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By David Wildstein, August 02 2020 7:57 pm

Sue Epstein, who spent more than 40 years as a Star-Ledger reporter, died on August 1 of complications related to a brain tumor.  She was 68.

Alfred Piperata, a retired New Jersey State Trooper who served on Gov. Tom Kean’s Task Force on random drug testing, died on July 27.  He was 94.  Piperata was a World War II U.S. Navy veteran and was an aide to New Jersey State Police Superintendent Clinton Pagano. After his retirement from the State Police, he was an employment benefit administrator for the Central New Jersey Teamster Pension Fund, and served as an aide to the New Jersey Commissioner of Corrections.

Bud Caster, a former Hightstown councilman, died on July 27.  He was 97.  He served in the U.S. Air Force during World War II.

Honey Ceccahecchio, a former Gloucester Township councilwoman and school board member, died on July 30. She was 77.

Kenneth Garbowski, who served on the Gloucester Township Council, died on Jul 12.  He was 58.  Garbowski was a council representative for the Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters and served on the Gloucester Township Municipal Utilities Authority.

Richard St. Aubyn, a former Franklin Township (Gloucester County) school board member, died on July 14.  He was 87.  St. Aubyn was a U.S. Army veteran.

Herbert Diamond, a former Pompton Lakes school board member, died on July 25.  He was 92. Diamond served on the Pompton Lakes Municipal Utilities Authority and was a member of the Senior Citizens Housing Authority at the time of his death.

Rose Koch, a former Peace Corps volunteer who became involved in the 1960s Civil Rights movement, died on July 3.  She was 76.

Richard Badenhausen, a member of the Franklin Lakes Zoning Board, died on July 31.  He was 83.

John Dalesandro, a former Fire Commissioner in Franklin Township (Gloucester County), died on July 26.  He was 73. Dalesandro served on the Franklin Township Zoning Board. 

Joseph Wolverton, a former commissioner of the Bordentown Fire Department, died on July 25. He was 84.

George Bartulovich, a former commissioner of the North Bergen Library Board, died on July 29.  He was 87.   A U.S. Coast Guard veteran, Bartulovich worked security for the New York Yankees and was a member of the Local 12 Insulators Union.

Gerald Hoffman, who served on the Park Ridge Board of Education from 1990 to 1997, died on July 18.  He was 86. He was candidate for the Park Ridge Borough Council in 1968.

Irma Kandle, a former member of the FDR Democratic Club in Paulsboro, died on July 24.  She was 99.

Lester King, who worked for the City of Newark for 30 years, died on August 3.  He was 66.

Joan Taylor
, the widow of the late Superior Court Judge James W. Taylor, died on July 25.

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