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).
Klisman X. Castro, Licensed Funeral Director
Klis was born in Brazil but grew up in Torino, Italy, before coming to the United States. He loves to learn new languages and has learned to speak 4 of them: English, Portuguese, Italian, and Spanish. He regards his wife and daughter as the "apple of his eye." In his spare time, Klis enjoys having teatime with his daughter and can never pass up watching a good medical show on TV. He looks forward to serving every family that walks through the door as if they were his own.
Karen B. Leber, Licensed Funeral Director
Karen grew up in North Bergen and attended Convent of the Sacred Heart High School in New York City. She went on to play softball for Sacred Heart University and finished her undergraduate studies at UCONN. In 2001, she received her Mortuary Science Degree from American Academy McAllister Institute and was licensed the same year. Karen feels privileged to continue the Leber family tradition. In her spare time, she enjoys being with her daughter and life on the lake.
Daniel W. Leber, President