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History

History

Both Morgan Funeral Home and Whitham-Kanapaux Funeral Home have been serving the local communities for almost two centuries, combined.  We are honored to be a part of the rich history of this community and plan to be a part of it for many years to come.

Whitham-Kanapaux Funeral Home

The founding members of Whitham Funeral Home, George and his wife Sophie Whitham, both licensed funeral directors, originally began serving families when visitations were held in the deceased family's home. As time went on, families were more frequently asking the Whithams to use their home as a viewing parlor for the family's deceased loved one. Eventually, it was decided upon that a new facility was needed in order to continue serving the community, so in 1920, Whitham Funeral Home was built. The Whithams continued to serve Rockaway and its surrounding communities for several decades thereafter.

In 1979 Robert E. Kanapaux, a licensed funeral director, and his wife Linda, purchased the funeral home and in keeping the well known Whitham name, it became Whitham - Kanapaux Funeral Home.

More recently, their daughter, Melissa Kanapaux has joined the family business, becoming a licensed funeral director in 2002. Together, Mr. Kanapaux and his daughter provide a variety of at-need services, along with pre-need planning.

The Kanapaux family continues to serve the community in a professional and caring manner, following in the tradition of the Whitham family.


Morgan Funeral Home

The late Samuel H. Morgan, Sr. opened Morgan Funeral Home on May 1, 1922 at its current location on Main Street in downtown Netcong. Through several decades, Mr. Morgan served local families in their time of need.

His son, the late Samuel H. Morgan, Jr. became a third-generation licensed funeral director in 1958 and joined his father in business. Mr. Morgan, Sr. continued to operate the business until his death in 1981.

In 1999, Mr. Robert Kanapaux and his daughter, Ms. Melissa Kanapaux, both licensed funeral directors and owners of Whitham-Kanapaux Funeral Home in Rockaway, joined Mr. Samuel Morgan, Jr. in assisting with the daily operations of the funeral home. Today, the Kanapaux family continues to provide a variety of at-need services, along with pre-need planning to Netcong and the surrounding area.

The staff at Morgan Funeral Home, Inc. continues to serve the community in a professional and caring manner following in the tradition of its founder, Samuel H. Morgan, Sr.

Whitham-Kanapaux Funeral Home | (973) 627-0075
20 Keller Avenue, Rockaway, NJ 07866

Morgan Funeral Home | (973) 347-0165
31 Main Street, Netcong, NJ 07857


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