Boy Scouts of America, Troop 388.

A proud father of five children, his oldest daughter graduated from Philippine Women’s University with a degree in Business Management, his oldest son served in the United States Navy and graduated with a degree in Behavioral Science, his second daughter graduated from California State University, Long Beach with a degree in Nursing, his youngest son graduated from UCLA with a degree in Environmental Science and Engineering, his youngest daughter is a sophomore at Mary Star of the Sea High School.

In his spare time, he enjoys watching basketball, volleyball, soccer and baseball.