The information contained in this column is a report of the actions taken by the board members who were present during the open public session portion of the meeting only. It is not a transcript of the official board minutes or an official record of attendance. It does not address board member attendance or actions taken during the executive session that typically follows the open session and is closed to the public.
April 6, 2021
James J. Marrocco, CFSP, president; Bruce Van Tassel, secretary; Rita T. Alvarez; Garrett C. Jones; Aladar G. Komjathy; Curtis S. Macysyn; Eleanor Jordan Rudolph, CFSP; and Kara L. Whigham.
Quin Archer, executive director; Wendy Faulk, deputy attorney general.
George R. Kelder Jr., CFSP, New Jersey State Funeral Directors Association.
Executive Director’s Report
The Board received eight complaints in March for a total of 11 complaints received in 2021.
Jurisprudence Exam Held on March 18, 2021 and March 25, 2021
Executive Director Quin Archer reported that 30 candidates had registered for the Mortuary Jurisprudence Examination scheduled for March 18 and March 25, 2021.
Twenty-seven candidates sat for the exam, 3 candidates failed to show, 5 candidates failed.
- Richard Bonner, Higgins & Bonner Echo Lake Funeral Home
- Jessica Brown, Inglesby & Sons
- Kim Gonzales, Anderson Funeral Service
- Joseph Stempinski, Mather-Hodge Funeral Home
- Robin Taylor, M.J. Murphy Funeral Home
- Annmaries Tubito, Frech-McKnight Funeral Home
Licensed by Application:
- Matthew Fiore
- David Gilliham
- Michael Rafferty
- Chelsey Rausch
- Janine Scozzari
The Board has licensed 11 individuals by application and three by credentials in 2021.
- Beth David Funeral Service of Central Jersey, Oakhurst; Fred Fiore Jr., Manager
- Funeraria San Jose LLC, West Long Branch; Fred Fiore Jr., Manager
The Board has registered seven installations in 2021.
Extension of Temporary Registration
The Board voted to approve a six-month extension to the temporary registration of the James E. Churchman Jr. Funeral Home, Newark, that has been closed and under renovation since a fire occurred within the structure in 2020. Damage to the building was more widespread than originally determined, causing significant delays in the ongoing renovations.
Courses approved for continuing education credits have been posted on the Board’s website under the licensee tab.
Executive Director Archer noted that the next virtual meeting of the Board will take place at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, May 4, 2021.