Peter C. Andersen

Mr. Andersen, 53, of Manalapan, died May 31, 2007, at Raritan Bay Medical Center, Old Bridge division. Born in Denver, he had lived in Berkeley Heights, Hamilton Square and Millstone Township before moving to Manalapan two years ago. He received a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering from Lafayette College, Easton, Pa., as well as a master of business administration degree in finance from Rutgers Business School, New Brunswick. He was the manager of quality engineering for Carter-Wallace Inc./Church & Dwight Co., Princeton, for 22 years. He was also proctor chairman of the American Society for Quality, secretary of ASTM International (originally the American Society for Testing and Materials), an ASTM Task Group chairman, and a U.S. delegate for the International Organization for Standardization. Mr. Andersen was predeceased by his parents, Helen and Edward Andersen. Surviving are his wife, Patricia; four sons and a daughter-in-law, Peter Andersen of Hamilton, Jerry and Adrian Andersen of Port St. Lucie, Fla., and Michael Csordas and Ryan Csordas, both of Manalapan; two daughters, Stacy Andersen of Robbinsville and Gina Csordas of Keansburg; a brother, David Andersen of Round Rock, Texas; a sister, Carrie Dunn of Bristow, Va.; his stepmother, Lorrie Andersen of Morristown; three grandchildren; two nieces and two nephews. A funeral service was held at Hope Lutheran Church, Freehold, followed by interment at Old Tennent Cemetery, Tennent section of Manalapan. Freeman Manalapan-Marlboro Funeral Home, Manalapan, was in charge of arrangements.

Barbara O’Donnell

Mrs. O’Donnell, 72, of Freehold Township, died May 27, 2007, at CentraState Medical Center, Freehold Township. She was born in South River and had resided in Freehold Township since 1954. Prior to retiring 20 years ago, she was a receptionist for AT&T Bell Laboratories, Freehold. She was a communicant of St. Rose of Lima Roman Catholic Church, Freehold, and a member of the church choir. She was also a member of Catholic Daughters of the Americas, Court St. Rose of Lima No. 737, and the Telephone Pioneers of America. Mrs. O’Donnell was predeceased by a son, Matthew, in 1990, as well as two brothers, Leo and Matthew Cannon. Surviving are her husband, William F. O’Donnell; three daughters and sons-in-law, Barbara and Thomas Clark of Rumson, Colleen and Michael Gagliano of Toms River, and Kathleen and George Bente of Upper Saddle River; two brothers, Brian Cannon of South River and James Cannon of South Amboy; two sisters, Margaret Hall of Millstone and Mary Jane Kohlhepp of South River; and four grandchildren. The funeral liturgy was offered at St. Rose of Lima Church, followed by interment at Brig. Gen. William C. Doyle Veterans Cemetery, Arnytown. Higgins Memorial Home, Freehold, was in charge of arrangements. Memorial donations may be made to the Muscular Dystrophy Association, P.O. Box 78960, Phoenix, AZ 85062-8960.

Herbert U. Caravella Jr.

Mr. Caravella, 78, of Marlboro, died June 3, 2007, at Veterans Administration Lyons Hospital, Lyons. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he resided in Irvington, Aberdeen and Freehold prior to relocating to Marlboro four years ago. He was an electrical worker at Westinghouse, Union, and a maintenance worker at Bell Labs, Holmdel. He served with the U.S. Army and was wounded during combat during the Korean Conflict, and received the Purple Heart. He was a past member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4745, Cliffwood section of Aberdeen. He was predeceased by his wife, Lorraine Caravella in 1989. He is survived by a son, Herbert U. Caravella III of Marlboro; and three grandchildren. Visitation will be June 6 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at Day Funeral Home, Keyport. A funeral service will be June 7 at 9:15 a.m. at the funeral home, followed by interment at St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Keyport.