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In Memoriam

By David Wildstein, February 22 2021 8:22 pm

Thomas Higgins, a former Demarest councilman, died on February 14 of complications related to COVID-19.  He was 81.

Vivian Gaunt, a former Orange councilwoman, died on February 10.

Michael Lattif, a former three-term Tenafly councilman, died on February 14.  He was 74.  Latiff was an actor who played “Bozo the Clown” and worked for Children’s Television Theater on the production of “The Electric Company.”

Honey Campana Jabolonski, a former legislative aide to Assemblyman Carl Orechio in the 1970s, died on February 15.  She was 86.

Stephen Keane, a former prosecutor and planning board attorney in Spring Lake, died on February 17.  He was 88.  Keane was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran.

Joseph Surace, who served on the Fort lee Board of Education from 2003 to 2018, died on February 17.  He was 78.  Surace had been a member of the Fort Lee Planning Board and the Fort Lee Rent Leveling Board and served as chairman of the Fort Lee Housing Authority.  He was a U.S. Army veteran.

Paul Carlton, a former member of the planning and zoning boards in Piscataway, died on February 7.  He was 85.  Carlton worked for New Jersey Bell, which strongly encouraged employees to become involved in civic affairs and was a U.S. Army veteran.

Frank Kardashian, a former Spotswood school board member, died on February 13.  He was 86.

Anthony Niosi, a former Hasbrouck Heights zoning board member, died on February 12.  He was 88.

Ed Mungiole, Sr., a former fire commissioner in Malaga (Franklin Township/Gloucester County), died on February 14.  He was 82

Linda Sansone, who served as the secretary to the mayor of Marlboro, died on February 13.

Anthony “TJ” Luna, Jr., the son of former Lodi Mayor Anthony Luna, Sr. and brother of former Lodi Mayor Scott Luna, died on February 18.  He was 57.

Jane Ciminera, a former Voorhees planning board secretary and deputy tax collector, died on February 15.

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