Obituaries

Phyllis Church
B: 1942-10-05
D: 2017-11-18
View Details
Church, Phyllis
Jo-Anne Siracusa
D: 2017-11-17
View Details
Siracusa, Jo-Anne
Sister Mary Thomasine, RSM
D: 2017-11-07
View Details
Thomasine, RSM, Sister Mary
Lynn Shambeau
B: 1944-06-12
D: 2017-11-06
View Details
Shambeau, Lynn
Isabella Mancini
B: 1941-04-04
D: 2017-11-06
View Details
Mancini, Isabella
Ralph Barry
B: 1933-07-15
D: 2017-11-05
View Details
Barry, Ralph
Carson Keeling
B: 1939-01-17
D: 2017-11-04
View Details
Keeling, Carson
Louise Antico
B: 1915-09-27
D: 2017-10-24
View Details
Antico, Louise
Andre Sinclair
B: 1954-12-11
D: 2017-10-24
View Details
Sinclair, Andre
Norma Poland
B: 1930-12-10
D: 2017-10-23
View Details
Poland, Norma
Robert Knauf, Sr.
B: 1930-08-28
D: 2017-10-21
View Details
Knauf, Sr., Robert
Irene Miller
B: 1953-03-18
D: 2017-10-19
View Details
Miller, Irene
Anthony Farina
B: 1950-08-03
D: 2017-10-19
View Details
Farina, Anthony
Elizabeth Smith
B: 1931-08-28
D: 2017-10-13
View Details
Smith, Elizabeth
Helga Post
D: 2017-10-07
View Details
Post, Helga
Richard Collins
B: 1962-10-25
D: 2017-09-30
View Details
Collins, Richard
James "TJ" Vooris
B: 1958-08-26
D: 2017-09-27
View Details
Vooris, James "TJ"
Scott Owens
B: 1968-04-17
D: 2017-09-23
View Details
Owens, Scott
Elisa Cellini
B: 1927-08-30
D: 2017-09-23
View Details
Cellini, Elisa
Carol Lovelace
B: 1950-11-15
D: 2017-09-23
View Details
Lovelace, Carol
Debra Ellis
B: 1955-06-21
D: 2017-09-17
View Details
Ellis, Debra

Search

Use the form above to find your loved one. You can search using the name of your loved one, or any family name for current or past services entrusted to our firm.

Click here to view all obituaries
Search Obituaries
1700 Washington Avenue
Rensselaer, NY 12144
Phone: 518-286-3400
Fax: 518-283-7897

Obituaries & Tributes

It is not always possible to pay respects in person, so we hope that this small token will help.

Order Flowers

Offer a gift of comfort and beauty to a family suffering from loss.

The Remembrance Process

Capture the importance of the human need to be remembered. Learn more here.

Faithful Forever Pets

View our large selection of Pet Memorial products from Faithful Forever Pets. We carry Urns, Jewelry and Keepsakes for your beloved Pets

Gathering the Important Documents

Are you as organized as you should be? Chances are the answer is “no.” In today’s busy life, most of us are just doing our best to hold things together day-to-day.

Then, the unthinkable happens. Someone you love dies, leaving you with more questions than you could ever answer. Like, “Where is our marriage certificate?” Or, “What did we do with the pink slip to the car?”

Now’s the time to do your best to locate as many of the following important documents as possible:

  • Wills
  • Birth Certificates
  • Marriage Certificates
  • Deeds
  • Bank Books
  • Stock Certificates
  • Military Discharge Papers
  • Social Security Card
  • Tax Forms
  • Vehicle and Boat Titles
  • Insurance Policies

While you’re going through the desk drawers and filing cabinets, you’ll run across documents that you think may be useful. Add them to the pile. In the coming weeks, you may need them.

If you have questions about anything related to the search for the important papers, call us. We’re here to help.


Thinking Ahead?

That’s great. Having a select place to store important documents, like bills and personal records, can come in handy in helping settle an estate after death without having to search and sift through mounds of paperwork.

Why not create a "When I'm Dead" file? You could name it anything you want, but that title fits nicely.  This is where you’ll organize your family’s documents, so those you leave behind can easily find what they need when the time comes.

So what important documents should you keep in your "When I'm Dead" file? Here are a few suggestions:

  • Final documents, which include wills, trusts, powers of attorney, and health care directives. Copies of these documents should also be given to a trusted individual for safekeeping.
  • Income information, including social security and child support and alimony documents.
  • Investment accounts, including retirement accounts, mutual funds, and college saving plans.
  • Credit cards account information
  • Bills and banking information, which involves clearly explaining how bills are paid and includes any necessary information and instructions for bills paid online.
  • Insurance policies, including life, health, auto, and disability or long-term care insurance papers.
  • Other important paperwork, including military records, old tax returns, and birth, marriage, and death certificates.
  • Digital asset account information, which includes email and social media accounts, online services, and financial accounts. You want to organize and store essential passwords, access keys, PINs, and other sensitive information in a safe place that can later be accessed by your family or another trusted individual upon your death.