Joseph Perella, a former mayor of Buena, died on January 7. He was 77. Perella served as the tax assessor for several municipalities, including Vineland. He served as a councilman and mayor.
Donald Griffin, a former Mayor of Raritan Township, died on December 3. He was 91. Griffin served in the U.S. Army in Korea. He served two terms on the Raritan Township Committee and was mayor in 1975.
Calvin Jackson, the father of former U.S. Senate staffer Sean Jackson, died on January 8.
Wanda Payne, who worked for the Union County Prosecutor’s Office, died on January 2.