Rep. Payne, Jr.’s Statement on the Passing of Steve Adubato, Sr.

October 16, 2020
Press Release

Media Contact:  Patrick Wright   --

Washington, D.C. — Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. released the following statement regarding the passing of Steve Adubato, Sr., who died October 16, 2020.  Adubato, Sr. was a strong supporter of education in Newark as well as a constant figure in Newark and New Jersey politics throughout his life.       

Steve Adubato, Sr. was a powerful force in Newark and a man dedicated to the betterment of children, primarily in the North Ward.  I know thousands of children have been helped through The North Ward Center and Robert Treat Academy Charter School.  I offer my condolences to his wife, Fran, and his entire family, especially his children, Theresa, Michele and Steve, Jr.”