Newton Alderman Anthony "Sal" Salvucci died Friday.
Salvucci, a Korean War veteran, represented Ward 3. He was first elected in 1987.
"Today is a sad day for the City of Newton," Mayor Setti Warren said in a statement. "The passing of Alderman Anthony (Sal) Salvucci marks an immeasurable loss for our community. Sal was incredibly sincere, and I will personally miss his friendship, his candor, and his sense of humor. Each of us owe Sal a tremendous debt of gratitude, both for his honorable service in the United States Army during the Korean War, and his commitment to public service here in Newton. He will be greatly missed by all."
In a statement, Newton police said, "The City of Newton mourns the loss of Alderman Anthony 'Sal' Salvucci, a devoted public servant and friend to public safety."