Philip R. Leary, 67,
of Toms River, N.J., died at home on Monday,
Jan. 16. There will be no calling hours.
Arrangements are being handled by
Oliverie Funeral Home in Manchester, N.J.
A Funeral Liturgy will be
offered at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 19, at St.
Genevieve's Church in Elizabeth, N.J. Entombment
will follow at Rosedale Cemetery in Linden, N.J.
Born in Elizabeth, Philip lived there for 62
years before moving to Lake Ridge in Toms River,
five years ago.
He was a police officer in
Elizabeth for eight years, and later with the
Port Authority of NY/NJ for 14 years. In 1967,
Philip served in the U.S. Army Reserves. He
worked in the Elizabeth mayor's office before
becoming secretary for the the city's Alcohol
Beverage Control Board. Philip was an
Eucharistic minister and altar server at St.
Genevieve's Church, Elizabeth. He was a
member of the Knights of Columbus, Council 253.
Philip also belonged to the Union County Emerald
Society, the Port Authority Retired Police
Association, and the Elizabeth-Linden Elks.
He was predeceased by his
parents, and beloved son, Paul. Philip is
survived by his wife of 35 years, Regina; son,
Philip; brothers, Edward and Charles; two
beautiful granddaughters, and many nieces and
In lieu of flowers, please
make donations to St. Genevieve's Church, 200
Monmouth Rd., Elizabeth, N.J. 07208.
Star-Ledger on January 17, 2012