21 Midline Road
Phone: (518) 399-5022
Our Experienced Staff - Townley & Wheeler Funeral Home

Caring Experience Speaks For Itself


Each of the staff members at

Townley & Wheeler Funeral Home

is committed to providing your family with

the finest in personal care.

In fact, for years, it’s been comforting for area families to know that we are available to help at any time of the day or night.  When a loved one dies, all you need to do is make one phone call. From that moment on, we’ll take on the responsibilities of the physical care of your loved one, and the emotional care of those left behind.


Kathleen Lowes Sanvidge, Owner and Licensed Funeral Director
Email: TownleyWheelerFH@gmail.com
Website: www.townleywheelerfh.com
Office Phone: 518-399-5022
Mobile Phone: 518-810-7021

Townley & Wheeler Funeral Home owner, Kathleen Lowes Sanvidge, is an experienced licensed funeral director who served as manager of a local funeral home for 24 years, providing the highest level of service, care and emotional support for the deceased and their grieving families and friends.

Kathleen brings that same level of professionalism, caring and support to her role as owner of Townley & Wheeler Funeral Home at 21 Midline Road in Ballston Lake.
She is a graduate of Hudson Valley Community College, where she received her degree in mortuary science, and she is the only female funeral director in New York State who is certified as a "Women Business Enterprise (WBE)".

For Kathleen, funeral care is so much more than a business - it is her vocation.  And she has made a lifelong commitment to offer you the most convenient, affordable, and comforting services available in the Capital District.

In addition, Kathleen is a loving mother to three daughters and an active and philanthropic member of her community.

Harold and Frank Townley, Former Owners and Licensed Funeral Directors
Email: townleywheelerfh@gmail.com
Office Phone: 518-399-5022

Harold and Frank Townley are the former owners of Townley & Wheeler Funeral Home, which has been servicing our community for over 68 years. As committed lifelong professionals, they remain active at Townley & Wheeler and are readily available upon request to you and your family as compassionate advisors.

Molly Bingham, Licensed Funeral Director
Email: townleywheelerfh@gmail.com
Office Phone: 518-399-5022

Molly Bingham joined the team at Townley and Wheeler Funeral Home in September 2016 as a fully licensed Funeral Director. After a long and successful career in the restaurant/hospitality field, with a special focus on local and sustainable products, Molly decided to pursue what she feels is her true calling.
“This career encompasses everything I value, from serving the people of the community to the religious and spiritual components so necessary to helping families celebrate the life of their loved ones and come to terms with their passing.”
Molly received her degree in Mortuary Science from Hudson Valley Community College in July 2016 and, after completing a required one-year internship with a local funeral home, she came on board with Kathleen Sanvidge.
“During school, so many people urged me to reach out to Kathleen, and when we met and discussed the possibility of working together, I knew it was the right fit for us both.”
Molly Bingham’s roots in the community run deep and strong. Born in Saratoga Springs and brought up in nearby Galway, Molly’s family is well-known and widely respected. She currently resides in Ballston Lake with her husband, Sean Powers, their dog, Buster and their cat, Emily. In her spare time, Molly loves cooking, reading, socializing with friends and enjoying the beautiful outdoors

Therese Brander, Funeral Assistant
Email: townleywheelerfh@gmail.com
Toll Free Phone: 518399-5022

Therese Brander is originally from Westchester County, NY. After receiving an Associate of Applied Science degree from Westchester Community College, she began her career with IBM as a Medical Laboratory Technician. Within a few years, she transitioned into Human Resources, eventually taking on roles in corporate training and management.
Thérèse’s strong sense of commitment to her community led her to become involved in volunteer fire-fighting and working as an EMT-D at her local rescue squad. It was during this time that her talent for patient care became evident, and she was encouraged by ER doctors and staff to consider becoming a Physician’s Assistant.
After returning to school and obtaining another degree and certification as a Physician’s Assistant, Thérèse went on to have a rewarding career in the Emergency Room setting as well as in private practice, where she focused on Geriatric Internal Medicine.
Now that she is retired, Thérèse divides her time between many ministries and activities through St. Edward the Confessor Church in Clifton Park. She met Kathleen Sanvidge, owner of Townley & Wheeler, at St. Edward’s funeral ministry and decided to become part of the staff here.
For Thérèse, the important work she does here at Townley & Wheeler naturally fits in with her commitment to respectful and compassionate care for other individuals.

The staff members of the Townley & Wheeler Funeral Home are active in both community and professional organizations including the following:
  • NYS WBE Certified (New York's very first funeral home)
  • Burnt Hills/Ballston Lake BPA
  • BHBL Rotary Club
  • Zoning Board Membership 25 years
  • Southern Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce
  • Adirondack Funeral Directors' Association
  • Captial District Funeral Directors' Association
  • NYS Funeral Directors'  Association
  • National Funeral Directors'  Association

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