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

Benjamin Massachi

January 19, 2021

Benjamin Massachi passed away on January 19, 2021 at the age of 79.  Predeceased by his parents, Moshe & Rachel...

Beverly L. Groden

January 18, 2021

Beverly Lynn Groden (Paulin) Died peacefully and unexpectedly on January 18, 2021, as a result of COVID, virtually surrounded by...


Herbert I. Levin

January 15, 2021

Thursday, January 15, 2021, at age 92. Survived by his devoted wife of 41 years, Marie; daughter, Jamie Levin-Edwards; son,...

Ruth Clausing

January 11, 2021

Ruth Clausing passed away on January 11, 2021 at Maplewood Nursing Home in Webster, NY.  She is survived by her...

Ilana C. Finkelstein

January 9, 2021

Ilana died suddenly on January 9, 2021, at the all-too-young age of 33, from a pulmonary embolism.  She is survived...

Kenneth Edward Gordon

January 4, 2021

January 17, 1950 - January 4, 2021 with his family by his side. Ken was born in Rochester and attended...

Meyer (Milt) Smith

January 4, 2021

Meyer (Milt) Smith, June 1, 1926 - January 4, 2020. Predeceased by parents Ben Smith and Gertrude Brotsky and infant...

Irene Robinson (Sugarman)

January 3, 2021

Passed away on January 3, 2021, four days shy of her 99th birthday. She was predeceased by her husband, Robert...

Robert Hiram Gutkin

January 2, 2021

Died peacefully on January 2, 2021 surrounded by his family. He was 78 years old. Born in Rochester, NY on...

Ada Vogel

January 2, 2021

January 2nd, 2021 Age 93 predeceased by her husband Julian Vogel, her parents Isadore and Sadie Fine, sister Vivian Cousins...
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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.