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John Sacharanski, a longtime staffer for the U.S. House of Representatives, died on August 20. He was 72. A Vietnam War veteran who grew up in Paterson, he retired as the chief counsel to the House Republican Study Committee. He served as Wayne Republican Municipal Chairman in the 1970s and is a former director of the Conservative Opportunity Society.
Arlene Tweett, who was active in the Bound Brook Republican Party, died on September 8. She was 72.