DELMAR — Meyers Funeral Home director Stephen Meyers said one reason why his business has remained open since 1968 is that he always listens to what grieving clients want, answers their questions, and offers them affordable services, especially since they are still dealing with losing their loved one.
“Our funeral business is probably the least expensive of its kind in the Capital District and we love being a locally-born business,” said Stephen who started working at this Delmar establishment since around 1990. His father, Ben, had first opened in the late 1960s and although he is semi-retired now, he continues to stay involved.
When asked how he works with clients during some of their darkest times, Stephen said one helpful tactic is putting all the service choices before them so they can decide what’s best for them. “We offer valuable services in times of need, usually when it’s chaotic for the family if they don’t pre-plan but one phone call with us will basically get everything rolling,” he said, adding that Meyers Funeral Home offers options, including cremation and full traditional burials. “Sometimes families are not aware of some benefits that can help them with the cost of a funeral or cremation; we help them to find these benefits, regardless if it’s a cremation or full funeral.”
“Veterans are also specifically honored here,” Stephen said, since veterans sacrifice so much. Meyers Funeral Home offers both standard and full honor military funerals, as well as veteran benefits like a presidential memorial certificate and a memorial plot.
“I feel it’s important to meet with the person whose name is on the sign,” Stephen said. “I’m 55 years old and I hope to be around for another 30 years or more.”
For more information, call 518-439-5560 or visit www.meyersfuneralhome.com.