A Message for Our Families and Visitors

Dear Families of Rochester and surrounding communities,

Vay-Schleich & Meeson has served this community since 1927 and we stand ready to help you now. Even prior to the coronavirus pandemic, the safety and well-being of you, your family and your friends has always been of utmost importance to us. We will remain open and our experienced, caring staff will continue assisting families during this critical time.

Our heart goes out to those affected by the recent changes due to coronavirus (COVID-19) and we extend our appreciation to the health care community for all they are doing now to protect us.

We want you to know everything we are doing to keep your safety top of mind while still helping you support friends and family during a time of loss. Please see below for important community updates and more information regarding our locations, livestreaming options and help planning funeral arrangements.

Community Updates as of Monday, March 16, 2020:

  • We are joining with the Monroe County Executive to follow the directive of New York’s Governor and health professionals.

In this climate, we know there is a lot of uncertainty.   We want you to know what we are doing to keep your safety top of mind and how you can still support friends and family during a time of loss by knowing the facts. We want to thank you in advance for putting your trust in Vay-Schleich & Meeson.

Visiting Vay-Schleich & Meeson Funeral Home

While the COVID-19 virus has required all of us to be more mindful as we go through our regular activities, rest assured that our locations are clean and safe. Even before this crisis we maintained health and safety measures designed to address a broad spectrum of viruses.  Now this includes COVID-19.  Our protocols cover everything from handwashing hygiene, cleaning product specifications, ventilation, equipment and common area cleaning procedures.

How Vay-Schleich & Meeson Helps You Support Friends and Family

We have always implemented the latest technologies for the convenience of families we serve.  We have made livestreaming and recording of services available to all families.  You may view services at Vay-Schleich & Meeson with a closed-circuit private link.  You may also support families via guest books and obituaries on our website

Funerals are important.  Recognizing loss is a human instinct and it is important to recognize that we must facilitate beginning the healing process.  Please make an extra effort to support those that have lost a loved one during this unusual time.  Your support is more important than ever with the added stress of these extraordinary circumstances.

Making Funeral Arrangements

If a death has occurred, or will soon, we are very sorry for your loss. If you are unable to make it to one of our locations due to travel restrictions, health concerns or any other reason, our caring staff can help you accomplish everything virtually. Every situation can and will be accommodated to ensure the arrangements for the care of your loved one and ensure your wishes are followed.

Thank You

Losing a friend or family member is never easy—and we are very aware that these unsettling times can amplify feelings of grief and anxiety. Please know that we are here for anything else you may need to honor life, support loved ones and begin the healing process.

Vay-Schleich & Meeson has served this community since 1927 and we stand ready to help you now.  The safety and well-being of you, your family, and your friends is of the utmost importance to us.

Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact me 585-227-2700.

Doug, Katie, and Mark Meeson