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e APP.COM ❚ SATURDAY, JULY 27, 2019 ❚ 9A In Memoriam WEST GROVE, PA - John Richard Shaw, a na- tive of West Grove, PA, was graduated from West Chester University and the University of Delaware, followed by post-graduate studies at Temple Uni- versity. His career in public education began as a teacher in the Wilmington, DE, then Principal, and sub- sequently Director of Operations and Facilities for the Red Clay School District. He also served as Acting Superintendent guiding the merger of the four districts of the Wilmington Schools in the 1990s. Mr. Shaw also served as a trustee of the historic Ocean Grove Camp Meeting Association for more than forty years in Ocean Grove, NJ. In this capac- ity he served on and chaired many committees of this association. In 1975 he was appointed Curator of the large pipe organ in the historic six-thousand seat auditorium, constructed there in 1894. After retirement from 40 years of service in pub- lic education he devoted most of his time to his role as Curator of the rather unique pipe organ in the Ocean Grove Auditorium. This organ was built by an eccentric English organ-builder in 1907, and had many engineering qualities that were unique in the organ building industry. Under John Shaw’s leadership this instrument has been carefully re- stored, renovated, and expanded to its present size of over thirteen thousand pipes, placing it in the category of the largest pipe organs of the world. The instrument is highly regarded by professional organ builders and by concert organists of Europe and America, who have repeatedly lauded it as being one of the most distinguished instruments of the country. Mr. Shaw was called upon as a consultant for the restoration of many pipe organs in the United States, and his travels throughout the United States, Canada, England, Europe and Japan furthered his experience and knowledge of the pipe organ. These opportunities were also enhanced by his keen interest in train travel. He is survived by his colleague and companion Gordon Turk and several nieces and nephews. The funeral service will be held on Tuesday, July 30, at 11 am, at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 104 Louella Ave., Wayne, PA 19087, where he was a long-standing member of the choir and the parish. In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to the Organ Endowment Fund of the Ocean Grove Camp Meeting Association, 54 Pitman Avenue, Ocean Grove, NJ 07756. John Richard Shaw MANALAPAN - Stein, Walter, A., age 77, of Manalapan on Wednesday July 24, 2019. Born in Brooklyn, graduate of Brooklyn Friends School, graduate of Columbia College & School of Inter- national Affairs with a degree in African Studies. He was a seafarer at the age of 20, served in the National Guard and was Union Label Director of ILGWU. He wore many hats because of his army medic training, including being past president of the Manalapan Englishtown First Aid Squad & Manalapan Board of Health. Secretary of NALBO, & the NJ Local Boards of Health. Always willing to have first responders & volunteers at the ready at CERT, New York Marathon, FARC & the Jersey Shore Running Club events. In addition to teach- ing CPR & labor history at Rutgers & practicing his charm & language skills at Newark Airport Travelers Aid. Beloved husband of Ellen Stein (nee: Perline) Loving brother to his sister Barbara Ismail. Devoted father of Rachel & Aaron Weiss, and Michael & Lucia Stein. Loving grandfather to Caleb, Ayla, Mbelgui, & Aditi. Service & prayers Monday 11 am at Cedar Park Cemetery, Paramus. For information call (201) 947-EDEN or www. Walter A. Stein LAKEWOOD - Rich- ard J. Shouldis, 85, of Lakewood, NJ complet- ed his journey on earth on Wednesday, July 24, 2019. Richard lived a great life and touched many hearts. Richard enjoyed many things from gardening, play- ing the organ and being Santa Claus for the kids. He was the son of Richard and Helen Shouldis. Richard is survived by his wife of 61 years, Monica and their three children, Nancie and husband Dan Huewe, Kevin and wife Laura Shouldis and Noreen and husband Joe Verdone. Richard is also survived by four loving grandchildren, Matthew, Katherine, Brendan and Harper. He was the oldest of 11 children. He is also survived by two sisters and five brothers and pre-deceased by three brothers. Visitation will be held at D’Elia Funeral Home 1300 Vermont Ave., Lakewood, NJ 08701 on Sunday, July 28, 2019 from 2-4 & 7-9PM. Funeral Service will be held at 12PM on July 29, 2019 at St. Mary of the Lake Church 43 Madi- son Ave., Lakewood, NJ 08701. In lieu of flowers we are asking that dona- tions be made to the Wounded Warrior Proj- ect. Richard J. Shouldis Born July 23, 1980 Died July 27, 2005 “The Sun Will Respect Every Face on the Deck The Hour That the Ship Comes In And the Ship’s Wise Men Will Remind You Once Again That the Whole Wide World Is Watching” Bob Dylan Love You and Miss You Forever, Mom and Dad and all your Family and Friends In Loving Memory Of Nick Organek My dear wife - God took you five years ago today to end your pain and suffering. Our children and grandchildren all miss you very much. Rest In Peace Your Husband and Soulmate Jerry IN LOVING MEMORY OF SALLY L. ROMANZI 01/04/1943 - 07/27/2014 Obituaries Send flowers & share your memories... Visit to see a comphrensive list of Monmouth and Ocean obituaries. Click on obituaries and follow the prompts. MAIDUGURI, Nigeria – Suicide bombings, mass