Peter Russell, Funeral Director/Owner
Pete was born in New Jersey and raised in Endwell, New York. He graduated in 1988 from Seton Catholic Central High School in Binghamton. In 1990, Pete received his Associate’s Degree in Mortuary Science from SUNY Canton. From 1990 to 1995, Pete served as a funeral director for homes in Ogdensburg and Elmira, New York. Pete began his employment at Carpenter’s Funeral Home in 1995 and became the licensed manager for Carpenter’s Funeral Home in 2007.
In 2014, Pete received his Bachelor's Degree in Funeral Services Administration from SUNY Canton and he currently serves on the College’s Advisory Board for the curriculum.
Pete is a certified Celebrant, and as such is authorized to officiate at funerals and other life events.
Pete is married to Rebecca (Lewis) Russell and they have 3 children: sons Chad and Nathan, and daughter Arianna. He is a member of the Corning Kiwanis Club and the Campbell American Legion. Pete is also a parishioner at All Saints Parish in Corning and attends St. Joseph the Carpenter Church in Campbell.
Pete feels that each day is different in the funeral home business.
"You meet new people and develop relationships with them as they plan an important and meaningful event in a person’s life, a funeral,” Pete says.
Pete is a member of the New York State Funeral Directors Association, and the National Funeral Directors Association.
Pete was recently profiled in a leading industry publication, American Funeral Director Magazine. The article, entitled “Ones to Watch 2015”, features interviews with four graduates of mortuary programs across the country “who are poised to make an impact on the funeral profession. We’re keeping an eye on them— and so should you.” [Ones to watch .pdf]
Pete is an active member of both the Corning Kiwanis Club and the Campbell American Legion. He is a parishioner at All Saints Parish in Corning and he attends St. Joseph the Carpenter Church in Campbell.
Phone: (607) 936-9927
Address: Carpenters Funeral Home - 14 E. Pulteney St. Corning, NY 14830