Located on the southern shore of Lake Ontario, Rochester is the third largest city in New York State, with over 210,000 residents and more than a million people living within the wider metropolitan area. There are around 28 Rochester funeral homes to choose from, distributed throughout the city and its surrounding areas.
With Catholicism being the largest religious affiliation in Rochester, there are many funeral homes that have experience providing Catholic funeral. The second largest religious affiliation in Rochester is Protestantism. In addition, funeral homes may offer services for other religions, as well as those with no religious affiliation.
Apart from the many Christian churches, there are seven synagogues serving Rochester, including Congregation Beth Hamedresh on East Avenue and Temple Beth El on Winton Road. There are six mosques in the area, including the Islamic Center of Rochester on Westfall Road and Masjid Al Tawfiq Islamic Culture on Plymouth Avenue.
Funeral arrangements in Rochester are governed by New York state law. This means that a funeral director must register the death with the local registrar without 72 hours. There are no laws requiring embalming, or a casket for burial or cremation.
There are about 13 cemeteries in Rochester, including Mount Hope Cemetery and Ridge Road Cemetery, offering a range of burial and memorial options. There are also several crematoriums in Rochester.
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