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By David Wildstein, September 21 2020 9:47 am

William DiBuono, a former mayor of Hillside who spent 20 years as a Superior Court Judge, died on September 13.  He was 97.  Born in Italy, DiBuono was a Hillside councilman from 1954 to 1960 ad mayor in 1957.  The U.S. Army World War II veteran served as the Hillside Municipal Court Judge from 196 1to 1963, when Gov. Richard J. Hughes nominated him to the bench.

Linda Greene Feinberg, a former Asbury Park Press reporter, died on September 11.  She was 75. She worked at the Asbury Park Press from 1967 to 1973 before she married Washington Post reporter Lawrence Feinberg and moved to the Washington, D.C. area.  In her later years, she became a sort of local politician, serving as president of a senior citizen housing cooperative with nearly 900 units.

John Kuhlthau, a former Superior Court Judge, died on September 4.  He was 83.  Kuhlthau began as a public defender in Middlesex County and served as an assistant prosecutor before Gov. Brendan Byrne nominated him to serve on the Superior Court in 1976.  He spent 21 years as a judge.

Charles Weitner, a former IBEW Local 130 executive board chairman, died on September 10.  He was 93.

Douglas Kistle, a former mayor of Franklin (Sussex County), died on September 8.  He was 81/

Robert Garvey, a former mayor of Jamesburg, died on September 13.  He was 79.

Peter W. Kenny, a former West Long Branch councilman and Monmouth County Bar Association president, died on September 14.  He was 74 and had battled cancer and Alzheimer’s Disease.  Kenny served as municipal prosecutor in Red Bank and Tinton Falls, and as public defender in Asbury Park and Tintin Falls.

Angela Brede, a former Democratic county committeewoman in Kenilworth, died on September 16.  She was 88.  Her late son, John, was a Kenilworth councilman.

June Gazek-Harris, a former shop steward for CWA Local 1036 and a Florence Township Democratic county committeewoman, died on September 16.  She was 54 and worked for the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection.

Henry Magazzu, a former Gibbstown school board member, died on September 5.  He was just three days short of his 90th birthday.  Magazzu spent 26 years in the U.S. Air Force and later worked as a building inspector and tax assessor in Greenwich and Logan.

Bill Crimbring, a former member of the Margate Board of Education, died on September 6.  He was 88. Crimbring was a U.S. Air Force veteran who worked for the Federal Aviation Administration as an Air Traffic Controller.

Michael Genovese, a former Roselle Park school board member, died on September 15.  He was 72.

Mary Louise Billow, a former Hope Planning Board member, died on September 11.  She was 98.

June Anne Dutton, who spent many years working for the New Jersey Department of Labor, died on August 10.  She was 90.

Beverly Drake, who led the fight against the construction of a new airport when the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey listed Readington as a potential site in the early 1960s, died on August 28.  She was 88.

John Orso, a former Fort Lee Police Chief and Pro-Life activist, died on September 13.  He was 89.  Orso was awarded the Purple Heart and two bronze stars for his service in the Korean War.

Bill Mulkeen, a former special counsel to the City of Elizabeth, died on March 19.  He was 73.

Marie Anastasia, a former Folsom Environmental Commission member and Republican activist, died on September 8.  She was 87.

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