The present location was one of the first, in the United States, built solely as a funeral home in 1930. As far as I know, it is the only funeral home left that still carries the Necker name. The funeral home has been averaging over three hundred calls a year for the past ten years in what are basically traditional funerals. It consists of four main chapels and a smoking room which can also be converted into another. Its parking lot can accomodate about fifty cars.

I was also a former employee. In 1970, I started working for the funeral home part time to help with my school tuition. At the time, I was a freshman attending New Jersey Institute of Technology, working on my bachelor of science in Civil Engineering, minoring in Organic Chemistry. After graduating in 1973, I left to work as an enviromental engineer. I was in charge of architectural construction with the building of the largest sewage treatment plant for the Ci ty of New York in Wards Island. However, three years later, I returned to the funeral home for good, and to school to get my funeral directors license.

Because of my background and the ability to write computer code, in 1983, I, along with a friend, computerized the funeral home. Originally with an IBM PC with an 8088 processor and a ten meg. hard disk, the fu neral home records and accounting books where written in dBase II. The original program has been upgraded many times and is currently written with FoxPro. Windows programs like Excel, MS Word, and Pagemaker are also used to write death certificates and pr int prayer and thank you cards. Business cards and contract forms are also made with the computer. Since programing is my hobby, I have also written code for local businesses like churches, accounting, lending, stock investments, and mail ordering.