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By David Wildstein, October 01 2021 8:48 am

John R. Bruno, who helped run press operations for the campaign of former Gov. Robert B. Meyner when he sought a third term in 1969 and for Newark Mayor Kenneth Gibson in 1970, died on September 26.  He was 94.  A World War II veteran, he later ran a grants consulting firm.

Janet Sobkowicz, a former Washington Township Mayor, died on September 29.  She was 74.  Sobkowicz spent 37 years in local government, winning a council seat in 1981 and election as mayor in 2009.  In 2004, she was a Republican candidate for Bergen County Freeholder. She retired in 2018.

Fred Cranwell
, a former sportswriter for the Hudson Dispatch, Jersey Journal and New York Daily News, died on September 19 after a short battle with brain cancer.  He was 86. Cranwell had also been the sports information director at St. Peter’s University.

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