Welcome to our Mobile Web site.
A "Welcome" at Buyus Funeral Home crosses many languages.

The diversity of ethnic people we serve is a wonderful characteristic of our community. Through our family-owned and operated funeral homes, we serve our community with pride and dignity. Our staff is ready to serve all who wish to have a meaningful, professional and compassionate service.

Our goal is to be progressive and current with the technology age we live in. Whether you've reached us on your Smartphone (iPhone, Android, Blackberry) or other device, we hope you find this Mobile site helpful.

If you need further assistance or if answers to your questions are not addressed in this Mobile Web site, please feel free to visit our full Web site to call us at 973-344-5172 or e-mail us at any time.


Buyus Funeral Home 
426 Lafayette Street 
Newark, NJ 07105
Phone: 973-344-5172
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Rucki-Bernauer Funeral Home
426 Lafayette Street
Newark, NJ 07105
Phone: 973-344-7023
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Buyus Funeral Home was a second generation funeral home owned by the Buyauskas family for 42 years. During the later years, the name became as it is known today. This was a long, and well established funeral home, serving primarily the Lithuanian Community. In 1963, Mario Teixeira, Jr. acquired the Funeral Home, and today it is run by the Teixeira Family. The Newark Ironbound Section has always been a "melting pot" of many diverse ethnic groups, including Irish, Polish, Italian, Lithuanian, Portuguese, Spanish, etc. Our objective was to reach out and serve the "Ironbound Community". These efforts were successful, for today, we serve an entire cross section of this community.

Shaw-Buyus Home for Services, located in Kearny, NJ (Hudson County) was acquired in 1980. Once acquired, the name was changed to "SHAW-BUYUS HOME FOR SERVICES"; this name change was made to link the two homes together, since many Ironbound families were relocating to the Kearny, NJ area.

Rucki Funeral Home on Pulaski St in Newark, (just around the corner, some three blocks) became available. This was a three generation funeral home that served the Polish Community. Negotiations were made, and in 1986, the name and phone number of the Funeral Home was acquired. The Rucki Funeral Home address was changed to Lafayette St. and has since functioned as a dual operation of Buyus Funeral Home and Rucki Funeral Home at the same address. In 2006, Rucki Funeral Home was Merged with the Bernauer Funeral Home.

The Bernauer Funeral Home, located in the Ironbound Section of Newark, has served the German-American Community for many years; in 1987, it celebrated 100 years of funeral service to its Community, by three generations of the Bernauer family. The funeral home was acquired in 1988. It functioned as an independent funeral home until, in 2005, the funeral home was sold, and relocated to Lafayette St. (Buyus Funeral Home). In 2006 it was merged with the Rucki Funeral Home. It currently is operating as the Rucki-Bernauer Funeral Home at the Lafayette St. address.

Our family of funeral homes, Buyus Funeral HomeShaw-Buyus Home for Services, and Rucki-Bernauer Funeral Home, have over 259 combined years of service to the communities that they serve, and a combined total of 111 years under our ownership. Our facilities are thoroughly handicap accessible and serve all who call. The Ironbound section of Newark has remained a multi-lingual community, and in our desire to properly serve our families, every effort is made to communicate in their language. Portuguese and Spanish are spoken fluently at our funeral homes. operly serve our families, every effort is made to communicate in their language. Portuguese and Spanish are spoken fluently at our funeral homes.



Services

Funerals serve an important purpose: they allow us to recognize a life that was lived and acknowledge that the life has come to an end. Funerals exist for the living, for survivors who suffer the loss of a loved one. We understand that every family is different. Influences such as religious and cultural traditions, cost concerns and personal preferences make each funeral as unique as the person who is being honored.

This section of our web site provides an overview of the different types of services that we provide. Our funeral directors will work with you to put together a personalized package, and discuss the many options and details that make each of our services a personal, lasting tribute to your loved one.



What to Do when Death Occurs

  1. After a death has occurred, notify Buyus Funeral Home by calling 973-344-5172 or any of our locations. The following are some questions that we may ask when you call:
    • What is the full name of the deceased?
    • What is the location of the deceased (Hospital, Nursing Facility or Residence)?
    • What is your name, address and telephone number?
    • What is the name, address and phone number of the next-of-kin?
    • Is there a pre-arranged funeral plan? (If yes, what is the plan name or number?)

