Roy F. Bordeau
Licensed Funeral Director, Owner/Manager/Founder
Roy was born and raised in Schenectady, NY. At a young age Roy developed an interest in the funeral business and decided he wanted to become a Funeral Director.
In 1974, Roy graduated with honors from the Mortuary Science Program at Hudson Valley Community College in Troy, NY. Roy served his state required residency training at the prestigious Marshall W. Tebbutt's Sons in Albany, NY.
Roy received his funeral directing license in 1975 and has served families like yours for over 40 years.
In 1980, Roy began a “Professional Trade” business, supplying professional services such as embalming and cosmetology services to Capital District funeral homes. His reputation has earned him the distinction of one of the most respected embalmers. Even though Roy was very successful with his embalming service he always desired to operate his own funeral home. For years he visited funeral homes for sale near and far, but then a new vision emerged with the observation of cremation rising steadily. Roy envisioned a service to the families requesting cremation as means of final disposition, specifically a "simple" cremation. Because of this, Simple Choices, Inc. was established. Simple Choices would be the long sought-out service families were seeking (affordable cremation as an alternative to high-cost funerals) as well as high cost cremation offered by traditional funeral homes.
Roy has always considered it the greatest privilege to assist families in their time of loss and grief. He has always considered funeral directing a vocation rather than just an occupation.
Roy has been a church organist since the age of 14 and met his wife, Anne Marie, also a church organist, when their two churches merged in 1975. They have a daughter, Andrea Marie, who is married with 3 children living in Nashville, TN and employed by the Vanderbilt University as Manager of Global Safety and Security.