Michael Degnan, a retired New Jersey Superior Court Judge, died on June 30. He was 79. Degnan had served as the West Orange Zoning Board attorney before Gov. Brendan Byrne nominated him to serve as an Essex County District Court Judge in 1981, during his final weeks in office. He was a Superior Court Judge from 1985 to 2002. Degnan was the brother of former Attorney General and Port Authority Chairman John Degnan.
Donna Morris, who served on the Hampton Township Board of Health, died on June 29. She was 64.
Bill Groth, a former Pennington Republican County Committeeman, passed away on June 27. He was 87.