Ex-mayor dies at 94; county committeewoman at 105

Ervin Hoag, a former mayor of Chatham Township, passed away on May 19.  He was 94.  During World War II, he served on the U.S. Marine Corps.  Hoag served as chief of the Chatham Township Fire Department, as president of the school board, and as mayor in 1971 and 1972. Leda Gigante Tarsia, who served as a county committeewoman in Garfield, died on May 16.  She was 105.

Journalist Peggy Carroll, mother of assemblyman, dies

Peggy Carroll, an award-winning journalist and the mother of Assemblyman Michael Patrick Carroll, passed away on May 18.  She was 81. As a teenager, Carroll wrote a column in the Passaic-Clifton Herald News, and later wrote for the society pages – one of the few areas of reporting that were open to women at the time.  She later became a reporter for the Daily Record, covering health care, education and