John H. Lebkowski, 88, of Lawrenceville, passed away on Sunday, December 27, 2020 under the love and care of Brookdale Hamilton and his devoted caregivers Cristina and Lisa.
Born in Trenton, NJ, John was a lifelong resident of Lawrence Township. As a member of the United States Navy, he proudly served his country on the USS Vulcan during the Korean War. John was a graduate of St. Hedwig’s School in Trenton and Trenton Central High School and also attended Trenton Technical Institute. After the Navy, John worked as a corrections officer for the Bordentown Reformatory then joined the Lawrence Township police force where he retired after serving 31 years.
John was a proud member of the American Legion Post 458, VFW Post 3022 and Trenton Polish American Democratic Club (TPAD’s) where he had many friends and nicknames: Jash, Jashu and Janek. John spoke Polish fluently and was very proud of his Polish ancestry. John loved to sing and dance (especially the polka). He was a former travel soccer player. Some of his hobbies included playing poker, betting on the horse races, and playing blackjack in Atlantic City. John was known for frequenting Chinese food buffets, and smoking his beloved pipe. Back in the day, John fixed console television sets for his friends and neighbors.
Predeceased by his parents John and Alexandra (Borawski) Lebkowski, his siblings Alexander Lepkowski, Ann Murranko and Betty Elias, his daughter Laura and his son John; he is survived by his daughters Cathy Cuff, and Kimberly LaCroix (Norman); his granddaughter Kelsey Catherine Cuff; several nieces and nephews. A loving and devoted father, grandfather and friend, John will be dearly missed.
Funeral services and interment with military honors will be held privately. A celebration of life will be planned when it is safe to gather again.
A Memorial Tree was planted for John
We are deeply sorry for your loss ~ the staff at Poulson-Van Hise Funeral Home