Staff

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Get to know the Keyser staff, dedicated to helping families celebrate a life lived. We provide peace of mind, available 24/7 for your convenience.


Our Staff - Eric KeyserEric Keyser

Eric C. Keyser, is the fourth generation of funeral directors in his family. Upon his licensure in 1974, Eric joined his father in the business. He is recognized as a Certified Funeral Service Practitioner (CFSP) by the Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practice (APFSP), and is an active member of the Kingston and Esopus communities. Eric lives in Port Ewen and enjoys spending time with his children and grandchildren.


Our Staff - Luke KeyserLuke Keyser

After completing his year of internship and passing his state and national exams, Luke Keyser joined the family funeral homes in 2010, making him the fifth generation of funeral directors in the Keyser family. A graduate of Kingston High School, Luke attended Siena College, and went on to graduate from The American Academy McAlister Institute for Funeral Education. Following in the footsteps of four generations before him, Luke has decided to devote his life to serving members of the community in their times of need. Luke, his wife Meghan and sons Cal and Grant live in Kingston.


Our Staff - Paul GearyPaul Geary

Licensed funeral director Paul Geary joined the staff of Keyser Funeral & Cremation Service, Inc.  in December 2011.  A lifelong Kingston resident, Paul has been a funeral director in the Kingston area since 1995, when he obtained his funeral directing license from American Academy McAllister Institute of Funeral Service.   Paul is an active member of St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church in Kingston, where he serves as a lector, choir member, and Eucharistic Minister.  He is also a member and past president of the Kiwanis Club of Kingston and serves on the board of Ulster County Cerebral Palsy.  He is involved with the Ancient Order of Hibernians, where he is treasurer and past president, and enjoys playing the bagpipes with the AOH.  Paul and his wife Carol live in Kingston and enjoy visiting their two sons and daughters-in law, and their four grandchildren.


Kevin Snyder

Kevin returned to funeral service in 2016 after retiring from a 30 year career with the New York State Department of Transportation. He is a graduate of Simmons School of Funeral Service and SUNY. He lives in Red Hook with his wife and has two grown children. Kevin is active in his church and fraternal lodge and is a senior meal driver and credit union volunteer.


Emma Sanchez

Emma Sanchez is the most recent addition to the firm having joined in 2017. She graduated from the Mortuary Science program at Hudson Valley Community College in May of 2017 and started working for us shortly after. After serving her residency with us, she joined our full-time staff.

Emma has a unique perspective to the Funeral Industry because before working for us, she worked for a local cemetery as a crematory operator. She understands both sides of a traditional funeral or a simple cremation and works with sensitivity and deference with every family.

Emma now resides in Kingston with her two dogs. On her down time, she enjoys bringing her dogs for hikes around the Hudson Valley and spending time with family and friends.


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