About

Anderson & Campbell Funeral Home in Toms River, New Jersey, has been committed to the families of Ocean County since 1869. The respect we have earned over the years is a result of the dedicated service we have provided to each of the thousands of families that have come to us with their special personal needs.

A compassionate funeral home

Our experienced and professional team at Anderson & Campbell Funeral Home will give you honest advice and caring service that will help ease the burdens of your family. Our associates stand ready 24 hours a day to assist you in planning a meaningful remembrance for your loved one.

We honor veterans

WHV 2020 - Level 4

At Anderson & Campbell Funeral Home, we understand the unique needs of America’s veterans and their families. As a Level Four Founding Community Partner with We Honor Veterans, we are honored to serve our nation’s heroes and take this responsibility seriously. We have taken steps to ensure our staff is knowledgeable of all the benefits available to military veterans and their families.

In addition, we host community events annually in honor of our veterans and work closely with local veterans organizations. With respect, integrity and dignity, we will walk you through the steps of creating a veteran’s memorial service that truly honors the life and sacrifice of your loved one.

Serving the community

It is our privilege to serve the Toms River and surrounding Ocean County communities. Please contact us if you need immediate service or would like more information about our funeral and cremation services.

History

Sitting area at Anderson & Campbell Funeral HomeEstablished in 1869, Anderson & Campbell Funeral Home was started by Pitius Anderson, a local cabinet maker who also crafted caskets for the community. Eventually his son, Charles P. Anderson, took over the business, which continued to evolve as the funeral industry went through changes.

Growth and relocation

In the 1920s, Marvin S. Campbell began working for Charlie Anderson and eventually became a partner in the business. The funeral home was originally located in Toms River on Hooper Avenue, where the Ocean County Justice Complex now stands. It was moved in 1937 to its current location at 703 Main Street in Toms River. Before long, Marvin and his wife Mary became the sole proprietors. After World War II, Marvin's son-in-laws joined Marvin as directors and were an important part of the business.

In the early 1970s Marvin's son-in-law, Wallace "Gub" Polhemus, and his daughter, Patricia, took over the operation of the business. Soon after, they were joined by their sons, Wallace (Tim), John, Mark (Doug) and Richard (Rit), who continued to develop the business as it is known today.

The funeral home today

In 1997, Anderson & Campbell Funeral Home joined the Dignity Memorial® network of funeral homes. The Polhemus family continues to be an integral part of the day-to-day operation of the business.

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Honor the memory of your loved one with cemetery flower placement. You choose the flowers. You choose the months. We do the rest.

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Ratings & Reviews

Verified Customer Reviews

Since 2005, many of our customers have taken the time to tell us how we did each year via our Voice of the Customer program. Our star ratings and comments from families come directly from these surveys.

"Anderson and Campbell has been a mainstay in Toms River and a mainstay in our family through the years. At a sad and difficult time, the staff at A&C were professional and respectful always. I have and will recommend A&C to others facing the need for their services and for the consistent excellence of services they provide."

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January 2022

"Unfortunately I've had to use Anderson and Campbell services twice in 6 months. We used crematory services. John and Mary were sensitive, caring and truly concerned for me and my family. I never felt pressured and the cost was manageable. Overall a pleasant experience in an unpleasant circumstance. Thank you Anderson and Campbell specifically Jo

hn and Mary"

jd-power-verified-checkmark Verified Cremation Customer

January 2022

"Mary Schwartz and the staff of Anderson & Campbell are absolutely the best! All of our needs were met by Mary without having to ask. We couldn't have any better care. Mary and the staff went above and beyond on every aspect of service from the time we sat down with her to the time we laid my mother in her resting place. I can't imagine using an

y other funeral home."

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December 2021

"Great people to work with. No pressure with anything. Listened to what I wanted for my husband. They went out of their way to make it happen. Put my family and myself at ease with this experience."

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November 2021

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