Our Staff

Our staff and associates consist of seven licensed funeral directors with combined experience of over 155 years and maintaining licenses in New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut and Florida. The remaining staff of associates are receptionist, administrative and maintenance personnel.

Today’s staff includes:

Daniel B. McManus, C.F.S.P, fourth generation Licensed Funeral Director and owner since 1994.Daniel B. McManus, Licensed in New York since 1970 and Pennsylvania since 1986. Delbarton School in Morristown, New Jersey; received his B.A. from St. Francis College in Brooklyn, New York and graduated from the American Academy  McAllister Institute of Funeral Service in New York, NY. Mr. McManus holds the designation as a certified Funeral Service Practitioner from the Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practice. Daniel began his funeral service career in 1967 at John J. McManus & Son’s Funeral Directors, a fourth generation funeral home located at 2001 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn, New York.  The McManus family served the Brooklyn community from 1894 through 2003. Through his professional experience, Daniel has been a licensed Funeral Director for 42 years.  He has participated in serving over 20,000 families with funeral services. Daniel purchased Clark Associates Funeral Home in 1994 and participates in its daily operation as Funeral Director and Owner. Mr. McManus has served as a Member of the New York State Department of Health Funeral Directing Advisory Board and serves as a Trustee of the American  Academy McAllister Institute of Funeral Services since 1992.  His professional memberships also include the National Funeral Directors Association, where he is a member of the Environmental Protection Committee.  He is also a member of the New York State Funeral Directors Association; the Metropolitan Funeral Directors Association where he is a past President and current Board Member; The New Jersey Funeral Directors Association; The Cremation Association of North  America (CANA); The Westchester Funeral Directors Association; The Catholic Cemetery Guild and The British Institute of Embalmers.

Bruce E. Reisdorf, C.F.S.P. – Licensed Manager since 1994. A 1976 graduate of Simmons Institute of Funeral Service, Syracuse, NY with an AAS degree in Mortuary Science. Bruce joined the firm in 1980. He and his wife, Anita live in Somers, NY and they have one son, Alex. Bruce is an avid cyclist and a 15 year advocate for the American Diabetes Association’s annual cycling fundraiser: The Tour de Cure. In 2015 he cycled solo across New York State on a ride he called the "Tour de Empire" : https://tourdeempire.wordpress.com. Bruce is a member of the National, New York State and Metropolitan Funeral Directors Associations, the Westchester Cycle Club and has been an Elder and Deacon with the First Presbyterian Church of Katonah. He is also a Notary Public.

Ronald P. Ceraso, A Fourth Generation Licensed Funeral Director maintaining licenses in New York and Florida. Ron graduated from The American Academy McAllister Institute in New York City in 1981 following his graduation from St. Francis College in Brooklyn, NY with a B.S. of Science in Accounting and an Associate’s Degree in Applied Sciences. Ron’s family has been in Funeral Service in New York since 1890 and he is the father of two sons.  Ron joined the firm in 2009 and relocated to Fairfield County. His hobbies are golf and water sports. A member of the Metropolitan Funeral Directors Association and Baron DeKalb Knights of Columbus and St. Catharine of Alexandria R.C. Church.

Adner J. Montenegro-Lee, Licensed Funeral Director. Adner emigrated from Nicaragua in 2000. He attended LaGuardia Community College and graduated from The American Academy McAllister Institute in New York City in 2009. He is licensed in both New York and Connecticut. Adner resides in Yonkers NY and he enjoys jogging and a good game of handball.

Marisa A. Giuliano, Licensed Funeral Director.  Marisa graduated from The American Academy McAllister Institute in New York City in 2018 following her graduation from Western Connecticut State University, Magna Cum Laude, with a B.S. of Science in Community Health. She was raised in Ardsley NY by her parents and grandparents before relocating to Fairfield County. Marisa recently completed her residency with Clark Associates Funeral Home and is now licensed under the firm. She enjoys crocheting, and spending time with her family at their restaurant, Yorktown Pizza and Pasta. Marisa is also a longtime volunteer and advocate of Support Connection, Inc., a not-for-profit organization, based in Yorktown Heights NY, which provides free support services to those affected by breast and ovarian cancer. 

James Eaton, Funeral assistant and supervisor of monument installation since 2003. Jim is responsible for the building, automobile and grounds maintenance as well as coordination of legal paperwork. Jim is an avid drummer and lives in Peekskill, NY.

Linda Baker, Administrative Assistant since 2008. Linda graduated from Berkley College in 1973.  She has worked as a legal secretary for many years before becoming a Title Closer for Real Estate closings.  Linda lives in Peekskill, NY and has two children and four grandchildren.  She enjoys cooking, music and working out and is a Notary Public.

Joseph M. Mc Manus, Licensed Funeral Director

Meg Dunn, C.F.S.P, Licensed Funeral Director