Richard Barsa, the Weehawken school board president, died this morning of an illness related to COVID-19. He was 65.
Barsa was also the Weehawken finance director.
He was elected to the Board of Education in 1991 and has served as president for the last 25 years. He has been township finance director since 1994.
“Rich dedicated his life to the Weehawken community,” Mayor Richard Turner said. “We will miss him greatly, as will all of those who came into contact with him.”