Funeral Planning

We are specialists in celebrating, honoring and preserving the life of a cherished family member and friend.

Jewish Traditions

We provide an array of burial and cremation options to match your individual needs and preferences.


Detailed death notices, and a way to communicate with the families we serve via an e-condolence.

FEMA Launches COVID-19 Funeral Assistance Program

Individuals may apply for reimbursement of covered funeral costs due to a death caused by COVID-19.

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Recent Obituaries

Marlene G. Elkin

April 28, 2021

April 28, 2021 at age 84. Predeceased by her parents, Edward & Ruth Gerstel; and brother, Alan Gerstel. She is...

Betty J. Tishkoff

April 28, 2021

Betty J. Tishkoff Brighton - April 28, 2021 at age 89. Predeceased by husband, Jack Tishkoff & brother, Arthur Rogan....

Emily Joy Bobry

April 24, 2021

On April 25, 2021, Emily Joy Bobry, passed away at the age of 38 after an acute illness. She earned...


Judd Wexler

April 23, 2021

JUDD WEXLER April 23, 2021, at age 99. Predeceased by his wife, Sydelle; and brother, Marvin Wexler. He is survived...

Evelyn R. Ofsowitz

April 23, 2021

April 23, 2021 at age 98. Predeceased by parents, Sam and Ida Norry; brother, Victor; husband, Henry; daughter, Eileen, daughter-in-law,...

Judith Eissenstat

April 22, 2021

Judith Jean (Gordon) Eissenstat, age 93, died peacefully on April 22, 2021 in Rochester, NY. Judy, a life-long resident of...

Dr. Malcolm Paul Savedoff

April 20, 2021

April 20, 2021 at age 92. Predeceased by his wife, Roberta; parents, William M. & Celia Savedoff; & sister, Lydia...

Constance Nusbaum Mayer

April 15, 2021

April 15, 2021. Predeceased by her parents, Sidney I. & Gertrude (Sablowsky) Nusbaum. She is survived by her loving husband...

Anne Kosoff

April 13, 2021

Passed away on April 13, 2021, after just celebrating her 93rd birthday. Predeceased by her husband, Leonard; daughter, Susan Schrader;...

Lauren Fleisher

April 11, 2021

Lauren Fleisher (née Margolis) 75, of Lake Worth, Fl, passed away peacefully on April 11, 2021. She is survived by...
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Danny was so professional and helpful with our Mother's funeral. Everyone made us feel important. We highly recommend!

- Mark W.

Rochester, NY

Very compassionate and professional. Susan at the front desk, very caring....excellent...thank you from our family at how well we were treated and how lovely the ceremony for our mother.

- Carolyn S

Rochester, NY

Patty Carpenter and Matthew Miller were very helpful, caring and compassionate. Thank you.

- Jackie G.

Rochester, NY


Brighton Memorial Chapel is Rochester's premier venue for a traditional Jewish funeral. Visit our customs page dedicated to answering some of these questions.

Many people choose to arrange their own services in advance. This removes the burden and stress from their family members when the time does come. Learn more about our pre-planning options and our Miller Guarantee here.  

If the deceased has not laid out a plan for their burial, the family usually decides what type of service would best celebrate their loved one. A good place to start is our Services page to better understand your options. Or please Contact us and let us guide you through the process.