April of 2006 marked the 40th anniversary of Hindle Funeral Home, Inc. in Dansville. The business originally established at the present location at 271 Main St. as Baird Funeral Service in 1946 by Theodore E. Baird of Wayland, has roots further back in time to about 1937 when Tony Mark and Effie Grover established a funeral home at 253 Main St. Later this business became the former Grover -Wood Funeral Home operated by the late Effie Grover and Ivan Wood. After Mr. Wood's death, Mrs. Grover continued to operate the business selling her interest to Mr. Baird in 1954 when she retired.
Walter E. (Gene) Baird purchased the Baird Funeral Service from his brother Ted in 1966. Mr. Hindle eventually entered partnership with Gene, which then became the Baird-Hindle Funeral Home. Mr. Hindle later purchased his partner's interest eventually changing the name to Hindle Funeral Home.
Ed and Jo Ann operated the funeral home until their son Carl and his wife Lisa Hindle assumed ownership upon their retirement on December 31,1995.
Carl is a graduate of Dansville Central Schools and Simmons School of Mortuary Science in Syracuse and served his internship with Greenleaf Funeral Home in Syracuse prior to entering the family business in April of 1988. Carl is an Elder at the Dansville Presbyterian Church, a member and Past President of the Dansville Lions Club, a member of the Dansville Fish and Game Club, a former Cub Scout Leader, Little League Baseball Coach, Youth Soccer Coach, a former school bus driver for the Dansville Central School District and is the owner of the Eagle Laundromat in Dansville.
Lisa Rowe Hindle, the daughter of Herbert and Jewel Runge Rowe works with Carl in the day to day operations of the funeral home and is also a licensed cosmetologist.
Christian has graduated Simmons School of Funeral Science. In july 2012 he became a third generation licensed funeral director.He is following in his Grandfather and Father's footsteps. Christian has bought a home in Dansville and is enjoying serving the families with his father.