Welcome to Walter J Kent Funeral Home

March 2021 Update- Pandemic Impact on Services

Currently we are allowed to hold socially distanced public services indoors at 50% capacity. We can have 45 people in the funeral home at a time. Attendees can rotate in and out to facilitate visitation services.

We continue our measures to help protect and accommodate all guests who enter our facilities. As with all public places, masks are required. Hand sanitizer is provided and furniture has been arranged according to social distancing guidelines.  We are taking extra precautions to sanitize between guests.

For our safety and the safety of those we serve, please do not come in person to the funeral home if you have a cough, fever or feel ill.  Condolences can always be left on our website. For families with concerns about those unable to attend in person, remote services and video tributes may be available.

We closely monitor and follow guidelines from the CDC, National Funeral Directors Association, the NYS Funeral Directors Association as well as state and local emergency protocols.  Now more than ever, we are committed to providing professional and personalized funeral services to our community and are honored for the opportunity to serve.

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Two generations, Serving our community.

It is our promise to provide service, support, and comfort to those in need. Please use our website as a means of finding information and resources to make informed decisions and connect with our licensed directors.

Walter J. Kent Funeral Home is locally owned and family operated in Elmira, NY. Opened in 2003, our funeral home was the completion of the founder's life long dream to serve families of his community under his own roof.
As of March 2014, we now operate as a father & son funeral service.


We proudly serve all faiths and offer professional, personalized service to those who have endured a loss as well as those seeking to plan ahead for the future. Our website serves to provide information for those in need as well as a place to leave condolences and memories for friends and loved ones.
‚ÄčTake time to learn about our family owned funeral home and the services we offer our community.

We are honored to continue serving Elmira and surrounding communities as a second generation family profession.