In August of 2015 Mike Lucey and Wendy VanVoorhis decided to step away from the business and serving the community they love to enjoy more time with family and friends...
Ed and Josh Miller, owners of Miller Funeral and Cremation Services, Inc. a family owned funeral and cremation service beginning 5 generations ago in 1889 are honored to have an opportunity to serve the communities and families in the local area. Ed and Josh have a proud heritage in the service industry and look forward to caring for the local community through commitment to excellence and commitment to the families they are honored to assist...
Edward J. Miller
(Fourth Generation Owner)
Born in Rochester, N.Y. in 1951 to Edward and Margaret (Kellett) Miller, I have lived in Rochester my entire life. I married Lynda Blauw in 1974 and raised four children in Penfield NY. The Blauw family, also a tradition of Rochester, owned Blauw’s Drug Store at the corner of South Goodman and Clinton Avenue South for several decades.
It is a testament to those who came before me that this firm thrives today. This family business had traversed the ages from the birth of the automobile, to a man on the moon, to face book and twitter; an age where items turn obsolete on their way home from the store. We take pride in the fact that generations of our family have been privileged to serve generations of Rochester families.
On January 15, 2000 my father and I opened a new facility at the corner of Winton Road South and Jefferson Road. The same year the former funeral homes on Mount Hope Avenue and South Avenue were closed, and a new era was born to an old tradition.
Graduated from McQuaid Jesuit High School (1969), Villanova University (B.S. Business, 1973), Rochester Institute of Technology (M.B.A. 1975). I have been a N.Y.S. licensed funeral director since 1978 and I am a Certified PrePlan Consultant.
Fourth generation owner, succeeding my father in 1982, and the current CEO of the firm. As I write this my wife, Lynda and I are in the Hospital awaiting our first grandchild (10/27/2010). My son Josh is the President of Miller Funeral Homes, Inc. and as partners we hope to continue the traditions of our predecessors.
"What is most notable about our success
and prosperity is that it is not ours alone.
It mostly belongs to the sacrifices
of our dedicated funeral directors
and their supportive families
that we have been privileged to work with over the years”
Josh E. Miller
(5th Generation Owner)
Along with my father Ed, I represent over 125 years of experience, family ownership & service to our community HISTORY: I married Sara (Smith) also a graduate of Penfield High School (1997); Sara is a social worker in Rochester's health care industry. Sara and I enjoy most things outdoors, backpacking, hiking, biking, running.. I am a 3 time marathon finisher (Eugene) (Philadelphia twice);I participated in North America's largest relay race "Hood to Coast" spanning a distance of 197 miles. EDUCATION: I am a graduate of Penfield High School (1997); Portland State University (B.S. Business); SUNY Canton 2002 (A.A.S. Mortuary Science) PRESENT: In 2002 I became the 5th generation to work in the family business; I am currently President of the company. April 2, 2011 Sara and I welcomed our first child, a happy and healthy baby girl and in 2013 we welcomed our second daughter.