New York State Funeral Directors Association

David Murphy wasn’t expected to live after suffering life-changing injuries in a 2013 motorcycle accident.

Murphy was riding along a country road when an SUV ran a stop sign and hit him broadside.

The second-generation, Upstate-NY funeral director was airlifted to Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester.

He survived.

Photo shows NYSFDA 2017-2018 Officers

NYSFDA Installs 2017-18 Officers

ALBANY, NY (August 25, 2017) -- Funeral professionals representing all parts of the Empire State will guide the New York State Funeral Directors Association (NYSFDA) into the year 2018.

NYSFDA officers named for the 2017-18 year are as follows:

Photo shows award being presented to Sen. Betty Little

NYS Senator Receives Award from NYSFDA

ALBANY, NY (July 31, 2017) -- The New York State Funeral Directors Association (NYSFDA) was pleased to present a “Friend of Funeral Service Award” to the Honorable Elizabeth “Betty” Little  (45th S.D.) recently for her State Senate sponsorship and tireless advocacy to successfully secure a law allowing funeral homes to serve light food and refreshments in New York State.

The law removing the prohibition on food and beverage in the funeral home took effect statewide on January 17, 2017.