For those of you growing up in East Windsor, NJ during the 70s and 80s, do you remember listening for the fire sirens letting us know that the fire truck was coming around with Santa? And hopefully all that you remember about the local volunteer fire company was the really great Christmas party they put on for the kids- and never had need of the volunteer heroes who manned it or the heroes who founded it. Maybe some of those Brooktree Residents remember the family with the motorcycles- and the big guy who rode them. Or that man who dragged a 100 year old six foot long bellows around with him to do blacksmith demonstrations at the Lakewood Renaissance Fair. Columbus Flea Market saw him as a regular walker buying his pumpernickel bagel and scratch offs once a week, every week, for 50 years. Some knew him from the Sons of Norway Lodge in Marlboro, NJ where he was a member for many years. Some from the Thursday suppers at the German American Club in Hamilton. And some just knew him by his iconic red suspenders.
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Arthur Monsen was a gentle man, an artist, an engineer, an inventor. He lived a full life, leaving us too early at the age of 82. Arthur grew up in Staten Island/ Brooklyn, moved to Hightstown during his high school years, on to East Windsor where he raised his family, and then retired in Hamilton, NJ. He is survived by his wife- Beverly Keating, three children, grand daughter, great grand daughter, sister and nephew.
Due to the ongoing public gatherings restrictions, private family services will be held at this time.