people-in-the-newsRed Bank resident James Erving, who served on the borough council and was a longtime volunteer fireman with the Union Hose Co., died Saturday at Riverview Medical Center. He was 68 years old.

Mayor Pasquale Menna reported Erving’s pasing at last night’s borough council meeting, noting that the last time Erving appeared at one of the governing body’s sessions, a little over a month ago, he said that “he was going to check back up on us.

“Maybe he’s doing so from a different venue now,” Menna continued.

An obituary in today’s Asbury Park Press says Erving was born in Long Branch and moved to Red Bank in his 20s. He spent 35 years as an employee of Riverview.

Among his many volunteer efforts were stints on the borough planning and zoning boards, Red Bank RiverCenter and theĀ  Westside Revitalization Committee, according to the obit.

A memorial gathering will take place Monday from 2-4 and 6-8p at John E. Day Funeral Home, the Press reports. Donations may be made in Erving’s memory to the Fisher House Foundation.