KMorgan Strong, who ran unsuccessfully for several public offices in New Jersey and New York, died on April 19. He was 83. A former journalist who was awarded the Purple Heart after sustaining combat injuries as a Marine in Vietnam, Strong ran as an independent candidate for Congress against Rep. Christopher Smith in 1996 and 1998 and as an independent Assembly candidate in the 10th district in 1997 and 1999; he won roughly 1% of the vote in each race. Strong was the Democratic nominee for Congress in New York’s 21st district against Rep. Hamilton Fish in 1982 but lost by a 75%-25% margin.
Dan Zorovich, a former Allentown councilman and planning board member, died on April 17. He was 88.
Virginia Stimpert, a former Edison Democratic municipal vice chair, died on April 28. She was 87.
Carol Abaya, a former Bergen Record columnist and Marlboro Zoning Board member, died on April 25 . She was 86.
Anita Carbone, who worked as a regional operating manager for home distribution at the Bergen Record, died on April 21. She was 70.
Randi Gage, the former First Lady of the city of Salem, died on April 22 after a ten-year nettle with cancer. She was 63.