Awards & Press

Innovators Turn Out for the Preneed Summit Sponsored by Homesteaders

An article recently published in Funeral Service Insider, featuring David Lee Hernadez Jr., founder of the Jersey Memorial Group.

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Funeral Service Insider, Nov. 12

David Hernandez Jr., owner of Old Bridge Funeral Home, is named 2016 Business Leader of the Year by Old Bridge Kiwanis Club.

Old Bridge, NJ, May 13, 2016 ( - ?When the Old Bridge Kiwanis Club decided to award their inaugural Business Leader of the Year Award, they didn’t have to go very far.  Their first recipient is David Hernandez Jr., owner of Old Bridge Funeral Home, and a fellow member of the Kiwanis Club....

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Inglesby And Sons Honors Veterans at the Tomb of The Unknown Solider

Inglesby and Sons Funeral Home had the honor of placing a memorial wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery. The wreath was dedicated in honor of those they have served here in New Jersey...

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A Funeral Home Success Story
March | April 2015 

David L. Hernandez Jr., owner of Jersey Memorial Group, is truly a self-made small business success story. His foray into the funeral profession and funeral home ownership is not typical....

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At Work: Funeral home profession 'more of a ministry' - Nov 9, 2014

Joe Cooney, Courier-Post

David Lee Hernandez, owner and operator of Inglesby Funeral Home in Pennsauken and three others in North Jersey, doesn't view his profession as a job.

"It's more of a lifestyle," the 32-year-old notes. "It's 24/7, 365 days a year. "Death knows no holidays, birthdays, weekends.... | Continue Reading

Entire Jersey Memorial Group Awarded with National Recognition - Nov, 1 2014

Morganville, NJ – Jersey Memorial Group, founded by David Lee Hernandez Jr located in Old Bridge, which operated Oceanside Memorial Home, Inglesby & Sons, Old Bridge Funeral Home and Waitt Funeral Home have all been honored by the National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) with the 2014 Pursuit of Excellence Award. Only 151 firms from around the world received this prestigious recognition in 2014, four of those under the direction of Jersey memorial Group. This is the third time in a row that Old Bridge and Waitt Funeral Homes have won this award. This also marks the first time in the almost 100 year operating history that Inglesby & Sons has won, also brand new location Oceanside Memorial Home award in its inaugural year.

More information about the NFDA Pursuit of Excellence Award program can be found on the association’s website,

NFDA is the world’s leading and largest funeral service association, serving 18,500 individual members who represent nearly 10,000 funeral homes in the United States and 43 countries around the world. NFDA is the trusted leader, beacon for ethics and the strongest advocate for the profession. NFDA is the association of choice because it offers funeral professionals comprehensive educational resources, tools to manage successful businesses, guidance to become pillars in their communities and the expertise to foster future generations of funeral professionals. NFDA is headquartered in Brookfield, Wis., and has an office in Washington, D.C. For more information, visit   

Old Bridge Funeral Home,  2350 Route 516, Old Bridge, NJ 08857 732-607-9500

Waitt Funeral Home and Cremation Service,  501 Hwy 79, Morganville, NJ 07751 732-566-5300

"Oceanside Memorial Home in Lake Como enters the competitive local funeral home market" - January 30, 2014

Written by: Susan Bloom | Special to the Asbury Park Press

A career in the funeral industry is not for everyone.

Between the long, often unpredictable hours and the constant exposure to death and despair, "some people can't wrap themselves around seeing this every day - it's hard," conceded David Lee Hernandez Jr., owner of Oceanside Memorial Home in Lake Como. "But it's about being a caregiver and taking care of people. This isn't a job, it's a calling." | Continue Reading