About Us

Peter A. Blacksbergpb - President

Peter A. Blacksberg, the fourth generation president of Riverside Cemetery, is responsible for the long term vision and strategy of the Cemetery as it begins its second century of service to plot holders and the Jewish community at large.

Since 1990, first as vice president and now as president, Mr. Blacksberg has instituted major initiatives to modernize all aspects of cemetery operations. He continues to reach out to the Jewish community in metropolitan New Jersey and New York.

Mr. Blacksberg is a member of the Board of Directors of the New Jersey Cemetery Association, The Association of Independent Cemeteries, and a former member of the Board of Trustees of Temple Beth Tikvah in Wayne, New Jersey. Mr. Blacksberg holds a BFA from the Rochester Institute of Technology and an MBA from Columbia University.

ksKenneth Studer - Vice President

Kenneth Studer manages the day-to-day operations of Riverside Cemetery, from office staff to field personnel. With more than 37 years of experience, Mr. Studer has personal knowledge of every facet of Riverside’s operations. Mr. Studer holds an accounting degree from William Paterson University.

Customer Service

Our office is open Monday-Friday 8:00am–4:00pm and Sunday 8:00am–1:00pm. Please call 877-843-7101 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The Field Staff

Our field staff ranges in number as the seasons change. Crew members are  professionally trained to provide the best possible landscape service. Of special importance is our burial crew which performs burials with dignity and calm, helping to make the experience of coming here as comfortable as possible.


A Security Guard is on premises whenever the gates are open and the office is closed, and can assist in finding a gravesite.


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