"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.
Arrangements by phone and email
complete funeral planning without needing a funeral home visit
Tribute video production
Services available to create a tribute video for the service or obituary from photos and videos.
- Cremation remembrance jewelry
- Option for mail delivery of ashes
- Scattering assistance
- Monument and inscription services
We want you to feel confident planning a funeral for yourself or a loved one. Here are some of the unique benefits we offer to help relieve your family of emotional and financial burdens.
National plan transferability
Personal Planning Guide
Free online obituary
Experts in honoring veterans
Away from home protection
Celebration of life
Compassion help line
100% Dignity Service Guarantee
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.
"Compassionate, conscientious kind staff who patiently worked through all aspects of this difficult experience"
Verified Burial Customer
"I could not have asked for more professionalism or concern regarding arrangements for my husbands funeral. All of my wishes were honored and my husbands remains were handled with great respect."
Verified Burial & Memorial Service Customer
"My experience for exelente"
Verified Cremation & Memorial Service Customer
We cherish the community we serve and invite you to join us for our upcoming events.
Veterans Benefits Seminar with Complimentary Refreshments
1:00pm - 2:00pm
For Veterans and Your Spouses. Join us for a Seminar and Complimentary Refreshments!