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

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About Us

DONALD W. KNIGHT (1934 to 2019)

Don was the founder of Keegan-Osbelt-Knight Funeral Home, Inc. and he brought 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 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 had 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 was also a proud veteran of the United States Army and he was married to the former, Sheila M. Adsit for 54 years. They were the proud parents of four children and have seven grandchildren.

Don passed away peacefully on March 25, 2019 at home with his family by his side.  He will be forever remembered for his kindness, generosity, tenacity and sense of humor.  He was honored to serve this community for over sixty years and he his legacy will live on in his children and grandchildren.  The funeral home continues to serve our community in order to honor his memory and to serve our client families.  His life's work will go on and his high standards of care and concern will continue.


Patty is the daughter of Donald and Sheila Knight and she has been a licensed New York State funeral director for the past twenty-nine 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 and the Central New York Funeral Directors Association.  Patty currently serves as a Trustee for Assumption Church,  a member of Saint Marianne Cope Advisory Board and is an active member of the New York State Funeral Directors Association Government Affairs committee.

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

If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to call Patty at (315) 422-2534. 

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