Former Passaic Mayor Margie Semler has died

Margie Semler, the housewife-turned-bookkeeper-turned government watchdog who served for eight years as mayor of Passaic, 15 on the City Council and six on the school board, died Monday at the Chestnut Hill nursing home in her home town after a long battle with cancer, The Bergen Record reports.

Record reporter Richard Cowen has the story on Margie Semler’s life and work here.

Former Passaic Mayor Margie Semler has died