Our Story

Vander Plaat Memorial Home has been serving Paramus and the surrounding communities since 1927. We’re thankful to be an important part of this community and will continue our longstanding legacy of helping families honor their loved ones.



The Vander Plaat Memorial Home, Paramus, established in 1927 by Henry Vander Plaat, Sr., served as both Mr. Vander Plaat's residence and place of business, until his death in 1994.

The Vander Plaat Memorial Home, Paramus is one of the most highly respected funeral homes in the state of New Jersey. The Vander Plaat reputation for excellence is manifest in this location, where fine facilities and fastidious attention to detail are a family tradition.

The philosophy in this funeral home, which has been chosen as a member of the prestigious Selected Independent Funeral Homes, is that the rendering of funeral service is a "calling" — one in which all families are deserving of care and dignity. We are also proud members of the New Jersey Funeral Directors Association, National Funeral Directors Association and Green Burial Council.

Family Owned and Operated


What Does Family Owned and Operated Mean?

The words "family owned and operated" has great meaning in today's world of corporate buy outs. Today a large number of local family owned funeral homes have been bought out by large corporate concerns. These corporations have no connection to the community and are run by some far away corporate office. The staff and employees of these funeral homes have a responsibility to the corporate office and to the share holders, which are more concerned with profitability than the community they work in. The Vander Plaat Memorial Home, Paramus is owned and operated by the Vander Plaat Family. For four generations we have been here to serve the community and we will be here tomorrow with the same compassion and caring that our firm was founded.


What Does it Mean to Me and My Family?

Family owned and operated means to your family that you can expect to be treated as family. The Vander Plaat family stands ready to serve you at a very difficult time. No matter the time of day or the day of the week our family and staff are ready to serve. Family owned and operated is reflected in the way we conduct our business. From our modern, well maintained, home like facilities to our informed professional staff, we want you to feel like you are one of the family. As a family owned and operated funeral home we distinguish ourselves from the corporate owned funeral home in every aspect of our business. We select only products of the highest quality and most affordable price. From the caskets we offer, to flowers and prayer cards, you can be assured that they are all of the finest quality. Our professional staff of licensed funeral directors are extensively trained to be able to respond to your needs. They are available to answer any questions or concerns that you may have.

Henry and Catherine Vander Plaat 1969

Vander Plaat Memorial Home
Phone: (201) 843-3100
113 South Farview Avenue, Paramus, NJ 07652
Jennifer J. Aiello, Manager N.J. Lic. No. 5216

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