Guide to Funeral Directors in Newark
Newark, the seat of Essex County, is located in New Jersey about 8 miles west of Lower Manhattan. It is the most populous city in the state, with an estimated population in excess of 278,000 people, and the second largest city in the New York metropolitan area.
There are currently 14 funeral homes in Newark serving the community across the city. Several of these are located nearer than five miles to the center.
There are around eight crematoriums in Newark, and the city is furnished with 14 cemeteries ranging from Woodland Cemetery on South 10th Street and Mount Pleasant Cemetery on Broadway, to Newark Jewish Cemetery on Grove Street.
There are many notable churches and places of worship in Newark, including: Grace Church on Broad Street, Bethany Baptist Church on West Market Street, Temple B'Nai Abraham on Clinton Avenue, and Masjid Rahmah Mosque on Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard.
The laws of New Jersey require that a certificate of death is filed with the registrar before five days have elapsed. There is no specific necessity for embalming, although this may be required by some funeral directors in Newark if you wish to arrange for a public viewing. There are no laws requiring a casket, for a burial or cremation, though it is wise to check with the funeral home. There are no restrictions governing where you may scatter ashes.
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