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

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


Robert J. Petersen, 90, of Dumont, died peacefully on January 6, 2020 at his home surrounded by his loving family.  Beloved husband of Dorothy (née Clarke).  Loving father of Carol (the late George) Sushko and Thomas Petersen.  Cherished grandfather of  G. Adam  (Amanda) Sushko, Colleen (Richard) Mac Donnell, Amy Elizabeth (Brian) Sushko-Manley and Eileen Petersen, and great-grandfather of Esme, Freya, Dorothy, and Hrothgar Manley, and Theoden McBrian and Danielle Ahrberg.  Predeceased by his son, Steven Petersen.

Robert was born in Nyack, NY to Helen (née Smith) and Carl Petersen, and was a self-employed mason.

Visiting Friday, January 10th, 5-9 PM, with a Service at 8 PM, at the Frech-McKnight Funeral Home, 161 Washington Ave., Dumont; www.frechmcknight.com.  Cremation is private.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Robert’s memory to the Shriners Hospitals for Children, 2900 Rocky Point Dr., Tampa, FL 33607; donate.lovetotherescue.org.


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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.