Our Staff

Our dedicated and supportive staff are here to guide you through this difficult journey. We take pride in doing our absolute best to ensure your needs are met.


Licensed Funeral Directors

Benjamin R. Olney began his career in funeral service in May of 1987 at the Koch-Wetmore Funeral Home in Ulysses while he was a college student at Mansfield University.  He went on to graduate from Simmons Institute of Funeral Service in Syracuse, NY.  In 1990, he purchased the funeral home and is now the longest serving funeral director in Ulysses.  He is licensed in Pennsylvania and New York.  In 1992, he married the former Sheila Erway.  They have two children, Aaron and Joy. 

Dale R. Howell began working at the funeral home in August of 2003 and graduated from Simmons Institute of Funeral Service in 2004.  He obtained his funeral directors license in 2005.  A United States Air Force Veteran, Dale is employed as a firefighter at the Canandaigua VA Medical Center. 


Non-Licensed Staff

Rosalind S. Eastman began as a funeral home musician in July of 1961 and joined the staff in May of 1995. 

Philip M. Ford began working at the funeral home in May of 2013.  He served honorably with the Unites States Marine Corps for 26 years. 

Dylan P. Foust began working at the funeral home in May of 2014.  He is a 2016 graduate of Northern Potter High School, where he served as Class President, National Honor Society President, and Varsity Club President.  Dylan is currently a student at Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science and will graduate in May of 2018.