“We have lost a true New Jersey legend. Steve was an extraordinary man who gained enormous political influence at the same time he gave new meaning to community service. ‘Big Steve’ had a huge heart, and he was completely selfless in service to others, especially those who faced obstacles or experienced adversity in life. He gained the respect, the admiration and the appreciation of those in all walks of life.
Senate President Steve Sweeney issued the following statement on the death of Newark leader Stephen Adubato, Sr.:
“My sincere condolences to his wife Fran, his children Stephen Jr., Michele and Theresa, and the entire Adubato family. I hope they find comfort in the knowledge of his lifetime of love and devotion.”