Richard J. Galante
(NJ Lic. #3112)
Richard earned a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Minnesota in 1973 with a major in Mortuary Science. He served in various offices of the Essex, Union and West Hudson Funeral Directors Association before becoming its President in 1997. He was a former member, appointed by the governor, to the State Board of Mortuary Science of New Jersey in 2002 until 2012. serving as the board's Secretary and then it's President for the last 3 years of his term. Very active in the community of Union, Richard was also elected as a member of the Twp. of Union Board of Education in 2010, and served as the Board's Vice President until 2015. He is also active in the Union Chapter of UNICO National, The Columbia Italian American Club of Union, and the Regular Democratic Club of Union serving at various times as President of all three organizations. Also he currently serves as chairman of the Twp. of Union Zoning Board of Adjustment.