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When Paul F. Becker purchased Halsey Funeral Home in the 1950s, he launched into his new venture with one thing top of mind: to provide Bergen County, New Jersey, families with dignified, affordable funeral and cremation services. That is the principle by which Becker Funeral Home still operates to this day.

Our Pascack Valley funeral home

Front exterior building and signage at Becker Funeral HomeOnce a functioning farmhouse, Becker Funeral Home is a landmark in Westwood. The 2-story white home on Kinderkamack Road is a place you might pass by often. The size of the building, its stately Victorian facade and the sweeping green front lawn inspire warm feelings. Our funeral home is a picturesque place to celebrate life.

The first floor of the funeral home comprises 5 rooms. We use these flexible spaces for both visitations and funeral and memorial services. We hold family conferences in the basement of the home, where we also have caskets, vaults and monuments displayed. Three Becker Funeral Home employees live with their families in apartments on the second floor of the house. That’s right, there is literally someone on site for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

If that seems a little bit unusual these days, it’s because it is—and it’s among the many ways we uphold traditional values and provide a classic range of services to the families who choose us for their funeral care.

Personalized funerals and memorials

From our converted Victorian farmhouse in Westwood, the Becker Funeral Home team takes care of you, focusing on your family and the life being celebrated. We specialize in personalization, taking time to get to know your loved one, discovering what made that person tick and creating a memorable memorial or funeral service that truly reflects the life lived.

How does that play out?

Whether you are seeking a simple cremation service; a full traditional funeral with a graveside memorial and cemetery burial; or a modern celebration with a band and a send-off that reflects the passions of your loved one, we go the extra mile to make it happen.

Want a balloon release? You got it. A horse and carriage processional? A funeral canoe instead of a casket? A veterans service with full military honors? Yes, yes and yes. From a bluebird urn to a blue marble monument, if you can imagine it, we can do it.

Our team are experienced, compassionate professionals who listen to what you say and execute every detail with exquisite care. From creating a multimedia presentation celebrating a life to arranging for a person’s favorite flowers to hiring musicians, they have the knowledge and resources to fully personalize a funeral or memorial service and help ensure an enduring legacy.

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At Becker Funeral Home, we understand the unique needs of America’s veterans and their families. As a Level Four Founding Community Partner with We Honor Veterans, we are honored to serve our nation’s heroes and take this responsibility seriously. We have taken steps to ensure our staff is knowledgeable of all the benefits available to military veterans and their families.

In addition, we host community events annually in honor of our veterans and work closely with local veterans organizations. With respect, integrity and dignity, we will walk you through the steps of creating a veteran’s memorial service that truly honors the life and sacrifice of your loved one.

Community involvement

As a vital member of the Westwood community since the 1930s, Becker Funeral Home puts its support behind veterans and public servants, as well as a number of other local organizations. Our team members enjoy being part of the many goings-on in Pascack Valley throughout the year. For the families who choose us, we hold a holiday remembrance ceremony each December.

Here for you and your family

Sitting area at Becker Funeral HomeBecker Funeral Home is part of the Dignity Memorial® network of funeral, burial, cremation and cemetery service providers. When you choose us, you get not only the compassionate care you expect from your Pascack Valley friends and neighbors, but also the value you deserve. Please contact us if you need immediate assistance planning a funeral or want more information about our services, including planning a funeral ahead of time.

History

Paul F. Becker purchased Halsey Funeral Home in the early 1950s. The funeral home was located on Center Avenue in Westwood, New Jersey. After several years, he changed the name to Halsey-Becker Funeral Home.

For decades, Paul worked hard in the funeral business, providing Pascack Valley families with high-quality, affordable funeral and cremation services, and he built up a great deal of trust in the community. When he was ready to expand, in the 1980s, he bought Lyons Funeral Home, which occupied a Victorian farmhouse on Kinderkamack Road.

Paul made extensive renovations to the property and added state-of-the-art upgrades while keeping the charm of the original 19th-century house. It took him 3 years to bring the property up to his high standards, and once it was complete, he changed the name to reflect his own: Becker Funeral Home. That impressive location is where we are today, providing care that we believe Paul would be proud of.

Becker Funeral Home is a member of the Dignity Memorial® network, the largest group of funeral, burial, cremation and cemetery service providers in North America. Paul claimed quiet dignity and personalized service as his hallmarks, and we uphold that tradition.

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At Dignity Memorial, we take our promises seriously. That’s why we offer a 100% service guarantee. We strive to get every detail right the first time, every time. If for some reason we don’t and you’re dissatisfied with any aspect of your service, we will remedy it quickly and fully. Learn about our Dignity Difference benefits.

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Interested in learning more? Call us at 201-664-0292 to request a custom quote.

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Ratings & Reviews

Verified Customer Reviews

Since 2005, many of our customers have taken the time to tell us how we did each year via our Voice of the Customer program. Our star ratings and comments from families come directly from these surveys.

"There was no service or visit to your facilities. Arrangements were by my cousin who lives in NJ. We live in Georgia. Everything was handled very professionally remotely over the phone."

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September 2020

"The Director, John accommodated to the best extent. He was very kind making everything so that we were very happy."

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August 2020

"My Mother passed due to Covid, so we could not have done the normal funeral process. Marty from Becker's was outstanding. It is a crazy time. He handled the situation caring for my Mother and my family in a truly professional and caring manner. Thank you Marty and Renee"

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August 2020

"Marty and Tom are outstanding"

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August 2020

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Meet Our Team

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  • Westwood Funeral Home Manager -  Becker Funeral Home

    Marty O Seitz

    Manager
  • Westwood Funeral Home Funeral Director -  Becker Funeral Home

    Jake G Dezerga

    Funeral Director
  • Westwood Funeral Home Funeral Director -  Becker Funeral Home

    Richard P Hebditch

    Funeral Director
  • Westwood Funeral Home Funeral Director -  Becker Funeral Home

    John Opuda Jr.

    Funeral Director
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