Staff

Our staff is committed to providing support, compassion, information, and direction as needed to all members of our community, their families, and friends who are dealing with loss and grief.

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Charles Holcombe Fisher Manager
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Ryan Christopher Winfield Funeral Director
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Mark Patrick Whittaker Funeral Director
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Jeffrey Robert Bogart Funeral Director
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Donald J. Cole Director of Logistics
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Robert Fisher Bogart Part-Time Funeral Director
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Liz Fisher Bookkeeper
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Norma Cruz Primary Hairstylist
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Charlie, Rob, Ryan, Mark, and Jeff Are Supported By Caring and Dedicated Part-Time Staff

Charles Holcombe Fisher

Manager
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Charles Holcombe Fisher, great-grandson of Charles Holcombe and son of Charles R. Fisher, is a lifelong resident of the Borough of Flemington. Mr. Fisher is a 1956 graduate of Flemington High School and then went on to receive his B.A. from Lafayette College, Easton, PA where he majored in History. He then graduated from the American Academy of Funeral Service in New York City and received his Funeral Director's license in 1962. Mr. Fisher is a member of the National Funeral Director's Association, the New Jersey State Funeral Directors Association, and a member and past-president of the Tri-County Funeral Directors Association. Additionally, Mr. Fisher is a member and past-president of the Flemington Rotary Club, a member and past-president of the Hunterdon County Historical Society and the Flemington Elks Lodge #1928. He is a past member of the Flemington Board of Health, the Flemington-Raritan Merger Committee and the Economic Development Committee. Mr. Fisher and his wife Elizabeth live in the Borough of Flemington.

N.J. Lic. No. 2631

Ryan Christopher Winfield

Funeral Director
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Ryan Christopher Winfield was born and raised in Hunterdon County, NJ. He is a 2004 graduate of Voorhees High School. Joining the Holcombe-Fisher family in September of 2007, Ryan graduated in 2010 from Mercer County Community College with degrees in Mortuary Science and Business. He was honored to be the recipient of both the Tri-County Funeral Director's Association and the New Jersey State Funeral Director's Association Scholarships. Passing the required proficiency and practical examination, he received Funeral Director's License, No. 4888, in 2010. Ryan was formerly a personal fitness trainer at HealthQuest, Flemington, NJ for many years. Ryan's wife, Norma, is the owner of Echelon Studio on Fulper Road in Flemington and she also serves as Holcombe-Fisher's primary hairstylist. Additionally, she often translates for us in Spanish when serving Hispanic families. Ryan and Norma currently reside in Flemington Borough with their two children, Carmelo and Otilia, and their cats, Maya and Mimoso.

N.J. Lic. No. 4888

Mark Patrick Whittaker

Funeral Director
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Mark Patrick Whittaker joined Holcombe-Fisher Funeral Home in October of 2013. He is a graduate of Millburn High School and received a Bachelor's Degree in Business and Computer Management from Springfield College (MA), where he received the highest award for the top student in the Business Department. He has worked in various positions for more than eighteen years in the financial services and commercial banking fields; as an Insurance Agent, Commercial Loan Officer, Equities Analyst, Credit Manager, and Financial Planner, with investment firms, commercial banks and major insurance carriers in New Jersey, Florida and Arizona. Mark joined Kimble Funeral Home in 2001 (Princeton NJ), working along-side his father-in-law, attended and received a degree in mortuary science from Mercer County Community College (MCCC), and was licensed as a Mortuary Practioner in 2002. He is currently an Adjunct Professor at MCCC in the Mortuary Science Program, teaching Funeral Service Management. Mark was the former two-term President of the Mercer County Funeral Directors Association, and currently serves as the Secretary/Treasurer of the MCFDA. He is a member of the National Funeral Directors Association, a Board member of the New Jersey Funeral Directors Association, where he is a member of the Audit Committee, and has been a previous member of the Legislative & Law Committee for that organization. He has been a member of Rotary International, the East Amwell Recycling Committee, and the Yardley (PA) Historical Society. Mark lives in Flemington with his wife, Amy, their two children, Kelly and Steven, and their two dogs, Ranger and Hank.

N.J. Lic. No. 4549

Jeffrey Robert Bogart

Funeral Director
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Jeffrey Robert Bogart has been with the firm since 2011. Jeff is the son of Robert Fisher Bogart, grand-nephew of Charles Holcombe Fisher, great-grandson of Charles R. Fisher, and great-great-great grandson of Charles Holcombe. Jeffrey represents the sixth generation of our family dedicated to serving our community in funeral service. He is a 2009 graduate of Hunterdon Central Regional High School, and a 2013 graduate of West Virginia University where he graduated with a degree in History with honors. Jeff previously worked in special education at Green Brook Academy in Bound Brook, NJ for seven years. There, he supported students with emotional and behavioral disabilities. In 2019, he began attending Mercer County Community College's Mortuary Science Program, graduating Magna Cum Laude with a Certificate of Proficiency in Funeral Service in December 2020. After graduation, he fulfilled his internship requirements and passed the national, state, and practical examinations. He earned his NJ funeral director's license in June of 2021. Jeff looks forward to becoming more involved in the community where he grew up! Jeff currently resides in Somerville, NJ and in his spare time enjoys spending time with his girlfriend, Marissa.

N.J. Lic. No. 5324

Donald J. Cole

Director of Logistics
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Donald J. Cole serves as the Director of Logistics at Holcombe-Fisher. Don is a lifelong Delaware Township resident, has worked for the firm since 2007. Don graduated from Hunterdon Central Regional High School in 1976 and then went on to receive degrees in Natural Resource Management from both Rutgers University and the University of Michigan. Don started his career as a Ranger with the NJ Park Service assigned to the Bull's Island section of Delaware & Raritan Canal State Park. Don later transferred to the NJ Division of Fish & Wildlife as a Conservation Officer. He obtained the rank of Lieutenant upon his retirement after 25 years. At Holcombe-Fisher, Don is our main hearse driver and serves in many different capacities. This makes him responsible for funeral logistics such as: overseeing viewing and funeral parking, organization of the funeral procession, providing hand-out flowers to mourners, and other Non-Director needs specific to each family. We thank him for his almost fifteen years of service to the families that Holcombe-Fisher is honored to serve!

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

Robert Fisher Bogart

Part-Time Funeral Director
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Robert Fisher Bogart, nephew of Charles H. Fisher, grandson of Charles R. Fisher, and great-great grandson of Charles Holcombe, has been with the firm since 1996. Born and raised in the Borough of Flemington, Mr. Bogart graduated Hunterdon Central Regional High School in 1983. He attended West Virginia University where he received his B.S. in Recreation Management. He was also a graduate of the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS). He then went on to graduate from the Monmouth County Police Academy and obtained the rank of Senior Ranger with the Hunterdon County Park System. In 1996 he left the Park System and attended Northampton Community College where he received an Associate Degree in Funeral Service Education. Passing the required Federal and State written and practical examinations, Mr. Bogart received his Funeral Director's license in 1998. In addition to working in the family business, Mr. Bogart is a member of the New Jersey State Funeral Directors Association, the Tri-County Funeral Directors Association, Flemington Lion's Club, a former Trustee of the Hunterdon Healthcare Foundation, a member of the Flemington Presbyterian Church, and former Chief, President and Chaplain of the Flemington Fire Department. Mr. Bogart formerly resided in Raritan Township along with his wife Amy and their Corgi named Rudy. After 25 years, in December of 2020, Mr. Bogart decided to take a step back from the business and assume a lesser role, while still maintaining his license. He now spends the majority of his time in Garrett County, MD, but is still available when needed.

N.J. Lic. No. 4274

Liz Fisher

Bookkeeper
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Elizabeth "Liz" Starczyk Fisher, is the wife of Manager Charles Holcombe Fisher, aunt of Robert Fisher Bogart, great-aunt of Jeffrey Robert Bogart, and daughter-in-law of the late Charles R. and Punchy O. Fisher. Mrs. Fisher grew up in Whitehouse, NJ and attended Flemington High School and Trenton State College (TCNJ). She and Mr. Fisher then raised their two children, Jen and Tom, right here on Main Street.
 
Like her husband, Liz's service to the Flemington community has spanned nearly 60 years. She is a former Deacon and current Elder of the Flemington Presbyterian Church, Trustee of the Flemington Public Library for the last 40+ years, member of the Flemington Woman's Club for the last 55 years and former Hunterdon Medical Center volunteer. Additionally, she is on the Boards of the American Cancer Society of Flemington and the Briteside Adult Day Services Center of Hunterdon County.
 
Liz has always assisted with the various tasks around the funeral home. In fact, she was Holcombe-Fisher's hairdresser for 21 years and Office Manager for 10 years. Currently, Liz continues to spruce up our grounds with flowers and does the gardening. She also does the accounting and answers the phones when needed. More importantly, she has always been caring and compassionate to those we serve. We're thankful for everything she has done and continues to do for the families Holcombe-Fisher is honored to serve!
 
*Unlicensed and not qualified to make funeral arrangements, embalm or conduct funerals* 

Norma Cruz

Primary Hairstylist
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Norma Cruz is the wife of Director Ryan C. Winfield, a longtime resident of Flemington, and graduate of Hunterdon Central Regional High School. She has been Holcombe-Fisher's primary hairstylist since 2013. Norma was the back-to-back 2002 & 2003 SkillsUSA Cosmetology (Hairstyling) Regional Champion and has competed nationally in past SkillsUSA hairstyling competitions. In 2004, she began working at Echelon Studio on Main Street in Flemington. After working there for more than a dozen years, Norma is now the owner of the Echelon Salon on Fulper Road in Flemington. Her true talent and attention to detail are tremendous assets to the families that Holcombe-Fisher is honored to serve! She and her husband, Ryan, currently reside in Flemington Borough with their two children, Carmelo and Otilia, and their cats, Maya and Mimoso.
 
*Unlicensed and not qualified to make funeral arrangements, embalm or conduct funerals* 

Charlie, Rob, Ryan, Mark, and Jeff

Are Supported By Caring and Dedicated Part-Time Staff
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Charlie, Rob, Ryan, Mark, and Jeff are supported by a caring and dedicated part-time staff who perform various tasks around the Funeral Home. They are composed of current and retired law enforcement officials, teachers, emergency service personnel, hair stylists, students and others whose genuine empathy is in line with the standards that have stood the test of time since 1894. Valued members of the "Holcombe-Fisher Family," the Director’s are grateful for the support they provide to all of the families that Holcombe-Fisher is honored to serve.

*Part-time staff are unlicensed and not qualified to make funeral arrangements, embalm or conduct funerals*