Howard Woff, a reporter for The (Bergen) Record from 1960 to 1965, died on May 15. He was 88. Wolff worked for several newspapers in New York and New Jersey, and served as the editor of The Record’s Weekend Magazine. He served in th U.S. Army during World War II.
Diane Franzese, a women’s rights advocate who served as president of the Community Health Law Project, died on May 21. She was 54. Franzese was a law clerk to Superior Court Judge Harry Margolis and was associate general counsel for Novartis before stating her own employment law firm
George Wetzel, a former Vernon councilman, died on May 17. He was 82.
Mildred LePera, who spent 30 years as the switchboard operator at the Woodbridge Township municipal building, died on May 21. She was 86.
Patricia Kiernan, whose father, Frank Brunetto, spent 37 years as Montclair’s municipal court judge, died on May 17. She was 87.
Arline Denelsbeck, a retired employee of the Pennsville Tax Assessors Office, died on May 23 She was 82. Denelsback was active in the Salem County Democratic Party.
Anna Miola, who served on the Caldwell/West Caldwell Transportation Committee and the Roseland Senior Citizens Advisory Committee, died on May 15. She was 95. Miola had worked as an election day poll worker for the Essex County Board of Elections.