AGE: 64 • Monroeville

Nicholas Yovnello, Rowan University professor and President of the Council of NJ State College Locals, passed tragically on July 7, 2012.

Nick was beloved brother to Leonard (Maureen), Anthony (Linda), and Christine (Martin) and loving son of the late Dolores.

Nick graduated from Glassboro State College (now Rowan) in 1969 with a BA in Secondary Education and History, ultimately earning degrees in Library Science, Information Science and Labor History. After graduation he was hired by Glassboro State College where he taught courses, earned full professorship in the library, and became Assistant Director of Library Services in 1983. He was an active union leader and a delegate to the Council of NJ State College Locals – American Federation of Teachers. He served as the President of Rowan AFT Local 2373 for several terms before being elected President of the Council of NJ State College Locals – AFT. In his role as a statewide union leader, Nick was widely respected both within and outside the union for understanding and working through complex difficult issues, for his compassion for his members and colleagues, and for negotiating fair contracts even in difficult times. As a resident of Monroeville, Nick was a member of the Elk Township governing body and Chairman of the Planning and Zoning Board, always managing to do the “right thing” for the township.

Friends and relatives are invited to attend a viewing at the Danks-Hinski Funeral Home, 125 N White Horse Pike, Lindenwold, NJ 08021, Friday, July 13, from 9:00 AM to noon. A service will follow at noon. Interment will be at Calvary Cemetery, 2396 Marlton Pike W, Cherry Hill, NJ. Contributions may be made to Rowan University Foundation-Nicholas Yovnello Scholarship Fund, 201 Mullica Hill Rd, Glassboro, NJ 08028. Condolences may be offered at

Published in Courier-Post
and Gloucester County Times

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