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

Shirley Grossman

June 16, 2021

Shirley Grossman (Aroesty) Brighton: She was predeceased by her parents, Abe and Esther Aroesty; her beloved husband Lou and their...


Ronald Kwasman

June 16, 2021

Ronald Kwasman, DDS Ronald Kwasman of Longwood, Florida passed away on June 16, 2021. Born in 1932, Ron was the...

Theodore S. Ertischek

June 15, 2021

June 25, 1932 - June 15, 2021. Survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Judy (Silverstein); devoted children, Bob...

Yakov S. Afanasyev

June 15, 2021

Yakov S. Afanasyev Passed away on June 15, 2021 at age 89.  Yakov was born in Village Ploskoye, Smolenskiy Region,...


Morris Karin

June 10, 2021

Passed away at age 99 on June 10, 2021 and will be buried next to his beloved wife of 55...


Abraham Rubin

May 26, 2021

February 26, 1923 – May 26, 2021. Abraham died peacefully in the arms of loving family just months after brushing...

Kenneth M. Baron

May 23, 2021

On Sunday, May 23, 2021 we lost our “Sweet Kenny”. He just celebrated his 78th birthday with family & friends....

Yefim Kiperman

May 21, 2021

Yefim T. \"Fima\" Kiperman Passed away on May 21, 2021 at the age of 82. He is survived by his...

Susan P. Messing

May 10, 2021

Beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend, passed away May 10, 2021 after a courageous battle with cancer. Susan is...

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...
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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.