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Belle Mead Postmaster

March 1938 — July 2018

Edward J. Lubas, 80, of Belle Mead died on July 17. Born in Manville on March 6, 1938, Edward grew up in Harlingen, graduated from Princeton High School in 1956, and proudly served in the United States Marine Corps.

Ed worked on the Montgomery Township road crew before

starting his lifelong career with the US Postal Service. He started as a clerk and later became Postmaster in Belle Mead, where he spent 36 years before retiring in 1994.

Ed walked to work most days during his career, and being greeted by his children for his walk home at night would bring a smile to his face.

Ed was an avid reader who enjoyed history and politics. He planted a large garden every year and shared his crops with neighborhood friends. He also always looked forward to hosting his annual Fourth of July party.

Ed was a member of the Princeton Elks Lodge #2129 for more than 50 years. He loved sports, particularly baseball, and coached basketball and baseball for many years while his sons were growing up in Montgomery. He helped organize and played on softball teams with the Princeton Elks and the Montgomery men’s league well into his 50s.

He loved his three grandchildren, and enjoyed watching them in all of their activities, from sports to dance.

Ed is survived by his beloved wife of 54 years, Beverly Ellen; son Robert of Kill Devil Hills, NC; son Mark and wife Amy of Cary, NC; son Matthew and wife Jennifer of Hopewell; and grandchildren Miles, Zachary, and Paige.

A mass of Christian burial was held July 24 at the St. Charles Borromeo Church, 47 Skillman Rd, Skillman. Burial followed at Highland Cemetery, Hopewell.

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