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 History

In 2007, John O. Mitchell III and John O. Mitchell IV, owners of the Mitchell-Wiedefeld Funeral Home, Inc. in Baltimore, purchased Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens.  With it, they inherited the funeral establishment Brian T. Chisholm Funeral Services of Dulaney Valley, P.A.  That establishment is now owned and operated by the younger Mr. Mitchell as John O. Mitchell IV, Funeral Services of Dulaney Valley, P.A.  It is an “arrangements only” restricted funeral establishment, with no facilities on the premises for preparation of remains or viewings.  Viewings and/or services are conducted off-site and any preparation or holding of remains prior to burial or cremation takes place at Mitchell-Wiedefeld Funeral Home, Inc.


Our Valued Staff

John O. Mitchell IV

John O. Mitchell IV, CFSP, CCO

Jack has been working for his family's businesses since 1993 and has operated John O. Mitchell IV, Funeral Services of Dulaney Valley since it’s inception in 2007 when he and his father, John O. Mitchell III, became the owners of Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens. He became licensed as a Maryland mortician in 1995. Jack graduated from McDonogh school in 1989, served as President of it's Alumni Association for the 2007-2008 term, and currently serves on the Board of Trustees. He graduated from Lehigh University in 1993 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management, and from Catonsville Community College in 1995 with an Associate in Arts degree in Mortuary Science. Jack has been very active with the Maryland State Funeral Directors Association, serving as it's President for the term 2005-2006, and also serves on several committees of the National Funeral Directors Association and on it’s Policy Board from 2009 to 2015. Jack was born and raised in the Towson area and currently resides in Lutherville.


Dennis S. Xenakis

Dennis S. Xenakis

Dennis has assisted Mr. Mitchell at Mitchell Funeral Services of Dulaney Valley since it’s inception in 2007. He has worked for Mitchell-Wiedefeld Funeral Home, Inc. since 1973 and has been Managing Director since 1994. He attended Boys' Latin School, Loyola College of MD and Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science, and attained his State of Maryland Mortician's License in 1977. Dennis is an active member of the Maryland State Funeral Directors Association, serving on it's Political Action and Long Term Planning Committees. He is also a member of the Boys' Latin School Alumni Association and the McDonogh School Patrons Association, where he is involved with the Annual Giving and Capitol Campaigns. Dennis and his wife, Claire, live just on the county side of the city line in Pinehurst with their daughters Pamela and Caitlin.


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