About Us | Anderson Funeral Service

History & Staff

We have years of experience caring for families, from all walks of life. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession, dedicated to excellence in service, and have the highest integrity.

Our History

Arthur H. Anderson, Jr., settled in New Brunswick during a period of tremendous discrimination. The first day he stepped off the train at the New Brunswick Station, he was shocked to read a restaurant sign on Albany Street, which read, “No Colored – No Jews.” The train quickly pulled out before he could retract his steps, so with mixed emotions he decided to continue his dream of opening a funeral home  in New Brunswick.

With the help of a few new friends in the area, Arthur H. Anderson, Jr., opened his new funeral home at 71 Throop Avenue, New Brunswick, in 1942. Significant growth led Arthur and his family to construct a bigger building in 1951 which remains today at 201 Sandford Street, New Brunswick, and a second funeral home in Trenton in 1954.

Many men and women sought to be trained or mentored under Mr. Anderson.  He conducted funerals in the most dignified, professional and stately manner. His personality was highlighted by wit, reflected by such statements as “Live forever and die when you can’t help it!” Arthur was a true gentleman and had a heart-warming smile. He was also very proud that his three children (Arthur H. Anderson, III, Crystal Anderson Singleton and Arthur Taplett Anderson) all became funeral directors.

Today, his family and staff of Anderson Funeral Service work to continue his legacy and maintain a commitment to serving the people of the New Brunswick  and Trenton communities with dignity, respect and professionalism.

Our Funeral Directors

Crystal Anderson Singleton

Crystal Anderson Singleton, Manager, Funeral Director

NJ Lic. No. 2945

Rev. Joy Fields

Rev. Joy Fields, Funeral Director

NJ Lic. No. 4998