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By David Wildstein, May 31 2020 3:09 pm

Candace Ashmun, a leading New Jersey conservationist who had been named to the New Jersey Pinelands Commission by Gov. Brendan Byrne in 1979, died on May 23.  She was 96.  Ashmun was a reporter for the Somerset Hills Exponent, a member of the Bedminster Board of Education, a member of the State Planning Commission, a trustee of the Coalition for Affordable Housing and the Environment, vice chair of the Fund for New Jersey and as a board member of Raritan Headwaters Association, N.J. Highlands Coalition.

Calvin Hart, a retired Jersey City police officer and homicide detective for the Hudson County Prosecutor’s office, died on May 25.  He was 71.  Hart was a Purple Heart recipient as a U.S. Marine in Vietnam.

Paul Hanuschik, a former Bordentown township committeeman, died on May 27.  He was 87. Hanuschik served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War.

Katherine Rice-Donachie, who spent ten years on the Somerdale Board of Education, died on May 28.  She was 90.

Lena Padovano, a member of the Midland Park Library Board of Trustees, has died.  She was 49.

Kenneth Martin, a former chairman of the Hampton Planning Board, died on May 24.  He was 85.

Dorothy Hornlein, a former member of the Cliffwood Beach Democratic Club, died on May 28.  She was 88.

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