New York State Funeral Directors Association

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To empower, inspire and elevate funeral directors.


A world where funerals matter.


Integrity. Excellence. Commitment.

History & Facts

  • The New York State Funeral Directors Association (NYSFDA) is among the oldest association of funeral directors in the United States.
  • The original organization was founded in 1889; in 1933 it assumed its current name.
  • More than 900 funeral homes operating in New York State belong to NYSFDA.
  • Headquarters are in Albany, New York.
  • NYSFDA membership is open to any funeral firm and its owners and employees who are licensed by the State of New York to offer funeral services.
  • NYSFDA members receive updated industry information, compliance materials and a monthly newsletter. Educational programs include mandatory annual OSHA training, an annual convention and tradeshow, seminars and webinars.
  • NYSFDA members are eligible to participate in PrePlan, the industry leader for preneed trust fund management that offers complete security and flexibility for both consumers and funeral directors.

How is NYSFDA Governed?

NYSFDA is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors comprised of licensed funeral directors from small and large firms around the state who are industry leaders.

They are typically outstanding practitioners of funeral directing who have demonstrated a commitment to upholding the mission and goals of the Association. According to their level of interest and activity, our members also have the opportunity to serve on the standing committees that make up the organizational structure of the Association. These committees include Budget & Finance, Constitution and By-laws, Disaster, and Government Affairs. NYSFDA also works closely with local funeral directors associations located in every region of New York State.


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