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


Lee A. Bloch

November 29, 2021

On November 29, 2021 at the age of 93. Predeceased by his brother, Richard M. Bloch and granddaughter, April Bloch....


Dr. Michael G. Hirsh

November 28, 2021

Passed away peacefully at his home of natural causes on November 28, 2021, at the age of 84. He was...


Bernard H. Rosenthal, DDS

November 28, 2021

November 28, 2021 at age 90. Predeceased by his wife, Irma. He is survived by his loving children, Bill (Jerry...

James R. Present

November 27, 2021

On November 27, 2021, at age 73, following a long journey marked by courage, grace and good humor. Predeceased by...

Stephen L. Finn

November 12, 2021

Passed away November 12, 2021 at the age of 74. Predeceased by parents Melvin and Helen Finn. Survived by his...

Annette D. Applebaum

November 11, 2021

Surrounded by her loving family, Annette passed away on November 11, 2021, at the age of 93. Predeceased by her...

Richard A. Sharfstein

November 8, 2021

Passed away on November 8, 2021, at the age of 71. Predeceased by his parents, Sol and Celia Sharfstein; and...

Helen Hecker

November 7, 2021

On November 7, 2021 at age 93. Predeceased by her husband, Harold Hecker; parents, Issie and Rose Morgenstern; sister, Isabel...

Miriam S. Rogachefsky

November 6, 2021

November 6, 2021, Miriam departed peacefully at age 89 with family at her side. Predeceased by her parents Joseph &...

Khana Meriin

November 5, 2021

Khana Meriin Khana Meriin passed away peacefully on November 5, at age of 97. Predeceased by her parents Moshe and...
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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.