About Us

             Our funeral home has been family owned and operated for more than 100 years. Clair S. Bartholomew built his funeral home from the ground up based on an idea that one man can make a difference. His philosophy centered on providing families with a sense of honesty, trust, and service throughout the most difficult time of their lives. As the funeral home grew in prosperity, the Bartholomew's saw the need to expand their facility size, and a new chapel was added in 1968, and William J. Althenn was hired as a full time licensed funeral director.

            Eventually Mr. Bartholomew retired and handed down the funeral home to his son, Clair J. Bartholomew. After a short time Clair J. decided it would be in the best interest of the funeral home and the families they serve to sell it to one of his most trusted employees. In 1975 William J. Althenn acquird the establishment. Following in the footsteps of the Bartholomew's, Bill continued to provide unprecedented service and compassion to the families he served. After many years of helping out around the facility, Bill's son Todd, came on board as a licensed funeral director in 1986.

           Today, as a fourth generation family owned firm, Clair S. Bartholomew & Son, Inc. stands as a pillar of service in Bellmore and the surrounding communities. Our staff is duly trained and qualified to provide the families we serve with outstanding dedication and service. If we were to only succeed in one aspect, we hope that it is to ease the burden of the death of a loved one.