Joseph Lipari, a former butcher who became mayor of Passaic from 1983 until 1992, died on January 31. He was 83. Lipari was a city councilman from 1977 to 1983. He left office following his conviction on tax evasion and conspiracy charges.
Barbara Angster Baker Wyatt, a Woodbridge Board of Education member from 1968 to 1971, died on February 2. She was 89. She served as a Woodbridge Housing Authority commissioner from 1981 to 1985 and spent 27 years as a Woodbridge Library Trustee under four mayors. She is a descendant of William Williams, a signer of the Declaration of Independence.