French, Gifford, Prieter & Blasl has been serving Chatham area families for years. We are honored to be a part of the rich history of this community and plan to be a part of it for many years to come.

My wife and I both work at our business. My wife is a Medical Education Learning and Development Specialist at Albany Medical College. She does devote her time here, as well, with many aspects of the paper work, greeting families and making sure that the facilities are maintained and constantly improved upon. I have been involved in funeral service for my whole life as both a manager and owner. I spend my time tending to day to day things here and attending continuing education classes to stay abreast of changes in embalming techniques, federal and local laws, and OSHA. I try to be available to help local organizations with what ever I can. I am a member of the Kinerhook Elks, the Fifties Group of Columbia County, treasurer of Ocean Fire Company #1 and Treasurer of the Chatham Lions Club, and President of Friends of the Tracy.

At French, Gifford, Preiter and Blasl Funeral Home we are confident that you will find that any type of service can be arranged here and that every detail will be handled in a professional manner. Whether your arrangements take in personal requests or follow religious rite, we are here to assist. Our experience brings us the knowledge in all areas to help and guide you through the arrangement process.

At French, Gifford, Preister and Blasl Funeral Home you can expect to receive the highest quality of funeral service available. We are dedicated to the families we serve and to the community in which we live. We also want to assure you that we are here not only when there is a death, but at any time there might be a later life issue, or question regarding funerals in general. It is our commitment to provide you with information, resources and assistance for the many issues surrounding aging and health.

Our firms have been providing to the families of our community since 1864.




There is no such thing as a silly question, especially in the area of funeral service. We are here to help you twenty four hours a day. If you have a question or are confused about something that you feel we might be able to help you with, please pick up the phone. It is our pleasure to assist you. With so many types of arrangements available, with so many options when it comes to merchandise, memorials, cemeteries and remembrances it is understandable that one would want to understand all these options before there is a need.

We hope our website explains a little bit of what you can expect by choosing French, Gifford, Preiter and Blasl as your funeral home. We hope that we are all that you would expect us to be and we would like to thank you for giving us an opportunity to serve you and your family.

French, Gifford, Preiter & Blasl
Phone: (518) 392-2811
25 Railroad Avenue, Chatham, NY 12037

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