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Our staff is comprised of dedicated and licensed professionals with the experience to answer all your questions regarding our services. Please feel free to contact any of our staff members at any time.

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 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 (Katie) and Rachel (Andrew) and four lovable grandchildren, Kelcey, Aylin, Conor and Keegan.  Also, is a landlord to 9 tenants of Bryce Ventures, LLC, 278 Pawling Ave, at the corner of Pawling and Myrtle, a beautiful 1870 historic home, which has been a terrific and rewarding experience and his residence. Craig has a longstanding, loving relationship with Lynn Krill and considers her grandchildren, Liliana and Anderson, his grandchildren.

Telephone: 1-877-806-7281

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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 continues 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 to Ruth for 39 years and has 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.


Stephen J. Willson

Stephen J. Willson

Unlicensed Funeral Assistant

Stephen J. Willson is one of our newest unlicensed funeral assistant's.   He worked 35 years for Federal Express and retiring in 2018.  Steve started working with us in 2021 part time and was highly recommended by his long time friend and next door neighbor, Ed Schultz.  Steve has been married 31 years to his wife Caroline and they have one daughter Rachel. Steve also is the Fire Chief of Brunswick Fire Company No.1, serving over 40 years of volunteer services and a committed life member.  Steve enjoys traveling to oceans and national parks and is always up for a new adventure. 

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