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Licensed Staff

All of our licensed directors adhere to the highest standard of ethical practices and are committed to ensuring that all of your needs are attended to. Their commitment to the community and genuine compassion toward families are but a few of the characteristics that make them outstanding in their field. We are proud to have them on our staff.


Keith R. Taylor, Owner / Licensed Director
Office Phone: (845) 358-0573
Fax: (845) 358-0210

Keith was born and raised in the village of Nyack and has strong ties within the community. He is a graduate of the Simmons School of Mortuary Science in Syracuse, New York and became a licensed funeral director in 1982. Mr. Taylor is the current owner of the funeral home and serves in many community organizations within the village. He served several years as the Chairman of the Nyack Joint Fire District, which oversees the Nyack Volunteer Fire Department. Keith is also an active member of St. Ann’s RC Church in Nyack.

Brian Knecht, Funeral Director

Brian was born and raised in the village of Nyack. He began working at the funeral home in 1986. He is a graduate of The American Academy Me Allister Institute of Funeral Service, in New York City, and became a licensed funeral director in 1991. Brian resides in Upper Nyack with his wife Jennifer and three children Julia, Zachary and Maxwell. Brian served as Chief of the Nyack Volunteer Fire Department from 1999 until 2005 and is still very active within the department. He is also a member of St. Ann’s RC Church in Nyack.

Shaun Cassidy, Funeral Director

Shaun was born and raised in the village of Nyack. He began working at the funeral home in 1996. He is graduate of the American Academy McAllister Institute of Funeral Service, in New York City, and became a licensed funeral director in 2001. Shaun resides in Upper Nyack with his wife and four children. He is a member of the Nyack Fire Dept. and St. Ann’s RC Church in Nyack.

88 South Broadway | NYACK, NY 10960 | Phone: (845) 358-0573 | Fax: (845) 358-0210 | Email: nyack@hannemannfuneralhome.com