Robert R. Matthews

February 11, 1945August 29, 2021

Robert Russell Matthews, age 76, of Toms River, formerly of Nutley, passed away Sunday, Aug. 29th at Ocean Medical Center, Brick, NJ. Born February 11th, 1945 he is predeceased by his parents Francis and Florence Matthews, and was the youngest of 5 children: Dorothy, Francis, Margaret and John. He is survived by his wife Suellen (Whitney) Matthews, his daughters Margaret, Kathleen and Kelly, and son Corey.

He graduated from Nutley High School in 1963, went on to attend Park College in Missouri, and then continued his education at Bloomfield College in NJ. After college he served his country in the U.S. Army and received an honorable discharge in June 1968. He built a career in IT, beginning at the Shulton Company in Clifton, NJ.

While working at Shulton, he met his would be wife Suellen in 1975. They married in 1985 and settled Toms River in 1992.

He took pleasure in freshwater fishing and photography and was a skilled and self-taught carpenter and mechanic.

As a long time Basset Hound owner and lover, he most recently enjoyed spending time with his Clover and Ivy while watching Yankee games.

A memorial gathering will be held Saturday, Sept. 4th from 3 – 5 & 7 - 8 PM at the Anderson & Campbell Funeral Home, 703 Main St. Toms River, NJ.


  • Memorial Gathering

    Saturday, September 4, 2021

  • Military Honors

    Saturday, September 4, 2021

  • Evening Memorial Gathering

    Saturday, September 4, 2021


Robert R. Matthews

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William G. Sullivan

September 3, 2021

Dear Suellen, Margaret Kathleen, Corey &Kelly
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
Matt was a friend of mine for the last 65 years, we grew up in Nutley and have great memories of the thing we did as kids. We would play baseball down the park and up at school, once we got older it was cars and different places to go. On Sat. night we would go to Greenwood Lake or New York city where the age to drink a beer was 18 we would have a great time. We also would go hunting together or to the rifle range to do some shooting then on the way home we would stop for lunch and a beer I am sure going to miss my good friend Matt and our weekly phone conversations.

Rest in Peace Matt, Bill Sullivan

Angelo Saverino

September 1, 2021

Natalie and I extend our deepest condolences to Bob's family.

Susan Gargano

September 1, 2021

Dear Sue, Corey, Kelly, Margaret & Kathleen,
Our Sincerest Condolences to all of you. May the Special Memories You Shared Be Forever in Your Hearts. Peace Be With You and May God Bless Your Family.
Susan, Allan, Brian & David Gargano

Cheryl Vicedomini

September 1, 2021

Dear Sue, Kelly, Corey and family…
Thinking of you during this very difficult time.
Sending prayers and heart felt sympathy.
Love, Dave & Cheryl Vicedomini x