Former City Councilman and Judge Noach Dear dies of coronavirus

Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice Noach Dear has died following a battle with coronavirus, his family said Sunday.

The 66-year-old former City Councilman succumbed to COVID-19 early Sunday, his son-in-law Aaron Hirtz told The Post.

Dear served on the New York City Council 1983-2001, representing Midwood and parts of Borough Park and Bensonhurst, before he was elected to the Brooklyn Supreme Court in 2015 t.

Former Brooklyn state Assemblyman Dov Hikind, who served in the same Borough Park neighborhood when Dear was a councilman and judge, said Sunday that the justice will be “sorely missed.”

“This is such sad news,” Hikind said in a statement. “Noach was a champion, a friend and fighter for his people and all of his constituents. He especially cared for the voiceless and powerless, and dedicated his every single day to making the world a better place.”