Our Staff

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William P. Gannon, President, Licensed Funeral Director

Email: wpgannon@gannonfuneralhome.com

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Steven M. Baxter, M.B.I.E., New York & New Jersey Licensed Funeral Director

Email: smbaxter@gannonfuneralhome.com
Office Phone: (212) 532-6579
Mobile Phone: (917) 273-2097

Steven attended St. Johns University and graduated in 1990 from American Academy- McAllister Institute of Funeral Service where he received his Associates Degree.
He obtained his funeral directors license in New York in 1991 and his New Jersey license in 2009. Starting out as a Trade Embalmer in the early 1990’s, Steven's focus was the presentation of the deceased to their loved ones for final viewing. His passion for embalming along with trade experience allowed him to service high-volume funeral homes in the New York & New Jersey area.  Steve has done extensive work in restorative arts, along with embalming trauma cases. He has assisted families with arranging funerals, planning visitations, services, and repatriation of their loved ones for burial overseas.  Steve has served as a member of DMORT, the Department of Health and Human Services-Division of the National Disaster Medical Services. Today his greatest sense of accomplishment is as the funeral director to the poor and indigent of N.Y.C. in conjunction with Catholic Charities of New York. Steve is the Past President of Fr. Solanus Casey-Bergen 32 Ancient Order of Hibernians, a member of The County Leitrim Society of New York, active member of Msgr. Burke 5051 Knights of Columbus as well as a 4th Degree Knight of Msgr. Charles G. Mc Corristin   Assembly 1289.  Steve was Past Assistant Cub Master & Pack Committee Chair of Pack 95 Cub Scouts & is currently an Assistant Scout Master in Troop 184 Boy Scouts where his sons are scouts. He is a member of the British Institute of Embalmers and member of the NY State funeral Directors Association and the Metropolitan Funeral Directors Association.

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Thomas J. Brick, M.B.I.E., Licensed Funeral Director

Email: tjbrick@gannonfuneralhome.com

Tom is a N.Y.S. Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer.  He received his license in 1971.  Tom is a a graduate of St. Bonaventure University and a member of the Catholic Cemetery Guild. He is the Past President of the North American Div. of the British Institute of Embalmers.  For 25 years Tom was the manager of Rollins Funeral Home in Port Washington, N.Y. and owner for 20 years of Edward F. Brick & Sons. As a skilled trade embalmer,Tom has written technical articles that have been published in many of the funeral industry trade publications and is the author of " A Brief History Of Trade Embalming Practice In New York City 1945-1980." Tom has been associated with the Gannon Funeral home since 1971 and became Senior Chief of Staff in 2009.