The late Norma Jean DeVico’s painting of the Washington Crossing Bridge.

Norma Jean DeVico, 61, on July 11. The Titusville artist, known as NJ, was recognized for both her landscapes and for works dealing with her long term cancer and was involved with numerous area exhibitions. Her work often appeared in U.S. 1, including her image of the Washington Crossing Bridge for the August 30, 2017, story on bridges over the Delaware River.

Joseph W. Katz, 91, on July 13. He was a reporter for the Newark Evening News and later worked on the campaign and in the administration of Governor Richard J. Hughes. He left government to become a lobbyist and was an influential force in Trenton for more than 25 years.

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