Obit-State Senator Cardinale

FILE - In this March 22, 2012 file photo, New Jersey Sen. Gerald Cardinale, R-Cresskill complains of the negative tone as members of the Senate Judiciary Committee hold a hearing in Trenton, N.J. Cardinale, who served almost four decades as a Republican in the New Jersey Senate, passed away Saturday, Feb. 20, 2021 at Hackensack Meridian Health Pascack Valley Medical Center after a brief illness that was not COVID-19-related, his daughter Marisa said. His family said in a statement that Cardinale “devoted his life to serving his New Jersey community.”