    We will then set an appointment time for you to come to the funeral home to complete the details of the funeral arrangement. We will ask you to bring in some items and information that will be necessary to complete the arrangement. These items will include:

    • Clothing for the deceased
    • Social security number of the deceased
    • The deceased's birth date and city and state of birth
    • The deceased's parents names, including mother's maiden name
    • Information about the deceased's education
    • Marital status of the deceased
    • Veteran's discharge papers or Claim Number
    • A recent photograph of the deceased
    • Pre-arrangement paperwork (if applicable)
    • Cemetery lot information (if applicable)
  2. Contact your clergy. Decide on a time and place for the funeral or memorial service (the services may be held at the funeral home)
  3. The funeral home will assist you in determining the number of copies of the death certificates that you will need and will order them for you
  4. Make a list of family, friends and business colleagues, and notify each by phone. You may wish to use a "branching" system: make a few phone calls to other relatives or friends and ask each of them to make a phone call or two to specific people
  5. Decide on an appropriate charity to which gifts may be made (church, hospice, library, organization, school)
  6. Gather obituary information, including a photo, age, place of birth, cause of death, occupation, college degrees, memberships held, military service, outstanding work and a list of survivors in the immediate family. Include the time and place of the funeral services. The funeral home will usually write the obituary and submit it to the newspaper(s)
  7. Arrange for family members and/or close friends to take turns answering the door or phone. Keeping a careful record of visitors and flower deliveries will make it easier to thank people later on
  8. If Social Security checks are deposited automatically, notify the bank of the death
  9. Coordinate the food supply in your home for the next several days
  10. Delegate special needs of the household, such as cleaning, food preparation, etc., to friends and family who offer their help
  11. Arrange for child care, if necessary
  12. Arrange hospitality for visiting relatives and friends
  13. Select pallbearers and notify the funeral home. (People with heart or back difficulties may be named honorary pallbearers)
  14. Plan for the disposition of flowers after the funeral (to a church, hospital or rest home)
  15. Prepare a list of distant friends and relatives to be notified by letter and/or printed notice
  16. Prepare a list of people to receive acknowledgments of flowers, calls, etc. Send appropriate acknowledgments, which may be a written note, printed acknowledgments, or both. Include "thank yous" to those who have given their time, as well
  17. Notify insurance companies of the death
  18. Locate the will and notify the lawyer and executor
  19. Carefully check all life and casualty insurance and death benefits, including Social Security, credit union, trade union, fraternal, and military. Check on possible income for survivors from these sources
  20. Check promptly on all debts and installment payments, including credit cards. Some may carry insurance clauses that will cancel them. If there is to be a delay in meeting payments, consult with creditors and ask for more time before the payments are due
  21. If the deceased was living alone, notify the utility companies and landlord and tell the post office where to send the mail
  22. Your Funeral Director will prepare the necessary Social Security forms.


Planning Ahead

Many people choose to make funeral and burial arrangements for themselves in advance. Pre-planning, or pre-arrangement, allows YOU to determine how your final arrangements will be carried out, thus reducing family concerns down the road. When you pre-plan, you have as much time as you need to make well-informed decisions, and to talk about these decisions with your family. In addition, pre-planning can offer valuable financial benefits.

When you pre-arrange for yourself, you’ll personally choose the service options most desirable to you. One of our funeral directors will be happy to visit your home at your request. Or, you can stop by our facilities at anytime. Together, we’ll determine your specific needs, discuss your service and funding options, and handle the necessary paperwork.

To request more information regarding pre-planning/pre-arrangement, or to begin the pre-planning process, please call us at  973-344-5172



Welcome to our Mobile Web site.
A "Welcome" at Buyus Funeral Home crosses many languages.

The diversity of ethnic people we serve is a wonderful characteristic of our community. Through our family-owned and operated funeral homes, we serve our community with pride and dignity. Our staff is ready to serve all who wish to have a meaningful, professional and compassionate service.

Our goal is to be progressive and current with the technology age we live in. Whether you've reached us on your Smartphone (iPhone, Android, Blackberry) or other device, we hope you find this Mobile site helpful.

If you need further assistance or if answers to your questions are not addressed in this Mobile Web site, please feel free to visit our full Web site to call us at 973-344-5172 or e-mail us at any time.