Tuesday Evening Publications

Tuesday Evening Publications was created to increase student comprehension regarding the science that drives the art behind the professional care and preparation of the deceased.  Our goal to scaffold concepts from the various disciplines that comprise funeral service education and put them in context that students can more easily comprehend.

Company Motto: Always take your homies.


Damon de la Cruz, PhD

Damon began his career in funeral service in 1994.  He has worked as an embalmer and funeral practitioner in Los Angeles, CA, Portland, OR, and throughout the Republic of Ireland.  Damon ran a successful trade embalming company throughout Los Angeles and Ventura Counties for several years.  After being awarded a Doctoral degree in Pathobiology from the University of Southern California he began teaching with the Mortuary Science Program at Cypress College in Cypress California.  Currently, Damon is on the advisory board for the Death Care Academy of Ireland and is the Funeral Service Education Program Director at American River College in Sacramento, California.  

Robert T Holmes, PhD

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Robert has a PhD in Organic Chemistry from UC Davis 1997. He has been an adjunct Professor at American River College teaching Introductory Chemistry, General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, biochemistry, and Funeral Services Chemistry since 2002.