Obituaries

Meredith Wenderlich
B: 1984-06-28
D: 2019-10-14
View Details
Wenderlich, Meredith
Jane Ryan
B: 1932-08-17
D: 2019-10-13
View Details
Ryan, Jane
Joseph Gerko
B: 1930-09-12
D: 2019-10-13
View Details
Gerko, Joseph
Gilbert Smith
B: 1946-06-26
D: 2019-09-29
View Details
Smith, Gilbert
Carol Ginder - Wideman
B: 1935-03-11
D: 2019-09-24
View Details
Ginder - Wideman, Carol
Edward Lochner
B: 1936-03-12
D: 2019-09-20
View Details
Lochner, Edward
William Mahaffy
B: 1941-01-01
D: 2019-09-15
View Details
Mahaffy, William
William Spuck
B: 1999-07-21
D: 2019-09-14
View Details
Spuck, William
Carol Phillips
B: 1943-12-20
D: 2019-09-09
View Details
Phillips, Carol
William Coffey
B: 1939-10-15
D: 2019-09-06
View Details
Coffey, William
Joseph Wallan
B: 1928-07-18
D: 2019-08-31
View Details
Wallan, Joseph
Lewis Haley
B: 1928-05-01
D: 2019-08-31
View Details
Haley, Lewis
Nancy Stickel
B: 1942-05-22
D: 2019-08-30
View Details
Stickel, Nancy
James Brewer
B: 1940-08-09
D: 2019-08-23
View Details
Brewer, James
Eleanor Wheat
B: 1932-05-02
D: 2019-08-20
View Details
Wheat, Eleanor
Bessie Templeton
B: 1937-11-23
D: 2019-08-16
View Details
Templeton, Bessie
Timothy Torrey
B: 1964-06-14
D: 2019-08-14
View Details
Torrey, Timothy
James Stanton
B: 1957-02-27
D: 2019-08-08
View Details
Stanton, James
Megan Alekson
B: 1959-05-11
D: 2019-08-08
View Details
Alekson, Megan
Sylvia Stafford
B: 1938-01-16
D: 2019-08-05
View Details
Stafford, Sylvia
Paul Ruggeri
B: 1947-04-10
D: 2019-07-31
View Details
Ruggeri, Paul

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
350 Genesee Street
AVON, NY 14414
Phone: 585-226-2340
Fax: 585-226-3484

What to Know When Choosing Burial

For thousands of years, burial has been a traditional means of caring for the physical remains of a loved one. Historical precedence is one thing, but for you, burial may simply be the tradition of your family. When burial is chosen, your loved one may be:

  • Interred in the ground in a regulated cemetery, or if local legislation allows, on private property
  • Entombed in a crypt within a mausoleum
  • Buried at sea
     

It’s a Deeply Personal Decision

Even if it isn’t what your family has commonly done over the years, there are many personal reasons you may have to choose burial over cremation. These could include:

  • Religious or geographical preferences
  • An aversion to the cremation practice of using flame to reduce the remains to ash
  • You wish to erect a monument in honor of your loved one
  • You wish to have a natural location where you can visit, graced with trees and open spaces

    
Decisions and Costs

If you think that burial is the right choice for your family, there are some important decisions you must make. For example:

  • Do you wish the body to be embalmed?
  • What kind of casket and burial vault would you prefer?
  • Which cemetery would you select, and do they have space available?
  • What type of monument, headstone or grave marker would you like?
  • What words would you like to put on the headstone, marker, or monument?

Remember that each of these decisions involve related costs which may impact your final decision. These include:

  • Selection of the casket and protective burial vault required by the cemetery
  • The purchase of a cemetery plot, if your family doesn’t already have the rights to one.
  • The headstone or grave marker, and any placement fees charged by the cemetery.

You should also know that each cemetery is governed by their own board of directors therefore prices and guidelines differ from one cemetery to the next.

We know this is a lot to absorb – that’s why we make ourselves available to you and your family night or day. It is our responsibility to guide you in caring for your loved one. Call us with any questions you may have.