Arline Walter, the mother of the late Union City mayor Bruce Walter, passed away on December 7. She was 94.
Walter spent 30 years working at the Union City post office before retiring in 2001.
Her son became mayor when his closest political ally, Bob Menendez, resigned in 1993 to go to Congress. He served until his death in 1998 after a five-year battle with cancer. He was also the Hudson County Democratic chairman.
Walter outlived all three of her sons. She is survived by three sisters, four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.