Riverside Memorial Chapel

21 West Broad Street Mount Vernon, NY 10552


  • Vin P Fasano


    Vincent P. Fasano has been in the funeral industry since 1980, experiencing all aspects of funeral service. He has worked for both independent and corporate firms along with owning his own funeral home. While each experience was different, his satisfaction in guiding families through the most difficult time of their lives remained a common thread.

    Vincent enjoys being actively involved in his community and has been locally recognized for his humanitarian and business efforts. He is the acting president of New Rochelle Lions Club, treasurer of the local Chamber of Commerce and a YMCA board member. Vincent also works with the Salvation Army on their annual holiday bell ringing, is an active member with the Westchester Nursing Home Administrators Association, Westchester County and Metropolitan Funeral Directors Association and New York State Funeral Directors Association.

    Vincent has also worked closely with Kenneth J. Doka, Ph.D., and has acted as site coordinator for the Westchester Hospice National Teleconference since 1997. He has also presented on public safety programs in local and surrounding schools and senior centers.


    Jennifer graduated from the College of New Rochelle with a bachelor's degree in psychology and religion. While working in the field, she received great satisfaction in helping and guiding people through various times in their lives. She then took an opportunity to further her education and attended the American Academy McAllister Institute of Funeral Service. Since graduation, she has assisted and comforted families at Riverside Memorial Chapel with great respect and care.

  • Joel E Simon

    Funeral Director

    Since February 2000, Joel has provided compassionate care to families in the New York metropolitan area. Joel earned his bachelor's in communications from Curry College in Milton, Massachusetts, in 1996, and his degree in mortuary science from Hudson Valley Community College in Troy, New York, in 1999. He is proud to be a part of the Dignity Memorial team, guiding you through one of the most personal times in life.

    Joel is a member of the Riverdale Jewish Center, Hebrew Institute of Riverdale, Spuyten Duyvil Congregation, Adath Israel of Brooklyn, King Solomon-Beethoven #232 Knights of Pythias, Albany City Lodge #540 and Albany Hebrew Tailors Association. He is on the executive committee of the Jewish Funeral Directors of America.

  • Paul S Bagatta

    Funeral Arranger

    Paul Bagatta is an assistant and operations manager for Dignity Memorial®. He has been a New York licensed funeral director since 1982 and served his apprenticeship at I. J. Morris Funeral Directors in Brooklyn. Paul is dedicated to helping grieving families through the worst times in their lives.

  • Charles S Salomon

    President of Riverside Memorial Chapel

    In a long tradition established by New York City’s Rosenthal and Grossberg families, Charles has provided service excellence to Jewish families since 1963. He became president of Riverside Funeral Chapel in 1989. With more than 50 years of compassionate service behind him, Charles has earned a reputation as New York City’s preeminent Jewish funeral director. He has arranged and directed some of the city’s largest and most memorable funeral events.

    Fellow Riverside associates consider Charles a mentor, and they admire his willingness to pitch in to help no matter what. Early in his career, Charles mastered the art of thinking on his feet, and he believes that his most valuable skill is being a good listener. The families he has worked with through the years would likely agree.

    Charles sits on the executive committee of the Jewish Funeral Directors of America, where he is an honorary past president and past treasurer. He is a member of the Tripartite Commission on Jewish Funeral Standards and National Association of Temple Administrators, as well as many other professional organizations.