Otto Redanz Funeral Home Is Prepared to Safely Care For Families During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Otto Redanz Funeral Home remains committed and prepared to safely care for the families it serves during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Whenever possible, Otto Redanz Funeral Home will continue to enable families to participate in the rituals that are most important to them. And according to the CDC, at this time, there is no known risk associated with being in the same room at a funeral or visitation service with the body of someone who died of confirmed or suspected COVID-19; however, federal, state and local public health guidance may impact the size of gathering a family is able to plan. Depending on a family’s preferences, their loved one can be safely embalmed. Families may chose either burial or cremation as usual. “At Otto Redanz Funeral Home, we recognize our responsibility to protect the health of those we are privileged to serve,” said Michael R. Goodlander, owner and caregiver. “We will continue to guide families, as we always have, in ways they can meaningfully commemorate the life of their loved one, sometimes virtually, while adhering to the guidance issued by federal, state and local public health officials.” Goodlander continued: “Our staff remains vigilant about cleaning our facilities and ensuring we’re all following recommended healthy habits, such as staying home when sick, washing our hands, and covering coughs and sneezes. The CDC and our state and local public health officials have offered a lot of helpful guidance for businesses on this topic, which we continue to follow.”
A member of the New York State Funeral Directors Association (NYSFDA), Otto Redanz Funeral Home regularly receives information via NYSFDA, the National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA), from the CDC, Department of Health and Human Services, Bureau of Funeral Directing, the counties Emergeny Management team and other agencies about the evolution of COVID-19 in the United States. We continue to lead the conversation with local and federal officials about the role of funeral service as it relates to the COVID-19 pandemic.
My name is Michael R. Goodlander. I am the owner and caregiver of Otto Redanz Funeral Home. Welcome to our website. We take great pride in the loving, gentle and patient way we serve our families. It has been stated by clergy and the community that our personal, “family feel,” stands out above all, along with our unique guidance, professionalism and service that only we can provide. When I am called and entrusted to walk with you on your grief journey, YOU are my ONLY focus. “Your family is guided every step of the way in honoring the life and legacy of the person who has passed on before us....know I am here for you and that when you call upon me, I am here to give you the guidance, comfort, compassion and professionalism you and your loved one deserves. I am here to serve and am honored when you entrust me to do so. My true concern is YOU, YOUR family, YOUR WELL-BEING, YOUR journey of grief and YOUR healing......whatever it takes. This is my sincere promise to you....May the God who loves you, bless you and console you always.”
My wife, Laura and I would love to meet you, give you an opportunity to meet us, see our spacious, meticulous groomed and “home-like feel” facility, discuss your needs and answer any questions you may have. When you are in the midst of a loss, no matter how prepared you think you are or if the death is unexpected, your world is “turned upside down.” You need a guide and a friend to walk with you through your brokenness. “You will be given the quality, attention and service that your family needs all within your budget......guaranteed!!"
If you are visiting our website thinking of the future, know that pre-planning for your end of life or for a loved ones is one of the most important tasks you could ever do to take the burden off of the survivors. Whether you want to make an appointment to gather your wishes or choose to prepay to protect your assets, know we are here and will advise you every step of the way. There is no charge for the consultation. You can even begin the process on this website.