Honorary Life Members & Past Presidents

The Honorary Life membership is considered one of the highest honors that the Association can offer. This is a special tribute to retiring members who have been especially active to the field of parks, recreation, conservation or leisure services, and to the New Jersey Recreation and Park Association. Nomination applicants will be accepted after one year of retirement, or earlier under extenuating circumstances. The nomination shall be reviewed by the Membership Development Committee. The following are NJRPA Honorary Life Members:

Paul Angell

Don Barr                                          

Don Boccia

Don Bohnet                                      

Laura Botto

Gary Forbes 

Bruce Keeler

John Mahar                                    

Jack Moody

Jack Roberts

 

NJRPA Past Presidents have served the Association well and continue to be involved through the Past President's Council. The following members have served as President of NJRPS or NJRPA:

1928       Philip LeBoutiler, Irvington

1929       Francis Haire, East Orange

1930       F.S. Mathewson, Union Co.

1931       Reeve Harris, Passaic

1932       C.E. Emmons, Bloomfield

1933       Daniel Neal, Cranford

1934       Roy Schlenter, Plainfield

1935       Lewis R. Barrett, Newark

1936       John Fox, Millburn

1937       Arthur T. Noran, Elizabeth

1938       Harlan Kennedy, Summit

1939       Ernest Siebert, Newark

1940       John Rowley, East Orange

1941       Leroy Wilsey, Essex Co.

1942       Robert Crawford, Montclair

1943       Philip LeBoutiler, Irvington

1944       C.E. Emmons, Bloomfield

1945       Allan Krim, Newark

1946       Richard Rodda, Teaneck

1947       Frank Krysiak, Linden

1948       George Bauer, Millburn

1949       George T. Cron, Union Co

1950       Dyer T. Jones, Maplewood

1951       Joseph T. Owens, Caldwell

1952       Alan Heil, Montclair

1953       Frank Sabino, Leonia

1954       Robert D. Sisco, Livingston

1955       Monte Weed, Fair Lawn

1956       Frank E. Evans, Maplewood

1957       Graham Skea, East Orange

1958       Jack W. Moody, Middletown

1959       Harold Login, Jersey City

1960       Ralph Sternadori, Somerville

1961       Carl J. Perina, Irvington

1962       David C. Goodwin, Trenton

1963       Donald Joyce, Tenafly

1964       Ralph S. Cryder, Red Bank

1965       Harry W. Ash, South Orange

1966       Robert Leisher, Summit

1967       Joseph Sharpless, Livingston

1968       Kenneth Thompson, Bridgewater

1969       D. Thomas Guida, Tenton

1970       Bruce Keeler, Somerset Co

1971       Russell Myers, Morris Co

1972       Michael B. Berman, Camden Co

1973       James Truncer, Monmouth Co

1974        Robert Kniss, Cranford

1975        R. Donald Barr, Princeton

1976        Jack Birmingham, Union Co

1976-77    Donald Cardea, Camden Co

1977-78    Paul Angell, Englewood

1978-79    Barry Lock, Hunterdon Co

1979-80    Gary Forbes, Pequannock

1980-81    Jacquelyn Stanley, NJ DCA

1981-82    Cynthia Blodgett, Bridgewater

1982-83    Daniel Gasalberti, Rutherford

1983-84    Gregory Marshall, Hunterdon Co

1984-85    John Maher, Cedar Grove

1985-86    Donald Boccia, Fort Lee

1986-87    Judith Leblein, Leonia

1987-88    D. King-Stovall, South Brunswick

1988-89    Paul Laub, Morris Co

1989-90    James Gwynne, Westwood

1990-91    Laura Botto, Scotch Plains

1991-92    James R Dunwiddie, Somerset Co

1992-93    Peter Wright, Bernards Township

1993-94    Gregg A. Silva, Middletown

1994-95    John G. Trontis, HMDC

1995-96    Daniel Salvante, Essex Co

1996-97    John Saffioti, Marlboro

1997-98    Denise Lanza, Morris Co

1998-99    Jerry Collincini, Manalapan

1999-00    Dolores MacKay, Jackson

2000-01    Wolfgang Albrecht Jr., Bergen Co

2001-02    Nancy S Goldberg, Metuchen

2002-03    Timothy Cronin, Ridgewood

2003-04    Debbra Ann Voorhees, Eatontown

2004-05    Linda Sharkey, Rutgers Univ

2005-06    Dawn Thompson, Neptune

2006-07    Joanne Hunt, Rutgers Univ

2007-08    Beth Richmond, Medford

2008-09    M. Bruce Kaufmann, Westfield

2009-10    Timothy Hill, Highlands

2010-11    Thomas Morris, South Brunswick

2011-12    Don Bogardus, Denville

2012-13    Caren Fishman, Camden County

2013-14    Theresa McGettigan-Miller, Moorestown

2014-15    Michele Gropper, Marlboro

2015-16    Mona Cholowinski, Manalapan

2016-17    Dawn Thompson, Neptune