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Paul Fredricks
B: 1933-10-24
D: 2017-12-11
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Fredricks, Paul
Donald Reeves
B: 1934-09-05
D: 2017-12-10
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Reeves, Donald
David DeRose
D: 2017-12-07
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DeRose, David
Patricia Miller
B: 1943-05-22
D: 2017-12-05
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Miller, Patricia
Steven Metz
B: 1954-09-21
D: 2017-12-04
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Metz, Steven
Rayeann Strang
B: 1941-02-17
D: 2017-12-03
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Strang, Rayeann
Gwen Olita
B: 1957-08-28
D: 2017-12-02
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Olita, Gwen
Susan Tubman
B: 1945-05-24
D: 2017-11-30
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Tubman, Susan
Phyllis DeFeo
B: 1937-01-17
D: 2017-11-29
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DeFeo, Phyllis
Barbara Juliano
B: 1959-11-06
D: 2017-11-21
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Juliano, Barbara
Frank Grottola
B: 1941-04-23
D: 2017-11-21
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Grottola, Frank
Walter Bragg
B: 1929-07-18
D: 2017-11-20
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Bragg, Walter
Dorothy Zenone
B: 1921-12-06
D: 2017-11-19
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Zenone, Dorothy
Evelyn Roberts
B: 1933-05-29
D: 2017-11-15
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Roberts, Evelyn
Michael Klapas
B: 1942-07-01
D: 2017-11-15
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Klapas, Michael
Amalia Trupos
B: 1929-05-14
D: 2017-11-15
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Trupos, Amalia
Donald Kellerman
B: 1932-09-26
D: 2017-11-14
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Kellerman, Donald
Marie Guerro
B: 1931-12-20
D: 2017-11-14
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Guerro, Marie
Kathryn Campbell
B: 1933-02-15
D: 2017-11-13
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Campbell, Kathryn
Cecil Rutledge
B: 1939-08-28
D: 2017-11-12
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Rutledge, Cecil
Matthew Georgio
B: 1981-10-05
D: 2017-11-12
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Georgio, Matthew

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We understand how difficult it is to lose a loved one. Our compassionate and caring team work hard each and every day to make sure that the members of our community and beyond are taken care of during such a difficult time. For advice on what to do when a loved one is dying, making funeral arrangements, pre-arranging your own funeral, or anything else, please feel free to contact us, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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(Below * denotes staff members; "unlicensed and not qualified to make funeral arrangements, embalm or conduct a funeral. by N.J.A.C. 13:36-5.12 h.(1)




Francis Perfect, Founder

Francis D. Perfect came to this area during World War II while serving in the Coast Guard. He also served in the United States Marine Corps. during the Korean War. While in the service he met and later married Merion Bourne of Port Republic. The father of six children, he is a member of the Salem United Methodist Church, and Keystone Masonic Lodge of F&AM. Francis passed away on July 26, 2015.

Iva Pedersen, Corporate Secretary

*Widdy is the daughter of Francis & Merion Perfect. She resides in Egg Harbor Township with her husband, Roger. They are active members in Central United Methodist Church.

David N. Blyler, Jr., Manager/Funeral Director/N.J. Lic. No. 3945
Office Phone: 609-641-0065

An Ocean City native, Dave came to Adams-Perfect Funeral Homes right out of the Ocean City High School in 1986. He became a licensed funeral director in 1989, having graduated from the Funeral Service Education Program at Mercer County College. Dave is a member of the Somers Point Rotary Club, President of the Jersey Cape Region/Antique Auto Club of America, Trinity Masonic Lodge in Egg Harbor Township, and helps volunteer at the Marine Mammal Stranding Center.

David G. Umphlett, Funeral Director/ N.J. Lic. No.4465

David Garrick Umphlett, (grandson of Mr. & Mrs. Perfect), and oldest son of Jerry and Marianne (Perfect) Umphlett became involved in the funeral industry while working with his family's business, Umphlett Funeral Home of Newport News, VA. Under the Direction of his father he became a licensed Virginia funeral director in 1992 and continued working with his father and later became manager of the business. In December of the year 2000, David and his family moved to New Jersey and began working for his grandfather, Francis Perfect and is now also a licensed funeral director of New Jersey. David married Amber M. Sargeant in May of 1992 and from that union he now has three children, Abigail Renee, Adeline Marie and Allison Marianne. They are residents of Egg Harbor township.

Danielle M. Barry, Funeral Director / N.J. Lic. No. 4779

Born and raised in Somers Point, Danielle is the daughter of Frank and Sherry Denan. She is a 2001 graduate of Mainland Regional High School and a 2006 graduate of Mercer County Community College's Funeral Service Program. She has been with Adams-Perfect since November of 2005. Danielle now resides in Absecon with her husband, John and their son, Bryce.

Jared A. Kirschenbaum, Funeral Director / N.J. Lic. No. 4716

Jared A. Kirschenbaum began his career in funeral service in 2004.  He was a 2006 graduate of the Funeral Service Program at Mercer County Community College, and became a Licensed Funeral Director, September of 2006.   He also graduated from Monmouth University, with a bachelor’s in Criminal Justice, in 2000.  Jared has been with Adams-Perfect Funeral Homes, Inc. since 2009.  

Originally from Marlboro Twp, NJ, Jared relocated to Atlantic County in 2006, currently residing in Ventnor with his three children, Emily, Morgan, and Jacob.

Jared and his family are members of Congregation Beth Israel, in Northfield.  Jared is also a member of the Kiwanis Club of Northfield-Linwood.

John Pullan, Funeral Assistant

*John resides in Egg Harbor Township. He has worked for the funeral home for many years.

Dorothy J. Weiss, Secretary

*Dot has been secretary since May of 1976 at the Adams-Perfect Funeral Home. She has been a resident of Somers Point for the past 19 yrs and formerly of Northfield. She has been the organist at Saint John’s By The Sea Reformed Episcopal Church in Ventnor since November 1981 and now a member of the church. She is a current member of the Atlantic Pops Community Band since its inception in January 1997.

Jill Pedersen-Rose, Secretary

*Virginia “Jill” Rose is a 2004 graduate of Eastern University in Pennsylvania where she received a B.A. in Communications.

She is the granddaughter of Francis and Merion Perfect and the daughter of Roger and Iva Jean “Widdy” Pedersen.

She enjoys spending time with her husband, family and friends and enjoys working with her family in hopes to keep the family business alive.

Helen Perfect-Scull, Director of Facilities

*Helen is the youngest daughter of Francis and Merion Perfect. Helen is married to William Scull and has three children: William, Johnathan and Amanda. She attends Central United Methodist Church.

Robert Yerkes, Funeral Assistant

*Robert resides in Hamilton Township with his Wife after living in Egg Harbor Township. He has been with the funeral home for many years. He attends St. John's Lutheran Church in Ocean City along with his wife.

Don Cancelosi

*Don joined the staff at the funeral home in the year 2013. He resides in Egg Harbor Township with his wife and family. Retired Police Chief of Ventnor, Don also works for the Egg Harbor Township High School.

Johnathan Scull, Intern

Johnathan is a grandson of Francis and Merion Perfect, and the son of Helen and William Scull. John graduated from Mainland Regional High School and is currently attending Atlantic Cape Community College. He resides in Northfield and is currently a registered Intern with the NJ State Board of Mortuary Science.. John is a member of the Central United Methodist Church in Linwood.