About

"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. 

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.

WHV 2020 - Level 3We 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.

Compassionate care

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.

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Ratings & Reviews

Verified Customer Reviews

Since 2005, many of our customers have taken the time to tell us how we did each year via our Voice of the Customer program. Our star ratings and comments from families come directly from these surveys.

"Highly recommended. We were provided outstanding service, personalized support, and did not feel pressured at any point in the process. Amanda and her staff and world class, sensitive, kind, and understanding during a difficult situation."

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April 2022

"Everyone at the funeral home was kind, respectful, and efficient. Each step was explained in advance. It was an immense help for our loved one's family and friends."

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March 2022

"My father & mother were both taken care of by The Walter B. Cooke Funeral Home , so my wish that they would be reunited in death after 51 years apart was fulfilled."

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February 2022

"Salena and Pastor John did an excellent job."

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February 2022

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