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Jeffrey Krowicki

Jeffrey Krowicki

Licensed Funeral Director, Manager | N.J. Lic. No. 4011

Jeffrey graduated with B.S. and Masters Degrees from Lynn University of Boca Raton, Florida, in Business Management. He then returned to New Jersey to join the family business. He graduated from the American Academy McCalister Institute of Funeral Service and Embalming School in New York City and became a Licensed Funeral Director. Jeffrey is also a licensed, certified Preneed Counselor in the state of New Jersey. He specializes in all phases of prearranging and prepaid funerals. He is also a Notary Public for the state of New Jersey.

Jeffrey is an active member and past President of the New Jersey, Essex, Union and West Hudson Counties Funeral Directors Association, Selected Independent Funeral Homes and Directors, member of the American Society of Embalmers, member of the Funeral Ethics Association. Jeffrey was appointed in 2016 as commissioner of Linden Housing Corporation, he also is on the Board of the Linden Welfare Board, member of the Linden K.O.C. #2859, member of the General Casimir Pulaski Parade Committee, Jeffrey is a member of the Ukranian National Association, Polish Cultural Foundation of Clark. He is active in all the local churches and community activities in the surrounding areas. He is also a member of the Honor Legion, N.J. State P.B.A., New Jersey State Law Enforcement Officers Association, New Jersey Fraternal Order of Police, 200 Club Member. Jeffrey is nominated as the Linden Contingent Marshall for the 2016 New York City Pulaski Day Parade, He also was nominated as the Elizabeth Contingent Marshall for the  2010 New York City Pulaski Day Parade. His family’s name and heritage are strong in the surrounding community where he works and resides with his family.  Jeffrey has four children.


Jacob W. Krowicki, Jr.

Jacob W. Krowicki, Jr.

Licensed Funeral Director, Owner | N.J. Lic. No. 2424

Mr. Krowicki has been Manager and Owner of Krowicki McCracken Funeral Home since 1970. He graduated from The American Academy of Funeral Service and Embalming, New York, New York and The National Selected Morticians Management School, Evanston, IL. He is a proud veteran of the United States Army and was stationed at West Point Military Academy, West Point, New York. Mr. Krowicki continues his dedication to serve his community and community memberships on both the Local and National levels. Mr. Krowicki is also a Notary Public for the state of New Jersey.

Mr. Krowicki has been a leader in Funeral service and is the Past President of The Funeral Directors’ Association of Essex, Union and West Hudson Counties. He is also an active member of New Jersey Funeral Directors Association and The National Funeral Directors Association.

Mr. Krowicki has served as a Past Committeeman for Linden’s Fifth Ward, he was Chairman of The Union County Social Services Board and a former Member of Linden Local Assistance Board; In addition to his membership on the Board of Directors for the Stonewall Savings and Loan Association, Linden. He was also the President of the Linden Public Library Board, and a Past Secretary of both The Greater Elizabeth Democratic Association, Elizabeth, NJ, and The Polish Merchants and Professionals Association.

In 1985, Mr. Krowicki was nominated to serve as Grand Marshal in the Pulaski Day Parade, New York, New York. He is also the Board of Directors Past Executive Vice President for the General Casimir Pulaski Memorial Parade Committee Inc., New York, New York and a proud Member and Past President of the General Pulaski Memorial Parade Committee of Linden, NJ.

In 1995, Mr. Krowicki was honored by the St. Hedwig Parish, Holy Name Father of The Year. In 1983, he was awarded by the Polish American World as “Citizen of The Year”. He was also Past President of St. Adalbert’s Holy Name Society. He is a member and Past President of the Linden Lions Club, and also a member of The Polish Legion of American Veterans Post #91 of Elizabeth, The Knights of Columbus, Linden Council #2859, Sons of Poland Freedom Club of Joseph Pilsudski, Lodge #93 Bayway Polish Home, Elizabeth, The Sons of Poland Lodge #89 of Elizabeth, The Ukranian National Association, The Polish Cultural Foundation of Clark, NJ and the Catholic War Veterans Post #497.


Joseph J. Olivero

Joseph J. Olivero

Licensed Funeral Director | N.J. Lic. No. 3322

Joseph began his career as a licensed funeral director in 1977, graduating from Mercer County Community College School of Mortuary Science with an Associate Degree in Business Management and Physical Sciences. He is a licensed Funeral Director in New Jersey and Florida, member of the New Jersey State Funeral Directors Association and the Middlesex & Somerset Funeral Directors Association.

