Mahwah Mayor Richard J. Martel has died.
A post on the town’s website reads, “Dear Citizens, Friends and Neighbors: it is with great sadness that the Township of Mahwah acknowledges the passing today of Mayor Richard J. Martel following a brief illness. Mayor Martel passed away peacefully this morning at Valley Hospital with his family by his side.
“Funeral arrangements are being made by the family and will be announced in the near future. All flags at all Muncipal buildings are being lowered to half staff in honor of the Mayor’s passing.”