The Walter J. Johnson Funeral Home was the first funeral home established in Clark. The funeral home has served the residents of Union and Middlesex counties ever since.
The funeral home occupies the grounds of the former Brewer Farm. Mr. Johnson opened the funeral home in April of 1966. Prior to opening the funeral home, Mr. Johnson served in the Marine Corp. during the Korean War. He was the recipient of two Purple Hearts and a Bronze Star. He attended St. Peter’s College before graduating from the McAllister School of Embalming in Manhattan. He was a member and Past President of the Kiwanis Club in Clark and a member of the Holy Name Society of St. Agnes Church in Clark.
Steven and Lynette Perlmutter were close personal friends of the Johnson Family throughout the years. When Mr. Johnson decided to retire, he asked if they would be interested in purchasing the funeral home. On July 25, 1997, Steven and Lynette purchased the funeral home. Mr. Johnson continued to be a presence at the Funeral Home until he passed away suddenly on January 7, 2003.
The Perlmutter Family, which now includes their sons, James and Matthew, has continued to provide a personal commitment to each family they serve. Being family owned and family operated, a member of their family is there to guide each family through this difficult time. They are committed to provide the most courteous and professional service to those who choose their services. Each family they meet is treated like they are a member of their own family.