Staff

Outstanding service is our #1 priority

Get to know the 5280 Cremations staff, dedicated to helping families celebrate a life lived. We provide peace of mind, available 24/7 for your convenience.


Joseph “Joe” Walsh

Funeral Director

A First Generation Funeral Director, Caring was instilled at an early age by his mother, a nurse. Graduating from Englewood High School in Englewood, Colorado, receiving his Associates in Applied Science in Mortuary Science from Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science. Joe received his Kansas Funeral Director License #2450 and Embalmers License #3430. Currently he is a Certified Mortuary Science Practitioner with the Colorado Funeral Directors Association. Following college he has worked as a Funeral Director in the Denver area.

Joe is a 25-year member of the Knights of Columbus, obtaining both the 3rd & 4th Degrees. Joe and his wife Cindy raised three children, Michelle, Melissa, and Lewis. Proud grandpa of his two grandchildren. Joe currently is a Funeral Director with 5280 Cremation and Funeral Services.


Gary M. Thomas

Funeral Director & Pre-Need Counselor

A First Generation Funeral Director, Pre-need Counselor, graduated Columbia College with his Bachelor Degree in Business Administration, Dallas Institute of Funeral Service. Currently, Gary’s experienced in all aspect of the Funeral Service from ownership to management of corporate funeral homes.

Gary is a member of the Knights of Columbus obtaining both the 3rd & 4th Degrees. In Gary’s spare time he enjoys reading, bike riding, and hiking in the Rocky Mountains. He is a Past President of the Colorado Funeral Director’s Association. Gary currently is a Funeral Director and Pre-Need Counselor with 5280 Cremation.


Sean Abbott

Crematory Operator

A First Generation Funeral Director, Navy Veteran, Certified Mortuary Science Practitioner with the Colorado Funeral Directors Association. Sean is also a Certified Crematory Operator, and Certified Cremation Arranger.

Sean spends his spare time reading, riding motorcycles, studying history and spends time with his family. Sean currently operators our Crematory and assists with services.


Sandra Abbott

Office Manager

With over 25 years’ experience in office management and customer service. She prides herself on making sure every service is the best if can be. She also keeps us in line.

Sandra spends her spare time reading, cooking, riding motorcycles with Sean and their daughter.