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Lucy Casey
B: 1939-12-14
D: 2017-07-26
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Casey, Lucy
Brian Casey
B: 1967-03-21
D: 2017-07-20
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Casey, Brian
Donald Barrett
B: 1930-11-08
D: 2017-07-19
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Barrett, Donald
Carl Graupman
B: 1922-03-07
D: 2017-07-11
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Graupman, Carl
Robert Dobmeier
B: 1925-05-17
D: 2017-07-08
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Dobmeier, Robert
Lucille Watts
B: 1930-04-22
D: 2017-07-01
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Watts, Lucille
Jason Congilaro
B: 1978-10-06
D: 2017-06-30
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Congilaro, Jason
James Lees
B: 1933-01-22
D: 2017-06-29
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Lees, James
Doris Carrasquillo
B: 1945-06-25
D: 2017-06-24
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Carrasquillo, Doris
Stanley Kubasiewicz
B: 1922-05-28
D: 2017-06-21
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Kubasiewicz, Stanley
James Fay Jr.
B: 1939-05-13
D: 2017-06-18
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Fay Jr., James
Janet Kryk
B: 1926-02-12
D: 2017-06-17
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Kryk, Janet
Richard Mastrodonato
B: 1949-04-13
D: 2017-06-14
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Mastrodonato, Richard
Rev. Edward Frank
B: 1926-11-07
D: 2017-06-08
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Frank, Rev. Edward
Thomas Coughlin
B: 1925-07-06
D: 2017-05-21
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Coughlin, Thomas
Rose Arena
B: 1937-06-16
D: 2017-05-20
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Arena, Rose
Rita Wallenhorst
B: 1931-03-17
D: 2017-05-19
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Wallenhorst, Rita
Marillyn Wise
B: 1924-07-18
D: 2017-05-17
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Wise, Marillyn
Violette Shayler
B: 1917-04-20
D: 2017-05-06
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Shayler, Violette
Mary Miller
B: 1931-09-16
D: 2017-04-10
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Miller, Mary
Sister Kathleen Milliken
B: 1927-05-02
D: 2017-03-31
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Milliken, Sister Kathleen

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1717 Portland Ave
ROCHESTER, NY 14617
Phone: (585) 342-8500
Fax: (585) 482-0218

Our Story


The Dreier-Giltner Funeral Home Inc. and the John M. Hedges Funeral Home are both independently owned and operated by Alan E. Giltner. They share the same location at 1717 Portland Ave in Irondequoit.

History


Edward H. Dreier "Eddie" opened his funeral home in 1933 on Joseph Place in the city of Rochester. In 1959 it was moved to it's current location on Portland Ave.
 


 


Mr. Dreier operated the firm until 1984 when he sold it to Alan Giltner. Mr. Dreier remained active with the community and the firm until his death in 2005 at the age of 95.

 

 


In 1942 John M. Hedges "Jack" took overthe business his father started in 1912 at Scio and University Ave. Mr. Hedges was a senior at Norte Dame studying to become a doctor when his father became ill and returned home to take over. In 1951 he built a new location at the corner of Empire Blvd and Culver Rd.




In 1986 he sold the funeral home to Alan Giltner who later moved the business to its current location.

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