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Our Funeral Directors...

Our Funeral Directors

Compassionate, professional, detail oriented and always in pursuit of excellence.                   We consider it a privilege to be a source of comfort and guidance. Call anytime or set up an appointment to discuss your specific funeral arrangement needs. We will assist you with just the right plan for your family’s situation.

Meeting With The Director…

We are committed to helping you.

Commonly called “The Arrangement Conference” you may meet with a Director at our location in Greenwich Village, West 43rd Street or if needed at your residence.

At the beginning of the Arrangement Conference you will be given a copy of our General Price List. Every service or item we offer with its cost is contained in it. The type of service you wish will be discussed. Chapel or graveside services are usual options. Our staff will handle all the details associated with the funeral. We will coordinate with Rabbi’s, cemeteries, burial societies, Chevra Kadisha and all parties involved.

Our Directors will guide you so that your cost will be within your means and that the service that you plan will be meaningful.

Meet Our Funeral Directors…

Joel Shumacher

Joel Shumacher

Joel Schumacher, Funeral Director

Born in Washington State, Joel has lived in New York City for the past 14 years and joined the firm in 2002. Having attended and graduated from the American-McAllister Institute of Funeral Service in Manhattan, he served his residency and his career as a funeral director at Beth Abraham. Joel brings a quiet dignity and sincerity to all he serves. His genuine demeanor and humble manner makes everyone he meets feel comfortable and at ease.

Jennifer Greenberg

Jennifer Greenberg

Jennifer Greenberg,  Licensed Manager and Funeral Director

Jennifer was born and raised in New York. She attended American Academy McAllister Institute of Funeral Services in Manhattan, graduating in 2007. Known for her warmth and compassion, Jennifer epitomizes the professionalism and trust that evokes the spirit of the company. She served her residency and career as a funeral director with Beth Abraham and has quickly become part of the fabric of the community.

Gregory Zannitto

Gregory Zannitto

Gregory Zannitto, Funeral Director

Gregory joined Beth Abraham in the spring of 2011 and is a resident of New York City. He attended Hudson Valley Community College in Troy, NY, where he studied mortuary science. Subsequent to mortuary school, Gregory attended the University at Albany and Empire State College. Gregory began his career in 1997, was licensed in New York State since 2000, and has been continuously employed in funeral service. He first served as a funeral director and manager in his home city of Schenectady, NY, prior to his move to New York City. The consummate professional, Gregory has a volume of experience and is credited with his attention to detail, competence, and compassionate demeanor. His dedication is unsurpassed.

Peter C. DeLuca

Peter C. DeLuca

Peter C. DeLuca, General Manager and Funeral Director

A native New Yorker, he has utilized his entire career to coalesce the most advanced staff, the finest facility and the highest principles of funeral service. He has dedicated himself to serving countless individuals and families that have experienced loss while providing them a comfortable atmosphere of compassion and professionalism. With these ideals, Peter has personally taught each of his staff to carry-on premier standards. A persistent advocate for the communities of the metropolitan area, Peter serves on many non-profit boards and has been honored by the City Council of NYC, The Caring Community, The Children’s Aid Society, Chamber of Commerce, The American Legion and most recently was named “A Legend of the Village” and received the Humanitarian Award by VillageCare.org for community service. Currently, Peter serves as a board member and is a past president of the of the Metropolitan Funeral Directors Association.


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