About Us

Charles "Charlie" Hollis (Holocinski) - Charlie, a native of Queens, New York, is a 1975 graduate of Simmons School of Embalming and Mortuary Science.  After serving an apprenticeship at the John G. Butler Funeral Home in Syracuse, Charlie was licensed as a funeral director in New York in 1976.  He is the recent past president of the Onondaga-Oswego Funeral Directors' Association, as well as a member of the New York State Funeral Directors' Association.   Charlie also gives of his time to the community, including: past director of Hope for the Bereaved, past president of the Salt City Center for the Performing Arts, former board member of the Syracuse Civic Theatre, founding member of the Frazer Neighborhood Watch Group, former Den Leader of Boy Scout Troop 76, as well as many activities in the Polish community based at Sacred Heart of Jesus Basilica (2001 "Pole of the Year", 30-year member of the I.J. Paderewski Choir, and board member of the Miss Polonia Scholarship committee).  Charlie is also vice president of the Syracuse Polish Home, and his Monday event, "Charlie's Cheeseburgers" is legendary.

Eileen Hollis - Eileen aka “Charlie’s daughter” a 2016 graduate of Hudson Valley Community College with an Associate's Degree in Mortuary Science; she won the graduating student award in restorative art.  She became a fully licensed funeral director in October 2017. Eileen also has a BFA in dance from SUNY-Brockport (2011).

Bob Bregande has been working with Hollis Funeral Home since 2015. He was born and raised on the North side of Syracuse and has about a thousand stories about his shenanigans growing up. We love Bob and his heart of gold!!