Paul J. Smith, the mayor of Union Beach, passed away unexpectedly from cardiac arrest at the age of 66 on April 30, 2020.
Smith was loved and respected by the many friends he made during his public service career which spanned five decades.
Sad, as we receive the news of so many passing away in our communities , @Union_Beach lost a gentle giant as Mayor Paul Smith passed away . Our thoughts and prayers are with the Union Beach Community, The Smith Family and friends. God Bless the Mayor. pic.twitter.com/AQHhCjmuRK— Shaun Golden (@sheriffgolden) April 30, 2020
“He was everybody’s friend. … Paul was there for you, he didn’t care whether you were an R or a D. That’s his legacy,” said Councilman Albin J. Wicki. https://t.co/CAeN01LIuX— Asbury Park Press (@AsburyParkPress) May 1, 2020