Riverside Memorial Chapel

180 West 76th Street, New York, NY


Joel Cartun

October 6, 1939January 10, 2020

Cartun, Joel loving husband of Susan Cartun for 56 years, devoted father of Alissa Cartun and her husband, Steven Slater, Jeff Cartun and his wife, Sheri Cartun; adoring grandfather of Isaac Slater, Darcy Slater, Avery Cartun and Maya Cartun; endearing brother in law of Arthur and Krys Amdurer, David and Susan Weiss-Horowitz and Paul Horowitz.

Joel was the founder of Vestcom International a leading provider of digital printing and mailing services. Joel started Vestcom in 1996 and brought it public in 1997 by merging his company, Comvestrix, and six other digital printing service companies. For the past dozen years Joel was a mentor, partner and investor in early stage companies.

Service 1PM Monday at “The Riverside” 180 West 76th Street, NYC.

In lieu of flowers please consider a donation in Joel’s memory to the Boston Symphony Orchestra and specify the donation for Tanglewood.


  • Funeral Service Monday, January 13, 2020
  • Interment Monday, January 13, 2020


Joel Cartun

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Barbara Bar-Nissim

January 15, 2020

Joel was a presence throughout my many years as Director of Education at Temple Emanu-El in Livingston, NJ. Yet, my most memorable activity with him was when we were opponents at the bridge table during my first bridge tournament. I was a beginner and he wasn’t. I can’t remember who won but I do remember his lovely face smiling at me.

Lisa Horowitz

January 13, 2020

Joel and his partner Elliot gave me my first job out of college at Comvestrix. They encouraged me to pursue a career in sales that spanned 37 years. I will never forget Joel’s kindness and guidance which contributed to any success I achieved. I thought of him often with fond memories from Presidents Club. The world has lost one of the good guys!

Steven Morgenthal

January 13, 2020

Joel was a true pleasure to know. Known for being a quick wit and for his keen sense for business and a gentleman through and through.

May his memory be a blessing for his family and friends.

Ed Wacks

January 13, 2020

A true friend of the BSO and a fine gentleman. His presence will be missed. Our sincerest condolences to Susan and family. Ed and Linda Wacks

Jay Marks

January 12, 2020

So very sorry. Jay m