Frederick B. Knowles Jr.

Mr. Knowles, 65, of the Cliffwood Beach section of Old Bridge, died Nov. 20 at Bayshore Community Hospital, Holmdel. Born in Elizabeth, he resided in Aberdeen prior to moving to Cliffwood Beach 33 years ago. He was an electronic components purchasing agent, retiring in 2002. He was a former member of the Keyport Elks. He was predeceased by his father, Frederick B. Knowles Sr.; and his sister, Joyce Knowles. He is survived by his mother, Muriel Daudelin Knowles Sr. of Cliffwood Beach; his wife, Marie D. Tierney Knowles of Cliffwood Beach; a son and daughter-in-law, Frederick B. and Alysia Knowles III of Jackson; a daughter and son-in-law, Alison and Gary Galvin of Cliffwood Beach; and two grandchildren. Entombment was at Liberty Grove Mausoleum, Old Bridge. Arrangements were by Day Funeral Home, Keyport.

Sylvia Margaret Pudder

Mrs. Pudder, 68, of Howell, died Dec. 2 at CentraState Medical Center, Freehold Township. Born in Mount Vernon, N.Y., she had lived in Howell for the past 26 years. She was an active member of the Community Bible Fellowship Church, Howell, since she moved to the area. She coordinated crafts for church activities, including vacation Bible school, and was also both a Girl Scout and a Boy Scout leader. In addition, she sponsored missionaries and children in foreign countries, and took in people when they needed a place to stay. Mrs. Pudder was predeceased by two sons, Charles A. Pudder in 1957 and John K. Pudder in 1979. Surviving are her husband, Charles “John” Pudder; two sons, Allen Wade Pudder of Suffolk, Va., and Paul G. Pudder of Howell; two daughters, Barbara E. Morrison of McVeytown, Pa., and Rena Jane Dawes of Manalapan; two brothers, Eric Hermann of Bound Brook and Andy Hermann of Royal Palm Beach, Fla.; six grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter. Funeral services were held at the Community Bible Fellowship Church, followed by interment at Ardena Baptist Church Cemetery, Ardena section of Howell. Higgins Memorial Home, Freehold, was in charge of arrangements. Memorial donations may be made to Community Bible Fellowship Church, 3071 Lakewood-Allenwood Road, Howell 07731.

Martin H. Rankin

Mr. Rankin, 89, of Hazlet, died Sept. 29 at home. Born in Hoboken, he resided in Keyport and Union Beach before moving to Hazlet four years ago. Mr. Rankin was a janitor at Beers Street School, Hazlet, retiring in 1981. Prior to that, he was a bookkeeper. He served with the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was a communicant of Holy Family Roman Catholic Church, Union Beach. Mr. Rankin was predeceased by his wife, Dorothy Brown Rankin, in 1987; and a son, Martin Rankin, in 1990. He is survived by three daughters, Janice Riegler and Beverly Weston, both of Union Beach, and Diane Gaffney of Beachwood; a brother, John Rankin of Lakewood; two sisters, Mildred Hecker of Point Pleasant and Helen Lord of Brick; 10 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at Holy Family Church, followed by interment at St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Keyport. The Day Funeral Home, Keyport, was in charge of arrangements.

Elizabeth Simko Arvoy

Mrs. Arvoy, 85, of East Brunswick, died Dec. 1 in The Chelsea, East Brunswick. Prior to her retirement, she was employed as a packer with Johnson and Johnson, North Brunswick, where she worked for many years. Her husband, Michael, died in 1992; a son, Michael, died in 1958; and a daughter, Michelle, died in 1956. Surviving are three daughters, Elizabeth Kiss of East Brunswick, Joyce Rudolph of Howell and Carolyn Munger of Port Charlotte, Fla.; a brother, Fred Simko of South Bound Brook; two sisters, Irene VanDerveer of Spring Hill, Fla., and Helen Kostevicki of East Brunswick; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. A Mass was offered at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Milltown. Interment was in St. Peter’s Cemetery, New Brunswick. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 400 Morris Ave., Suite 251, Denville, NJ 07834.

Saul G. Hornik

Mr. Hornik, 65, of Marlboro, and Jericho, N.Y., died Dec. 6, at Calvary Hospital, The Bronx, N.Y., of complications due to lung cancer. Originally from The Bronx, Mr. Hornik graduated with a bachelor of science degree from the University of Connecticut in 1962 with honors and a master’s degree in pharmacology from Brooklyn College of Pharmacy.

He moved to Marlboro with his family in 1969. Mr. Hornik was elected to his first term as mayor of Marlboro in November 1979 and served as mayor from January 1980 through December 1991. He also served a term of office on the Western Monmouth Utilities Authority, Manalapan. Mr. Hornik stayed close to the medical field throughout his professional career. He first worked at and then started an advertising firm which represented several well known national medical publications. He also served as a director for several Israeli medical companies and acted as a consultant for others. Recently, Mr. Hornik, together with a partner, produced a series of books for physicians which depicted through archival photographs different ailments in critically ill patients dating back to the 1800s. Mr. Hornik was also involved with many Israeli causes, including Volunteers for Isreal and Sar-El, in which he had been active in since 1988. Mr. Hornik is survived by his wife, Debbie Weinberger; two daughters, Melissa Wight and Amit; a son, Jonathan; three stepchildren, Tomer, Arielle and Scott; his sister, Janice Weber Unger; and four grandchildren. He was predeceased by a son, Adam.

Richard S. Lloyd

Mr. Lloyd, 73, of Aberdeen, died Aug. 13 at home. Born in East Orange, he resided there and in Union Beach before moving to Aberdeen 44 years ago. Before his retirement, he was a dock builder with Dock Builders Union Local No. 1456 in New York City and in New Jersey. Mr. Lloyd served with the U.S. Marines during the Korean War. He was a communicant of St. Benedict’s Roman Catholic Church, Holmdel. He was a member of the Union Beach American Legion, and the Keyport Elks. Mr. Lloyd was predeceased by his wife, Kathleen A. Lloyd, in 2000. He is survived by two sons, Kenneth Lloyd of Howell and Jeffrey M. Lloyd of Aberdeen; a daughter, Kathleen P. Varela of Texas; a brother, Ken Lloyd of Berkeley Township; and seven grandchildren. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Aug. 18 at 10 a.m. at St. Benedict’s Church, followed by interment at St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Keyport. The Day Funeral Home, Keyport, is in charge of arrangements.