Schaffner Funeral Home Inc.

Joseph Schaffner, Funeral Director

554 South Main Street, Bolivar, NY 14715

What is Preplanning?

Some things are inevitable. Preplanning is simply making funeral decisions and arrangements now.

Why Preplan?

In addition to removing the burden of making funeral arrangements from greiving loved ones, preplanning ensures that specific desires for the ceremony and the type of burial are honored. Preplanning a funeral offers great emotional and even financial security for individuals and their families.

How to Preplan

Begin by meeting with the funeral director and documenting all important statistical information and personal background. This meeting involves discussion about your personal wishes in regards to a funeral or memorial service.

When should I start?

It is never too soon to begin the process of creating your own plan. Joe's 38 years of experience makes preplanning easy.

Schaffner Funeral Home Inc.
554 South Main Street
Bolivar, New York 14715
Phone: (585) 928-2840


Peace of Mind

Preplanning enables you to take charge of how people remember you and how they will celebrate your life. It can get you the best value for your money.

Financial Convenience

A prepaid burial trust account, set up at a local bank in the name of the individual is a convenient and safe way to ensure your final wishes and expenses are paid.

Financial Benefits

Since the funeral expenses are pre-paid, more of your assets and insurance proceeds will go to your family. Pre-paying can also play an important role when applying for medicaid.

Helpful Document

A form is available to help you organize your personal information and funeral wishes. You can get the form by clicking here.

We are always available to discuss any questions concerning pre-arrangements.