Former Elk Township Mayor William Markle died on January 30 at age 87. He spent twelve years as a township committeeman and mayor.
Nutley lost two veteran political activists this week.
John Gibbons, a retired Nutley police officer and state representative to the PBA, passed away on January 29 at age 64. He served as a member of the Democratic County Committee in Essex County before retiring seven years ago.
Mary Gabriele died on January 30 at age 95. She had been a longtime member of the Nutley Republican Club and was a poll worker for 23 years.
Lewis Venuti, who served as a Clementon Borough Councilman, died on January 31 at ag e89.
In Gibbstown, Republican club member Betty Jenkins passed away on January 29. She was 96.
Jeanne Brown Bowley, the sister of the late State Sen. John Brown (R-Ocean), died at the age of 89 on January 29.