Larue Garey

Obituary of Larue Edward Garey

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Larue Edward Garey, age 76, of Lebanon Township, NJ, passed away peacefully at home on Monday, July 26, 2021. Born July 25, 1945 in Somerville, NJ, Larue was the son of Ruth (Brown) Garey and Wilson Garey.

Larue was a 1964 graduate of Bridgewater-Raritan High School. He became a Sergeant in the U.S. Army where he served for 2 1/2 years. Larue married his beloved wife, Mary Louise (Jones) Garey, on May 2, 1970. They raised a beautiful family, having four children; Samuel, Susan, Patti, and Scott. Larue worked as a welder at Nolte located in Whitehouse, NJ and then D.R.Kenyon in Bridgewater, NJ until retirement. Larue then went on to become a school bus driver for First Student in Great Meadows, NJ.

Larue was an outdoorsman. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and hiking with his children and grandchildren. He also enjoyed searching for treasures at flea markets and yard sales, especially with his grandson Chris.  Another one of his hobbies was selling wooden toys at craft shows. He was a member of the Glen Garner VFW, and a leader in the local 4-H when his children were young. He had also been a volunteer at the Lebanon Township Fire Department. Larue was a devoted and loving husband, father, and PopPop.

Larue will be forever missed by his beloved wife, Mary Garey; sons, Samuel Bush and his wife Erin Bush, Scott Garey and his wife Amy Stewart; daughters, Susan Sklodowsky and her husband Paul Sklodowsky, Patti Hartman and her husband Stephen Hartman; grandchildren, Mary, Juli, Matthew, Christopher, Michael, Jessica, Jacob, Blair, Samuel, Nevin, Kadin, Ashlee, Kayla, Debra, Steven, and Jessica; sister, Fay Vergalito; step-brother, Robert Engle, and many nieces and nephews.

Larue is predeceased by his mother, Ruth Garey; father, Wilson Garey; step-mother, Bernice Garey; step-father Melvin Engle; sister, Charlotte Pay; brothers Arthur Garey, Duane Garey, Robert Garey; granddaughter, Madison Bush; and step-brother Melvin Engle.

All services will be held privately at this time.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Larue's name can be made to St. Jude's Children's Hospital.

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