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By David Wildstein, March 30 2020 10:06 am

Russell Paul, a former Gloucester County Counsel and State Assembly candidate, died on March 24.  He was 78.  Paul Served as county counsel, county adjuster, and assistant prosecutor.  He also served as solicitor for Swedesboro and the Gloucester County Utilities Authority, municipal prosecutor form Franklin, Deptford, Mantua and Clayton, and as school board solicitor for several municipalities.   Paul was the Republican candidate for State Assembly in the 3rd district in 1983, but lost to incumbent Thomas Pankok by 3,655 votes.

Juliette Kehoe, whose brother, Michael DeVita, was the mayor of Paterson from 1948 to 1951, died on March 27.  She was 102.

Martina Hagedorn, the daughter-in-law of former State Senator Garrett Hagedorn (R-Midland Park), died on March 28.  She was 78.  Hagedorn, a former Senate minority leader, represented Bergen County in the Senate from 1968 until his death in 1985.

Marilyn Dillon, a former managing editor of the Courier News, died on March 27.  She was 64.  Dillon worked at newspapers in Ohio before joining the Courier News in 1987.

J. Brien Comey, a former Allendale councilman, died on March 24.  He was 89.

Charlotte Spencer, who served as the mayor’s representative to the Midland Park Library Board, died on March 28.  She was 91.

Victor Seborowski, a former Jersey City Democratic county committeeman, died on March 28.  He was 71.  Seborowski served on the Jersey City Planning board.

Lorraine Maass Neilson, who led a fight that forced the Bernards Township Board of Education to allow women to participate in school percussion and drumming curriculum in the 1960s, died on March 15.  She was 92.

Josephine Dempsey, a former Democratic county committeewoman in River Edge, died on March 20.

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