Although the Roller & Hapgood & Tinney facility will close, families may continue to use the firm's phone number




or any of Spangler's numbers. Please see link to Spangler Mortuaries website.

Local Landmark Business Passes the Torch to Continue The Tradition


Palo Alto, CA - Paul Roller, President of Roller & Hapgood & Tinney (RHT)

Funeral Home in Palo Alto announced that their funeral facility located at 980 Middlefield Road, in Palo Alto closed for business on November 1, 2013.


Mr. Roller stated "The property value in Palo Alto is so great it can no longer justify use as a funeral home. The priority at Roller & Hapgood & Tinney has always been to deliver quality and professional services to the families that entrust us with their loved ones. When the sale of the property became inevitable we searched for a firm that shared the same values. We are very pleased to announce that Spangler Mortuaries, with four locations, will continue the Roller tradition."


Because of the numerous files amassed over the years (114), RHT has entrusted Jim Spangler and his dedicated staff at Spangler Mortuaries to care for past records.


Jim Spangler, third generation Owner and President of Spangler Mortuaries and graduate of Stanford University (BA Economics 1979) says, "I am very honored Paul Roller has confidence that we have shown the integrity and professional ethics he was looking for. Spangler Mortuaries has always respected the work of Roller & Hapgood & Tinney Funeral Home. We are committed to carrying on the tradition of quality and ethical services."


Joining Mr. Spangler in serving the Roller & Hapgood & Tinney families is Tom Pappas, a well-known Funeral Director in the Palo Alto and Menlo Park communities who has been involved with both RHT & Spanglers for over 55 years.

For more information, please see:

Spangler Mortuaries Website

Los Altos Chapel - 339 So. San Antonio Rd., Los Altos

650-948-6619     FE # 927


Menlo Park Counseling office - Arbor Ave. across from Rosener House Adult Center

650-323-6500     FE #1562


Mountain View Chapel - 799 Castro St. Mountain View

650-967-5546     FE #579


Sunnyvale Chapel & Crematory - 174 N. Sunnyvale Ave.

408-736-6294     FE #910

Jim Spangler and Tom Pappas