History & Staff
We have years of experience caring for families, from all walks of life. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession, dedicated to excellence in service, and have the highest integrity.
The facility we operate now first began as The Farmers Bank of Wantage in 1849. Wayne McCabe of the New Jersey Herald wrote a great article discussing the history of our building and how The Farmers Bank of Wantage came to be. You can read this article here.
Pinkel Funeral Home is one of the oldest funeral homes in New Jersey. It was established in 1885 by G. Edwin Pinkel. In the 1920s, Mr. G. Edwin Pinkel handed the business down to his son, Claude. After Claude Pinkel’s death in 1956, Mrs. Pinkel sold the business to John Voellmicke. Upon his retirement, John Voellmicke selected Peter P. Horvath to continue the operation of Pinkel Funeral Home. In 1993, Peter’s daughter, Alexis joined the funeral home after graduating from Mt. Ida College – New England Institute of Funeral Service. Both Peter and Alexis Horvath worked as a father and daughter team until his unexpected passing on November 28, 2015. Alexis is currently the President/Manager of the family business and plans to continue to uphold the same professional standards of dedication, attention and compassion towards each family served. Alexis currently holds both New Jersey and Pennsylvania funeral director’s licenses.