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Samuel DeFrank, who served on the Penns Grove Borough Council from 1972 to 1978, has died. He was 87. DeFrank served as Chairman of the Salem County Utilities Authority for eight years.
Paul Masnick, a former Howell Township Republican Municipal Chairman, died on September 30. He was 81. A U.S. Army veteran, Masnick served as Chairman of the Howell Planning Board and as a member of the Monmouth County Board of Recreation.
Peter Stilz, the grandson of the late West New York Mayor Joseph Stilz, died on September 30. He was 77. Joseph Stilz was mayor from 1935 to 1943.
Hedy Cierniak, a member of the Polish American Democratic Club in Trenton, died on September 29. She was 67. Cierniak worked for the New Jersey Department of Law and Public Safety for 25 years.