The Mesnekoffs have been associated with the funeral business industry since 1935, when Nathan Mesnekoff started his first funeral home. In 1952 Nathan built Delaware Park Memorial Chapel where he was joined by his son Melvyn. In 1983, Melvyn's son Jay joined the firm.
Mesnekoff Funeral Home, Inc. is located in suburban East Amherst, New York. It is independently owned and operated by Jay L. Mesnekoff. Our facility is over 8,000 square feet and Mesnekoff Funeral Home caters specifically to the Jewish community.
We work closely with the local Chevra Kadisha, and follow all necessary Jewish customs if so desired. We handle chapel, graveside and Temple services. Our facility is conveniently located near all local Temples and cemeteries.
Mesnekoff Funeral Home works closely with different aftercare programs through the local Temples and through Jewish Family Services. Jay is also a licensed funeral director in Florida and New York State.
Mesnekoff Funeral Home, Inc. prides itself first and foremost on personalized and compassionate service. We will always be readily available for the needs of our families. We understand personal service and will meet your personal needs regardless of financial circumstances.
Jay Mesnekoff is a member of The Jewish Funeral Directors of America, New York State Funeral Directors Association and KAVOD - The National Independent Jewish Funeral Chapels. Jay is currently President of KAVOD - The National Independent Jewish Funeral Directors, in addition to various boards and committees and belongs to a local Masonic lodge.
Kind words from families who put their trust in Mesnekoff Funeral Home
"Our sincerest thanks to you for handling the arrangements for the funeral of my father. Everything was done in a most professional manner to our complete satisfaction, which meant a great deal to us at such a difficult time. We appreciate all of your assistance in carrying out his final wish of being buried at Arlington. Thanks again!"
"Thank you for honoring Mom’s memory by planting trees in Israel. As you know, Mom was devoted to Judaism, had a special love for Israel, and supported numerous Israeli causes throughout her lifetime. What a lovely and fitting tribute!"
"Words cannot adequately express my gratitude to you for the professionalism and caring that you provided for me and our family while handling the funeral arrangements for my father. You put us all at ease and provided much comfort. We had a great confidence and trust in your wise judgment. Your warmth and sincerity were delightful and much appreciated. In our time of loss, you provided strength and excellence. Every phase of the funeral arrangements were handled beautifully by you. I am Delighted to highly recommend Mesnekoff Funeral Home. I have dealt with funeral directors for over 30 years in my professional capacity as a rabbi, and your service was magnificent and exemplary."
– Rabbi Kenneth I. Segel
"We want to thank you so much for you great kindness and understanding in the planning and performance of Noah's memorial service. Obviously you are a professional, but your personal sympathy was very much appreciated. It meant a great deal to us to be able to say goodbye to Noah in a private manner."
"I’d like to thank you for planting a tree for my father, and also for your help in arranging everything for the funeral. You relieved me of such a burden! Everything went smoothly – the Rabbi was very nice, the limousine was prompt (except it was hard to get in and out of!). I am especially grateful for the notice in the Jewish Review. I have recommended you to everyone."