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In Memoriam

By David Wildstein, January 27 2021 8:36 am

Fred Space, the father of Assemblyman Parker Space, died on January 25.  He was 92.  Space was the second-generation owner of Space Farms, a popular Sussex County Zoo.

Eileen McGinty, a former Dominican nun and retired high school teacher, died on January 19 after her second courageous battle with cancer.  She was 76.  Her obituary described her as a “passionate Democrat” who was “delighted to vote early for Joe Biden.”

Sue Veitengruber, a former Howell mayor, died on January 20 of complications related to COVID-19.  She was 71.  Veitengruber also served as Keansburg administrator and as CFO in North Brunswick and Shrewsbury.

Lee Cox, a former Maurice River school board president, died on January 22 of complications related to COVID-19.  He was 81.  President Lyndon B. Johnson had named Cox as the Port Elizabeth Postmaster, a post he held for 30 years.

Warren Baldwin, who served two terms as the mayor of Vernon in the 1970s and as a township committeeman in the 1960s and 1970s, died on January 24.  He was 87. Baldwin served as president of the Sussex County Board of Agriculture.

John Zuccarrelli III, the second-generation owner of New Jersey-based Nation Waste Disposal and later the four-term mayor of Jupiter Inlet Colony in Florida, died on January 17.  He was 66.

Marilyn Moore, who served as Ocean City Finance Commissioner, died on January 25.  She was 97.

Nancy Hallahan, the former Woodlynne Township treasurer, died on January 20.  She was 69.

Jules Kollar, a former Assistant Prosecutor in Middlesex County, died on January 21.  He was 66.

Theodore Szigethy, a former Weymouth Township Board of Education member, died on January 25.  He was 93.  Szigethy was a U.S. Army veteran.

John Cheli, a former Vineland Zoning Board member, died on January 22.  He was 87.

George Dragonetti, a former Mendham Borough Planning Board member, died on January 9.  He was 86.  Dragonetti was a U.S. Army veteran.

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