Sandra Love, who served as an Assemblywoman and as mayor of Gloucester Township, passed away last night after a long illness. She was 72.
She also served as Co-Chair of the Camden County Democratic Committee after George Norcross stepped down.
Love was the Mayor from 1994 to 2006. She was elected to the Assembly in 2007, after David Mayer decided not to seek re-election to the 4th legislative district seat.
In the Assembly, Love served on the Commerce and Economic Development Committee and the Senior Services Committee. Citing health issues, she did not seek re-election to a second term in 2009.
Love had been in a coma since December 16.
“Sandi dedicated a large portion of her life to public service. She served 12 years as Mayor of Gloucester Township and one term in the New Jersey General Assembly, serving the 4th Legislative District. Sandi was a tireless advocate for those she represented during her public service, always bringing a kind and caring voice to the issues she encountered,” State Sen. Fred Madden, Assemblyman Paul Moriarty and Assemblywoman Gabriela Mosquera said in a joint statement. ““Our thoughts and prayers are with her husband Al; sons Jeffrey and Jason and her wonderful grandchildren, Cordelia, Sophia, Ian and August. We wish her family all the best during this difficult time. Please keep them in your prayers.”
The funeral is Friday, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. with a family eulogy at 8:30. The location is Earle Funeral Home, 122 West Church Street in Blackwood.