George E. Kelly, a former member of the Morris County School District Board of Education, died on December 18. He was 87. A longtime educator, Kelly was the president of the Morris County Urban League in 1971 and 1972 and spent years as vice president of the Morristown NAACP. As a college student in Arkansas in the 1960’s, Kelly led a student protest during a time of racial unrest in the south.
Jack Gallagher, a former Rockaway councilman, died on December 19. He was 92.
Kathryn Jourdan, a former New Jerseyan who worked for the Governor of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Department of Agriculture, died on December 14. She was 70. Jourdan owned “The Coffee Shack” on Long Beach Island.
Thomas Passarello, who served on the Hampton school board. Died on December 19. He was 86.