Our facility has been recently remodeled, increasing the entrance and visitation area in size to better serve our families.
To help make the visitation and service more meaningful to family and friends, and to remind you of happy memories you had with your loved one, we will create a DVD slideshow of photos you submit to us. The slideshow is viewed on large TV screens located in various sections of the funeral home. Afterwards, the DVD is given to the family, at no additional charge, as a keepsake that can be viewed in the comfort of their home.
We have a lounge and children’s play room to keep younger children occupied with games, television, coloring books, toys, etc., so that the parents do not have to constantly watch and worry about the kids.
We have a pipe organ, soloist, and a newly-installed, professionally-enhanced sound system, to avoid the “canned music” sound. We listen to your requests and will have music that has meaning to the visitation and service.
In the event that you do not belong to a church, we have clergy available to assist with your request, if desired.
A walk around the outdoors will help you relax and reduce your stress during this emotional time. You can unwind by sitting in the gazebo, watching the fish in the pond, and seeing the rose garden and all of the other flowers and trees surrounding our place.
People constantly tell us that our funeral home is unlike any other. They feel relaxed and comfortable, as we make it feel like being in a home rather than in a place of business.
The reason we go the extra steps with our facility and services is because we care and treat you like family.
Our funeral home was the former St. James Ev. Lutheran Christian Day School, dedicated on December 30, 1906. The following article was published in the German language church publication, “Die Wachende Kirche” after the dedication of this school, and has been translated.
"Dedication of the new school house at Bergholz, N.Y. on December 30, 1906.
Following the laying of the cornerstone in July of this past year at our dear St. Jacobi congregation at Bergholz, builders and the building committee were eager to get at the work of erecting, under God's protection, their new schoolhouse. Finally the work was completed, and it was now in order that the stately building be dedicated in the name of the Triune God, and to His use. It was on the Sunday after Christmas that a festive congregation gathered for this purpose in Bergholz. Large numbers of guests came for this festal event from Buffalo, Walmore, Martinsville, and Lockport to share the joy of their sister congregation and help them celebrate. Two festival services were held. In the forenoon we wended our way joyfully to church; the school children (62) took their place of honor in the front church pews on both sides of the middle aisle. After the church service, the pastors, elders, building committee, and children went into the old school house where a farewell service took place. Meanwhile, the congregation, guests, and choir assembled outside, and the entire group proceeded to the new school, with the children leading the procession. In front of the new school, as the choir sang, the master builder presented the key to the pastor. As the dedication service continued, along with prayer, joyful singing, and scripture readings, the schoolhouse was consummated. At 2:00 o'clock in the afternoon, another festival worship began in the new school house. The building has a stone basement under the entire structure, 7 and a half feet high, with a cement floor, first floor is 12 feet high, and second floor is 9 feet high.”
In 1970 this Christian day school was closed, and in 1985 it was sold to Robert W. DuBois, a local funeral director, who renovated it, and it is now known as the DuBois Funeral Home.