Son, daughter-in-law of former mayor, apparent suicides

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BRICK TOWNSHIP — The son and daughter-in-law of a former Brick mayor died last Friday after jumping from the ninth floor of a Manhattan office building. Glenn Scarpelli, 53, and his wife Patricia Colant Scarpelli, 50, leapt from the building, located at 171 Madison Ave. in New York City, at approximately 5:40 a.m. on Friday, July 28, according to Detective Michael DiBonis of the New York Police Department. While the detective declined to give confirmation, he stated there was evidence indicating that the two did commit suicide. The remains of the couple were taken to the New York City Medical Examiner’s Office. A representative of the Medical Examiner’s Office could not be immediately reached. Mr. Scarpelli is the son of former Brick Mayor Joseph Scarpelli, Brick Township Police Sgt. Neal Pedersen confirmed. Joseph Scarpelli served the township for 13 years before resigning in December 2006 — one month before pleading guilty in U.S. District Court to taking at least $5,000 from a developer who was seeking building approvals in Brick between 1998 and 2003, according to court documents. Glenn Scarpelli is a graduate of Brick Memorial High School, class of 1982. Mr. and Mrs. Scarpelli resided in the Financial District in Manhattan and owned Madison Wellness Center in New York City. They leave behind two children, Joseph, 19, and Isabella, 20, according to a GoFundMe page set up by the New York Chiropractic Council to support the siblings. “This horrific event has left their two children, Isabella and Joseph, without the love, support and guidance of their loving parents,” the page reads. “Glenn and Patricia were the embodiment of serving out of love and giving out of abundance.”