Arthur R. Ondish, 50, Mayor of Mt. Arlington Borough, passed away on Tuesday March 8, 2016.
Born in Denville on June 26, 1965 to Joyce and the late George Ondish Art was a lifelong resident of Mt. Arlington with deep roots dating back to the late 1930's when his Grandparents built a summer home on Bertrand Island.
Art's mom and dad purchased a home on the island in the 1950's. They were volunteers in the Borough for over 30 years. Art and his two brothers were raised in that house until 1992 when he made a big move across the street where he's lived since then with his wife, Yvonne. Art loved Bertrand Island!
Art was employed at JCP&L for 20 years, left there and worked at an Engineering Firm for almost 5 years and began working for PSE&G in June of 2012 and was happily employed there as a Regional Public Affairs Manager.
Art was involved in many different organizations locally and state wide and always sought ways to improve the Borough. He was Mayor for 13 years, working in his fourth term. Art was an elected councilman for 6 years prior, 3 of those years as Council President.
As Mayor, Art oversaw many improvements in the Borough of Mt. Arlington and his service to his community will be appreciated for many years to come.
Survivors include his devoted wife, Yvonne, his mother, Joyce, two brothers, Robert and John and his wife, Debra and many nieces, nephews and close friends.
Art's Life Celebration will include visiting on Sunday, March 13, 2016 from 2-7PM at the Leber-Lakeside Funeral Home, 150 Landing Road, Landing, NJ. Cremation will be private.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to Redeemer Lutheran Church, 203 Eyland Avenue, Succasunna, NJ 07876 or Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center at https://giving.mskcc.org/.