Keegan-Osbelt-Knight Funeral Home, Inc.
(315) 422-2534

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About Us


Don is the founder of Keegan-Osbelt-Knight Funeral Home, Inc. and he brings over sixty years of experience and knowledge to the funeral home as a licensed New York State Funeral Director.

As a native and life resident of Syracuse, Don has committed himself to funeral service and to serving the Central New York community. A graduate of both Christian Brothers Academy and Simmons School of Embalming, Don has been a licensed funeral director since the age of 21. Don purchased the former Murphy Funeral Home in 1961 and Keegan & Osbelt Funeral Home in 1978 combining both operations into the current Keegan-Osbelt-Knight Funeral Home, Inc.  Over the past half century, Keegan-Osbelt-Knight Funeral Home Inc. has provided superior service to the people of Central New York in their time of need as an independently-owned and operated family funeral home.

Don is also a proud veteran of the United States Army and he has been married to the former, Sheila M. Adsit for the past 53 years. They are the proud parents of four children and have seven grandchildren.


Patty is the daughter of Donald and Sheila Knight and she has been a licensed New York State funeral director for the past twenty-eight years.

Patty is a native of Syracuse, graduate of Bishop Grimes High School and received a BA in Political Science from Nazareth College of Rochester, a diploma in Funeral Service Studies from Simmons Institute of Funeral Service and a Certificate from the Legal Assistant Program at University College at Syracuse University.

Patty believes that one must become involved in their chosen field in order to make a difference in that field.   Patty  is a former president of both the Onondaga-Oswego Funeral Directors Association and the New York State Funeral Directors Association and has previously served on a number of community boards including Hope for Bereaved, the Junior League of Syracuse, the CNY Funeral Directors Association.  Patty  currently serves as a Trustee for Assumption Church, a board member of the NYS Tribute Foundation and an active member of the NYS Funeral Directors Association Government Affairs committee and the Central New York Funeral Directors Associaton.

Patty is married to David F. Scholl, a local Assistant Middle School Principal, and they are the proud parents of their eleven year old son, Tim. 

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