New York State Funeral Directors Association

We pause and reflect on the family and friends of NYSFDA who have passed away. May our cherished memories fill some of the void left by their departure, and may they rest in eternal peace as they live on in our hearts.


In Remembrance 2020

Gertrud "Trudy" Cunningham, 90, passed away on January 11, 2020.  She was the wife of the late Leland A. "Lee" Cunningham, second-generation owner, and step-mother of Curtis A. "Curt" Cunningham, retired third-generation owner of A.J. Cunningham Funeral Home in Greenville.

John P. Maurer, 83, passed away on December 27, 2019. John was a President of NYSFDA member firm The Maurer Funeral Homes in Liverpool and Baldwinsville.

Margaret L. McCormack, 73, passed away on December 17, 2019. Peggy was Vice President of NYSFDA member firm J.A. McCormack Sons Funeral Home and her husband Bill served as NYSFDA president from 1991-92.

Vincent Lynn Lawyer, 26, passed away on December 14, 2019. Vince was a member of NYSFDA and funeral director with Buranich Funeral Home for 6 years.