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Claude Fusco Joins Imagine Board of Trustees

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Claude had a 36-year career at Ernst & Young LLP including 25 years as a partner serving in various roles around the globe including an International Tax Client Service Partner, Director of Tax for Ernst & Young International, Global Chair of Expatriate Tax Services, and New Jersey Managing Partner.

Claude resided in Westfield with his family from 1986 to 2009. He was married to Kathryn Blanton Fusco for 32 years until she lost her battle with Lung cancer in 2006.

They had three beautiful children Diana, Claude III (who passed away in 2012), and Emily. Diana, and her husband David Aldecoa now reside in Westfield with their two children Julian (4) and Olivia (2).

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Claude has been active in many organizations in Westfield including as Board Chair and Treasurer of the Westfield chapter of American Red Cross, Board member and Treasurer of United Way of Westfield, and Board Member, Treasurer, and President of Echo Lake Country Club. He also served on the Board of Westfield Baseball League.

Claude initiated and inspired the formation of The Caregivers Center at Overlook Hospital and served as Fundraising Chair to raise the funds necessary to bring The Caregiver Center to fruition and currently chairs the Caregiver Center Advisory Board. He was also recently active in St. Helen’s Parish Capital Campaign.

It was in the formation of the Caregiver Center that Claude met Gerry Glasser. Gerry, knowing that Claude and his family were no strangers to what it was like for a family to grieve over the loss of a loved one, introduced him to Mary Robinson and the concept of Imagine. He immediately became a supporter and Circle of Hope member. Both Claude and his daughter Emily participated in Evenings of Support.

Claude currently resides in Amelia Island Florida but is often found visiting his children and grandchildren who live in the house in Westfield where they were raised.

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Rahway Man Admits to Fatal Strangulation of Girlfriend

April 25, 2018

A Rahway resident has admitted to strangling his girlfriend to death in 2015, Union County First Assistant Prosecutor Albert Cernadas Jr. announced Wednesday.

Ignacio Ortiz Vasquez, 42, earlier this week pleaded guilty to charges of first-degree murder and second-degree endangering the welfare of a child in connection with the death of 27-year- old Yuri Cruz. The pleas were entered just days ...

Politics IS Government in Union County

April 22, 2018

After Bruce Patrson of Garwood was stopped from speaking at the Union County freeholder meeting of March 22 regarding the politics behind refusing to give the party line to a sitting freeholder I thought this brazen suppression of free speech could not go unanswered. A the the April 19 meeting I answered with these comments.

After ten years of following government in Union County I conclude ...

Travels Spotlight: New Brunswick Ciclovia opens 2018 Season

April 18, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK  – New Brunswick Ciclovia will open its 2018 season on Sunday, April 22 for another fun day of open streets and active living for all. 

Now in its fifth year, New Brunswick Ciclovia is a family-friendly event that emphasizes healthy living and community building by opening our streets and offering programming for all to enjoy. From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., more ...

USEF Seeks Input From Members On Major Industry Challenges

April 26, 2018

LEXINGTON, Ky. – In response to repeated requests by its membership, the United States Equestrian Federation (US Equestrian) has formed two new task forces to conduct comprehensive assessments of both equine transaction transparency and the competition environment, including calendar management. These task forces will present their findings to the Board of Directors, including any policies ...

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