Our Staff

Our staff's commitment to you 

Our staff is committed to providing support, compassion, information, and direction as needed to all members of our community, their families, and friends who are dealing with loss and grief.

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Ryan Gray Manager/Funeral Director ryan@bramanmortuary.com

Ryan is a native of the Omaha area graduating from Papillion-LaVista High School. After high school, Ryan served in the U.S. Army. He is a graduate of the University of Nebraska-Omaha, and received his degree in Mortuary Science from St. Louis Community College. Ryan is a licensed funeral director and embalmer in Nebraska and Iowa. He has been with Braman Mortuary since June of 1999.  Ryan attends City Light Church in Omaha and is a member of American Legion Post #1, V.F.W. Post #2503.  Ryan, his wife Juli and their children Landen & Tyla live in Omaha. When not working - Ryan enjoys traveling, fishing, camping, hiking and HUSKER football.

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Christian Biester Funeral Director christian@bramanmortuary.com

Christian was born and raised in Lincoln, NE and graduated from Lincoln East High School. After Attending the University of Nebraska at Lincoln he graduated from Mortuary School at Kansas City Kansas Community College in 2017 and became a Licensed Funeral Director in 2018.  He enjoys Royals baseball, Husker football, camping/fishing, and spending time with his family and friends.

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Adam Beck Funeral Director adam@bramanmortuary.com

Adam is a lifelong Nebraskan native, who was raised south of Omaha, in the small town of Louisville, NE. There he graduated from Louisville Public Schools. Following this, he went on and received a Bachelor's in Biology from Bellevue University and an Associates of Applied Science in Mortuary Science. Now living in the La Vista area he enjoys exploring the surrounding areas.

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Tomi Longoria Office Manager tomi@bramanmortuary.com

Tomi was born and raised in Omaha and graduated from Central High School in 2007. After attending University of Nebraska at Omaha and Lincoln, she graduated from Des Moines Area Community College in 2015 with a degree in Mortuary Science. She currently resides in the Benson area of Omaha with her boyfriend Sam and their daughter Joaquin. They enjoy traveling and eating at new restaurants.

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Paul Kelehan Family Services Coordinator

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Bob Labedz Family Services Coordinator

Bob was born and raised in Omaha.  He graduated from Omaha Ryan high school.  He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Nebraska at Omaha.  He is a Viet Nam combat veteran (Army).  He and his wife Paulette have three children and five grandchildren.  In his spare time, Bob enjoys coaching youth baseball, jogging, watching college sports and spending time with his family.  Bob has worked in the funeral industry for over twenty years.

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Chuck Caniglia Funeral Director Assistant

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Chuck Cosgrove Funeral Director Assistant

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Kay Cosgrove Funeral Director Assistant

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Gary Gray Funeral Director Assistant

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Warren Studt Funeral Director Assistant

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Darlene Gaudreault Receptionist

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Joyce Glenn Receptionist

Joyce is a native Omahan.  She graduated from Duchesne Academy and Creighton University.  After attending Boston Theological Union she moved back to Omaha and began working in social justice ministry.  Joyce was the Pastoral Associate at Sacred Heart Catholic Church for 30 years.  During this time she earned a Masters of Ministry Degree from Creighton University.  She retired from active ministry in 2016 and began working part time at Braman Mortuary later that year.  Joyce enjoys Husker Football, Creighton Baseball, baking, gardening, and being with her family and friends. 

Ryan Gray

Manager/Funeral Director
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Ryan is a native of the Omaha area graduating from Papillion-LaVista High School. After high school, Ryan served in the U.S. Army. He is a graduate of the University of Nebraska-Omaha, and received his degree in Mortuary Science from St. Louis Community College. Ryan is a licensed funeral director and embalmer in Nebraska and Iowa. He has been with Braman Mortuary since June of 1999.  Ryan attends City Light Church in Omaha and is a member of American Legion Post #1, V.F.W. Post #2503.  Ryan, his wife Juli and their children Landen & Tyla live in Omaha. When not working - Ryan enjoys traveling, fishing, camping, hiking and HUSKER football.

Christian Biester

Funeral Director
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Christian was born and raised in Lincoln, NE and graduated from Lincoln East High School. After Attending the University of Nebraska at Lincoln he graduated from Mortuary School at Kansas City Kansas Community College in 2017 and became a Licensed Funeral Director in 2018.  He enjoys Royals baseball, Husker football, camping/fishing, and spending time with his family and friends.

Adam Beck

Funeral Director
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Adam is a lifelong Nebraskan native, who was raised south of Omaha, in the small town of Louisville, NE. There he graduated from Louisville Public Schools. Following this, he went on and received a Bachelor's in Biology from Bellevue University and an Associates of Applied Science in Mortuary Science. Now living in the La Vista area he enjoys exploring the surrounding areas.

Tomi Longoria

Office Manager
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Tomi was born and raised in Omaha and graduated from Central High School in 2007. After attending University of Nebraska at Omaha and Lincoln, she graduated from Des Moines Area Community College in 2015 with a degree in Mortuary Science. She currently resides in the Benson area of Omaha with her boyfriend Sam and their daughter Joaquin. They enjoy traveling and eating at new restaurants.

Paul Kelehan

Family Services Coordinator
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Bob Labedz

Family Services Coordinator
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Bob was born and raised in Omaha.  He graduated from Omaha Ryan high school.  He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Nebraska at Omaha.  He is a Viet Nam combat veteran (Army).  He and his wife Paulette have three children and five grandchildren.  In his spare time, Bob enjoys coaching youth baseball, jogging, watching college sports and spending time with his family.  Bob has worked in the funeral industry for over twenty years.

Chuck Caniglia

Funeral Director Assistant
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Chuck Cosgrove

Funeral Director Assistant
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Kay Cosgrove

Funeral Director Assistant
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Gary Gray

Funeral Director Assistant
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Warren Studt

Funeral Director Assistant
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Darlene Gaudreault

Receptionist
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Joyce Glenn

Receptionist
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Joyce is a native Omahan.  She graduated from Duchesne Academy and Creighton University.  After attending Boston Theological Union she moved back to Omaha and began working in social justice ministry.  Joyce was the Pastoral Associate at Sacred Heart Catholic Church for 30 years.  During this time she earned a Masters of Ministry Degree from Creighton University.  She retired from active ministry in 2016 and began working part time at Braman Mortuary later that year.  Joyce enjoys Husker Football, Creighton Baseball, baking, gardening, and being with her family and friends.