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GEORGE D. ARCHER, 69, of Farmingdale, died Sept. 5 at home. Born in Long Branch, he had lived in Freehold for 44 years before moving to the Farmingdale-Howell area. He was a land surveyor for Charles Widdis & Co., Long Branch, for the past eight years. He is survived by his wife, Doris M.; a son, David W. of Farmingdale; a daughter, Diane Camhi of North Long Branch; a sister, Caroline Archer of Toms River; and five grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Sept. 21 at First United Methodist Church of Farmingdale, 8 Main St., with the Rev. Dr. Wayne Richards officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations to the American Heart Association, 2550 Route 1, North Brunswick 08902.

MYRTLE ASHLEY RIGGS, 84, of Belleville, died Aug. 27 in Regency Park Nursing Home, Hazlet. She was born in Newark and lived in Belleville most of her life. She was a homemaker and a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the American Legion in Belleville. Surviving are her husband of 59 years, Lawrence Riggs of Hazlet; two daughters, Barbara Palazzi of Lakewood and Susan Haggarty of Matawan; a son, Lawrence of Cape Coral, Fla.; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

BARBARA J. ALLEN, 70, of East Bruns-wick, died Aug. 27 in St. Peter’s University Hospital, New Brunswick. Prior to her retirement in 1997, she was a clerk for the Middlesex County Board of Elections, New Brunswick, where she worked for 13 years. Her husband, William, died in 1978. Surviving are three daughters, Barbara Allen of New York City, Patricia Allen of South River and Mary Allen DeWoolf of East Brunswick; two sons, William of Howell and John of New York City; her mother, Helen Burnham of Hempstead, N.Y.; two brothers, Thomas Burnham of Vermont and William Burnham of Long Island, N.Y.; two sisters, Nancy Imperio of Staten Island, N.Y., and Janet Burnham of New York City; and three grandchildren. Services were held at the Brunswick Memorial Home, East Brunswick. Cremation was private. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 846 Main St., Fords 08863.

LILLIAN STUBBS, 78, of Lakewood, died Sept. 1 at home. She was born in Riga, Latvia, and had lived in Freehold and Clifton before moving to Lakewood in 1986. She was an executive assistant for S&C Electric, Wall Township, where she was employed for more than 20 years before retiring six years ago. She was a former member of the First Baptist Church, Freehold, where she was a member of the church choir; she attended Evangelical Baptist Church, Freehold Township and the Faith Baptist Church, Toms River. She was an avid bowler and participated in several Howell Lanes bowling leagues. Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Roland S. and Phyllis Stubbs of Bordentown; a daughter, Linda L. Stubbs of Toms River; a brother, John Pekarchik of Farmingdale; a sister, Irene Hembroff of Concord., Calif.; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Interment was in Maplewood Cemetery, Freehold Township. Memorial donations may be made to the Susan B. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, P.O. Box 650309, Dallas, Texas 75265-0309.

FRANK J. LOSARDO, 91, of Howell, died Sept. 4 at home. Born in Sicily, Italy, he lived in Jersey City before moving to The Villages, Howell, in 1994. Mr. Losardo was a paint supervisor at the Ford Assembly plants in Edgewater and Mahwah for 43 years, retiring in 1975. He was predeceased by his wife, Irene, who died in 1999. He is survived by a son, Frank J. of Beachwood; three daughters, Anne Chabot of Durham, Me., Teresa Tuohy of Howell and Frances Wilson of Franklin, Va.; a sister, Frances Losardo of Howell; 12 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. A funeral Mass was celebrated at St. Veronica’s Roman Catholic Church, Howell, followed by interment in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington.

GEORGE EDWARD McSHANE, 75, of Old Bridge, died Aug. 30 at St. Peter’s University Hospital, New Brunswick. He was a retired paper maker for Kimberly Clark. He is survived by his wife, Cecilia Radtke McShane; three sons and two daughters-in-law, Michael McShane of Old Bridge, Joseph and Geri McShane of Orange City, Fla., and Martin and Carol-Jean McShane of Jamesburg; two daughters and one son-in-law, Mary Ann and Peter Pappas of Keyport, and Theresa McShane of Jackson; two sisters, Barbara Martinetti of Berkeley Heights and Florence Rothenberger of Redland, Calif.; and 11 grandchildren. A Mass of Christian Burial was offered at the Immaculate Conception Church, Spotswood.