kidnappings, tens of thousands of people killed. A ghastly insurgency by the homegrown Islamic extremist group Boko Haram marks 10 years this week in northeastern Nigeria, where many residents say life has been set back by decades. “It feels like 100 years, because every- thing seems to be moving slowly and not getting any better for me and my family,” said Hassan Mamman, who fled to Maiduguri, the region’s main city, af- ter Boko Haram attacks on his rural home. He is among millions of people displaced. “I miss my community and always crave it but the merchants of death just won’t let us have that much- needed peace.” Friday marks a decade since Nigerian forces clashed with the extremists at Maiduguri’s central mosque. More than 700 people were killed, including leader Mohammed Yusuf, according to officials and rights groups. From that violence sprang the insurgency of Boko Haram, which in the Hausa language means “Western edu- cation is taboo.” The extremists have sought to establish a strict Islamic ca- liphate in Nigeria, carrying out attacks as far away as the capital, Abuja. The vi- olence has spilled into Chad, Cameroon and Niger. In recent years some fighters have pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group, creating a new threat. Boko Haram seized the world’s atten- tion with the kidnapping of nearly 300 schoolgirls from Chibok in 2014, spark- ing a #BringBackOurGirls campaign supported by then-U.S. first lady Mi- chelle Obama and others. While many schoolgirls have been freed, countless other people abducted over the decade remain lost to their loved ones. They in- clude aid workers; on Wednesday a re- cently seized nurse pleaded in a video for Nigeria’s government to help, saying they could be killed. While Nigerian officials have repeat- edly claimed victory over Boko Haram, weary residents say there is no end in sight to the attacks that have created one of the world’s worst humanitarian crises, with more than 7 million people still dependent on food aid. In inter- views with The Associated Press, a range of people described how their lives and culture have been torn apart. “Our age-long legendary values for decency, where there is mutual respect and regard between men and women, have been eroded in just 10 years,” said Hamsatu Allamin, who leads a peace- building foundation. Women widowed by the fighting have become beggars or sex workers, she said. Children no long- er respect their elders. “We have been plunged backward by many decades,” said Abba-Aji Kalli, who leads a civilian self-defense force. Sometimes the damage appears irre- versible, he said. Some observers allege that certain Nigerian officials are profiting from the unrest via corruption and have little in- terest in ending the bloodshed. Rights groups have accused some Nigerian se- curity forces of abuses in the fight against Boko Haram including extra-ju- dicial killings and mass arrests. Nige- ria’s government angrily rejects such al- legations. “We will continue to pursue and strengthen all options for peace and will not relent,” said Baba Sheikh Haruna, spokesman for the governor of Borno state where Maiduguri is located. He said the government recently welcomed more than 150 Boko Haram members who surrendered and expressed hope that the 10-year anniversary would cause other fighters to reflect and lay down their arms. Nigeria craves peace after Boko Haram Ismail Alfa Abdulrahim and Haruna Umar ASSOCIATED PRESS Six people reportedly kidnapped in Nigeria recently by the Islamic State-linked Islamic State West Africa Province plead for help. The group is a splinter of Boko Haram. GETTY IMAGES SALISBURY, Vt. – A wet spring has caused one frog population to explode in an area of Vermont where throngs of the amphibians have been hopping through fields and lawns, darting across roads and getting flattened by cars and tractors. University of Vermont herpetology lecturer James Andrews estimates that the population of the northern leopard frog has leaped a hundredfold in a re- gion near the Otter Creek in Addison County. “People who have been here, you know, 30 years or more say they have never seen this many frogs,” said An- drews, who is also coordinator of The Vermont Reptile and Amphibian Atlas and lives in the town of Salisbury, where a mass of frogs has emerged. “And it’s a result, I think, of not only the perfect storm of conditions this year but also as a result of climate change, the amount of extra moisture that we’re getting in this area in general.” Rainfall — or a lack of it — can have big impacts on amphibian populations, said John Kanter, a senior wildlife biologist at the National Wildlife Feder- ation. The region of Salisbury and some surrounding towns near the Otter Creek had a wet spring, and some fields held water into July. The northern leopard frog lays its eggs in the grassy flood plains of the creek; normally many of those eggs would have dehydrated as fields dried out, but that didn’t happen this year. Then a warm spell sped up the devel- opment of the young tadpoles, which transformed into frogs just as the fields were drying out, according to Andrews. “We had this wave of hundreds of thousands of frogs that successfully metamorphosed,” Andrews said. Northern leopard frog population surges in Vermont Lisa Rathke ASSOCIATED PRESS James Andrews, a University of Vermont herpetology lecturer, holds a young northern leopard frog in Salisbury, Vt. LISA RATHKE/AP

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