Bruce McDermott, a former Montague deputy mayor, died on January 1. He was 74. McDermott served in Vietnam as a marine.
Florence Leavey, a former Northvale Borough Clerk who served as secretary of the Northern Valley Mayors Association, died on December 29. She was 81. Leavey was a Democratic county committeewoman in Northvale.
Anthony Galietti, who served as Woodland Park Police Chief from 2009 to 2018 and spent 31 years in law enforcement, died on January 3.
Harriet Leeds, a former reporter for United Press International, died on December 31. She was 67. Leeds later worked at the Middlesex County Courthouse.
Joan Risdon, who served as Frankford Municipal Clerk and as a school board member in Branchvilleplanni, died on December 31. She was 91. Risdon served as planning board secretary in Branchville and Frankford and was a Republican county committeewoman.
John Nigas, a former Hamilton Township Fire Commissioner, died on December 26. He was 72.
Bill Lang, a former Fair Haven fire chief and Democratic Club member, has died. He was 85.