Our Family Caring for Yours
Since 1927

We are here to help you and your family make the very best decisions, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you have questions on service options, or have looked at having services elsewhere, call on us for peace of mind. As always, there is no obligation for any information that you may need.


What to Do when Death Occurs

Call Vay-Schleich & Meeson when a death occursIf you have experienced a loss, please accept our deepest sympathies. At the time of need, there are countless things that must be done and it can be overwhelming. Let our family assist you in making the very best decisions.

Notify Our Firm

When a death has occurred or is imminent, notify Vay-Schleich & Meeson Funeral and Cremation Chapels by calling (585) 227-2700, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The following are some questions that we may ask when you call:

Prepare For the Arrangement Conference

We will then set an appointment time for you to come to the funeral home to complete the details of the funeral arrangement. One of our experienced funeral directors will guide you through the entire process. If you would prefer, we can also make arrangements in the comfort of your home.

The following is a list of information that we will need at the arrangement conference:

The arrangement conference will also include making decisions on:

To help assist you, view our Service Preferences Worksheet.

Gather Obituary Information

Our funeral home will assist you in writing the obituary and submit it to the Democrat & Chronicle, any out-of town publications and upload it to our website. 

The information commonly included is a list of survivors, photo, age, place of birth, occupation, college degrees, memberships held, military service, achievements, hobbies and interests and any pre-deceased relatives on the deceased's side. You may also want to decide on an appropriate charity to which gifts may be made (church, hospice, library, organization, school, etc.). 

To help assist you, view our Obituary Worksheet.

Who to Notify

Make a list of family, friends and business colleagues, and notify each by phone. You may wish to use a "branching" system: make a few phone calls to other relatives or friends and ask each of them to make phone calls to specific people. 

Other people you may want to notify include: 



Our Locations


Greece Chapel
1075 Long Pond Road
Rochester, NY 14626
Phone: (585) 227-2700
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Hilton Chapel
38 East Avenue
Hilton, NY 14468
Phone: (585) 392-1500
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For immediate assistance, please call 585-227-2700.



Our Family Caring for Yours
Since 1927

We are here to help you and your family make the very best decisions, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you have questions on service options, or have looked at having services elsewhere, call on us for peace of mind. As always, there is no obligation for any information that you may need.