The Sharing of Experience

Read testimonials from people who have planned and experienced services here.

Oftentimes the best way to get a sense of how you’ll feel is to hear directly from families that have held services for loved ones at H.E. Turner & Co., Inc. Funeral Home. We invite you to read and explore a range of testimonials and get the best sense possible of what your experience can be. Please ask us any questions, any time. We want nothing more than to help you through a difficult time with ease, peace and healing.

“I would like to thank Steve Johnson for being so compassionate and understanding during what was a very emotional time for me and my family. Steve was easy to talk to and answered all our questions. He never rushed us and always listened to what we had to say. He never once tried to sway our minds on anything we wanted for our loved one. Steve .... thank you from the bottom of my heart for every thing.”

Bonnie Horine December 28, 2020

“"Very reassuring, took care of all details. Justin is truly a professional."”


“"We were very pleased with the arrangements made through Burdett and Sanford. I would recommend them to others."”


“"Thank you for guiding my through this ordeal and also for the excellent service. I would not hesitate to recommend you to other people. Pat's funeral was first class all the way."”


“On June 22, 2015 my Husband Bruce Cooper of Bergen New York passed away. I would like to thank and commend Steven L. Johnson so much. In this very difficult time Steve was very professional yet at the same time very caring, patient and consoling. He made the most hardest time in my life very very comforting. All my questions were answered sufficiently, all my financial fears were made easier and the entire experience is one that the entire community of Bergen has commented and praised highly. Thank you again H. E. Turner & Co., but a truly huge THANK YOU STEVE!! Regards,”

Mary Anne Cooper

“"When one loses their mother, it is hard to process and accept. Randy McIntire helped us plan my mother's funeral arrangements with a great deal of compassion and caring concern. My family members and myself could not have been more pleased with his professional recommendations."”


“"Justin and Mary were wonderful."”


“"There are no words to properly convey our gratitude, appreciation, your professionalism, courtesy, thoughtfulness, your attention to every detail at such a painful time as I moved through the motions of such a tremendous loss of our "best" friend, our sister, Kathleen Ann Cintorino Grasso. Justin and your staff, we are totally indebted to you for your excellent attention to every detail. We put full trust in your hands. And as a result, Kathleen's farewell was perfect. I would be remiss not to mention Randy, the gentleman who brought Kathleen back home. We are indebted to you for every big and little thing you did for us. You are experts in your field. It will be forever remembered and especially the comfort and support you imparted."”


“"Our family was very pleased & we could not ask for anything else. Justin & Joshua went above all expectations to make us feel comfortable."”


“"Many thanks from myself and my family to Justin for the services he provided when our mom passed away. He took care of everything from detailing the funeral services to discussing what may happen with the banks, insurance companies, etc. I recommend Justin and Bohm-Calarco-Smith to everyone."”


“"I appreciated your understanding and standing next to me while I carried out my baby sister's last wishes. Thank you so much for your kindness."”


“"Very kind. Planning ahead with your information was very helpful."”


“"Justin went above and beyond and always took my feelings into consideration. It made my difficult time more bearable."”


“"Steve Johnson was wonderful to me and my family. He was so kind. We were so thankful for his attention to detail. He was flexible, helpful, patient, thoughtful and SO kind!"”


“"You have always taken good/excellent care of our family. You are easy to work with, very knowledgeable and professional. There is no way I would want to go anywhere else. You are GREAT!"”


“"It is difficult to express in words our deep appreciation and gratitude for all of the staff at Turners. In a very difficult time, they helped to make decisions and arrangements as smooth as possible. Each was very attentive to our needs and desires. As stated above - we couldn't have asked for more compassionate and caring service."”

Rev. Schaus

“Our trust and faith was given to Justin Calarco-Smith and the staff at Burdett and Sanford when my Mom's funeral trust was stolen by another funeral home. We, the Weidner Family, gave our grief over to Justin who assured our family that our Mom, Lillian, St. Padre Pio Eucharistic Minister, would be honored as she deserved. Everything was beautiful & perfect ! Our Mom would be so happy ! We cannot thank Justin and the Burdett Sanford staff enough. There are none better ! God bless all of you. Lori and Bob, Mark and Rose, Larry and Toni and family”

Weidner Family September 18, 2020

“"A special thank you to Steven Johnson for your expertise, time, and concern for Wayne's funeral. Pre-arrangement is the way to go!"”


“"I appreciated your understanding and standing next to me while I carried out my baby sister's last wishes. Thank you so much for your kindness."”


“"We would like to thank you for the special attention you gave to us. Even though some unplanned requests were made, you handled them with professional ease. Our family was most appreciative. We know you went out of your way to make sure everyone was satisfied."”

Jim and Mary

“"The family couldn't have been more comfortable with the care we received from the Bohm-Calarco-Smith Funeral Home. The love are care made our whole family feel very well cared for!!"”


“"They go above and beyond with talking with you right after the passing, setting up arrangements, during the service, after, and then [they] follow up with you just to [see] if they can still help you. No one else could be more caring, thoughtful, compassionate, and treat you like you are part of their own family. [I am] appreciative of all they do."”

“"Justin (and Jim) both made the final life event for our mother as stress free as we could hope for. My brother, sister and I were at ease with the support we received and the clear articulation on how things would play out, so we could be best prepared for mom's send off. We particularly appreciated Justin's intervening with the cemetery on an internment issue that had cropped up that was resolved to our relief and satisfaction. This truly is a small town family business that treats clients and the community as one big family. Trust and confidence in their business acumen, and that they will do a great job makes Bohm-Calarco-Smith Funeral Homes an easy choice when the difficult task of saying goodbye to loved ones is in front of us."”


“"Our experience with Bohm-Calarco-Smith Funeral Home was excellent. There were no problems, everything went smoothly and many friends and family said our loved one's funeral was the most beautiful they had ever attended. Thank you for the personal, caring service you provide at a most difficult time."”


“"I have already recommended the funeral home to several friends when the need arises for them."”

Terrey Lee

“"I was extremely pleased with the service we received from Justin. He anticipated questions even before they were asked. He made great suggestions well within our price point. He was warm, friendly and professional. I will absolutely recommend Bohm-Calarco-Smith to friends and family."”


“"I want to thank you for everything you did. My mother looked beautiful and everything went very easy and smooth. Thanks for making a hard time a bit easier."”


“"Mr. Johnson was fantastic."”


“"From the time we called and came to make arrangements for our beloved mother, Steve and the team were extremely attentive to our wishes and needs - were were always available to us. They were beyond superb!!"”

Rev. Hockey and Joan

“"We appreciated the flexibility to have calling hours and funeral in my mom's home church. This meant a late night and a long drive for Josh. It was so appreciated by our whole family. Thanks for the care shown for my mom."”


“"My experience with Turner & Co. was like having friends making arrangements for someone they also cared about. I was very grateful that we have such a professional and caring funeral service here in Batavia. Thank you for everything!"”