About Us


Your family has 24-hour access to our family, 7 days a week.

Regardless of when you call our office, our family is here help you. After hours or if we are caring for a family, your call will be answered by our answering service who will ask you some basic information so we may return your call. Calls are returned within minutes.

If your loved one has passed, our family’s goal is to have your loved one in our care as soon as possible.

Services can be as traditional or non-traditional, innovative.

We provide full traditional services as well as customized “outside the box” innovations. The following are a few examples of non-traditional services we have done with families.

  • For a motorcycle enthusiast, we set up the bike in the chapel and created a display of his favorite guitar and amp. Motorcycle escort to cemetery. 
  • For a local family with a large home, we conducted the entire memorial at their house including a backyard barbecue, including a rock band. 
  • For local firefighters, we arrange for the use an antique fire truck as the hearse to lead the procession. 

For every family we serve, we create a video tribute that celebrates the life of their loved one

We provide veterans and first responders with a premium level of service.

At Maxwell-Tobie, we are honored to serve those who have served our country and our community.

Some of the special things we do to serve veterans and first responders:

  • Medallion of branch of service 
  • Veterans memorial video 
  • Assistance obtaining veteran's benefits including burial in state or federal veteran’s cemetery without charge 
  • Coordination of military honors at cemetery, church or funeral home 
  • Obtain burial flag 
  • Application for cemetery marker if applicable 

Veteran, active duty and first responders and their spouses and dependent children are not charged for the use of the funeral home for visitations.

For other types of services that do not include visitation, other facility or staff discounts would apply depending on the type of arrangements selected.

 About the owner

Mark L. Tobie, NJ Lic No. 4568

Graduating the Mercer County College Mortuary Science program, Mark worked and managed funeral home locations in Ocean and Monmouth County before joining Maxwell Funeral Home in August of 2013, finally realizing his dream of ownership in May of 2015. Besides his experience in serving families with the utmost care and detail, he is a member of the National Funeral Directors Association, New Jersey State Funeral Directors Association, and an officer and member of the Monmouth Ocean County Funeral Directors Association.  He has also been appointed to the board of trustees of the New Jersey Funeral Service Education Corporation, part of the N.J. State Funeral Directors Association. 

On a personal note, Mark is married to his wife Sheri A. Tobie, and have two daughters; Jessica Tobie-Krasner and Samantha Tobie, as well as two grandchildren, Jacob and Noah Krasner. In his spare time, Mark is a professional musician. Having played guitar for 40 years, he has played in many bands over the years and continues to play with his band, BLACK ZEPPELIN. Mark also enjoys riding his motorcycle and is now offering families the option of having their loved one's funeral procession lead by him on his bike. 

A Message from Mark Tobie, Owner/Manager

 “Some people ask me how I can do this type of work every day. The answer is that it’s more of a calling than a business. I do it to care for families when they need it most…at the time of the loss of a loved one. It’s an honor to help families and it is something I plan to do for the rest of my life.”

At Maxwell-Tobie Funeral & Cremation Service, our family is here to help your family when faced with the loss of a loved one. Traditional funeral or an innovative service, we will work with you to plan and conduct an event that honors the story of your loved one.

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Our Family

Sean M. Krasner, NJ Lic No. 5188

Sean is a graduate of Stockton University and the Mercer County College Mortuary Science program. Sean is a member of the National Funeral Directors Association, New Jersey State Funeral Directors Association and the Monmouth Ocean County Funeral Directors Association.

He is married to his wife Jessica-Tobie Krasner, and they have two children, Jacob and Noah Krasner. Sean enjoys spending time with his family, being a handy-man around his home and many sporting activities.

Samantha F. Tobie, Registered Intern, N.J. Intern Registration No. I-947-18105

Sam is a graduate of the Mercer County College Mortuary Science program and is currently in the process of completing her internship in order to obtain her funeral directors license. Although she is not currently licensed, she assists in all the duties required of a licensed funeral director.

Sam enjoys spending time with her family, caring for her dog “Lola” and her Jeep, and is a huge Star Wars fan.

Sheri A. Tobie and Jessica Tobie-Krasner, Office assistants

Although Sheri and Jessica are not licensed funeral directors, they are important to the operation of our funeral home. They make it possible for us to professionally conduct funerals and memorials with the quality of service our community deserves.

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