Due to the COVID-19 virus, we are taking precautionary measures.

Due to the COVID-19 virus, we are taking precautionary measures.


Bernard (Fondly known as Bernie or Ben) Gustavsen, 77, of Dumont (formerly of Haworth), died peacefully on November 27, 2019 surrounded by his loving family.  Beloved husband of Elaine (née Gaertner).  Devoted father of Douglas (Tina), Jeffrey, Dana (Daniel) O’Connor.  Cherished grandfather of Erin, Ashley, Nickolas, Francesca, and Logan.  Also survived by a brother-in-law, John Toomey.  Predeceased by his sister, Diana Toomey.

Bernard was born to Florence (née Leach) and Bernard Gustavsen in North Bergen.  He was a truck driver for many years with Seibert Trucking, Gross & Hecht, White Rose Foods and Fillo Factory and was the owner of Norgus Transport, Inc., Haworth, from which he retired in August, 2018.  He was a member and Deacon of the South Presbyterian Church, South Presbyterian Church Cancer Group and the Tri-State Mopar Club, Paramus.

Visiting Saturday, November 30th, 4-8 PM, with a Service at 7 PM, at the Frech-McKnight Funeral Home, 161 Washington Ave., Dumont.  Cremation is private.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Bernard’s memory to any Charity of your choice.


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Please be advised that we are open & available to serve you during your time of need following temporary guidelines set forth under NJ Executive order 107.

In order to comply with the new regulations, we are requesting that all funeral gatherings & visitations do not exceed 10 people.

We encourage friends of the family to visit our obituaries page to send condolences online. Funeral arrangements can be made via telephone and email to limit exposure. Cemeteries are also required to follow health code restrictions concerning attendance at interments and entombments.

We continue to receive updated information from the Federal Government, Center for Disease Control, and the New Jersey State Funeral Directors Association to ensure that the information provided is current.

To acquire more information visit cdc.gov/coronavirus.