D. Matthew Leber, Vice President/ Manager/ Licensed Funeral Director
Matt grew up in Fort Lee, NJ and attended high school at St. Peter’s Prep in Jersey City. He is a graduate of Fairfield University and received his Degree in Mortuary Science from American Academy McAllister Institute of Funeral Service. Although Matt has been serving as a pallbearer and funeral coach driver since he was 17, he joined his father full time at Volk Leber Funeral Home in 2001, and earned his funeral director’s license in 2003. Matt serves on the advisory board of Bright Side Manor and Geriatric Services of Bergen County and is also a member of the International Rotary Club. When he’s not working, Matt enjoys time at the beach, fishing, surfing, golfing, and traveling.
Kurt D. Larsen, Teaneck Manager/ Licensed Funeral Director
Kurt has been with the Volk Leber family for almost 15 years, starting as an intern and now is the Manager of our Teaneck location. He is passionate about serving families with strong sensitivity mixed with a dash of levity. In his "spare time" ... he helps operate Pet Rest in Peace Memorial Center & Crematory in Secaucus, NJ and teaches Accounting at the mortuary science school he attended: American Academy McAllister Institute of Funeral Service in New York City. He is married with two, adorable little girls. He also loves sailing (other peoples' sailboats).
Esteban A. Montufar Jr, Licensed Funeral Director
Esteban (or "Monty" as he's affectionately known) is a bi-lingual licensed Funeral Director. Monty began his career in 2008 serving both the English and Spanish communities of Hudson County, NJ before joining the Volk Leber Family in 2015. Monty takes great pride in serving our multi-cultural community, being a first generation American with family stemming from Guatemala. Outside of the funeral home, Monty is an avid golfer, a newlywed, and adoptive dad to a tuxedo cat named Zorro.
"Estamos aquí para servirles en su tiempo de necesidad"
Jennifer J. Smits, Intern/ Apprentice
Jennifer, a Teaneck native, joined the firm in 2014 and worked as a Funeral Director’s Assistant before answering the call to funeral service, becoming an Intern and beginning Mortuary Science studies at American Academy McAllister Institute of Funeral Service in New York, in 2016. She was the proud recipient of the Bergen County Funeral Director’s Association Academic Scholarship in 2016 and honored to be the recipient of the New Jersey State Funeral Director’s Association Education/Merit Scholarship in both 2016 & 2017. Jennifer’s compassion and grace extend to every family she has the honor to serve. In-between work and study she enjoys practicing yoga and visiting local members of the community with her canine companion, Leonardo, a certified Therapy Dog with the Bright & Beautiful Therapy Dogs, Inc. Jennifer looks forward to continuing to serve our community when she becomes a Licensed Director in 2018.