We have years of experience caring for families from all walks of life, cultures and faiths. Our unsurpassed staff and our family provide kind, caring, professional service. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession who are dedicated to excellence in service, adhere to the highest funeral industry standards, and have exceptional integrity. We consistently earn phenomenally high customer satisfaction survey results.
Our licensed, professional staff is here for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Please call 732-747-0332 anytime. We will even come to you to make arrangements in the comfort of your home.
Prompt, compassionate service is always just a phone call away, where and when you need it.
Ken is a 4th generation Funeral Director whose family are the prior owners of Joseph G. Duffy Funeral Home in Brooklyn, New York since 1880. He has been a Red Bank/Middletown resident since 1980 and is active in the community. Ken is an active parishioner of St. Leo the Great RCCH in Lincroft, where he currently serves as an usher in the Holy Name Society, and is past advisor for the parish council. Formerly, he was a member of St. Mary’s RCCH in Middletown. Additionally, he is an active participant in the Rotary Club 7500 in Red Bank, Northern Monmouth Chamber of Commerce and in helping at Lunch Break in Red Bank. He married Joanne in 1979, and his three native-born children all attended local schools, where he volunteered time as a coach for Little League, soccer, and school projects.
Ken is a graduate of Xaverian High School, the University of Scranton and American Academy McAllister Institute of Funeral Services and Embalming.
Ken enjoys golf, snow skiing, fishing and hunting but mostly time with family.
“Our Funeral Home was established in 1932 and is [what I would like to consider] a Community Institution. We are supportive of all the Churches, their functions and their needs. We are also supportive of the local organizations, such as The Kiwanis Club, Elks Lodge, Lions Club and the Mercy Center, that help others.
"Anyone can place an ad, we try to give our time as well, enhancing our community.
“It is a privilege to serve families in their time of need, you are doing something constructive celebrating life”
NJ License 4392
Ted Sidun, grandson of John E. Day, joined John E. Day Funeral Home as a Licensed Funeral Director in 1990. Ted graduated from the University of Denver with a BSBA and attended the University of Pittburgh's Semester at Sea program and the American Academy McAllister Institute of Funeral Service in New York City.
Ted is very active in the community and is involved in many organizations: He is a member of the Knights of Columbus, a former member and on the Board of Directors of the Keyport Chamber of Commerce, a member of the Eastern Monmouth Area Chamber of Commerce, and a member and supporter of St. George's by the River Episcopal Church in Rumson.
Ted and his wife Jennifer have two daughters, Liza and Reese. He enjoys biking, swimming, tennis, skiing, scuba diving, sailing and kitesurfing.
NJ Lic No. 4026
Licensed Funeral Director emeritus
Cy started his career as a mechanical engineer before attending the McAllister School of Embalming in New York, where he graduated first in his class. He purchased the funeral home from his father-in-law, John E. Day, in 1958 and managed and operated it as president until 1986.
Cy is very active in his community: He is a member and president of the Red Bank Lions Club, a life member of the Red Bank Elks Lodge #233, a life member of the Red Bank Knights of Columbus Council #3187 and a member of the American Legion Post 168.
Cy has six children, five sons and one daughter. Two of his sons have chosen to follow him into funeral service and work along with him today. Cy has been married to his second wife Carol Shaheen since 1987.
Cy is an avid snow skier and bicyclist. He is a member and supporter of Rails to Trails Conservancy, the Appalachian Trail Conference, the American Museum of Natural History and Adventure Cycling.
"After all the years I have spent in the funeral service business, I still enjoy serving my families."
NJ Lic. No. 2295
Licensed Funeral Director Emeritus
Doug, a grandson of John E. Day, has been with the John E. Day Funeral Home since 1981. He graduated from the University of Denver in Colorado before attending the American Academy McAllister Institute of Funeral Service in New York.
Doug was an active member of his community. He was a member and past President of the Red Bank Kiwanis Club; a member of the Knights of Columbus, Fair Haven Council; a member of the Monmouth and Ocean County Funeral Director's Association; a member of the Chamber of Commerce; and a communicant of St. Anthony of Padua Church in Red Bank.
"Each and every family I serve in our community reminds me how individual we all are in what we need as we grieve for a loved one. My commitment to each family is to learn more about them and that loved one. The end result should always be a meaningful and memorable final tribute.
Doug has three daughters. His hobbies are water skiing and snow skiing.
NJ Lic No. 3602
Licensed Funeral Director
Deanna Megill has been with John E. Day Funeral Home since June 2006. She graduated from Long Branch High School and earned an Associate's Degree in Liberal Arts from Brookdale Community College. She graduated from Mercer County Community College with an Associate's Degree in Applied Sciences and a certificate in Mortuary Science and transitioned from being an intern to a Licensed Funeral Director/Administrator.
Deanna was born and raised in the Long Branch community. She enjoys spending time with her best friend and sister, Lori, and with her family, and especially loves her cats, Nick E. and Julia, and her beloved chinchilla, Commodore. Within the funeral home, Deanna runs a YMCA program every December in order to provide presents for children in need.
“I love the families I serve, I feel so grateful to be able to help them in any way that I can. It is a privilege when people who were strangers to me yesterday, entrust their loved ones into my care…it is the greatest form of mutual respect and trust. The families I serve are aware that I am available to them at all times and that their loved ones are being treated as if they were my own relative.”
Licensed NJ Funeral Director
Kellie is our newest Funeral Director and a wonderful asset to our family. Joining our group in 2009 as an intern, she became fully licensed in 2011. Bright, young and energetic, she assists families with compassion, dignity and care. Kellie is a native area resident and entrenched in our community.