Our Staff

Our staff is compiled of four licensed New York State funeral directors:

Joseph M. Kowalczyk

Joseph M. Kowalczyk, a lifetime area resident became licensed in 1966 after graduating from the Simmons School of Mortuary Science in Syracuse. Joe purchased the Drejza Funeral home on Lincoln Ave in Utica in 1962. Joe is involved in funeral planning process and is an integral part of the licensed funeral staff. 

The Late Mark C. Kowalczyk

Mark C. Kowalczyk joined the family funeral service in 1988 after receiving an Associates Degree in funeral service from The New England Institute in 1986. Prior to his coming to the area he was employed with funeral firms in Boston and the Albany Capital district area. He is the son of Joseph and Cynthia. Mark passed away October 2nd, 2019. 

Stephen S. Karboski - Licensed Funeral Director 

Christopher J. McGrath - Licensed Funeral Director 

Patrick B. McGrath -  Licensed Funeral Director