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Funeral arrangements for Calvin West

Newark icon died on Monday

By David Wildstein, December 04 2019 3:53 pm

Funeral services for legendary political leader Calvin D. West will be held on Monday morning at the St. James AME Church in Newark at 10 AM.

West, the first African American to win a citywide election in New Jersey’s largest city, died on Monday.

A wake in memory of West will be held on Sunday at the Robert Treat Hotel from 3-7 PM.

West will be buried at the Fairmount Cemetery, followed by a Repast at the Robert Treat.

West was elected to an at-large seat on the Newark City Council in 1966, running on a slate with Mayor Hugh Addonizio.

He later served as an aide and political advisor to Mayor Sharpe James, and worked in the Newark office of Governors James E. McGreevey, Richard Codey and Jon Corzine.  He was an early supporter of Phil Murphy’s campaign for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination in 2017.

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