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

Jay was born and raised in Sussex County, New Jersey. He graduated from the American Academy McAllister Institute of Mortuary Science in New York City and received his Funeral Director’s license in 1985. He previously worked in Union and Monmouth counties and since 1990 has served families at Riggs Funeral Home. He is a member and Trustee of the Lacey Township Historical Society. Jay currently lives in Forked River.

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Robert C. Riggs Manager / Funeral Director - N. J. LIC. #4631

Robert grew up in Forked River and graduated from Ocean County and Mercer County Community Colleges, as well as having attended the John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City; where he studied Forensic Science before transitioning back into Mortuary Science. Receiving his Funeral Director’s license in 2004, he took over the role of manager of the Bugbee-Riggs Funeral Homes in Barnegat and Ship Bottom in 2012.

Robert was elected to the Lacey Board of Education in November of 2017 and served for 3 years on many committees, including holding positions as State and County Delegate and Vice President. He is a member of the Lacey Elks Lodge #2518, a member of the Forked River Mountain Coalition and a Firefighter with the Forked River Volunteer Fire Department, where he currently serves as President. He resides in Forked River with his wife and two sons.

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Julie C. Riggs Manager / Funeral Director - N. J. LIC. #4822

Julie grew up in Forked River and graduated from Ocean County Community College in 2006 and Mercer County Community College in 2008 with a Certificate of Proficiency in Funeral Service. Julie received her Funeral Director’s license in 2009. She is a member of the Women of the Moose Chapter #2230 and a member of the Harley Owners Group (H.O.G.) Jersey Shore Chapter. Julie is the owner and handler of Smoke the in-house therapy dog. Smoke is Julie's third therapy dog. She resides in Forked River with her son.

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Crystal R. Muckelston Funeral Director - N. J. LIC. #4957

Crystal grew up in Ocean County, NJ. She graduated from Monsignor Donovan High School in 2001, Stetson University, Deland, FL with a Bachelor of Science in 2005 and Mercer County Community College in 2011. She received her Funeral Director’s license in 2012. She is a member of the Order of the Eastern Star of NJ Bethlehem and Tuckerton Chapters. She resides in Ship Bottom with her husband and two sons.

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Smoke- Therapy Dog

Smoke received his Bright and Beautiful Therapy Dog Certificate. He loves his job and works part-time.

Jay T. Hartmann

Funeral Director - N. J. LIC. #3744
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Jay was born and raised in Sussex County, New Jersey. He graduated from the American Academy McAllister Institute of Mortuary Science in New York City and received his Funeral Director’s license in 1985. He previously worked in Union and Monmouth counties and since 1990 has served families at Riggs Funeral Home. He is a member and Trustee of the Lacey Township Historical Society. Jay currently lives in Forked River.

Robert C. Riggs

Manager / Funeral Director - N. J. LIC. #4631
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Robert grew up in Forked River and graduated from Ocean County and Mercer County Community Colleges, as well as having attended the John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City; where he studied Forensic Science before transitioning back into Mortuary Science. Receiving his Funeral Director’s license in 2004, he took over the role of manager of the Bugbee-Riggs Funeral Homes in Barnegat and Ship Bottom in 2012.

Robert was elected to the Lacey Board of Education in November of 2017 and served for 3 years on many committees, including holding positions as State and County Delegate and Vice President. He is a member of the Lacey Elks Lodge #2518, a member of the Forked River Mountain Coalition and a Firefighter with the Forked River Volunteer Fire Department, where he currently serves as President. He resides in Forked River with his wife and two sons.

Julie C. Riggs

Manager / Funeral Director - N. J. LIC. #4822
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Julie grew up in Forked River and graduated from Ocean County Community College in 2006 and Mercer County Community College in 2008 with a Certificate of Proficiency in Funeral Service. Julie received her Funeral Director’s license in 2009. She is a member of the Women of the Moose Chapter #2230 and a member of the Harley Owners Group (H.O.G.) Jersey Shore Chapter. Julie is the owner and handler of Smoke the in-house therapy dog. Smoke is Julie's third therapy dog. She resides in Forked River with her son.

Crystal R. Muckelston

Funeral Director - N. J. LIC. #4957
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Crystal grew up in Ocean County, NJ. She graduated from Monsignor Donovan High School in 2001, Stetson University, Deland, FL with a Bachelor of Science in 2005 and Mercer County Community College in 2011. She received her Funeral Director’s license in 2012. She is a member of the Order of the Eastern Star of NJ Bethlehem and Tuckerton Chapters. She resides in Ship Bottom with her husband and two sons.

Smoke- Therapy Dog

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Smoke received his Bright and Beautiful Therapy Dog Certificate. He loves his job and works part-time.