All of our licensed directors adhere to the highest standard of ethical practices and are committed to ensuring that all of your needs are attended to. Their commitment to the community and genuine compassion toward families are but a few of the characteristics that make them outstanding in their field. We are proud to have them on our staff.
|Harry J. Enea Jr., President, Licensed Director|
Harry was born and raised in Herkimer and lived above the Little Falls funeral home for numerous years. He has four children: Harry, III, Kevin, Andrew and Daniel. Harry is a graduate of Herkimer High School, Herkimer County Community College and Simmons Institute of Mortuary Science in Syracuse, also attending Morrisville College. He received his funeral directors license in 1971 and celebrated 40 years in the funeral business in August of 2009. Harry and his wife Lisa (Bonarrigo) reside in Frankfort. He is very active in the community holding memberships with many clubs and organizations including: Elk's Lodge, Rotary club (honorary member), Little Falls Community Chest, DeCarlo-Staffo Post honorary member, Sons of the American Legion, Slovenian Home, Civic Club past president-two terms, Little Falls Community Outreach Program, Preserve Our Past, Mohawk Valley Arts Center, Little Falls Historical Society, Little Falls First Night Committee member, former president of St. Mary's Academy school board, Little Falls Wrestling Booster Club, United Way Campaign chairman for 2005-2006, Valley Health Services Development board chairman, foundation board member-Herkimer County Community College and member of the alumni association, Valley Health Services Board of Directors, Catholic Charities of Herkimer County, Friends of Bassett board member, Herkimer County Historical Society, New York State and National Funeral Director's Association's, former member of St. Anthony's Church Council, Herkimer, former Herkimer Elks Braves little league coach and the American Red Cross board: six year member. When Harry has spare time, his hobbies include volunteer work and giving back to the community. He also enjoys serving as master of ceremonies at a variety of functions. Harry was elected to serve as the Herkimer County Coroner of District #4 in 2010 beginning his term in 2011.
|Kevin E. Enea, Licensed Director|
Kevin was born and raised in Little Falls. He is a graduate of Little Falls High School, Xavier University and the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science in Ohio, obtaining his funeral directors license in 1995. He is very active in the community holding memberships with many clubs and organizations. He is currently the manager of Burdick Memorials, Clinton, who merged their business with our family in 2005. He oversees the operation of Enea Memorials and DeRegis-Walser Monuments (In Syracuse) as well. Kevin married Kristy Leigh White on August 25, 2001 at Annunciation Church in Ilion. Their daughter Claire Nicole Enea was born on December 19, 2006 at the Birth Center of St. Luke's Hospital, New Hartford, NY. His memberships include Herkimer Lions Club, St. Anthony Crusaders of Herkimer, NY, Little Falls Rotary Club (Past Treasurer), St. Francis Club of Frankfort, NY, Herkimer Elk's Lodge, Herkimer Masonic Lodge (Past Junior Deacon), former member of Frankfort Kiwanis, NYS Funeral Directors Association (served as Shadow to past President Mark Kowalczyk), National Funeral Directors Association (Attended Conventions as far as Las Vegas, Nevada), Herkimer Knights of Columbus, Church of Annunciation, Ilion, NY (served as Lector & Eucharistic Minister), Dolgeville Masonic Lodge, Current Member of Association for Gravestone Studies, Greenfield, Massachustes, Blood Donor to American Red Cross, Current Brother with Lodge Council Chapter Consistory Scottish Rite Bodies in the Valley of Utica, NY, Mid - Atlantic Monument Builders Association, NYS Monument Builders Association, former Board Member with the Herkimer Area Resource Center, former member of Guardianship Committee of Herkimer Area Resouce Center, Standing member of Finance Committee of Herkimer Area Resource Center, Past Member of Little Falls Civic Club Member, Syracuse Chamber of Commerce Member, Mohawk Valley Chamber of Commerce Member, Herkimer County Chamber of Commerce Member, Clinton, NY Chamber of Commerce Donor & Past Committee Member, United Way Former member of the Ilion Foundation, Orange Pack Member of Syracuse University Athletics.
|Scott Pizer, Licensed Director|
The Enea Family Funeral Homes and the Applegate-Day & Enea Family Funeral Homes are proud to announce the addition of licensed funeral director, Scott J. Pizer.
Scott was born and raised in Herkimer and is the son of Sharon Pizer and the late, Ronald C. Pizer and the grandson of the late Yetta and Joseph Pizer and Martha and Lee Armstrong. He has been a resident of Ilion for the past few years where he resides with his two children, Alyvia Raechel and Gavin Scott.
Scott started his career in the Funeral Industry in 1993 while in highschool with Harry J. Enea, Jr., and at that time Holleran-Enea Funeral Home. Upon graduating from Herkimer High School, Class of ’96, he continued into the Mortuary Science program at Herkimer County Community College. Scott then proceeded to Simmons Institute of Mortuary Science, Syracuse where he graduated in 1998. In fall of 98, Scott joined Campbell-Dean Funeral Homes, Oneida and Canastota, where he completed his residency program and became NYS Licensed.
In June of 2001, Scott became the owner of Jacobson Funeral Chapels which now is known as Jacobson-Pizer Funeral Chapels, Inc., Utica. In March of this year, Harry J. Enea Jr., extended the offer of Scott to rejoin him and his family in the operation of all their family owned funeral homes as a director. Scott is extremely pleased to be back home serving the communities that he has been in all his life and has chosen to raise his children in.
Scott has a great passion and dedication to his community in making them better for the generations to come which leads him to be active in many organizations especially the Herkimer Elks #1439. During his free time he enjoys cooking, bowling and traveling.
Again he is very happy to be back to his roots where he started serving his communities. Anyone wishing to speak with Scott is more than welcome to contact him at any one of the funeral home numbers and locations or through the funeral home website. www.eneafamily.com .
|Brian Roberts, Licensed Director|
Brian is a graduate of the Simmons Institute of Mortuary Science, obtaining his funeral directors license in 1970. Before obtaining his license, he served our country with the United States Marine Corps. He and his wife Diane reside in Dolgeville. They have three children, Brent, Brian and Bradford. Brian joined our family of funeral directors, merging his business in 2002. He is the Herkimer County Coroner, serving district #2, holding this position since 1975.
|Don Applegate, Licensed Director|
Donald Applegate received his Funeral Directors license in 1967, graduating from the Cincinatti School of Mortuary Science. He and his wife Judy reside in Ilion. Don has five children, Jay and Justin Applegate and Suzette (Applegate) Baker, and John and Mark Cook. He also has four grandchildren. He was elected Herkimer County coroner of district #4 in 1985, retiring in 2000 after 15 years of service. Don merged his business with the Enea family in October of 2004, ending his affiliaton with Stewart Enterprises, a large funeral home conglomerate.
|John Lewandowski, Licensed Director|
John joined our family of funeral directors in July of 2008. He lives in St. Johnsville with his wife and best friend Joan. He has four children: Janine, Jamie, Jessica and Jaclyn and three grandchildren: Steven, Ryan and Emilie. His hobbies include listening to music and frequenting garage sales.
Linda is the founder and director of Mourning Discoveries, A comprehensive grief assistance program provided to families on our behalf and a caring continuation of service.. She has established Mourning Discoveries as one of the leading companies in the U.S. who provides grief assistance services. Her programs are the only programs that offer unlimited toll-free telephone support services and complete customization and fulfillment options. We hope to provide comfort and hope to those who have experienced the loss of a loved one.