Margaret "Peggy" Calaway

October 30, 1947May 11, 2018

Margaret M. “Peggy” Calaway, 70, of Toms River, NJ, passed away peacefully on May 11, 2018, with her loving family at her side. She was born in Scranton, PA, and lived most of her life in Toms River. She worked for The American Red Cross as Assistant to the Director for nine years assisting military families, and assisted Holocaust Survivors in tracing their family members. She also volunteered for the Tara Mark Foundation. Peggy supported Oceans of Love, the Saint Jude Foundation, March of Dimes, and many charities dedicated to humanitarian causes.

Peggy was preceded in death by her daughter Kristen Calaway and her nephew Paul David. She is survived by her loving husband and best friend of 47 years, Robert Calaway; her daughter Lauren Austra and husband Allen; and her daughter Megan Randolph and husband Michael. Peggy is also survived by her wonderful grandchildren: Tyler, Chelsea, Hunter, Kristen, Madison, Rylee, and Peyton; her sister Eileen David and husband Ed; and her nephew Brandon David. Peggy was a loving wife and mother that filled the world with kindness and compassion … always “Making a Difference” in the lives she touched.

Visitation will be Tuesday, May 15th, from 4 to 8 PM, at the Anderson & Campbell Funeral Home, 703 Main Street, Toms River, NJ 08753. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Wednesday, May 16th, at 9:30 AM at St. Justin the Martyr RC Church, 975 Fischer Blvd. in Toms River. Burial will follow at Ocean County Memorial Park, 1722 Silverton Road in Toms River. In lieu of flowers, the family appreciates donations to The Juvenile Diabetes Association.


  • Visitation Tuesday, May 15, 2018
  • Funeral Mass Wednesday, May 16, 2018
  • Committal Service Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Margaret "Peggy" Calaway

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Michele Rogers

May 14, 2018

My thoughts and prayers go to Lauren Austra and her entire family. May the memories of your Mother that you hold dear, and your family members give you each strength during this very sad and difficult time. I am deeply sorry.

Micki Luyster

May 12, 2018

Peggy was my best friend! She was the Ying to my Yang! We spoke 5-6 times a day on the phone. She was always there for me and my family in the good times and the bad. She was the one that made me get up, take a shower and live after the death of my son Tommy! She was my "go to" person. Her family was mine and visa versa. I do not know how I will function in my everyday life withoUT her. Loved her so mucn!