About Us

Melvin J. Sliwinski Funeral Home is now New Comer Cremations & Funerals.  With a history of dedicated service and a commitment to offering low-cost services, New Comer brings its compassionate care to Buffalo along with the Sliwinski family legacy, which has been a trusted name in the community for generations. Upon his retirement, longtime owner and funeral director David Sliwinski shared that when the time came to consider the future for the funeral home, he was pleased to have found in New Comer a family-owned organization that shares his family’s values, compassion and interest in the community to carry on the legacy of the funeral home after his retirement.Current service information and support can be found on New Comer's website.

For more than 50 years, Melvin J. Sliwinski Funeral Homeserved families with unsurpassed funeral services.  In 1965, Melvin J. Sliwinski opened the funeral home at 85 George Urban Blvd.  Melvin J. married his wife Geraldine in 1960.  They raised four children.

Melvin was a member and past president of Queen of Martyrs Holy Name Society, Nocturnal Adoration, Usher Society, St. Vincent de Paul Society, Charter Member of Father Justin K. of C. No. 670, Charter Member of St. Maximillian Kolbe Assembly, Member of Villa Maria College Presidents Council, Diocesan Parish Council and Pastorial Council, member and past President of Erie Niagara Funeral Director’s Association and Past Regional Governor and member of N.Y.S. Funeral Directors Association and National Funeral Directors Association.

Melvin's son, David J. Sliwinski became a licensed Funeral Director in 1989. He received the Citizen of the year award in 1990.  He built the second location in 2006 at 5090 Transit Road, Depew, NY 14043. 

After a distinguished career of service to Buffalo families, David retired in 2023. The funeral home is now operated as New Comer Cremations & Funerals.

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    Our goal is to provide our client families with memorable remembrance experiences. Celebrations of their loved one's life, and the time they shared. So who should speak of our success? That's easy; those we've served. Our words are expected, while theirs genuinely share their feelings about our services.

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