David Hajjar, a Norwood selectman, died unexpectedly at his home on Saturday morning, according to spokesman for the town. He died from battling gastrointestinal problems, the statement said.
Hajjar, who grew up in Norwood, was elected to the Board of Selectmen in 2019, according to a statement. He had previously served on the towns Personnel Board for 13 years, including seven years as chairman, and as a member of the Finance Commission.
Selectmen Chairman Thomas Maloney said in the statement that David always wanted to make the Town of Norwood a better place. "He served the community he loved, selflessly and with distinction, and...will be missed."
Hajjar was proud that he never missed Town Meeting, according to the release.
Hajjar is survived by his wife and four children. Funeral arrangements will be announced later.
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