Brian McElroy, Sr.
B: 1957-09-10
D: 2015-09-28
View Details
McElroy, Sr., Brian
Doris Perez
B: 1928-06-11
D: 2015-09-22
View Details
Perez, Doris
Hudson Cushman
D: 2015-09-17
View Details
Cushman, Hudson
Elnora Phinney Doonan
B: 1918-09-06
D: 2015-09-16
View Details
Phinney Doonan, Elnora
Sr. M. Elizabeth McDaniel, RSM
B: 2015-00-00
D: 2015-09-15
View Details
McDaniel, RSM, Sr. M. Elizabeth
John Pulver
B: 1933-05-27
D: 2015-09-15
View Details
Pulver, John
George Konisky
B: 1929-01-26
D: 2015-09-11
View Details
Konisky, George
Russell Vroman
B: 1938-12-17
D: 2015-09-07
View Details
Vroman, Russell
George Schroll
D: 2015-09-05
View Details
Schroll, George
Rosemary Williams
B: 1927-10-06
D: 2015-09-04
View Details
Williams, Rosemary
Constance Zobie
B: 1931-10-13
D: 2015-08-26
View Details
Zobie, Constance
Joyce Biondi
B: 1939-05-06
D: 2015-08-22
View Details
Biondi, Joyce
Mildred Richardson
B: 1917-10-10
D: 2015-08-22
View Details
Richardson, Mildred
Glenn Frank
B: 1965-11-01
D: 2015-08-19
View Details
Frank, Glenn
Earl Smith, Jr.
B: 1946-04-22
D: 2015-08-19
View Details
Smith, Jr., Earl
Angeline Cacciotti
B: 1928-12-30
D: 2015-08-18
View Details
Cacciotti, Angeline
Howard Adams
B: 1937-10-08
D: 2015-08-15
View Details
Adams, Howard
Ronald Pratt
B: 1929-02-15
D: 2015-08-13
View Details
Pratt, Ronald
Janet Wagner
B: 1941-03-29
D: 2015-08-09
View Details
Wagner, Janet
Sister Patricia Casla, RSM
D: 2015-08-04
View Details
Casla, RSM, Sister Patricia
Traci Daoust
B: 1962-02-04
D: 2015-08-01
View Details
Daoust, Traci


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
1700 Washington Avenue
Rensselaer, NY 12144
Phone: 518-286-3400
Fax: 518-283-7897

Obituaries & Tributes

It is not always possible to pay respects in person, so we hope that this small token will help.

Order Flowers

Offer a gift of comfort and beauty to a family suffering from loss.

The Remembrance Process

Capture the importance of the human need to be remembered. Learn more here.

Faithful Forever Pets

View our large selection of Pet Memorial products from Faithful Forever Pets. We carry Urns, Jewelry and Keepsakes for your beloved Pets
Who to call first?


Whether you received a 2 a.m. phone call with news of an unexpected death or shared your loved one's final moments of a long illness, your initial reaction to the death was likely shock. It doesn't seem to matter how prepared we are - or aren't - a loved one's death often leaves us feeling numb and bewildered. If you're responsible for making the funeral arrangements or executing the will, shock and grief can be immobilizing. Even simple decisions can be overwhelming.

Making the first phone call
What to do first depends on the circumstances of the death. When someone dies in a hospital or similar care facility, the staff will usually take care of some arrangements, such as contacting the funeral home you choose, and if necessary, arranging an autopsy. You will need to notify family, friends and clergy. It may be easier on you to make a few phone calls to other relatives or friends and ask each of them to make a phone call or two to specific people, so the burden of spreading the news isn't all on you. If you are alone, ask someone to keep you company while you make these calls and try to cope with the first hours after the death.

Call a funeral director
Whatever the circumstances of death, one of your first calls should be to a licensed funeral director. We are here to help you:

  • transport the body
  • obtain a death certificate
  • select a casket, urn and/or grave marker
  • arrange the funeral, memorial and/or burial service
  • prepare the obituary
  • help you notify the deceased's employer, attorney, insurance company and banks
  • offer grief support or direct you to other resources

Call the employer
If your loved one was working, you'll need to call his or her employer immediately. Ask about the deceased's benefits and any pay due, including vacation or sick time, disability income, etc. Ask if you or other dependents are still eligible for benefit coverage through the company. Ask whether there is a life insurance policy through the employer, who the beneficiary is and how to file a claim.

Call the life insurance company
Look through the deceased's paperwork for the life policy. Call the agent or the company and ask how to file a claim. Usually the beneficiary (or the beneficiary's guardian, if a minor) must complete the claim forms and related paperwork. You'll need to submit the death certificate and a claimant's statement to establish proof of claim. Remember to ask about payment options. You may have a choice between receiving a lump sum or the having the insurance company place the money in an interest-bearing account from which you can write checks.

1700 Washington Avenue | Rensselaer, NY 12144 | Phone: 518-286-3400 | Fax: 518-283-7897 | Email: