CMS Mid-Atlantic, Inc. provides cemetery management and consulting services to the cemetery industry, throughout New Jersey & New York. With compassion and a commitment to absolute professionalism, CMS Mid-Atlantic strives to provide its communities the very best in cemetery care.

Mission Statement

CMS Mid-Atlantic, Inc., provides financial, marketing and consulting services as well as business development processes to the cemetery industry throughout New Jersey and New York. The company’s philosophy embodies three guiding principles — fostering trust, providing financial security and creating a positive workplace — that serve as a foundation for growth, strength and success.

A commitment to upholding these principles enables the company to provide dedicated service and quality products. In its relationships with cemeteries and memorial parks, the company provides information and guidance that assists these premier properties in reinvesting their surplus funds. This results in unparalleled performance for customers, shareholders, employees and the community at large.


Bernard Stoecklein, Chairman and CEO Emeritus of CMS Mid-Atlantic, has been in the cemetery business for more than 52 years; first as a cemetery counselor with his father’s company, Cemetery Management Services of Pennsylvania.  Mr. Stoecklein partnered with his father in 1974 to form CMS West, Inc. In 1976, Mr. Stoecklein Sr. retired. Under Mr. Bernard Stoecklein Jr’s leadership, CMS West grew to become one of the largest privately held cemetery and funeral home companies in the Northeast. In 1995, he sold CMS West to pursue his passion for cemetery management in New Jersey and New York, subsequently founding CMS Mid-Atlantic.

With his family roots in the cemetery business for more than 60 years, Mr. Stoecklein and the company’s management have learned the disciplines to be successful in the cemetery profession. CMS is built on the company’s three major strengths: fostering trust, providing financial security and creating a positive workplace. We believe these strengths have a tangible effect on everyone associated with our company, and we are proud that our focus on integrity has served as an underlying theme throughout our history.