History & Staff

We have years of experience caring for families, from all walks of life. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession, dedicated to excellence in service, and have the highest integrity.

When we sit down with a family, we have just one goal: to create a fitting, memorable and affordable service for their loved one. Together, we explore the wide variety of services and products available, as well as a wealth of creative ideas and suggestions.

Together, we'll design a memorial or funeral service that suits their needs now, and in the future. Families who come to us know that years from now, they will have deep peace-of-mind because in coming to us, they've done their best to honor their loved one.

Our History

Established by the late William N. and Lorraine Pancoast in 1976, the funeral home built it’s reputation by serving the families of Cumberland, Gloucester, Salem and Atlantic Counties with an empathetic and caring manner. In 1991, Jim Hoffman joined the firm as a full time practitioner working alongside “Bill” and from that point was able to learn by his example and add his own knowledge and experience to the business. After a decade of working together, Mr. Pancoast began his transition into retirement by selling his establishment to his long time employee and friend. Since taking ownership in 2001, Jim and Dolores Hoffman, along with their dedicated full and part time staff continue the traditions of taking pride in serving families by providing personal care and attention in an array of details following the death of a loved one. Through a combined experience of 100 years in funeral service, our entire staff is committed to giving careful and thoughtful attention to the needs of your family.


Memberships

Pancoast Funeral Home is a proud member of these associations: 

- CANA (Cremation Association of North America)

- SIFH (Selected Independent Funeral Homes

- Better Business Bureau

- NJSFDA (New Jersey State Funeral Directors Association)

- NFDA (National Funeral Directors Association)

- Vineland Chamber of Commerce


Our Valued Staff

James Hoffman

James Hoffman, Owner/Manager - NJ Lic #3891


Dolores A. Hoffman

Dolores A. Hoffman, Co-Owner/Office Manager

* Unlicensed and not qualified to make funeral arrangements, embalm or conduct funerals


Donna  Jost

Donna Jost, Licensed Funeral Director - NJ Lic# 4734


Robert  Cresci

Robert Cresci, Staff Associate

* Unlicensed and not qualified to make funeral arrangements, embalm or conduct funerals


Kevin Sheppard

Kevin Sheppard, Staff Associate

* Unlicensed and not qualified to make funeral arrangements, embalm or conduct funerals