Patricia Cole, a New Jersey native who had worked as a digital news copy editor at National Public Radio in Washington, died on February 24 after a battle with depression. She was 46.
Donald Jeka, who served on the Mountainside Board of Education from 1966 to 1970, , died on January 19. He was 94. He served two tours of duty as a U.S. Marine: in China from 1947 to 1948, and in Korea in 1950. He served on the local planning board.
James Waddell, a former Maplewood police officer and assistant Hudson County Prosecutor, died on February 27. He was 84.
Carol Moore Mallette, who spent 20 years as director of community relations of Hammonton, died on February 21. She was 81. Mallette served as a commissioner of the Pleasantville Housing Authority and Planning Board.
Rev. Dr. Lloyd Preston Terrell, Sr., a former pastor at Franklin St.-John’s Church and St. Matthew’s United Methodist Church in Newark and the father-in-law of Newar Councilman Larry Crump, died on February 18. He was 72 and a U.S. Army veteran.
Jeanne Powick, a Democrat who ran for council in Cape May City in 2008, died on February 26. She was 81.
David Blake, who served as a school business administrator in multiple districts in North jersey, died on February 27. He was 85.
Jim DeAngelis, who was active in the Jersey City Lesbian Gay Outreach, the founding organization of Jersey City Pride, died unexpectedly on February 1. He was 54.