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I have lived in Wall Township for over 17 years and am honored to have been elected to be a Committeeman for Wall Township. I have served the public my whole life, as a Police Officer for NYPD, serving as a narcotics officer, then as a Firefighter for FDNY in lower Manhattan, and as a licensed funeral director in both New York and New Jersey, where I own and operate the Orender Family Home for Funerals since 2003. When I retired from NYC, I came to Wall because of the openness of the town, let’s face it where else can you be 50 minutes from NYC, live by the beach, near farms and great golf courses, and have your children attend great schools. I have been a member of the board of adjustments for over 10 years, I am a Board of Director for Common Ground Children’s Grief Counseling Center, where I was the 2016 Honoree, a member of the Wall Kiwanis club, Friendly Sons of Shillelagh, Knights of Columbus, Manasquan Elks, Shore Wildlife, and a Eucharistic Minister for St. Denis Church, Manasquan. I was a past member of the Wall Community Alliance Board and the Recreation Board. I also coached baseball and softball in North Wall Little League, was a football coach in Wall Pop Warner, a travel softball coach for the Wall Wizards and a travel baseball coach for the Wall Knights and a softball coach for St. Rose Grammar School. I was honored by NJ Sharing Network Third Annual “Circle of Life Celebration” for Most Supportive Funeral Home, and in 2007 I was honored by NJ Center for Outreach and Service for the Autism Community Development Achievement Award. I will serve the Wall Township Committee with the same passion that I have served the public with the last 35 years. I raised my children here and I want my children to raise their families here too.