Our Staff

Each of the staff members at Walker Brothers Funeral Home, Inc. is committed to providing your family with the finest in personal care. In fact, for years, it’s been comforting for area families to know that we are available to help at any time of the day or night.

When a loved one dies, all you need to do is make one phone call. From that moment on, we’ll take on the responsibilities of the physical care of your loved one, and the emotional care of those left behind.

Please take a few minutes to get to know our staff. We’re sure you’ll find each of us to be all that you would hope for in a trusted funeral professional.

William PaduloWilliam Padulo, Director of Operations & Personnel, Funeral Director
Office Phone: 585-352-1500

I was born in 1967 to Joseph B. and Betty Ann (Angelone) Padulo in Rochester, where we lived on McNaughton St. along with my sister Joanne (Larry) Thomas. I attended Most Precious Blood School from grades 1-8, graduating in 1981. I graduated from Aquinas Institute in 1985 and went to SUNY Canton College in Canton, NY.

Having been friends with the Perotto Family since the 3rd grade, I would often spend time at the funeral home and as I grew older I would help out at the funeral home, usually driving the limousine for funerals or helping out at calling hours. In 1992 I started working full time and decided to further my education and obtain my Funeral Director's License. I graduated from Simmons Institute of Funeral Service in Syracuse with an Associates Degree in January of 1994 and became a Licensed Funeral Director in 1995.

I have been a Greece resident since 1988 and in 1994 I married Ellen Schmidt, who is a lifelong Greece resident and a teacher's assistant at Greece Arcadia High School. We have two beautiful daughters together, Hannah who graduated from Greece Odyssey and attends Elmira College and Sarah, who attends Greece Odyssey. In our spare time we enjoy watching basketball and softball games, going out to dinner with friends, spending time with our neighbors, and families, and enjoying our swimming pool.

I feel very fulfilled being a funeral director. To have the opportunity to guide people through the toughest time of their lives is a great privilege. It is very rewarding to have people really appreciate all that you do for them and over the years I have met many people who have become my friends. It really is a great honor to be there for families in the community.

Joseph BianchiJoseph Bianchi, Funeral Director
Office Phone: 585-352-1500
Fax: 585-352-8983

I was born, raised and have been a life-long resident in the Town of Greece. I am the second of seven children of the late William J. Bianchi and Sheila Flynn Bianchi, who is still smiling and singing. 

I married Cathie Gunther in 1981. We have three beautiful daughters; Amy, Megan, and Joanna, and our trusted four- legged friend Sweet-Pea. 

I am a 1976 graduate of Cardinal Mooney High School. I began my employment with Eastman Kodak Company in 1978. In 1991 I received an Associates Degree in Computer Science from Empire State College. In 2001 I joined Bartolomeo & Perotto Funeral Home, Inc. on a part-time basis thanks to my friend, Bill Padulo. My primary duties were to assist during visiting hours and help in the morning with the staffing of funerals. It was during this time the Perottos pointed out to me a potential path for a career change within this profession, so I enrolled in Simmons Institute of Mortuary Science. I retired from Eastman Kodak Company in 2003. In 2004 I obtained an Associates Degree in Mortuary Science from Simmons Institute. In 2004 I joined the Bartolomeo & Perotto staff full time. In 2005, I received my Funeral Director's License and have been a proud member of the Bartolomeo & Perotto and Walker Brothers staff since.

I am a parishioner of St. Lawrence Church. 

Michael PerottoMichael Perotto, President
Office Phone: 585-352-1500

I was born to Philip Perotto & Dorothy (Entress) Perotto in 1967. 

I am married to Gay Perotto. We reside in Greece with our two sons, Michael & Jonathan, and our trusted companion "Rocky."

I am a graduate of Most Precious Blood School in 1981, graduate of Aquinas Institute in 1985, and a graduate of Canton College in 1987 with an Associates of Applied Science in Mortuary Science.

My family and I are members of St. Lawrence Church, where our children attended St. Lawrence Elementary School. Our sons, Michael and Jonathan are now attending college, SUNY Binghamton & University of Vermont, respectively. 

I served the Rochester Genesee Valley Funeral Directors Association for many years and served at its highest level as president.

Currently I serve as a board member for Preferred Funeral Directors. Preferred is seen as one of the leading Funeral Service organizations in the country. Membership in Preferred (Family Owned Funeral Homes only) has allowed me to bring the newest and freshest ideas possible to the Rochester community. Membership is by invitation only.

I have many different hobbies and interests. I guess you could say I have a passion for the outdoors. I enjoy skiing, hunting, fishing, hiking, golf and observing wildlife.

Since as far back as I can possibly remember, I always wanted to become a Funeral Director. At a very early age I could tell you the year of dad's hearse, model number and make.

Every day I am honored to assist families at one of the most difficult times in their lives. Every day I am able to make a difference. It is because of this honor and privilege to serve others that I look forward to the challenge of assisting the next family. 

David PerottoDavid Perotto, Vice-President
Office Phone: 585-352-1500

I was born in Rochester, NY in 1969 to Philip and Dorothy (Entress) Perotto.  I am a 1987 graduate of Aquinas Institute and a 1991 graduate of Cornell University.  In 1994, I graduated from Simmons Institute and joined our family business as a licensed funeral director.

I live in Greece with my wife, Jackie (Reynolds), whom I met while at Aquinas. My hobbies are scuba diving, hiking in the Adirondacks, fishing & bowhunting. 

I enjoy starting my days at the Northwest YMCA, spending time in the weight room as well as cardiovascular area. That experience was so gratifying that I joined the YMCA board of managers to give back to the organization. Formerly serving as the Invest in Youth Chairman, this campaign raises funds so that all can afford membership at the YMCA. I later on served as the Board Chair for 2013-2014. Currently I volunteer as a New York State PrePlan Trustee and newly appointed co-chair of the Greece Chamber of Commerce's Ambassador Committee.

People ask me all the time "Why do you work as a funeral director?" My response is always the same.  It is extremely rewarding to help people as they recover from the loss of a loved one. I can't think of a more gratifying profession than ours.