We receive many letters from the families we've served, thanking us for our caring ways during their time of loss. Their words warm our hearts, and speak to you of our professionalism, compassion, and the true value of the services we provide.

I just wanna start by thanking Scalia and their staff i.e. Shannon for their professionalism and respect in the hardest experience of burying my Jude. This wasn’t my first encounter with Scalia as my godfather was taken care of by them as well, and Scalia exceeds expectations every time. The loss of a loved one is not easy and the preparation of providing a proper send off Scalia went above and beyond for my baby Jude. From the bottom of my broken-heart, thank you so much for everything. 5-Star service

JoAnna Cogliano March 05, 2021

John Vincent Scalia Home for Funerals Inc

Dear Mr. Scalia Our family is very grateful to you for all of your kind and expeditious help with the transportation, cremation, and everything else for our dear brother. At a time when funeral homes could take unfair advantage of customers due to the unprecedented volume of Covid-19 deaths, you have been honest, straightforward and understanding, and you've accomplished all that you promised, exactly as promised. You were there for us above others when we needed you most. Thank you so much.

Robert Rothschild May 03, 2020

John Vincent Scalia Home for Funerals Inc

Dear Kevin, A quick thank you for making an impossible task look easy ! The sign of a true professional. You are a credit to your profession. Thank You Bill M.

Bill M.

John Vincent Scalia Home for Funerals Inc

Dear Megan, Peter and entire staff at Scalia Home For Funerals, I don't really have the words to express how thankful I am for all that you did for my family. Gratefully Joan and family

Joan S

Thank you so much dear Scalia Funeral Home!!! We really appreciate what you have done for our little Angel!!! God bless you!!! sincerely Chekmak Family!

Chekmak Family

John Vincent Scalia Home for Funerals Inc

Words can not express our thanks and gratitude for all that you did for our family. My brother Joseph Ibrahim who passed tragically deserved a beautiful service, and you all delivered. A special thank you to Shannon, who with compassion and heart did all she could to accommodate our family during this most difficult time! God bless you all!

-Ibrahim/Agamy Family. December 06, 2016

John Vincent Scalia Home for Funerals Inc

Dear Kevin, On behalf of the Cava family, I would like to personally express the appreciation of the New York City Police Department for the professional demeanor that you and your staff exhibited during the funeral for Lieutenant Jason Cava. The loss of an Officer is tragic to both the family and the Department they serve, your actions, sensitivity and caring made a tragic and sad day manageable. Lieutenant Tony Giorgio Commanding Officer Ceremonial Unit

New York City Police Department

Dear Scalia Family, You are truly amazing people. At such a difficult time you all saw to it that every detail. Dad would have been so proud.

Susan C. and Family

As I learn of the difficulties thousands of families have faced taking care of their dead during the COVID-19 pandemic, I feel particularly blessed to have worked with you. From the time you learned of my brother’s death, you have been exceptionally kind and helpful: expressing condolences and speaking respectfully when my family first contacted you (while other funeral home representatives were callous and rushed in our interactions)... picking up the body just one day after I called you (while other funeral homes suggested our family place its name on a waiting list and call back in a month)… repeatedly following up with the nursing home where my brother died to secure death certificates… providing proof of pickup when the nursing home gave us incorrect (and disturbing) information… and keeping us fully informed at every stage. All this would have been appreciated under any circumstances, but at this particularly challenging time it is truly extraordinary. Despite the overwhelming demands on your business during the pandemic, you made my family feel as though we were your only client. We will never forget your compassion and assistance.

Deborah Rothschild May 03, 2020

On behalf of my family I wish to express our heartfelt appreciation to each and every person at Scalia's, from the person who answered our call, the greeters at the door, the person who complied the video, the chauffeurs and pallbearers. A special thank you to Shannon Walters who kept us focused, helped us with difficult choices and was extremely patient. The video you prepared exceeded our expectations, and all enjoyed seeing 9 decades of our mother's life which prompted many fond memories. The coffee lounge provided welcome space particularly for the younger members of the family. Moms remains were treated with utmost respect, being shouldered into and out of S. Clares and even how the casket was placed in the Chapel at Brigadier General William Doyle Cemetery. The entire process was made worry free, and we were so pleased with Mom's appearance. Thank You The Burgos family

Catherine Burgos

I want to thank everyone from Scalia Funeral Home. The deaths of my parents so close together was so much to bear, the staff at Scalia made it such an easy process. Everything was explained and detailed and even tho my parents are gone 16 months and 8 months respectively, I feel that I was not forgotten. I get cards for the anniversary of their death. I do not feel so alone. I took advantage of the 365 Days of Grief which helped so much in my grieving process. The Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony helps keep my parents front and center before the hustle and bustle of the holidays. I thank you all from the bottom of my heart for taking such good care of us as we went thru the burial process and for keeping the tribute going each and every year. I do not believe I could have gotten this anywhere else. Again thank you for ALL that you do.

Camille Major December 20, 2018

John Scalia and his staff do a wonderful job of helping people during a difficult time. Every detail was attended to. I highly recommend them! Joe Moore

Joe Moore

John and his family truly care about the families that come to them at such a hard time in their lives.-Bruce Ulriksen

Bruce Ulriksen

Thank you for helping us in this hard time for us. Everything was top-notch. It turned out to be a beautiful, healing experience. I really liked the slide show and the music that we put together with your help, and the online tribute page. Dimitri Vishnepolsky

Dimitri Vishnepolsky April 10, 2017

Words cannot express our gratitude to you both for your kindness and generosity during the most difficult time of our lives. It is so comforting to know there are such wonderful people like you taking care of people in time of need. Thank you again from the bottom of our hearts.


Dear Kevin, Thank so very much for your kindness and professionalism while caring for my mother and all of us. May God bless you always. You are a very special person.

Janice R and Family