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Our Staff

L. Craig Bryce

L. Craig Bryce

LICENSED FUNERAL DIRECTOR

L. Craig Bryce, grandson of the founder, Lowell H. Bryce, was fortunate to work with his father, Merrick for 30 years and still with his mother, Helen.  A graduate of Troy High School, ‘71, Grahm Junior College in Boston, radio and tv communications and Hudson Valley Community College, ‘75, Mortuary Science. Licensed since 1976.  Has a strong commitment to the Troy and the Sand Lake areas and has been a member of many volunteer organizations including Northeast Health, Sand Lake Education Foundation, Sand Lake Arts, United Way, Kiwanis, First Church Albany (Reformed), Canterbury House and many others. 

A strong belief in the value of the funeral and the class associated with the profession.  Believes in giving back to the community we serve. Has always loved electronics and automobiles.  Has three wonderful grown children, Christen, Jon and Rachel and two lovable granddaughters, Kelcey and Aylin.  Also, is a landlord to 9 tenants of Bryce Ventures, LLC, 278 Pawling Ave, a beautiful historic home, which has been a terrific and rewarding experience and his residence. 

Telephone: 1-877-806-7281

Email: craigbryce276@gmail.com


Helen H. Bryce

Helen H. Bryce

LICENSED FUNERAL DIRECTOR 1923-2015

Helen H. Bryce, Wife of the late L. Merrick Bryce and mother of L. Craig Bryce, Present owner of both the Bryce Funeral Home and DeGraaf-Bryce Funeral Home , Inc, of West Sand Lake, NY passed away July 20, 2015.  

A native of Troy, Helen was a graduate of Troy High School,  Russell Sage College, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English in 1947.  After raising three children, she entered the first class of  Mortuary Science at the Hudson Valley Community College, graduating in 1972.  She received her New York State Funeral Director License in 1973 at a time when women were entering this field of endeavor in large numbers for the first time.  It was a thrilling time for Helen to join these two well-established family firms of the Capital Region.  She enjoyed all aspects of the funeral business.   

Helen had been a community leader in a multitude of charitable organizations: the YWCA, Troy Boys’ Club, Junior League,  Ilium Literary Club, and a special contribution of 40 years to the Troy Chromatic Concerts, Inc., having served as president 3 times.  This is a presenting organization of the world’s finest classical  artists, both individual and symphonic, on stage at the Troy Music Hall known around the world for its excellent acoustics.  SHE IS GREATLY MISSED!


David Merrick Cluett

David Merrick Cluett

LICENSED FUNERAL DIRECTOR

David Merrick Cluett, is a fourth generation Licensed Funeral Director for Bryce Funeral Home, Inc. which was established by his great grandfather Lowell H. Bryce in 1917. He is also the third generation for the DeGraaf-Bryce Funeral Home, Inc. in West Sand Lake where he lives with his wife, Kelly, and their three young children. 

He is a member of the First Church in Albany (Reformed) and on the Board of Directors of the Sand Lake Business Association. David has always been passionate about the outdoors, from learning to fish off his grandparents, Helen and Merrick Bryce’s,  dock on Taconic Lake in Grafton to snowboarding, hiking, rock climbing, and camping all throughout Vermont and Montana. 

“How I do my work, matters” is a long standing tradition at the Bryce Funeral Home which David aims to continue.

Telephone: 1-877-806-7281


James 'Jim' Myott

James 'Jim' Myott

Unlicensed Funeral Assistant

Unlicensed Funeral Assistant - James ‘Jim’ Myott, came to the funeral homes in 2001 by way of working for a printing business, auto parts store and was and still is doing maintenance and care of a farm in Poestenkill.  Jim is our ‘Jack (Jim) of all trades’.  The landscape expert of the firm. Jim pretty much oversees upkeep of all the facilities.  He lives in Poestenkill with his wife, Jackie.


Edward Schultz

Edward Schultz

Unlicensed Funeral Assistant

Edward Schultz, started working for the Bryce family in 2003 and continue to work at least two afternoons a week.  After 30 years of service for the Troy Bureau of Fire, he retired as Chief of the Bureau in 1996.  He has been married for 30 years with one son and two grandsons. 

While having breakfast at Duncan's Dairy Bar with Ed’s father, Merrick Bryce came for breakfast and stopped by to speak with him.  Merrick and his father knew each other from their years at Troy High School.  While speaking to his father, Merrick leaned over and asked Ed if he was interested in working part-time for the funeral home.  He continues, working on funerals, doing maintenance and running errands.


Gary E. White

Gary E. White

Unlicensed Funeral Assistant

Gary E. White, came to Bryce in 2008, an uncle of Jim Myott, out of retirement from the liquor industry where he worked as a driver.  He works part-time for us doing maintenance, helping on funerals and running errands.  Gary loves spending time with his family and playing golf.  He lives in North Troy with his wife of 50 years, Barbara and has 4 grown children, 13 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.


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