Joseph’s primary concern is to meet the needs of each individual family and provide the highest level of service. Joseph has always had the ability to interact comfortably and communicate well with the public. Joe has a true passion for serving families with the utmost professionalism. He believes that all lives lived should be honored in a special way that has meaning to their family.


Arcangelo

Arcangelo

Licensed Funeral Director I NJ. Lic. No. 3664

Arcangelo “Arty” Mattei, Jr. received an Associate’s Degree in Science and a certificate of proficiency in Funeral Service in 1983 from Mercer County Community College, West Windsor, and has had a rewarding career as a licensed funeral director for over 32 years.

Arty grew up in the Borough of Raritan and now is residing in Matawan .He has 3 children, Douglas, Alexandra, and Vincenzo.

He is a Third Degree member of the Knights of Columbus Council 3402, Keyport, Board member of the NJ Rolling Thunder Chapter 2 Veterans Advocacy Group.  Although riding his motorcycle is one of his favorite pastimes, he has been able to give back to the men and women of our military through his active membership with Rolling Thunder.  He rides in special events that benefit our veterans, POWs and MIAs for their service, dedication, and in some unfortunate circumstances, their lives.  Arty rode in the National Ride for Freedom in Washington, DC this past Memorial Day weekend, which helped raise significant funding for past, present and future veterans, and facilitated awareness for POWs and MIAs.


Jacob T. Krowicki

Jacob T. Krowicki

Funeral Assistant

Jacob is the grandson of Jacob W. Krowicki, Jr., Owner, and the son of Jeffrey B. Krowicki, Manager, of Krowicki McCracken Funeral Home.  He is the fourth generation of the Krowicki family to be helping out with the family business, and is knowledgeable in all phases of the business.



*The following employees are unlicensed and not qualified to make funeral arrangements, embalming, or conduct funerals.

Patricia

Patricia

Executive Office Manager

Patricia was born in Poland before emigrating to the United States in 2001 and resides in Linden.

 She is the office secretary at The Krowicki-McCracken Funeral Home and handles all the questions, paperwork and quality control. She is bilingual and she offers help when it comes to translation, etc.

In her free time, she enjoys cooking, reading traveling and spending her time with family and friends.


Lois

Lois

Office Administrator

Lois began her career with Krowicki-McCracken Funeral Home in 1974. Since then she has been an asset to the firm and the families which it serves. The depth of Lois’s experience is vital to the day to day operations of the Funeral Home. Her care, concern and attention to detail aids the Funeral Director with scheduling, accounting, billing, filing forms for trust accounts and claims for insurance policies.

Outside of the funeral home, Lois enjoys time with her family.


Robert

Robert

General Funeral Assistant

Robert graduated from Elizabeth High School, and then he continued on to the Union County Police Academy where he graduated in 1991. He was on the Executive Board of Elizabeth PBA 4 since 1998, and served as a president  from 2004 - 2012, when promoted to Sergeant and is now assigned to the traffic division. Robert has also been working at the funeral home since 1999.  Robert has great knowledge in all aspects of funeral service.  His expertise and knowledge has led him to be one of the best.  He has a loving wife and two beautiful daughters where he resides in Roselle Park. 


Hilda

Hilda

General Funeral Assistant

Hilda was born in Havana, Cuba before emmigrating to the United States in 1971. She is currently an Elizabeth resident.

Hilda offers bi-lingual services.

In her free time, she enjoys traveling and values time with her family.


Edward

Edward

General Funeral Assistant

Edward was born in Elizabeth. He lived in Roselle, before moving to Union in 1955. He was a frozen food specialist with Advantage Pezrow Food Broker in Ramsey, for over 40 years, retiring in 2008. Edward is very dedicated to the catholic church and religion.


Michael

Michael

General Funeral Assistant

Michael graduated from Elizabeth high school in 1984 .Grew up in Elizabeth moved to Union in 1994 and married with 2 beautiful children. Michael has great knowledge in dealing with families in the time of need and well rounded in the Funeral Industry .

In Michael's free time, he is an active Free and Accepted  Mason in Lodge #22 Cranford  NJ. Trustee on the executive board at Erhart Gardens, Shaefer Gardens in Union NJ , senior housing . Assistant to the secretary for the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #46 in Rochelle Park NJ.


Richard

General Funeral Assistant

Richard was born and raised in Elizabeth and currently resided in Union, NJ. Prior to entering the funeral service, he was the Owner/Operator of D & R Liquor Store, Hillside, NJ.

In Richard’s free time, he is an active member of the Linden Moose Lodge and President of The Linden Church Bowling League, Linden, NJ.


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