I n 1995, John "Jack" R. Zalewski's dream became a reality with the completion of a state-of-the-art funeral home. The new funeral home, Countryside Funeral Home, is located in Three Bridges, NJ.
Jack's other funeral home, Fucillo & Warren Funeral Home, 205 South Main Street, PO Box 515, Manville, NJ 08835 has been in business since 1931. Jack's three children, Sharon Ann Zalewski,director, NJ Lic.#4003 Kevin S. Zalewski, director, NJ Lic.4165 and John R. Zalewski, Jr., director, NJ Lic.#4703 are all licensed funeral directors.
Countryside Funeral Home is a member of the Hunterdon County Chamber of Commerce. Jack has been an active member with the Middlesex and Somerset County Funeral Directors Association, New Jersey State Funeral Directors Association (NJSFDA, and the National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA); he was the president of the NJSFDA from 1989-1990 where he represented the state of New Jersey throughout the nation. During his administration as president of the NJSFDA, he was instrumental in drafting the New Jersey Pre-Need Rules and Regulations which today are considered the finest in the nation. Jack also served as past-president of the NJSFDA from 1990 to 1991. Both funeral homes offer a child's play and educational area, and a resource center which includes books and pamphlets. Both homes actively participate in the trust and insurance types of pre-need planning and preparations.
Jack and his family pride themselves on the service they provide to both families and the community. Jack was raised in the Fairmount section of Tewksbury in Hunterdon County where he also attended North Hunterdon Regional High School. Jack and his family are active communicants at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Roman Catholic Church in Three Bridges. At St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Jack is a member of the Mens Club, serves on the building fund committe and is a Eucharistic Minister. The Zalewski family are members of the Hillsborough and Flemington Rotary Clubs and the Orchard Lake Alumni Association. The Zalewski's are contributors to the Raritan Valley Community College Theater and also work with the ARC of Somerset County, and local hospice organizations. Jack served his country during the Vietnam War from 1966-1968 with the United States Army.