Arthur LeBuis, Firefighter and Special Police Officer, Dies

Arthur J. LeBuis Sr. was a life member of East Brunswick Fire District No. 2 and served on the Special Police.

Those who knew him say East Brunswick firefighter and Special Police officer Arthur J. LeBuis Sr. will be sorely missed.

"Art LeBuis has been a vital fixture at the East Brunswick Police Department for over 50 years. His dedication and commitment to the people of East Brunswick are second to none. He lived a life of service to the township through his involvement with both the Police Department and the Fire Department. He was a true gentleman and will be sorely missed by all,” said Deputy Police Chief William Krause.

LeBuis, 80, died Saturday, Dec. 29, at St. Peter's University Hospital, New Brunswick.  Friends may call on Thursday, Jan. 3, from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. at The Brunswick Memorial Home, 454 Cranbury Road, East Brunswick where a funeral service will be held at 8 p.m. Friends may also call at the funeral home on Friday from, 9:30 to 10 a.m.  Interment will follow at Brigadier General William C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Wrightstown.

Born in Albany, N.Y., he has lived in East Brunswick for the past 56 years.  He was a Fire Commissioner for East Brunswick District 2; and for over 50 years, was a dedicated volunteer with the East Brunswick Independent Fire Company and Captain with the East Brunswick Special Police.

"Artie was an integral part of the East Brunswick Police Department family, from Captain of the Special Police to long time Court Officer.  As a friend and colleague he is going to be sadly missed,” said Detective Sgt. Kevin Zebro.

LeBuis was an Army Veteran, having served during the Korean Conflict. He also was a machine tender for 30 years at Revlon, Inc., Edison, retiring in 1989. He was a communicant of St. Bartholomew R.C. Church, East Brunswick.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Virginia La Belle; two daughters, Marjorie Sokolow and her husband Victor of Ohio and Suzanne LeBuis of East Brunswick; and two sons, Art Jr. and his wife Melissa of Frenchtown and their children Colby and Quinn, and William and his wife Noelle of East Brunswick and their children Logan and Olivia.
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