EDISON -- Middlesex County Democratic Chairman Kevin P. McCabe released the following statement on the passing of Monroe Township Mayor Gerald W. Tamburro:
“It is with deep sadness that I learned of the passing of Mayor Gerald Tamburro this morning. Mayor Tamburro was a dedicated family man, consummate professional, and served his community as a distinguished leader. He was also someone I considered a trusted confidant and friend.
“On behalf of the Middlesex County Democratic Organization, I send my sincere condolences to his family, to Monroe Township which he so deeply loved, and his close friends in Greenbriar at Whittingham.”
Mayor Tamburro was elected in November 2015, and sworn-in as the Township’s Mayor on January 1, 2016. As a retired banker, he served as Vice President of Commercial Lending for the National State Bank of Elizabeth and as President of a community bank in New Jersey. Mayor Tamburro earned his bachelor’s degree from Seton Hall University and is a graduate of the Stonier Graduate School of Banking at Rutgers University.
Prior to taking on the duties of Mayor, Tamburro had been elected as the Second Ward Councilmember in 2001, and served as Council President for eight years. He was a member of the Monroe Township Planning Board, and previously served as Chairman of the Affordable Housing Board, Chairman of the Master Plan Review Committee, Council Representative to the Americans with Disabilities Act Committee, Vice Chairman of the Middlesex County Planning Board, and a Member of the New Jersey Training School Citizens Review Committee.
Mayor Tamburro is predeceased by his beloved wife Carole, with whom he shared six children and nine grandchildren.
Read Mayor Tamburro’s obituary here: