Garner Funeral Service

10 Lawrence Ave Potsdam, NY


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    Cory J Varney


    Cory Varney has been serving families as a funeral director at Garner Funeral Home since the 1990s. He was born in Potsdam, New York, and is a 1988 graduate of Potsdam Central Schools. Cory continued his education at Merrimack College, graduating in 1992 with a bachelor’s degree in business management. A short time later, he earned a degree in mortuary science from State University of New York Canton.

    Cory began working at the Garner Funeral Service in 1994, where the former owner took him under his wing and guided him through his development as a funeral director. In 2000 Cory became the general manager of the funeral home. Cory’s primary motivation for becoming a funeral director was his desire to help families through difficult times. He strives to create meaningful services that memorialize and celebrate a person’s life.

    Cory is married and they have 4 children. He is very involved in the community and for many years he has assisted in athletics and school-related activities. In his free time Cory enjoys wood-working, golfing, boating and spending time with his family and his dog.

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    Eric J Warner

    Funeral Director

    Born and raised in the heart of Heuvelton, New York, Eric Warner has been a licensed funeral director since the early 2000s. He received his mortuary science degree from State University of New York Canton. Eric shows professionalism in his work as a funeral director and goes out of his way to facilitate the needs of families. Eric and his wife live on a small horse farm in DeKalb with their 2 children. In his free time he enjoys singing and playing piano.