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

Barbara S. Colombo

February 22, 2021

Passed away on February 22, 2021, at the age of 79. Predeceased by her parents, Benjamin and Helen Singer. Survived...

Edith M. Stern Gollin

February 21, 2021

On February 21, 2021 at the Episcopal Church Home. Predeceased by her husband, Dr. Max H. Stern; daughter, Joanne Y....

Lee Mandell Sloan

February 16, 2021

Loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend, Lee passed away peacefully on February 16, 2021, at the age of 86,...

Florence (Flo) Sarachan

February 14, 2021

February 14, 2021 at age 95. Flo and her sister Edie were legendary sidekicks in Rochester for decades, galavanting about...

Lea J. Bell

February 9, 2021

Lea (Tabolsky/Bulavsky) Bell, age 89, died peacefully at home, surrounded by family, in Rochester, New York, on Tuesday, February 9,...


Mordecai J. Kolko

February 7, 2021

Mordecai Joseph Kolko, who was born in Rochester New York on March 14, 1933, passed away peacefully in his sleep...

Jay I. Bernstein

February 7, 2021

Jay I. Bernstein Passed away peacefully but unexpectedly on February 7, 2021, at the age of 66. He was predeceased...

Saralee Stein

February 1, 2021

Saralee Stein is survived by her beloved children, Howie (Debbie Swartz), Peter (Amy), and Irene (Michael Small) and her five...


Meyer Marvin Goldman

January 31, 2021

Passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 31, 2021, at the age of 91. He was a devoted father, grandfather, and...

Marsha S. Zakofsky

January 30, 2021

January 30, 2021at age 72. Predeceased by her husband, Wayne; brothers, Lyle & Dennis Smith. She is survived by 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.