About Us | Herson Wagner Funeral Home

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About Us

History & Staff

We have years of experience caring for families, from all walks of life. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession, dedicated to excellence in service, and have the highest integrity.

Our History

Wagner Funeral Home, established in 1860 as the Baldwin Funeral Home (and later the Baldwin-Davis Funeral Home,) was bought by Elwood C. Wagner in 1940 after having been an employee there since 1928.  Mr. Wagner sold the business prior to his retirement, and as a former President of the New York State Funeral Directors Association, he stayed active in the profession until his death at 89.  Today, Wagner Funeral Home has merged with the Herson Funeral Home on Geneva Street in downtown Ithaca. 

Herson Funeral Home was established in 1933 on Geneva Street by Matthew Herson, and was owned by the Herson family until the early 1990's.  The Herson Wagner Funeral Home is locally based and operated as a small family owned organization with staff from the Ithaca community.


Our Valued Staff

Stephen  Sedlock

Stephen Sedlock, Manager,Licensed Funeral Director


Maggie L. Palmer

Maggie L. Palmer, Funeral Director


Dinah Collins

Dinah Collins, Funeral Assistant


Rob Longo

Rob Longo, Funeral Assistant


Lori Sedlock

Lori Sedlock, Funeral Service Assistant, Secretary