History & Staff

We have many years of experience caring for families from all walks of life. As leaders in the industry, families know they can count on us to provide them with the comfort they need when they need it the most.

Why Choose Us?

Experience, professionalism, compassion, and empathy
Why Choose Us?

We've learned a lot about caring for families over the years. We realize that we aren't just caring for a loved one, but the entire family.

People come to us during their most difficult times, and we respond with kindness, understanding and expertise. Our goal is to make everyone feel at home as we work with them to create a memorable service in honor of a beautiful life.

Learn The Legacy

Boza & Roel Funeral Home has a rich history serving the Latin and Anglo community of Tampa and can actually trace its beginnings to Cuba with the 1853 founding of the very first Boza Funeral Home by Arturo P. Boza and his brother.

In 1889,as more Cubans migrated to America to follow the cigar industry here,Arturo Boza, Jr. opened a funeral home in Key West. His heir, Armando P. Boza introduced the first motor hearse there in 1926, and in 1928 moved the entire funeral home operations to Tampa in 11 trips with the hearse.

Following the death of Armando P. Boza, Sr.,Gerald M. “Jerry” Boza and Armando P. Boza, Jr. succeeded their father and continued the Boza tradition of providing caring service to the Tampa community. Following Jerry’s death, Armando Jr. along with his wife Margaret “Maggie” Boza continued operating the Tampa funeral homes in the family tradition. In 1999, the A. P. Boza Funeral Home merged with the Roel & Curry Armenia Chapel, founded in 1975 by James Roel. Today it operates as the Boza & Roel Funeral Home, which proudly continues to serve the families of Tampa and surrounding communities.

Reviews

Thank you very much for your impeccable work and for making possible such a beautiful ceremony in the farewell of my second mother, Mrs. Ramona Docobo. I will never forget it, Robert.

Lola Jorda

I wanted to compliment you in the wonderful pictorial video for Rev. Thomas Capps that you made, it was truly so nice. Thank you again you for this wonderful display of my dear friend "Poppa Capps". Thank you, T.M

T.M

I wanted to express my appreciation and gratitude for the beautiful way my grandmother, M.M.services were held. After my grandfather died several years ago and Boza and Roel handled his services, I knew we would never use a funeral home other than Boza and Roel. A special thanks to George Migliore for his compassion, skill, and gentle heart. We are truly... Read More

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Who We Are

Brian Zipter

Brian Zipter

Area General Manager

Daniel S. Miller

Daniel S. Miller

Chapel Manager
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Dan started his calling in the Funeral Industry over 40 years ago in New York, moving to Florida in 2003 and working for leading funeral homes. Dan started with Northstar in December of 2014 and has never looked back. Working with great professionals in our industry is wonderful, it makes helping Families our main concern easier.

Dan lives in Palm Harbor, Florida with his wife and best friend Jane, and their son Joseph. Their daughter Danielle Bateman serves in the U.S. Navy with her husband Josh along with Dan and Jane’s pride and joy their 3-year-old grandson JJ.

LaNita Jackson

LaNita Jackson

Office Manager
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Transplanted from Illinois to Florida in 2012, and has been with Northstar Memorial Group since the acquisition in 2014. Enjoys being of service to the families of Tampa.