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ANN R. McGINN McDONNELL, 94, of New Providence, died June 10 in Liberty Manor, Englishtown. Her husband, Francis R. Mc-Donnell, died in 1965; a son, Frank P. Mc-Donnell, died in 1993; and another son, Robert McDonnell, died in 1946. Surviving are a daughter, Eileen Wyrick of Loveland, Colo.; two sisters, Virginia Sylvanovich of Lakewood and Margaret Petersen of Denver; a daughter-in-law, Valerie McDonnell of Monroe; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. A Mass was offered at St. Thomas the Apostle Church, Old Bridge. Interment was in Holy Name Cemetery, Jersey City. Memorial contributions may be made to the VNA of Central New Jersey Hospice, 141 Bodman Place, Red Bank, NJ 07701.

JOHN F. KING, 73, of Old Bridge, died June 11 in St. Peter’s University Hospital, New Brunswick. Surviving are his wife, Ann T. Downey King; four sons, Jack and Rob, both of Howell, Pat of Jackson and Paul of Spring Lake Heights; four daughters, Eileen Avillion of the Monmouth Junction section of South Bruns-wick, Nancy Novellino of the Toms River section of Dover, Kathy O’Donnell of the Colonia section of Woodbridge and Mary O’Neill of Avon, Conn.; a brother, Ben of New City, N.Y.; and 19 grandchildren. A Mass was offered at St. Ambrose Church, Old Bridge. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association, 1600 Route 22 East, Union, NJ 07083.

NICHOLAS NIKITIN, 54, of Morris County died June 14 at St. Clare’s Hospital, Denville. Born in Austria, he had lived in Freehold before moving to Parsippany 25 years ago. He was a project manager for Garden Homes Inc., Short Hills, for the past 30 years. He was predeceased by a brother, Peter, who died in 1990. He is survived by his wife, Tamyra; four sons, Anthony of Kearny, Nicholas Jr. of Jackson, and Steven and Nicola, both of Parsippany; a daughter, Nicole McCarthy of Port St. John, Fla.; his mother, Maria Nikitin of Howell; two brothers, Max of Neptune and Alex of Lakewood; four sisters, Helen Roe of Ocala, Fla., Olga Smith of Jackson, and Carol Sullivan and Mary McBeth, both of Howell; and one granddaughter. Interment took place at Farmingdale Evergreen Cemetery, Farming-dale.

JAMES C. LEE, 58, of Jackson, died June 18 at home. Born in Newark, he lived in Jackson for the past 41 years. He was employed as a produce manager for Pathmark, Howell, retiring 16 years ago. He was a U.S. Army veteran and served in Vietnam. He was predeceased by a son, Albert Lee Jr., in 2001, and a sister, Beverly Vella. He is survived by his wife, Jane Pasterczyk Lee; a son and daughter-in-law, James C. Jr. and Ellen Lee of Jackson; a brother-in-law, Theodore Pasterczyk of Jackson; two brothers, William and Joseph of Jackson; four sisters, Helen Jarmolwich and Lillian Schott, both of Jackson, Alice Casano of Fords, and Shirley Saskowitz of Caldwell; three grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and many nieces and nephews. Services and interment were at the New Jersey Veterans Cemetery, Arnytown.

JOHN PETER COTTRELL SR., 72, of Neptune, formerly of Freehold Township, died June 22 at home. He was born in Freehold Township and had lived there and in Ocean Grove, before moving to Neptune. After his parents death, he moved back to Freehold Township and spent his last months living under hospice care. He was employed by New Jersey Natural Gas Co. for 47 years, with most of his employment in the customer service department. He was an exempt member of the Unexcelled Fire Department, Neptune. He was a member of I.B.E.W. Local No. 1820 and a member of the Lamp Lighters Club, and the Gas Light Retirees Club of the New Jersey Natural Gas Co. He was predeceased by a son, John Peter Cottrell II, in 2000. Surviving are his wife of 52 years, Marjorie Tephford Cottrell of Neptune; a son, Frank M. of Howell; two daughters, Marjorie H. Wildman of Eatontown; and Francine M. Cottrell of Jackson; a brother, Kenneth Donald Cottrell of Freehold Township; three sisters, Betty Grubby of Freehold Township, Loretta Price of Howell, and Laura Cartwright of Toms River; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Interment was in Maplewood Cemetery, Freehold Township.