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By David Wildstein, January 22 2023 8:09 pm

Bruce White, who served on the Ewing Board of Education for more than 30 years during two separate tenures than spanned from 1984 to 2000, died on January 19 after a long battle with heart disease.  He was 79.  He was a retired public school teacher and principal.

Kathleen O’Connor, a former Woodbury councilwoman, died on January 12.  She was 91.  O’Connor also served on the Woodbury Planning Board.

Henry D’Andrea, who served as an Evesham councilman for twelve years, died on January 14.  He was 87.  A former Rutgers University football player, D’Andrea worked for the South Jersey Port Corporation and was the state president of the Grand Lodge of the Sons and Daughters of Italy.  He spent nine years as an Evesham planning board member.

Donald Page, a former Orange city councilman, died on December 28.  He was 81.  Elected to the council in the 1990s, he lost an off-the-line bid for Essex County freeholder in 1993 and 1999 and mounted an unsuccessful independent bid for State Senate against Richard J. Codey in 2001.  He lost bids for mayor in 2000 and 2008.

Rev. Charles Franklin Holm, who was twice elected to the Sussex/Wantage Regional Board of Education, died on January 5.  He was 72.

Suzanne Morgan, a former Ocean City school board member, died on January 2.  She was 53.

Elizabeth Papsdorf, the mother of former NJ-4 Democratic congressional candidate Lorna Phillipson died on January 17.  She was 101.

Thelma Allen, a former Willingboro zoning board member, Democratic county committeewoman and president of the Willingboro Democratic Club, has died.  She was 96.

Louis Herbert, a U.S. Army veteran who served on the Pequannock Zoning Board, died on January 11.  He was 84.

Carl Wilson, a former Port Republic zoning board member, died on January 10.  He was 70.

Pamela Ortlip, who served on the Margate Planning Board, died on January 10.  She was 89.

Lou Umscheid, a former Pennington Environmental Commission chairman and planning board member, died on January 14 after an illness related to COVID.  He was 85.

Loretta Best,
the widow of former Ventnor Mayor John R. Best III, died on December 31.  She as 88.

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