Obituaries

Martha Dutcher Zink
B: 1922-02-22
D: 2017-06-27
View Details
Dutcher Zink, Martha
Robert Cummings
B: 1926-02-13
D: 2017-06-22
View Details
Cummings, Robert
Jean Englehart
B: 1921-05-17
D: 2017-06-20
View Details
Englehart, Jean
Roberta Brown
B: 1942-08-27
D: 2017-06-20
View Details
Brown, Roberta
Joan Cipriani
B: 1936-10-08
D: 2017-06-19
View Details
Cipriani, Joan
Betty Van Dyke
B: 1924-10-12
D: 2017-06-18
View Details
Van Dyke, Betty
J. Carl Barbic
B: 1926-12-25
D: 2017-06-16
View Details
Barbic, J. Carl
Thomas Bialobzeski
B: 1961-07-29
D: 2017-06-16
View Details
Bialobzeski, Thomas
Vera Hagaman
B: 1943-08-21
D: 2017-06-14
View Details
Hagaman, Vera
Irven Looman
B: 1927-07-30
D: 2017-06-14
View Details
Looman, Irven
William Brownell
B: 1934-05-17
D: 2017-06-08
View Details
Brownell, William
Alma Haas
B: 1921-07-02
D: 2017-06-05
View Details
Haas, Alma
Sandra Schelle
B: 1945-08-15
D: 2017-06-04
View Details
Schelle, Sandra
Charlotte Higgins
B: 1927-11-14
D: 2017-06-03
View Details
Higgins, Charlotte
Mary Livsey
B: 1928-10-10
D: 2017-06-03
View Details
Livsey, Mary
Beatrice Horodowich
B: 1925-06-02
D: 2017-05-24
View Details
Horodowich, Beatrice
Jason Foust
B: 1969-11-29
D: 2017-05-23
View Details
Foust, Jason
Marian Allen
B: 1924-04-04
D: 2017-05-23
View Details
Allen, Marian
Virginia Williams
B: 1962-09-11
D: 2017-05-15
View Details
Williams, Virginia
Barbara Bonk
B: 1941-08-31
D: 2017-05-12
View Details
Bonk, Barbara
Bert Marshall
B: 1953-01-03
D: 2017-05-11
View Details
Marshall, Bert

Search

Use the form above to find your loved one. You can search using the name of your loved one, or any family name for current or past services entrusted to our firm.

Click here to view all obituaries
Search Obituaries
1614 Guilderland Avenue
Schenectady, NY 12306
Phone: 518-346-8424
Fax: 518-346-2852

Why Pre-Plan?

why-we-preplan

No one likes to think about death, let alone plan for it. In many families, discussing one's mortality is an extremely uncomfortable topic. But it is a topic that should be discussed and planned for well in advance of your death.

By pre-planning your funeral, you relieve your family of having to make important financial decisions during a period of great stress and grief-a time when people aren't thinking very clearly and may not know what to do because you never made your wishes known.

It's easy to say, "Don't make a fuss. I don't want a ceremony. Just bury me and be done with it." But it is important to realize that the ritual of a funeral and/or memorial service isn't for the deceased but for the living. It is a time when friends and family can gather together to grieve openly and to provide support for one another.

Pre-planning your funeral can be very informal, and as simple as jotting down your preferences and sharing your wishes with a family member. More formal arrangements in the form of a preneed contract can be set up with us and can be pre-funded through life insurance, bank trust agreement, or another method.

Pre-planning, when done properly, can give you peace of mind becaused you know that your arrangements are ready and pre-funded.

By pre-planning your funeral, you can:

  • make all the arrangements during a time of peace and not leave them to your family during their time of grief;
  • make your wishes known;
  • control the cost of your funeral and protect from inflation;
  • ensure that personal records are organized and easy for your survivors to locate;
  • protect your insurance so that it provides for your survivors and not for funeral expenses; and
  • provide protection in case the need arises before it is expected;