"No other funeral home in this area can offer these," he said. "Indeed, I know of no other funeral home in New York state or in the Northeast with offerings like these."
Overall, the building, detached garage and parking area will cover about two acres. Construction is scheduled to begin in 2012.
The three funeral homes in Fayetteville, Manlius and Minoa are owned and operated by the Schepp family, which is now in its fourth generation of providing funeral services in the town. The family is descended from one of the first families that settled in the area in the early 1830s; a number of ethnic German families emigrated from the border area of Alsace-Lorraine and created farms in the northern part of the town of Manlius, just north of what would become Minoa. Seven generations later, members of the Schepp family still reside in the area.