Our Staff

James F. Gavigan, Manager. Jim is a life long Merrick resident and has worked at N. F. Walker, Inc. for over 40 years. Mr. Gavigan's start came with the Walker family. He continues to be an valuable asset as his tenure and community activities have garnered an understanding in many community issues. As an Army veteran he is always proud to assist with Veteran issues.


Danford S. Baxter, Owner and Funeral Director. Mr. Baxter has worked in funeral service for over 20 years having started with Fox Funeral Home, Inc. in Forest Hills.  Mr. Baxter resides in Merrick with his family.


Thaddeus W. Baxter, Owner and Funeral Director. Mr. Baxter has worked in funeral service for over 25 years. Mr. Baxter operates Fox Funeral Home, Inc. in Forest Hills.


Wayne C. Baxter, Owner and Funeral Director. Mr. Baxter has owned and operated the funeral homes with his sons and Mr. Gavigan for many many years. He is enjoying semi retirement offering his guidance and invaluable assistance to all of  our directors whenever needed.


David Italico, Services Assistant - Reception. David is our newest assistant working with visitations, wakes, funeral services and associated issues for over five years.