Bob Ferraro Passes
Bob was an indefatigable citizen watchdog for many decades and served the city as a councilman. He ran for mayor several times as well.
Bob spent many days and nights patrolling the city and talking with residents about their concerns. His blue van was his trademark as a citizen activist.
He advocated for the reopening of Muhlenberg Regional Medical Center, noting his life was saved there when he suffered a stroke. Since the hospital's closing, patients must travel many miles more out of the city for aid.
Most recently, he retired from employment with the Plainfield Municipal Utilities Authority and ran for mayor in the June 2009 primary.
Besides his civic activities, Bob was known as a singer and also as having provided services such as airport runs and personal shopping with his well-known van. He was a foster father to many and used his experience as a former police officer to fight crime in the community.
Condolences to his family and his many friends in Plainfield.