Joseph Cinotti built his reputation and his business on a foundation of trust, honesty and commitment to personal service. He treated every family serviced by Leber-Lakeside Funeral Home with respect and dignity. Joe believed that personal service and attention to detail are the foremost ingredients in comforting grieving families during their time of need. At his funeral home, families were first. He took pride in providing a customized funeral that was characteristic of the deceased’s way of life. He was committed to providing funeral services to anyone regardless of their family’s financial situation. He empathized and connected with every family that bestowed their trust in him.
He worked, lived and recreated in the communities that he served. He was raised in Stanhope and after serving his country in the Vietnam War, he moved to Netcong. A few years later, he settled in Hopatcong and with his wife, Antoinette, raised their family.
He worked in Landing on a daily basis and was intricately involved in many clubs and organizations throughout, Morris, Sussex and Warren Counties. He could always be relied upon to support these same organizations when the opportunity presented itself.
Antoinette Cinotti's involvement in Leber-Lakeside Funeral Home was just as important. From daily paperwork and office duties including organizing company files to caring for their three children at home, Antoinette was an important part of Leber-Lakeside Funeral Home and the communities which it serves.
Joe and Antoinette established the groundwork and built the foundation which has enabled us to provide the area with funeral services and facilities that are second to none.
Our Valued Staff:
Michael J. Cinotti, President & Manager
Michael serves as the firm’s President and Manager . He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Biological Sciences and a minor in Chemistry from the State University of New York College at Cortland. Michael also has an Associates degree in Mortuary Science from the McAllister Institute of Funeral Service in New York City. His extensive training under his father and company founder, Joseph J. Cinotti, has proven invaluable in transitioning Michael as his father’s successor. He also holds a State of New Jersey Insurance Producers License.
Michael loves the outdoors. He is a passionate waterfowl hunter and when not at work, Michael can be found in the agriculturally rich Finger Lakes Region of New York State pursuing ducks and geese. He also enjoys hunting, fishing, trapping and hiking the Adirondack Mountains and spending his time with his wife, Jennifer and two children, Michael Jr. and Nina.
Joseph R. Cinotti, Vice President/Director
Joseph serves as the firm's Vice President and funeral director. He received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Environmental Science from The State University of New York at Cortland and an Associate Degree in Mortuary Science from McAllister Institute of Funeral Service in New York City, NY. He is a third generation New Jersey Licensed Funeral Director and has trained extensively at one of the East Coast's largest volume funeral establishments. Most importantly he too trained under his father, Joseph J. Cinotti, who ingrained in him the same values that he held in such high regard. He also holds a Pennsylvania State Funeral Directors Limited License and he holds a State of New Jersey Insurance Producers License.
Joseph enjoys the outdoors and when not at the Funeral Home, he and his family can be found hunting, fishing, trapping, hiking and camping in the Adirondack Mountains and the Finger Lakes Regions of New York State. He is certified in waterfowl identification and is an experienced trainer of game dogs and hunting retrievers. At home, Joseph spends his time with wife, Jacqueline and son, Joseph Anthony
William J. Leber, Director & Chief Financial Officer
William received a Bachelor of Arts in Business Finance from Marist College, Poughkeepsie, NY and an Associates Degree in Mortuary Science from McAllister Institute of Funeral Service in New York City, NY. He is a fourth generation New Jersey licensed Funeral Director whose family has been in the Funeral Industry since 1906. Bill also serves as Managing Partner in William J. Leber Funeral Home, Chester, NJ, Gorny & Gorny Funeral Home, Elizabeth, NJ and Rivera Funeral Home, North Bergen, NJ
Bill enjoys fishing, boating and the beach. When not at the Funeral Home, he and his family can be found on the water in beautiful Brick, NJ.
Brian L. Munczinski, Director
Brian graduated from Upsala College, East Orange, NJ in 1984 with a Bachelors degree in Business Administration and a minor in Religious Studies. He received an Associates degree in Funeral Service from the McAllister Institute of Funeral service in New York City in 1985 and was licensed as a practitioner in the State of New Jersey later that year.
Brian has worked for our firm since 1980 and specializes in both Pre-need and Pre-funded counseling. When not working, Brian can be found boating and swimming at the beaches both inside and outside the United States. He is a collector of political memorabilia and also spends his free time gardening, decorating and enjoying fine art and nostalgic movies.
Anthony Luciani, Director’s Assistant *
Anthony serves as the company’s administrator and director’s assistant. He has been with our firm since 1995. Anthony is currently enrolled at the American Academy McAllister Institute of Funeral Services in New York City. He leads our elite team of funeral service professionals.
Anthony enjoys upland bird hunting and bass fishing with his family. During the winter, Anthony dedicates his time coaching wrestling for the Hopatcong Youth Wrestling program as well as officiating.
*Unlicensed employee - Not licensed to make funeral arrangements, perform embalmings or conduct funerals