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By David Wildstein, September 09 2020 1:06 pm

Robert Gladstone, a former Mercer County Republican Chairman, died on August 25.  He was 78.  Gladstone served as Trenton City attorney under Mayor Carmen Armenti and ran Bill Mathesius’ successful bid for Mercer County Executive.  He was the GOP candidate for State Senate in 1983, losing to State Sen. Gerald Stockman (D-Trenton) by a 67%-33% margin.  Gov. Christine Todd Whitman later named him to head the Board of Trustees of Trenton State College (now The College of New Jersey.)

Sal Iannaccone, who served on the Hanover township committee from 1964 to 1999 and spent 17 years as mayor, died on September 7.  He was 97. Iannaccone served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II.  He served on the Morris County Municipal Utilities Authority, the Hanover Township Environmental Commission, the Hanover Township Planning Board, and as Chairman of the Southeast Morris County Municipal Utilities Authority.

Mickey Welch, the widow of former Livingston Mayor Kenneth W. Welch, died on September 7.  She was 95.  Her husband died in 2006.

John Cirello, a former two-term Raritan councilman, died on August 28.  He was 81.

Robert Kirwin, who spent 25 years as the Freehold Township Planning Board chairman, died on September 5.  He was 87. Kirwin served as a fire commissioner in Freehold for 22 years.

Kay Kwiatkowski, a former Edison Democratic county committeewoman, died on June 11.  She was 84.

Moe Ciccio, a World War II veteran who worked for the U.S. government as a supervisor for the Defense Supply Agency for 35 years, died on September 6.  He was 92.

Robyn Reilly, a former planning board secretary for Rumson, Colts Neck and Long Branch, died on August 31.  She was 61.

Jean Auwetter Young, who spent 30 years on the East Greenwich Council on Aging, died on September 6.  She was 95. Young was active in local Republican politics and was a poll worker for 40 years.

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