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

Our History

Olthof Funeral Home was started in 1946 by Robert L. and Louise Smith Olthof. When they first started, Robert worked at other area funeral homes, and Louise taught kindergarten at the Pennsylvania Avenue School. Robert Leon Olthof, their son, assumed the Licensed Manager position around 1965, when his father became ill. 

Over the years, the size of the facility has grown as the business has prospered. The first addition in 1950, the second in 1955 and throughout the following years the Olthof family has purchased various properties surrounding the funeral home for future expansion. In 1980, the final expansion was completed, which has enabled Olthof Funeral Home to handle multiple calling hours and funerals at one time. The facility also has a parking lot with spots available for 100 vehicles. 

Today, the funeral home is managed by Robert Lawrence Olthof, a third generation funeral director. For over 60 years, Olthof Funeral Home has served families of all faiths in both New York and Pennsylvania.

Our Valued Staff

  • Robert L. Olthof

    Robert L. Olthof President and Licensed Manager and Funeral Director

    Rob is the third generation Robert L. Olthof, licensed funeral director and owner of Olthof Funeral Home. Born and raised into the family business, he has the experience necessary to keep families at ease at their most delicate time of navigating, after a loved one has passed away. After his father unexpectedly passed in 1991, Rob took over the business and has been helping to honor memories for others ever since.

    In 1990 he graduated from Life Appreciation Training and in 1991 from SUNY Canton. He is a member of Union-Cooley Masonic Lodge #95 and Kalurah Shrine since 2001, where he helped transport children in need of medical care to Shriner's Hospitals throughout the Northeast. He loves being a father to his two daughters, Lucianne (16) and Seneca (6). Rob is proud to be married to his loving wife, Keitha Duran who is a veterinarian at Broadway Animal Hospital. In his free time he is often found on the water with his family or running his many dogs.

  • Brock Greenlaw

    Brock Greenlaw Assistant Funeral Director