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Robert E. Kanapaux Manager (NJ Lic. # 3215) morriscountyfuneral@gmail.com

Robert was raised in the Bay Ridge section of Brooklyn, New York and spent his adolescent years summering with his family in the Indian Lake section of Denville before permanently relocating to Morris county in 1966.  He attended Fairleigh Dickinson University in Madison and received an associates degree from County College of Morris in Randolph.  Robert's career in funeral service began casually as a limousine driver for a local funeral home and eventually he enrolled in the American Academy McAllister Institute of Funeral Service in New York, where he graduated with a degree in funeral service. He became a licensed funeral director in 1975.

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Melissa Kanapaux Funeral Director (NJ Lic. #4523) Morriscountyfuneral@gmail.com

Raised in Rockaway, Melissa graduated from Morris Hills High School and went on to earn a bachelors degree from University of Maryland, College Park.  Following in the footsteps of her father and grandfather, she received an associates degree in mortuary science from the American Academy McAllister Institute of Funeral Service in New York City and became a licensed funeral director in 2002.  She currently resides in Denville with her two children and their sweet goldendoodle.

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Christopher DePuyt Funeral Director (NJ Lic# 4728) morriscountyfuneral@gmail.com

Chris graduated from Butler High School in Morris County and then went on to earn a bachelors degree from Towson University in Maryland.  His career in funeral service began in 2004.  He earned an associates degree in mortuary science from the American Academy McAllister Institute of Funeral Service in New York City and was licensed as a funeral director in 2006. 

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Thomas Slockbower Funeral Assistant & Hearse Driver

Tom is a lifelong resident of Rockaway Borough. Now retired, he has volunteered in many committees such as the Fire Department, Historical Committee, Municipal Alliance, Memorial Association of Rockaway/Denville, and SLA Member Rockaway Township VFW. He is civic minded, and always there to help the residents and guests of Rockaway. Tom is happily married with two wonderful boys.

This person is unlicensed and not qualified to make funeral arrangements, embalm, or conduct funerals.

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Victoria Huss Funeral Assistant

Victoria lives in Parsippany where she graduated from Parsippany Hills High School. She has worked as a funeral assistant at both locations since 2019 while continuing her education at Rutgers University.

This person is unlicensed and not qualified to make funeral arrangements, embalm, or conduct funerals.

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Tanner DePuyt Funeral Assistant

Bio coming soon...

This person is unlicensed and not qualified to make funeral arrangements, embalm, or conduct funerals.

Robert E. Kanapaux

Manager (NJ Lic. # 3215)
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Robert was raised in the Bay Ridge section of Brooklyn, New York and spent his adolescent years summering with his family in the Indian Lake section of Denville before permanently relocating to Morris county in 1966.  He attended Fairleigh Dickinson University in Madison and received an associates degree from County College of Morris in Randolph.  Robert's career in funeral service began casually as a limousine driver for a local funeral home and eventually he enrolled in the American Academy McAllister Institute of Funeral Service in New York, where he graduated with a degree in funeral service. He became a licensed funeral director in 1975.

Melissa Kanapaux

Funeral Director (NJ Lic. #4523)
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Raised in Rockaway, Melissa graduated from Morris Hills High School and went on to earn a bachelors degree from University of Maryland, College Park.  Following in the footsteps of her father and grandfather, she received an associates degree in mortuary science from the American Academy McAllister Institute of Funeral Service in New York City and became a licensed funeral director in 2002.  She currently resides in Denville with her two children and their sweet goldendoodle.

Christopher DePuyt

Funeral Director (NJ Lic# 4728)
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Chris graduated from Butler High School in Morris County and then went on to earn a bachelors degree from Towson University in Maryland.  His career in funeral service began in 2004.  He earned an associates degree in mortuary science from the American Academy McAllister Institute of Funeral Service in New York City and was licensed as a funeral director in 2006. 

Thomas Slockbower

Funeral Assistant & Hearse Driver
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Tom is a lifelong resident of Rockaway Borough. Now retired, he has volunteered in many committees such as the Fire Department, Historical Committee, Municipal Alliance, Memorial Association of Rockaway/Denville, and SLA Member Rockaway Township VFW. He is civic minded, and always there to help the residents and guests of Rockaway. Tom is happily married with two wonderful boys.

This person is unlicensed and not qualified to make funeral arrangements, embalm, or conduct funerals.

Victoria Huss

Funeral Assistant
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Victoria lives in Parsippany where she graduated from Parsippany Hills High School. She has worked as a funeral assistant at both locations since 2019 while continuing her education at Rutgers University.

This person is unlicensed and not qualified to make funeral arrangements, embalm, or conduct funerals.

Tanner DePuyt

Funeral Assistant
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Bio coming soon...

This person is unlicensed and not qualified to make funeral arrangements, embalm, or conduct funerals.