Riverside Memorial Chapels of New Jersey

402 Park Street Hackensack, NJ


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    Charles Costello

    General Manager

    Since 2010 Charles has provided compassionate care to families in the Hackensack and Secaucus areas. Charles earned his mortuary science degree from Mercer County Community College in 1999. He is proud to be a part of the Dignity Memorial® team, guiding you through one of the most personal times in your life.

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    Frederick M Bennis

    Funeral Director

    Frederick is a licensed funeral director in the states of New York and New Jersey and has over 3 decades of experience serving the Jewish community. He graduated in 1988 with a degree in mortuary science from Canton College of Technology.

    At the age of 13, Frederick lost his grandfather and his experience catapulted him into a career in the funeral industry. Frederick believes in treating other families the way he would like his family to be treated.

    When he is not at the funeral home, you will find Frederick volunteering as a Boy Scout leader or as a member of Community Emergency Response Team in his Bergan County neighborhood. Frederick really enjoys spending time with his family, being outdoors and tending his gardens.

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    Albino Nigro

    Funeral Director

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    Aaron E Tirpack

    Funeral Director

    Aaron has been a funeral director at Mack Memorial Home since September 2016. He graduated from Mercer County Community College in 2010 with a degree in mortuary science and Frostburg State University in 2013 with a Bachelor of Science. Aaron has served families in New Jersey with the utmost professionalism and compassion. If he is not at the funeral home, you can find Aaron traveling, cycling or relaxing with family and friends.

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    David S Torley

    Funeral Director

    David has been a funeral director with us since October 2001. He graduated from American Academy McAllister Institute in 1998 with a degree in mortuary science. David was also a member of the Air Force Reserves from 1995 to 2001, where he gained training in port mortuary operations at Dover Air Force Base, Delaware. During his off-time, David likes traveling with his family.

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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.

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    Alan Musicant

    Community Development

    Alan has provided compassionate care to families in Hackensack, New Jersey, since earning his mortuary science degree from New York City's American Academy of Mortuary Science in 1964. He has been a New Jersey state licensed funeral director since 1967. When he is not serving families at work, Alan is serving families of his community as a volunteer firefighter with over four decades of service, including as chief in 1995 and 1996.

    Alan served as the 1975 president of Bergen County Funeral Director's Association, of which he is a member today. He is a co-editor of the book "If You Will Lift the Load, I Will Lift it too (A Guide to the Creation of a Widowed to Widowed Service Program in Your Community" and authored an article in the National Funeral Director's Association magazine. He was a co-producer of a national recruitment video entitled, "What If No One Answered the Call," funded by a grant from Prudential Television and a charter member of the 1-800-FIRELINE committee, now a national program in 38 States.

    Throughout the 1960s and 1970s Alan served as president of Teaneck Jaycees, as vice president for programming Y.M./Y.W.H.A. of Bergen County, on the board of directors for the Cystic Fibrosis Research Foundation, as a board member for Teaneck Community Chest, as president of Teaneck Chamber of Commerce, on the advisory board for Teaneck Business and Industry and on the advisory ratable board for Washington Township. Alan served with the Teaneck Volunteer Ambulance Corps in 1964 to 1965. He was recipient of the 1966 and 1968 Teaneck Jaycees Key Man Award, recipient of 1968 Teaneck Jaycees Distinguished Service Award and listed in the Outstanding Americans Foundation's 1969 edition of "Outstanding Men of America."In the 1980s Alan was also active with the Park Ridge Board of Public Utilities Volunteer Emergency Services and as president with the Park Ridge Firemen’s Association, becoming an exempt fireman in 1981. Alan participated in the NVFC/U.S. Fire Administration’s Mid-Atlantic States Conference in Washington D.C. in 1995.

    Alan has been a vital part of his community for many, many years and has never slowed down in his contributions as a fireman. He remains active as a fire safety educator and serves and has served as chairman on many fire department boards and associations. He serves actively with the Bergen County Law and Public Safety Institute and has remained active as an advisor with the Length of Service Awards Program and to many hospice programs.