About Us

Kenneth Perkins Funeral Home About Us Group

Ken Perkins has owned and operated the Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral in Gorham since 1974. His wife, Robin, helps with many aspects of funerals. Funeral Director, David Ames, joined us in 2019.

Ken, Robin and David take pride in responding with compassion to families in their time of need. They listen to families and respond with personalized services.

We also assist families who wish to Pre-plan or Pre-arrange their future funerals. Contact us if you’d like us to help you with these services.

David started his cemetery monument business, Ames Monuments at Perkins in 2020. He can assist families who want to purchase a monument for their loved one, and can engrave “final dates” on existing monuments.

Kenneth Perkins Funeral Home About Us Ken And Robin

Ken & Robin Perkins


Ken became a licensed NYS Funeral Director in 1972. He and his wife, Robin, purchased and moved into the former Crisfield Funeral Home in Gorham in 1974. They raised their family there, and still live in the funeral home.

Kenneth Perkins Funeral Home About Us Ames

David W. Ames

Licensed Funeral Director

David is a graduate of Canisteo-Greenwood Central School District, class of 2013. He then went on to attend the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science, graduating in 2015. David obtained his NYS Funeral Directing License in 2016. He currently resides in Rushville with his wife, Sarabeth, and their children. David is a member of the Rushville Lions Club.

Suzie Greeter Cat Kenneth J Perkins Funeral Home 1 23 2022


The “Greeter Cat”

Suzie has been greeting families on the side porch of the funeral home for over 10 years. She lives behind the funeral home in our horse barn, but seems to know when she needs to come to the porch to greet and offer comfort to people.

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Henri and Margee

The “Watchers”

Henri and Margee are our Standard Poodles. Henri is “red” and Margee is “chocolate”. Look for them in the left 2nd floor window above the side porch. Sometimes people think they aren’t real, because they stand so still, side by side, watching the parking lot.