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.

Recent Obituaries

Jewel Stein

October 18, 2021

Jewel Stein October 18, 2021, at age 92. Predeceased by her husband, David; parents, Emanuel & Matilda Greenwald; brothers, Irwin...

Eric M. Weiner

October 18, 2021

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Eric Maxwell Weiner on October 18, 2021 at the...

Sheila F. Konar

October 16, 2021

Passed away peacefully at home on October 16, 2021.  She is survived by her daughter, Rachel (Rick) Guttenberg; son, Howard...

Marilyn S. Tompkins (Gimple)

October 16, 2021

Marilyn S. Tompkins (Gimple) October 16, 2021 at age 82. Predeceased by her parents, Morey & Betty Gimple & brother,...

Adam J. Terho

October 11, 2021

Adam J. “Yosef” Terho October 11, 2021, at age 35. Survived by his mother, Elizabeth (Martin Fishkin) Kraut-Groenevelt; father, Brian...

Ellis M. Komenski

October 9, 2021

October 9, 2021 at age 76. Predeceased by his parents, Ralph & Ida Komenski. He is survived by his sons,...

Harriet E. Stekloff

October 7, 2021

Passed away on October 7, 2021, at the age of 75. Predeceased by her longtime partner, Jerome Issacson. Survived by...

William Rapkin

October 4, 2021

Passed away on October 4, 2021, at the age of 91. Predeceased by his parents, Sam and Bertha; his sisters...

Marvin D. Malowitz

October 4, 2021

October 4, 2021 at age 87. Predeceased by his parents, Jacob & Anne Malowitz. He is survived by his loving...

Loretta P. Bachman

October 2, 2021

Passed away on October 2, 2021, at the age of 85. Predeceased by her parents, Monte and Sylvia Comer; her...
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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.