Our Tradition

   In 1893, George Fairchild was the founder of what would become Fairchild & Meech DeWitt Chapel. In 1925, B. Abbott Meech and George Fairchild joined together. After World War II Donald Meech, son of Abbott Meech, also became involved in the tradition. Now the family business is operated by Bradley A. Meech, grandson of B. Abbott Meech.

Fairchild & Meech has proudly served the families of Central New York for over one hundred and twenty five years. Our aim is to exceed the expections of all the families we serve.

As funeral  directors , our calling imposes upon us special responsibilities  to those we serve and to the public at large . An important obligation is to provide  information  so that everyone  can make knowledgeable  decisions about funeral  and cremation services .
In  accepting  our responsibilities  we affirm  the following  standards of  good  practice  and  hereby pledge:

1.    To provide the public with information about funeral and cremation services, including prices, functions and the responsibilities of funeral directors
2.    To make services available in as wide a range of price categories as necessary to meet the needs of all segments of our community, and to affirmatively extend to everyone the right to inspect and freely consider them all
3.    To quote conspicuously in writing the charge for every arrangement offered, and to clearly identify the services, facilities, equipment and merchandise included in such quotations
4.    To adhere to the highest standard of conduct in all aspects of business

5.    To afford an ongoing opportunity to all persons to discuss or arrange funerals in advance

6.    To ensure that pre-need contracts fully disclose those items which are guaranteed and those which are nonguaranteed, in terms that are clear and easy to understand
7.    To manage prepaid funds responsibly, ensuring that promises are honored and expectations are met, within the letter and spirit of the law
8.    To make no representation, written or oral, which may be false or misleading and to apply a standard of honesty in all dealings
9.    To furnish each family, at the time arrangements are made, with a written memorandum of charges and to make no additional charge without their approval
10.    To respect all faiths, creeds and customs, and to give full effect to the role of the clergy/celebrant

11.    To maintain qualified and competent staff, appropriate facilities and suitable equipment required for comprehensive funeral and cremation services
12.    To assure those we serve the right of personal choice in making service arrangements