About Our Funeral Homes
In 1952 Brewer Funeral Home began operation under the ownership of
Arthur S. and the late Constance Brewer. Current owners,
Michael and Patty Miller purchased the funeral home from Craig and
Kathy Reukauf on August 12, 1999.
On March 15, 2004, Miller Funeral Home opened its doors as the
first and only funeral home in Hamilton County.
Who We Are
Born and raised in Ithaca, Michael is a graduate of Ithaca High
School and earned his A.A.S. degree in Mortuary Science from SUNY
Canton. His career in funeral service began at E.C. Wagner Funeral
Home in Ithaca. He later worked at Beecher Funeral Home, Inc. in
Pleasantville, NY. He married Patty Farone in 1988. They settled in
Lake Luzerne in 1993, where they have raised their three children,
Alyssa, Michael Jr., and Emily. In August of 1999 they purchased
Brewer Funeral Home, Inc. and in 2004 opened Miller Funeral
Michael is an avid outdoorsman enjoying much of what the
Adirondacks have to offer. He also enjoys riding his Harley
Davidson with Patty. He is active in many civic and charitable
organizations including the Hadley-Luzerne Lions Club, Patriot
Guard Riders, president of Galloway Gaelic Pipes and Drums where he
has been a bagpiper for 17 years, a member of Unity Lodge #22, Free
and Accepted Masons, where he is past master, The Scottish Rite,
and the Oriental Shriners.
Born and raised in Wilton, NY, Patty is a graduate of Saratoga
Central Catholic High School, SUNY Canton where she earned an
A.A.S. in Medical Laboratory Technology, and Hudson Valley
Community College earning an A.A.S. in Mortuary Science.
Patty enjoys the outdoors and spending time with family.
She is a member of the Hadley-Luzerne Lions Club and very
involved in Michael Sr. and Michael Jr.'s bagpipe bands.