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     As a 3rd generation funeral director, Richard M. Polhemus "Ritty" has served the families of Ocean County and New Jersey with professionalism and respect for over 25 years. During this time, he has mastered extensive knowledge in the areas of Cremation/Burial Funerals, Advance Planning, Medicaid, Veteran and Social Security Benefits.  

     He is a 1984 graduate of Toms River High School South, a 1988 graduate of Rutgers University with a BA in Political Science and a 1990 Cum Laude graduate of American Academy McAllister Institute of Mortuary Science.

     Community and professional memberships have included:

  • Member and Past President of Toms River Kiwanis Daybreak
  • Councilman & Former Council President for Borough of Pine Beach, NJ
  • Member of Knights of Columbus Council 8603
  • Member New Jersey Funeral Directors Association
  • Member Monmouth/Ocean County Funeral Directors Association
  • Member of Cremation Association of North America (CANA)


Richard M. Polhemus - Owner/Manager