If you’ve just lost someone you love, first of all, you have our sincere sympathies. Your mind is probably spinning, and you might not know where to begin. We want you to know that we here for you, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

1.) Call us immediately

Your first step is calling Allen Memorial Home at 607-754-0110. Our caring, professional team will handle all of the details and make sure you understand the decisions you’ll need to make.

2.) Meeting with our team

One of the first things we will do is arrange a time for you to come in and meet with a licensed funeral director.

3.) Items to bring

  • The complete outfit in which you would like your loved one laid to rest, including any jewelry or personal affects.
  • A recent photo of your friend or family member (for cosmetic purposes), and the photo you would like to use in a newspaper notice or online obituary.
  • Current life insurance policy, if you intend to use it for the funeral expenses.
  • Military discharge papers

4.) Provide information for obituary

As part of your service with Allen Memorial, we’ll create a personalized online obituary to celebrate the life of your loved one. You may download the form below for a comprehensive guide explaining the items we’ll feature in this obituary.

Download Obituary Guide

4.) Complete Online Planning Form

It will also be helpful if you fill out the form below before you meet with us. This is all of the information needed for a New York State Death Certificate.