Werst & LaBella Funeral Home

71-41 Cooper Ave Glendale, NY 11385


  • Kirk D Thompson


    Since 1999 Kirk Thompson has provided compassionate care to families in New York City. Kirk earned his degree in mortuary science from American Academy McAllister Institute in 1997. He is proud to be a part of the Dignity Memorial® team, guiding you through one of the most personal times in life.

    Kirk also volunteers and supports Team Dignity with community programs, such as Veteran's Day Parade, Vietnam Wall and Relay for Life.

  • Anamaria Makayla Ford-Binder

    Funeral Director

    Anamaria Ford-Binder was born and raised in Queens and has compassionately served the people of Glendale since 2015. Her life-long passion for animals coincided with her attending New York City's only high school with a farming/animal program. Since 2008 she has been affiliated with the Dignity Memorial Network® of funeral, cremation and cemetery providers, graduating from the American Academy McAllister Institute of Funeral Service and obtaining her funeral directors license in 2012. Anamaria’s bilingual skills have contributed to the success of George Werst Funeral Home meeting the needs of the evolving Glendale neighborhood. Her meticulous attention to our families’ needs have made our funeral services personal and comforting.