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 Joseph E. Hall Funeral Home​

Joseph E. Hall

Owner/Funeral Director


Who We Are

We have over 50 years of experience caring for Rochester's African-American families, from all walks of life. Each one comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession, dedicated to excellence in service, and have the highest integrity.

When we sit down with a family, we have just one goal: to create a fitting, memorable and affordable service for their loved one. Together, we explore the wide variety of services and products available, as well as a wealth of creative ideas and suggestions. Together, we design a memorial or funeral service that suits their needs now, and in the future. Families who come to us know that years from now, they will have deep peace-of-mind because in coming to us, they've done their best to honor their loved one. When you come to us, you'll receive this same level of attention and personally come to know this same peace-of-mind.

Our History

In 1962, with a commitment to excellence and a compelling desire to provide quality funeral services at affordable prices, the family-owned Joseph E. Hall Funeral Home opened its doors to the Rochester community. A distinctive style of service and the belief that everyone deserves a dignified funeral engendered community respect for the Hall Staff and laid a firm foundation for success.

Hall's legacy continues today as continues to build on this foundation of excellence, extending nationally-recognized services beyond Rochester, into the surrounding communities. Known for putting professionalism, courtesy and sensitivity first, Joseph E.Hall Funeral Home provides a full range of funeral related services all within the walls of our comfortable facilities.

Our goal is to provide you and the entire community with the highest standards of funeral service care that our industry could possibly offer. We are dedicated to the future of meaningful funeral service and believe our first responsibility is to the families we serve. This means offering them only high-quality products and services at superior value, because we know our families' satisfaction determines our future.

Rev. James Smith

Asst. Funeral Director

Linda Thornton-Hillery

Asst. Funeral Director 

Edith Hall

Co-Owner/Office Manager/Corporate Secretary