East Ridgelawn Cemetery has served over 50,000 families with care, dignity and compassion since its founding in 1905. We are a full-service cemetery providing in-ground burial, mausoleum entombment, and cremation service. East Ridgelawn Cemetery has a crematory on-site, complete with a chapel that can be utilized during cremation service. East Ridgelawn Cemetery is in compliance with all the statues that provide for the safety and the rights of lot owners, as well as the permanent and ongoing management of the cemetery.
East Ridgelawn Cemetery is a 170(c)5 non-profit cemetery.
Size and Location
East Ridgelawn Cemetery covers 80 acres located between Passaic and Main Avenues at Clifton, New Jersey, (Delawanna) with Passaic at the north and Nutley at the south. The land varies from 35 to 200 feet above the mean water level of the nearest streams, affording perfect natural drainage. Within a radius of a few miles are situated Newark, Belleville, Bloomfield, Montclair, The Oranges, Rutherford, Hoboken and Jersey City. New York City is within 10 Miles.
Accessibility and Transportation
New Jersey Transit buses, run past the main entrance, along the entire east front of the Cemetery. The Passaic Park Train Station at the north and Delawanna Station at the east are both within a few blocks of the main entrance.
Lots and Single Graves
The Cemetery has Lots of two graves or more available for purchase.
Single graves may be purchased in sections of the Cemetery set aside for the purpose of single interments.
ERC is open for visitation 7 days a week 8 AM -5:30 PM.
The mausoleum is open 7 days a week 8 AM - 4 PM.
Menorah is open every day, except Sat, 8 AM - 4 PM.
The office is open 8 AM - 3:30 PM M-F
The lands acquired by the Cemetery are to be disposed of and used exclusively for the burial of deceased. Such lands are forever exempt from assessments and public taxes, and also from liability to be sold on execution, or for payment of debts due by any individual proprietor.