Funeral services set for NJ assemblyman

(AP) - Funeral services will be held Friday forAlex DeCroce, the New Jersey Republican Assembly leader who died atthe Statehouse this week after a late-night

PARSIPPANY - (AP) - Funeral services will be held Friday forAlex DeCroce, the New Jersey Republican Assembly leader who died atthe Statehouse this week after a late-night session.

The 10 a.m. service at St. Peter the Apostle Church inParsippany will be followed by burial in Gate of Heaven Cemetery,East Hanover.

Visiting hours will be 3 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Par-Troy FuneralHome in Parsippany. DeCroce's family asks that in lieu of flowers,donations may be made to the New Jersey Crime Victims Law Center.

A lawmaker since 1989, DeCroce was also a Realtor who owned hisown company.

The 75-year-old collapsed late Monday night after the Assemblyadjourned. He was pronounced dead by a colleague who is also aphysician.

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