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 Padulo, Director of Operations & Personnel - Funeral DirectorWilliam Padulo, Director of Operations & Personnel                                        Funeral Director
bill@walkerbrothersfh.com                                                                                         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 there, 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. We are parishioners at Our Mother of Sorrows Church. 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.

Michael Perotto, President - Funeral DirectorMichael Perotto, President                                                                                    Funeral Director

I was born to Philip Perotto & Dorothy (Entress) Perotto in 1967. I married Gay Perotto and we reside in Greece with our two sons, Michael & Jonathan. Our dog “Rocky” joined our family in 2015, soon after he started training as a grief therapy dog, joining the staff of Bartolomeo & Perotto Funeral Home, Inc.

I am a graduate of Most Precious Blood School in 1981, graduate of Aquinas Institute in 1985. In 1987 I graduated from Canton College with an Associate’s degree in 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 have graduated from High School and are now attending Binghamton University & Vermont University respectively. 

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.

I also have a passion for helping with youth activities. I was an assistant coach for Greece Chargers football for over four years, and with the help of many others, founded Greece Storm youth lacrosse program. I served as Greece Storm President and assist in coaching at the 5th & 6th grade level. Greece Rotary is an organization I am very proud to be a part of, and have been involved with for over 17 years. Through this organization I was involved with countless projects that resulted in valuable programs to benefit disadvantaged children.

I was in the Rochester Genesee Valley Funeral Directors Association for many years, and served as President. I have also served as President for Preferred Funeral Directors, one of the leading Funeral Service organizations in the country. Being a member in Preferred (family-owned funeral homes only) has allowed me to bring the freshest ideas possible to the Rochester community.

As far back as I can remember, I always wanted to be a funeral director. At a very young age I could tell you the year, make and model number of dad's hearse. 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 Perotto, Vice-President - Funeral DirectorDavid Perotto, Vice-President                                                                              Funeral Director

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. 

Meghan Schmitt, Funeral DirectorMeghan Schmitt, Funeral Director

I am a native of Rochester and graduated from Brighton High School in 2003.  From there, I attended Niagara University where I achieved a bachelor's degree in Liberal Arts.  After working in various fields I decided it was time to pursue my long time passion of funeral service.  I recently graduated from Worsham College of Mortuary Science in Wheeling, IL.  

In my spare time I love to crochet, enjoy going on new adventures and spending time outdoors with my two dogs; Allie and Mack.  

My motto is "Passion -Love What You Do!"  I believe one has to love what they do in order to truly be successful in life.  I am grateful to be able to work with such an inspiring group of individuals who love what they do.  

Joseph P. Capuano, Funeral DirectorJoseph P. Capuano, Funeral Director

I was born in Rochester, NY in 1952. I attended grammar school at St. Francis Xavier. My parents, Lillian (Profetta) & Joseph moved my sisters and I to Penfield where I continued in grade school and graduated from Penfield High School. After High School, I enrolled in at Monroe Community College for 2 years, then attended Simmons School of Mortuary Science in Syracuse, NY. I passed the national board exam and obtained my degree in Mortuary Science. In 1978 I began my career as a NYS Licensed Funeral Director.

With over 35 years as a Funeral Director and serving families in the Rochester area, I realized I couldn’t have chosen a better profession to dedicate my life to. These years of caring for others have been a rewarding journey for me. It has kept me alert to the needs that many people have, as well as the frailty of life itself. As a result, I try not to take anything for granted.

My enjoyments in life are being a funeral director, traveling, classic cars, shooting pool, and building projects. My passion is my family which includes my beautiful wife, Phyllis; daughters, Roseanna & Christina; grandson, Frank; my sisters, and all other family members.

Catherine DeMino-Clark, Administrative AssistantCatherine DeMino-Clark, Administrative Assistant

I was born and raised in Henrietta, one of six children, my parents were Joseph & Marjorie DeMino. I was in the middle of the pack of a great family and enjoyed growing up in the days of a neighborhood that watched out for all the children and we all played together till dark or till mom whistled for us to come in.

I started working while in high school, usually leaving school at noon to get to my job. I couldn't wait to buy my own things and be independent! I have always enjoyed the accomplishment I got working my way up the ladder at a job. I always felt with hard work, I could accomplish anything.

I previously lived in Florida and worked as a Supervisor of Reservations for a cruise line. This was a job I loved, but it became evident that it was time to come home to help take care of our mother who was ill with cancer. This is when I met my husband Jim, and I'm so glad I came home for both reasons.  My most important accomplishment is our son, Adam who is now a United States Marine. I could not be more proud. I also have 4 bonus children and 6 grandchildren with another grandson on the way. I'm also a great grandmother!

I enjoy gardening, reading and golf. Most summer weekends are with friends and family watching my husband drag race.

I feel blessed to be working at Walker Brothers, I get to meet wonderful families and help them all I can to fulfill their loved ones wishes and try to make this challenging time a little better.