"A funeral should never cost more than a family can afford" was the motto that Walter B. Cooke adopted when he founded his funeral home in the 1920s to serve the New York community. At that time, his establishment prided itself in offering dignified funerals for low prices—a philosophy that has continued for more than 80 years.
Walter B. Cooke Funeral Home is honored to provide funeral and cremation services to New York City families. Our team creates unique and memorable tributes that celebrate a person's passions, personality and individuality.
- Catered Receptions
- Monument and Inscription Services
- Multicultural Funerals
Funeral services marked with tradition
Our caring team continues the tradition set by Walter B. Cooke by striving to meet every family's needs and providing personal and professional service. Whether you prefer a funeral or memorial at the funeral home, church, cemetery or elsewhere, we can handle almost any type of service.
New York is one of the most diverse cities in the country, and at Walter B. Cooke Funeral Home, we serve families of all faiths, cultures and backgrounds. We want every person who walks through our doors to feel welcome. Our funeral home is warm and comfortably decorated.
We honor veterans
At Walter B. Cooke Funeral Home, we understand the unique needs of America’s veterans and their families. As a Level Three Founding Community Partner with We Honor Veterans, our staff is knowledgeable in the benefits available to veterans and their families. With respect, integrity and dignity, we will walk you through the steps of creating a veteran's memorial service that truly honors the life and sacrifice of your loved one.
For decades, we have provided a high standard of service to families of New York. We are a member of the Dignity Memorial® network of funeral, cremation and cemetery service providers, offering compassionate care and personalized service you can trust.
We invite you to visit us to meet our friendly team and tour our beautiful funeral home facility.
Call us for any reason at all—we are here for you day and night.
We cherish the community we serve and invite you to join us for our upcoming events.
Unveiling Ceremony of the Women Veterans Memorial
11:00am - 1:00pm
After two and a half years of hard work and dedication, we are proud to announce the unveiling of a Women Veterans Memorial at Calverton National Cemetery here in New York. The Dignity Memorial team is proud to have underwritten this project and to have passionately supported bringing it to life over the past few years. We hope that you will join us at this special event honoring all military service women.
This event is sponsored by the US Department of Veterans Affairs, New York City Department of Veterans Services, the American Legion and Dignity Memorial.
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