Jeanie Albohn, the widow of former Assemblyman Arthur Albohn (R-Hanover), died on December 24. She was 98. Her late husband, who died in 2008, represented Morris County in the New Jersey State Assembly from 1980 to 1996. His retirement triggered a rare open seat in the 25th district that led Chris Christie, then a freeholder for just a few months, to enter the race. Christie finished fourth in a field of five candidates for the two Assembly seats in 1995.
Patricia Cole, a former secretary to the Hampton Board of Education, died on December 26. She was 85.