EDISON – State Senator Barbara Buono and Assemblymen Patrick J. Diegnan, Jr. and Peter J. Barnes III, D-Middlesex, issued the following joint statement regarding the passing yesterday of Middlesex County Freeholder Director David Crabiel:
“David was a mentor and friend to so many public officials who got their start in Middlesex County politics. He embodied the epitome of public service, and devoted most of his life to working hard for the constituents he loved so much.
“His passing is not only a loss for family and friends, but for all the people of Middlesex County whose lives he touched through his service to the community.
“Middlesex County would not be the place it is today without David’s leadership and experience. He knew county government inside and out, and was responsible for so many of the successes we’ve enjoyed in the county for the nearly thirty years that he served on the Freeholder Board.
“Our hearts go out to his wife, Mary, as well as his children, grandchildren, and many, many friends.”