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Robert Charles Riggs, Funeral Director, N.J. Lic. #3251

Born in Philadelphia, and growing up in Ship Bottom, New Jersey, Bob eventually attended Valley Forge Military Academy where he graduated as a Second Lieutenant in 1973. He was in the first graduating class at Mercer County Community College's Mortuary Science Program and received his New Jersey funeral director license in 1976.

As an avid outdoorsman, Bob has hunted and fished in many different states, countries, and continents and was even recognized by the Boone & Crockett Club for his record grizzly bear. He's a member of the National Rifle Association, Jersey Central Rifle & Pistol Club of Jackson, Forked River Tuna Club, Fish Hawks Saltwater Fishing Club of Forked River, Shore Wildlife Sportsman Club of Forked River and Wall Township, Lacey Elks Lodge #2518, Racketeers Hunting Club, and a Life Member of the North America Hunting Club.


Robert Charles Riggs Jr., Funeral Director, N.J. LIC. #4631

Robert was born in Camden, New Jersey, in 1979 to Robert Riggs and Cynthia May. He grew up in Forked River and graduated from Lacey Township High School in 1997. Following that, he went on to graduate from Ocean County and Mercer County Community Colleges, as well as attending the John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City. He received his New Jersey funeral director license in November of 2004 and became the manager of the Bugbee-Riggs Funeral Homes in Barnegat and Ship Bottom in 2012.

Julie C. Riggs, Funeral Director, N.J. LIC. #4822

Julie was born in Camden, New Jersey, in 1981 to Robert Riggs and Cynthia May. She grew up in Forked River and graduated from Lacey Township High school in 2000, as well as Ocean County Community College in 2006 and Mercer County Community College in 2008. In April of 2009, Julie received her New Jersey funeral director license in April of 2009. She is also a member of the Women of the Moose Chapter 2230 and a member of the Harley Owners Group (H.O.G.) Jersey Shore Chapter.


Jay T. Hartmann, Funeral Director, N.J. LIC. #3744

Jay was born and raised in Sussex County, New Jersey, and graduated from Pope John XXIII Regional High School in Sparta in 1978. In 1982, he graduated from the American Academy McAllister Institute of Mortuary Science in New York City and ultimately received his New Jersey funeral director license in January of 1985. Having previously worked in Union and Monmouth Counties and joining Riggs, Bugbee-Riggs Funeral Homes, LLC in January of 1990, Jay currently lives in Forked River, New Jersey.