American hero Roy Huelbig dies at 92

HOBOKEN — Hoboken resident Edward “Roy” Huelbig, 92, passed away on Nov. 16 at Villa Marie Claire. Huelbig served in the Army’s 15th Calvary in World War II from 1943-1944. Recipient of a Purple Heart, Huelbig served for 25 years for the Hoboken Fire Dept and drove trucks for Ballantine Beer and APA trucking. Huelbig was also director of veteran’s affairs for Hudson County for over 10 years. Upon retirement, Roy spent his time working for many local charitable and veterans’ organizations.

Roy is survived by daughter Kerryann Ganter and her husband Al, Kevin and his wife Jeannette, and Roy Jr. and his wife Eileen. He is the grandfather of Albert E. and Stephen Ganter, Kevin Huelbig Jr. and Jackie and Ellie Huelbig and by his sister Gloria Kinsey and many nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends at the Earl F. Bosworth Funeral Home on Friday, Nov. 18 from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. A funeral mass will be held at Our Lady of Grace Church, on Saturday, Nov. 19 at 9:30 a.m. Entombment to follow at Holy Cross Chapel Mausoleum in North Arlington, NJ.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Roy’s Name to the American Legion Post 107 Building Fund, P.O. Box 906, Hoboken, NJ 07030.