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G. THOMAS "TOM" GENTILE of Hackensack, NJ, died May 23, 2021 at the age of 72. A funeral director for over forty years, he began working the funeral business every summer throughout his high school years. In the mid-1970s, Tom purchased the former Gromley Community Funeral Home. He lat-er expanded the business, acquiring the Stewart Funeral Home, Ricardo Memorial Home and the Rocciola Funeral Home. All locations were combined to form the G. Thomas Gentile Funeral Service. Tom graduated in 1971 with the Thomas M. Quinn Award from the American Academy Institute of Funeral Service and received his practitioner of mortuary science licenses from the state of New Jersey that same year. He was past president of the Bergen County Funeral Directors Association and was a member of the New Jersey Funeral Directors Association and the National Funeral Directors Association.