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 2021

Mrs. Jacqueline L. Stewart, 89, passed away March 25, 2021. Mrs. Stewart was a long-time employee at the family owned NYSFDA member firm Walrath & Stewart Funeral Home in Gloversville, NY. 

G. Brian Roberts, 77, passed away on March 21, 2021. Brian was a well-respected funeral director and most recently was a consultant with NYSFDA member firm Dengler, Roberts, Perna Funeral Home in East Amherst, NY. He served as President of the Erie-Niagara Funeral Directors Association, and his father (George J. Roberts) was a Past President of the NYSFDA.

C. Bruce Wetmore, 82, passed away on March 13, 2021. Bruce was a long time NYSFDA member and former co-owner of Carleton Funeral Home in Hudson Falls, NY.

James C. Magee, 64, passed away on March 11, 2021. James was in the funeral services industry for more than 40 years and worked for several NYSFDA member firms before retiring in 2018.

Howard M. Boniface Jr., 77, passed away on January 23, 2021. Howard was a long time and beloved employee of NYSFDA member firm Wm. J. Rockefeller Funeral Home Inc. in Rensselaer, NY.

Joseph R. Noll, 68, passed away on January 22, 2021. Joseph was the owner of NYSFDA member firm Macken Mortuary in Rockville Centre, NY.