Welcome to Walter J Kent Funeral Home


October 24, 2020 – COVID 19 Update

  The most recent press conference and related news from the Governor's Office has seen parts of our county and surrounding areas listed as an 'Orange Zone' given the uptick of COVID cases. The COVID-19 pandemic has affected all of our lives in ways we could never imagine. Needless to say, it has affected the way we conduct our business. 

As always, we are closely monitoring and following the guidelines from the CDC, National Funeral Directors Association, the NYS Funeral Directors Association as well as state and local emergency protocols. 

With the latest regulations, funeral home are allowed to hold socially distanced public services indoors at a capacity of 25 people, which limits the amount of occupants inside at one time. Attendees can rotate in and out to facilitate visitation services.

We have set measures in place to help protect and accommodate all guests who enter our facilities to ensure their safety and comfort while honoring their loved ones. As with all public places, masks are required. We are providing hand sanitizer and have placed safety reminders throughout our facilities. Furniture has been arranged according to social distancing guidelines and we are taking extra precautions to sanitize between guests. Please do your part and if you have a cough or feel ill, do not come in person to the funeral home. As always, condolences may be left on our website. For families with concerns about those who are unable to attend in person, remote services and video tributes may be available. 

For our safety and the safety of those we serve, our offices will continue to be open by appointment only. We will also continue to use telephone conferences along with limited in person meetings to facilitate service arrangements.

Now more than ever, we are committed to providing professional and personalized funeral services to our community and we are honored for the opportunity to serve.


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.
​Take 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.