Environmental activist Andy Igrejas, who began his career in 1989 with the New Jersey Public Interest Group (PIRG), passed away on June 16 after a battle with brain cancer. He was 47. Igrejas moved to California in 1996 to become legislative director of the California PIRG and then went to Washington to join the National Environmental Trust. He lobbied on begalf of the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act, which President Obama signed into law in 2016. Igrehas was a Bloomfield native.
Dot Fitzpatrick, a former Oaklyn councilwoman, died on June 16. She was 93. Fitzpatrick served as the administrator of the Camden County Office on Aging and as a Camden Democratic County Committeewoman.
Josephine Guardabasco, a former Essex County Republican Committeewoman from Belleville, passed away on June 18. She was 88.