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

Todd M. Pacer, passed away on February 12, 2020.  Todd was the owner/manager of Pacer Funeral Home, Inc. in Buffalo.

Lawrence Allen Spaulding, passed away on February 11, 2020.  Larry was the owner/manager of Spaulding Funeral Home in Malone. Larry also served as Franklin County Coroner for many years.

Noe Hamer, passed away on February 6, 2020.  Noe was employed as a funeral director with T.J. McGowan Sons Funeral Home in Haverstraw and a current member of NYSFDA.

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.