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|Angelo G. Mania, CFSP, President / Manager and Funeral Director|
Office Phone: 201-939-1050
Home Phone: 201.939.1050
Mobile Phone: 201.394.9040
He earned his New Jersey Funeral Directors license in 1975, after graduating from The American Academy McAllister Institute of Mortuary Science, NYC in 1974.
From 1993 to present he is an active independent funeral director and operates a Funeral Director Support Service named "AGM Funeral Service", offering a full range of professional services to independent / family owned Funeral Homes.
As President and Manager of the Calhoun-Mania Funeral Home, Angelo applies all of his experience and promises to continue to build upon the "Family Owned" legacy and always strive to improve the Funeral Home's established 1884 position in Rutherford and surrounding communities.
Angelo was born and raised in Paterson and Elmwood Park. He resides in Pompton Plains with his wife Debra (Delle Chiaie) where they raised two sons, Anthony & Matthew. Anthony is married to their lovely daughter-in-law Ashley and on Sept.8th 2014 the family was blessed with the birth of little Evelyn.
He attended Tombrock College, Bergen Community College, and Don Bosco Tech. High School.
Angelo's experience began with the Volk Funeral Homes, with branches in Teaneck, Bogota, Palisades Park and Oradell. After a short time he was selected to manage the Palisades Park location in 1976 at 26 yrs old, the youngest non-owner Manager in the State of NJ.
As a manager, he handled all aspects of the business. During that time he was appointed by Mayor and Council to the Free Public Library Board of Pal. Pk. He also served as a Founding Member and Trustee of the Palisades Park Homeowners Association, Past Pres. and Secretary of the Palisades Park UNICO and member of the Palisades Park Knights of Columbus Council 3550 as a third degree Knight.
Angelo holds current memberships to The National Funeral Directors Association, New Jersey State Funeral Directors Association, Bergen County Funeral Directors Association, The British Institute of Embalmers and the Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practice, The Funeral Directors Ethics Assoc.-Manual of Professional Practice.
In 2010 Walter Calhoun Jr, happily passed the torch of the 129 year old establishment to his trusted friend Angelo G. Mania, CFSP (Academy Certified Funeral Service Practitioner) who has been part of the Calhoun “Family of Service” since 1996.
Angelo's passion is flying! He is a Private Pilot and holds a single-engine, multi-engine and instrument rating. He is a member of (AOPA) the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, (EAA) Experimental Aviation Association and NJ Aviation Association. He also plays and loves his 47yr old drums, his collection of guitars including his favorite 1973 Les Paul guitar and he is also a true car aficionado; he can often be found under the hood of his 1966 Buick Wildcat Custom convertible that he purchased in 1970. He never gets rid of anything!