George Werst Funeral Home

71-41 Cooper Ave Glendale, NY


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    James P Sturges


    James P. Sturges has been proudly serving families in New York city for over 2 decades. James began his career at Joseph G. Duffy Funeral Home in 1997 and has continued to provide high-quality service to families throughout the years. James is also a dedicated member of the Knights of Columbus and the Holy Name of Jesus Council.

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    David C Fitzgerald

    Funeral Director

    David C. Fitzgerald is a certified funeral service practitioner and has been proudly serving the families of Queens as a funeral director since 1990. Aside from his directorial responsibilities, he also organizes the annual Calverton National Cemetery bus trip and is a presenter of Dignity Memorial Escape School® and Dignity Memorial Smart and Safe Living™ programs. David has been a resident of Glendale for over half a century and is past president and current treasurer of the Kiwanis Club of Glendale, vice chairman of the Greater Ridgewood Youth Council Board and board secretary for Sacred Heart Catholic Academy of Glendale.

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    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. Since 2008 she has been affiliated with funeral service and is a graduate of American Academy McAllister Institute of Funeral Service. She obtained her funeral directors license in 2012.

    Anamaria's bilingual skills have contributed to the success of our funeral home in the evolving Glendale neighborhood. Her meticulous attention to the needs of community families allows for personal and comforting funeral services.

    Anamaria developed a lifelong passion for animals while attending New York City's only high school with a farming and animal program.