Outbreak of novel coronavirus hits home in Metuchen with passing of former council member

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METUCHEN – The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak has hit home with the passing of former Councilman Richard Weber, Mayor Jonathan Busch said in a social media post.

Busch said Weber, who served the Borough Council from 2001 to 2010, “died of complications related to coronavirus.”

“Please keep Richard, those he loved and those who loved him in your thoughts and prayers,” Busch wrote. “He will be missed.”

Weber served as council president while on the dais and during his time in the borough he served as a commissioner on the Metuchen Parking Authority and served on the borough’s Historic Preservation Committee.

Most recently, he lived in New York City, was a partner at the law firm of Gallo Vitucci Klar LLP and a member of the Board of Directors of the LGBT Bar Association of New York, Busch said.