NEW BRUNSWICK - Arthur H. Anderson, III, 69, of New Brunswick, passed away peacefully at home on June 26, 2013. Born in New Brunswick, he also resided in Trenton for many years. He was a graduate of Trenton Catholic High School, attended Virginia Union University in Richmond, Va., Allen University in Columbia, S.C., and was a graduate of American Academy McAllister Institute of Mortuary Science in New York, N.Y. He had been a licensed New Jersey Funeral Director since 1971, serving in the family business of Anderson Funeral Service, New Brunswick and Trenton, his entire lifetime. Arthur was an active member of St. Alban's Episcopal Church, New Brunswick; Trenton Civic Association and numerous other organizations. He was a former member of the Trenton branch of SCLC, past president of the Trenton Board of Education, member of Urban League and the Kiwanis Club. He formerly served on boards at Shiloh Baptist Church, Trenton, and Ebenezer Baptist Church, New Brunswick, and the New Brunswick branch of the NAACP.
He was preceded in death by his father, Arthur H. Anderson, Jr., and mothers, Helen C. Anderson and Barbara "Babs" Anderson. He is survived by his wife, Deborah J. Anderson; three children, Dayna, Chet A. (Endaya) and Christopher (Dana) Anderson; three stepchildren, Robert J. McCoy, Jr. (Karen), Keesha Ojeda (Miguel) and Jada McCoy; two siblings, Crystal A. Singleton (Charles III) and Arthur Taplett; 10 grandchildren, and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and relatives.
Calling hours are from 5 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, July 2, at the Anderson Funeral Service, 201 Sandford St., New Brunswick. Additional visitation will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 3, at the Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, 803 W. State St., Trenton. Funeral services will follow at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the church. Entombment will be in Franklin Memorial Park Mausoleum, North Brunswick.