Boulevard Riverside Chapels

1895 Flatbush Ave Brooklyn, NY


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    Eileen M Lista

    General Manager

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    Lewis J Smith

    General Manager

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    George Gallarello

    Funeral Director

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    Ian Nierstedt

    Funeral Director

    Ian Nierstedt has been a licensed funeral director since the early 1990s. He has been serving Jewish families as a member of the Dignity Memorial® team since 1993.

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    Martin D Kasdan

    Community Development

    A third-generation funeral director and former funeral home owner, Martin has done important work in the funeral business for more than 50 years. He is a certified presenter of Dignity Memorial Smart and Safe Living programs, Escape School and Demystifying the Funeral Service. He is also a past president of the Metropolitan Funeral Directors Association in New York City, where his work was instrumental in establishing the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene’s electronic death registration system (EDRS). That work led to his representing the National Funeral Directors Association with the Centers for Disease Control to establish the EDRS nationwide.

    Active in many community organizations and fundraising projects in New York and New Jersey, Martin is a past deputy grand chancellor of the Order Knights of Pythias in the state of New York; past president of Temple Beth El of the Northern Valley in Closter, New Jersey, where he is presently ritual chair of the congregation; a board member of the Jewish National Fund Northern New Jersey Region; and committee chair for many fraternal and benevolent societies with sites in more than 30 NYC/NJ metro area cemeteries.