Mark Litowitz, a former Assistant U.S. Attorney and chief judge of the New Jersey Worker’s Compensation Court, died on January 9. He was 90. An Army counterintelligence officer in Korea, he served as a federal prosecutor from 1964 to 1967 under U.S. Attorney David Satz, and was appointed to the bench by Gov. Richard Hughes. Gov. Jim Florio appointed him director of the New Jersey Department of Worker’s Compensation in 1990.
Helen Roth Merolla, a former Mayor of Piscataway, died on January 8. She worked as a Middlesex County Sheriff’s Officer and served on the Piscataway Planning Board. She was elected councilwoman in 1986 and mayor in 1995.
Rick Taylor, a former Mayor of Pennsauken, died on January 10. He was 73. He served as a commissioner of the Delaware River Port Authority and on the township committee.
Barbara Krajeck, a former Spotswood councilwoman, died on January 8. She was 80. She was elected in 1976 and served two terms.
Richard Bencivenga, a Netcong councilman in the 1970s, died on January 10. He was 88.
Bill Silcox, a former Roxbury mayor and councilman, died on January 8. He was 77.
Pasquale Intindola, who served as a Nutley Planning Board member from 1973 to 2011, died on January 10. He was 82. Intindola served in the National Guard and later as president of the New Jersey Building Officials Association.
William Gorgone, a member of the Saddle Brook Republican Club, died on January 9. He was 86.