Our Staff

Our dedicated and supportive staff are here to guide you through this difficult journey. We take pride in doing our absolute best to ensure your needs are met.

David Zinger, Funeral Director/ Owner

David Zinger, a licensed funeral director for 20 years, purchased the funeral home from Fred Scott on December 31, 2013. He is a 1995 graduate of Simmons Institute of Funeral Service in Syracuse. He has spent his career helping people through the grief process with attentiveness and care. He is committed to treating families with dignity, integrity, and a high level of compassion. “I feel fortunate for the opportunity to serve such an inviting community. Families can trust that I will continue to provide the same professional and personalized service that the community has come to rely upon for years to come.” David and his wife Tiffany reside in Montour Falls along with their three children.  

Fred Scott, Funeral Director

Fred Scott joined his father in business in 1972, after returning from Vietnam. He received his Associates Degree from Corning Community College and later a degree in Mortuary Science from Simmon’s Institute of Funeral Service. Fred and his wife Bonnie have lived in this community for over 30 years, where they raised their daughter and have been active in many community endeavors.  Fred spent his entire career committed to continuing the tradition of compassionate service delivered promptly and with the highest degree of professionalism as was established by his father. After the transfer of ownership, Fred has continued to work alongside David to provide a seamless transition into this great community. Fred says, “I’m confident the community will appreciate and embrace David as he carries on the Vedder & Scott traditions and standards.”