Our Staff

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Chris Putrino

Funeral Director

(607) 754-1449

Chris Putrino is manager of Simplicity Cremations. Born and raised in Endicott, Chris is a part of the community graduating from Union-Endicott High School and SUNY Canton’s Mortuary Science Program. He is a member of the Duca Degil Abruzzi Lodge #443, Endicott, Order Sons of Italy in America. Chris takes his profession extremely seriously and is a proud member of the National Funeral Directors Association, the New York State Funeral Directors Association and the Broome County Funeral Directors Association. Chris is married and has four sons.

 

Chris Barker

Chris Barker

Funeral Director

(607) 754-0110

Chris Barker is proud to be joining the Simplicity Cremations staff in 2021. He is a graduate of Binghamton High School, Broome Community College, and Simmons Institute of Mortuary Science in 2013. Chris became licensed as a NYS Funeral Director in 2014 and a Pennsylvania State Licensed Funeral Director in 2016. Chris currently is the Vice President of the Broome County Funeral Directors Association and a member of the New York State Funeral Director Association. During his free time Chris enjoys golfing and hiking. Chris is married and has one son.

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Daniel Balles

Funeral Director

(607) 754-1449

Daniel Balles has been in funeral service since 1979. Born and raised in Endicott, he attended Seton Catholic High School in Binghamton and then went on to study at SUNY Canton. He is a also a member of Broome County Funeral Directors Association. Daniel is a member of Winding Rivers Paddle Group and enjoys kayaking, hiking, backpacking and gardening in his free time. He is married with two grown children.

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Matthew Rollo

Manager

(607) 754-1449

Matthew Rollo is a funeral director since 2001. Born and raised in Endwell, he attended Maine-Endwell High School and SUNY Canton.  Matt is a member of Broome County Funeral Directors Association and is married with two children. When he is not working he enjoys playing golf and hockey.

Monica-Usiak

Monica Usiak

Office Manager

(607) 754-0110

Monica L. Usiak, CFSP, is the office manager of the Simplicity Cremation. She is a native of Binghamton, NY, having graduated from Chenango Forks High School, and currently resides in Hillcrest, NY. She attended Simmons Institute of Funeral Service in Syracuse, NY and was valedictorian of her graduating class, and inducted into Mu Sigma Alpha for her academic achievements. Monica has been a licensed New York State funeral director since 2005. She is a member of the Continuing Education Committee of the Broome County Funeral Directors Association and a member of the New York State Funeral Directors Association. Monica enjoys riding her horse, Quincy; motorcycling, and boating. Monica has one daughter who is married and lives in upstate NY.