Bob Leavitt, a former Verona Democratic municipal chairman, died June 21. He was 85. Leavitt he worked for the state Department of Labor and Industry and was an aide to State Sen. Pat Dodd (D-West Orange).
James Zak, a former New Jersey State Police security guard assigned to the governor’s office, died on June 21. He was 81. Zak was a U.S. Navy veteran.
Larry Colby, a former member of the Highlands zoning and planning boards, died on June 20. He was 60.
Vicki Dicker, a former Fair Lawn Education Association president, died on June 17. She was 78.
Ronald Hartman, the grandson of former Sayreville Mayor Frank Hartman, died on June 20 from complications of cancer and COVID-19. He as 77. Hartman was a U.S. Army veteran. Frank Hartman was elected to the Sayreville Township Committee in 1914, served as mayor from 1922 to 1924, and spent more than 25 years as the Democratic Municipal Chairman.