George R. Rue '46

George R. Rue ’46 entered the Chapter Eternal on August 23, 2012. He was 88.

George Rue was a lifetime resident of Imlaystown, New Jersey. He passed away at home, surrounded by his loving family. A fourth generation farmer, George was born on July 13, 1924, on the family farm that dates back to 1803. He enjoyed tending to his dairy herd, working the land and dedicating time to his community. He graduated from Allentown High School and attended Denison University in Ohio, where he was a member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity.

George had an outstanding record of service in his community and state. He represented his township as an active member of both local and regional agencies. His long and distinguished record of service began with his election to the Upper Freehold Regional Board of Education, where he served for 16 years from 1956 to 1972. In 1986, George was elected to be a committeeman for the township, where he served for 12 years from 1986 to 1997, including three terms as mayor. At the county and state level, he served for 36 years as a commissioner on the Monmouth County Mosquito Extermination Committee, 15 years as president and 16 years as vice president; several years as a member of the Monmouth County Water Resources Commission; supervisor at the Freehold Soil Conservation District, and an active representative on the national and state boards of agriculture, Potato Board and Dairy associations.

Brother Rue’s quiet, energetic style of leadership and abiding sense of commitment characterized his praiseworthy history of service and accomplishment to his fellow citizens. George was known as a man who worked hard and played hard. He loved his snow-skiing trips with his family and friends and waterskiing and swimming in the waters of the Metedeconk River. Playing golf was also a hobby he enjoyed.

George is survived by his wife of 67 years, Viola White Rue; two daughters, Donna Rue of Belvidere, and Lori Rue of Collingswood; and many nieces and nephews.

All honor to his name.

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