Ted Botter, who served as a Superior Court Judge from 1964 to 1984, died on June 22. He was 96. Botter served as First Assistant Attorney General of New Jersey, where he successfully overturned an appellate court decision that had found that construction of the original World Trade Center was unconstitutional. As a judge, he decided Robinson v. Cahill, finding that New Jersey’s school funding laws were unconstitutional. Prior to his retirement, Botter served as presiding judge of the appellate division.
Albert Graham, Jr., a former Salem County freeholder and Carneys Point mayor, died on July 4. He was 71.
Harold Krevsky, a former member of the Elizabeth zoning board, died on July 4. He was 103. Krevsky was a World War II veteran who spent 23 years as an attorney for the Elizabeth Parking Authority.
Susan Welkovits Brown, a Highland Park councilwoman, died on July 3. She was 59. Brown was appointed to the council in 2012, elected twice, and became the council president in 2015.
Jeffry Tindall, a former mayor of Readington, died on June 3. He was 77.
Sarah Love, a former member of the Clearview Regional High School Board of Education, died on June 29. She was 82.
Allan Streitz, who served on the Clayton Board of Education for 26 years, died on July 2. He was 83.
Joseph Newman, a former commissioner of the Essex County Improvement Authority, died on July 1. He was 95. Newman had served as executive vice president of Tishman Realty and Construction.
James Carbonello, a former Berkeley Township water commissioner, died on July 3. He was 96. Carbonello served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and spent 36 years as a bus mechanic for New Jersey Transit.
Irene Prata, who served as secretary to Eatontown mayors Herb Werner and Joseph Frankel, died on July 6.
Rose Beveridge, who worked on Democratic campaigns in Mercer County in the 1970s and was employed by the Division of Motor Vehicles for 20 years, died on July 1. She as 97.
Margaret Wilk, who worked at the Bayonne Times and the Bayonne Community News died on July 3. She was 96. Wilk served as a trustee of the Bayonne Opportunity Foundation.
Elaine DeCarlo, the widow of Roselle Park Councilman Anthony DeCarlo, died on July 3. She was 86.