Kenneth L. Bennett Funeral Home

425 Main Street Franklin, NY 13775


  • Ryan Timothy Walsh

    Funeral Director

    Raised locally, Ryan graduated from Delaware Academy High School in Delhi. Growing up in the food service industry, Ryan’s parents owned and operated the Delhi Diner for many years. Ryan worked for his parents serving customers and cleaning all throughout high school. He was also involved with several community organizations such as The Boy Scouts of America and Sons of the American Legion. He spent summers in the candy striper program assisting the nurses at Delaware Valley Hospital in Walton. After high school, Ryan went on to attend SUNY Canton where he graduated with an Associates of Applied Science in Mortuary Science. He then returned home and fulfilled his residency requirements with a local funeral establishment. He was asked to remain at the location and served as the registered manager for 14 years. It was during that time Ryan joined the Delhi Kiwanis Club. In his spare time, Ryan enjoys quilting. A hobby he was taught by his maternal grandmother. He is a nationally known quilter and has had several quilt and project patterns published in books and magazines with titles such as, Simple Quilts & Sewing, Pillow POP, Quilter’s World Magazine, and Quiltmaker. He is a member of the Night Owl Quilting Guild, Hamden and judges quilts annually at the local agricultural fair in Delaware County. Ryan joined the staff of the Lester R. Grummons, Kenneth L. Bennett, and Bookhout Funeral Homes in January of 2015 and is active in the Oneonta Rotary Club. He resides in Franklin and enjoys spending time with his 3 sons.

  • Lester R Grummons