Glyn Tallon

Glyn Tallon, the founder of Tallon Mortuary Specialists is a Certified Funeral Service Practitioner, a Licensed Embalmer and a Reconstructive Specialist. Glyn has a dedication and commitment to deliver standards of excellence and provide bereaved Families with a caring and professional service during there most difficult time.

Professionalism / Accolades

Glyn is motivated and entirely dedicated to promote education and practical skills teaching for new students and continued professional refreshment and development training for registered embalmers.  Glyn works in co-ordination with Ray Hood, a specialist in home study courses, in facilitating the delivery of the theoretical aspect of embalming for students.  Successful students are awarded an embalming diploma through "The International Examinations Board of Embalmers" and are then entitled to register as members with "The British Institute of Embalmers" (an internationally recognised professional body and association for embalmers).

Glyn studied embalming at the Belfast College of Embalming in Northern Ireland. He was awarded a Diploma in Embalming and is a registered member with "The British Institute of Embalmers".  Glyn also joined membership with "The European Association of Embalmers" in 2000.

Whilst studying embalming, Glyn obtained an Anatomical Pathology Technologist Certificate in 1999 in conjunction with "The Royal Institute of Public Health and Hygiene".  Glyn was also awarded a Diploma in Anatomical Pathology following an intensive course at Southampton University Hospital (2002), also in conjunction with "The Royal Institute of Public Health and Hygiene". Since then, Glyn has maintained the role of Senior Anatomical Pathology Technologist at "Our Lady's Hospital", Navan, Co. Meath, Ireland.

Glyn's dedication to his profession as a Professional Embalmer and his desire to master the techniques in embalming enrolled him with "The Fountain National Academy of Professional Embalming Skills" (FNA) Missouri, USA. Since becoming involved with Fountain National Academy (FNA) in 2000, Glyn has attended a series of courses, seminars and workshops on "Embalming Skills", "Soft Tissue Injuries", "Waxing and Airbrush Cosmetics" and "Advanced Post Mortem Reconstructive Surgical Techniques". He was later named a Member and the European Representative for the organisation, along with becoming a Laboratory Instructor at the facilities headquarters.

Further Accreditations

Global Disaster Victim Identification (DVI) (2002).
Mass Fatality Symposium (State Pathologist Office - Dublin 2005).
First of two embalmers worldwide to accumulate and complete 100 curriculum contact hours of highly specialised reconstructive skills curriculum (2002).
Guest Lecturer on the subject of Embalming and Reconstructive Surgical Techniques at the Biannual “International Embalming and Reconstructive Surgery Conference” (FNA, Missouri, USA) (2010, 2012, 2014)
American Society of Embalmers (2007).
Blake Emergency Services (Worldwide Mass Fatality Response Team) (2007).
Certified Funeral Service Practitioner (CFSP) by "The Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practice" (2009). First recipient in Ireland
CPD (Outstanding Continuous Professional Development Activity) Certificate by "The Association of Anatomical Pathology Technologists" (AAPT) Council, which was the first ever award of its type in Ireland. (2009)
Recipient of "Distinguished Service Medallion" (FNA) (2010).
International guest speaker at the Australian Institute of Embalmers Speaker on the subject of "Post Mortem Restorative Surgery" (2011).
Guest Lecturer and Instructor at the "Ray Last Laboratories", Adelaide University, Australia (2012).

The course objective in Glyn’s presentations is to enhance embalmers knowledge, skills, confidence and competence in dealing with trauma and practical restorative surgical techniques.

Glyn will continue to devote his time and efforts to research, promote and practice standards of excellence within his sphere of responsibility as an Embalmer and Teacher in serving the Families who entrust the care of their loved ones to Tallon Mortuary Specialists.