History & Staff
We have years of experience caring for families, from all walks of life. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession, dedicated to excellence in service, and have the highest integrity.
When we sit down with a family, we have just one goal: to create a fitting, memorable and affordable service for their loved one. Together, we explore the wide variety of services and products available, as well as a wealth of creative ideas and suggestions.
Together, we'll design a memorial or funeral service that suits their needs now, and in the future. Families who come to us know that years from now, they will have deep peace-of-mind because in coming to us, they've done their best to honor their loved one.
The Ketusky Funeral Home was established in 1996 by its founders Joseph J. Ketusky, Jean Ketusky and their son Joseph Ketusky. It was built new from the ground up by the Ketusky Family to provide the Families we serve with the most modern and elegant facility in the area. The Ketusky Funeral Home is surrounded by beautiful gardens, landscaping and a koi pond to provide comfort and serenity. Being the largest and one of the newest facilities in Central New Jersey the Funeral Home was designed to be handicap accessible with all of its amenities being located on a single floor with no steps. Though Joseph J. Ketusky passed away in 1999 and Jean Ketusky passed away in 2012 the Funeral Home carries on with their vision through their son Joseph Ketusky. The vision was that of providing the absolute best and most compassionate service to each and every Family we serve. We are here for our Families during the time of their loss and after. The Ketusky Funeral Home provides every Funeral with a courtesy Funeral Escort Vehicle which assists in traffic control for the Funeral . This vehicle is equipped with purple vehicle safety lighting to identify the funeral procession. When we provide Funeral Services for a United States Veteran (Joseph J. Ketusky was a Korean War Veteran) we place military seals on the rear doors of the Hearse to honor the veteran for his or her service to their Country. The Ketusky Funeral Home is the Official Somerset County Veterans & Family Memorial Care Funeral Home. There is only one Funeral Home per County and we have that Honored designation. The Ketusky Funeral Home is the first and only Funeral Home in New Jersey that gives Exclusivity to our Families. That is that we always provide our entire Funeral Home and staff to only one Family at a time. We give you our full attention. We will never have another service going on while we are serving your Family. This makes for the most respectful of choices for your Loved One. Dignity, Honor and Respect is what we provide to each and every Family and their Loved One.
Our Valued Staff
Joseph Ketusky C.F.S.P., Owner-Manager
Joseph Ketusky was born in Pottsville, Pennsylvania. He is the son of the late Joseph J. Ketusky ( born and raised in Girardville, Pennsylvania) and the late Jean Ketusky ( born and raised in Mahony City, Pennsylvania). His family moved to Manville, New Jersey in 1964 and he has lived in Manville, New Jersey for 45 years. He is a Graduate of Immaculata High School. He then went on to further his studies and Graduated from Monmouth University with a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration in the Management specialty. He is a licensed New Jersey State Funeral Director with the highest designation of C.F.S.P. (Certified Funeral Service Practitioner). He also holds a New Jersey State Insurance Producers License which allows him to be able to offer Forethought Funeral Pre -Planned and Pre-Paid Services. In addition he held a Pennsylvania State Funeral Directors Limited License because he provided so many Pennsylvania Burials. He is an active member of Sacred Heart Church/Christ The Redeemer Parish in Manville and serves on the Finance Commitee. He also serves his community as the Deputy Director Of The Office Of Emergency Management in Manville, NJ and is a Unit Coordinator for the Somerset County Office of Emergency Management. In addition he is the second person in Somerset County to receive the New Jersey Certified Emergency Manager Certification (NJCEM). He is an honorary Life Member of the Manville Police Department PBA Local #236. He is also an honorary member of the Somerset County Police Chiefs Association.