Helpful Forms

Whether making pre-arrangements or a death has occurred, please take advantage of our downloadable documents and brochures. These can be easily viewed and printed from the comfort of your home.


Guide to Pricing

We prepared this guide to give you a better understanding of the costs associated with planning a funeral. This guide will give you an outline to follow when pricing services and merchandise at our firm or even comparing our pricing elsewhere.

Arrangement Checklist

Unsure of what we may need at the arrangement conference. Here is an easy to understand checklist to assist you.

What to Do when Death Occurs

When a death has occurred or is imminent, notify Vay-Schleich & Meeson Funeral and Cremation Chapels by calling (585) 227-2700, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Vital Statistics Worksheet

This is all of the legal information we will need to complete the death certificate, notify Social Security, Veteran’s Administration and other necessary agencies on your behalf.

Obituary Worksheet

Many families take pride in writing a meaningful life story for their loved one. Our easy to follow Obituary Worksheet will allow you to share that story with your friends and family. Our funeral directors can help you compose and submit that tribute to your favorite newspaper, post as a link on your Facebook page and share from our beautiful Online Memorial Tribute section on our website.

Service Preferences Worksheet

Are you interested in burial, cremation, or earth-friendly options? Choose the services that are right for you. Download this useful worksheet to guide you through the type of arrangements you want, including service details and final disposition preferences.

Social Security Benefits

Our staff will file a statement of death with Social Security on your family’s behalf. You will not need a certified copy of the death certificate for this notification.

Veterans Benefits

Our staff are experts at assisting you and your family in securing the earned benefits of a veteran. You may download this guide for more information and call us for assistance.


Cremation for Catholics

The Mass of Christian Burial has been an important tradition for most Catholic families. This brochure is available to those Catholic families who desire to keep the tradition of a funeral Mass, but are unsure about the Catholic Church’s position on cremation and those sacred ceremonies.

Caring for Caregivers

At Vay-Schleich & Meeson, we have an enormous amount of respect and appreciation for caregivers. The caregiver may be a hospice professional, clergy, medical or nursing professional, healthcare administrative professional, or anyone else that has a special place in your heart. Use this form to nominate an important caregiver, so we can honor that person through recognition and a special gift.