Cranford community mourns teacher Joseph Dugandzic found dead

The Cranford community is mourning the loss of a popular teacher and coach found dead in the Rahway River over the weekend.



Authorities say the body of Joseph Dugandzic, 52, was found in the water near South and Centennial avenues Saturday morning.



Past and present students of the longtime English teacher say he will be missed.



"He obviously made a wonderful impact on the students and the community, so that's something important to remember him and think on especially," says former student Maeve Brady.



Officials have not yet released the exact cause of death.


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