In memory of
Paul D. Meo
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In memory of
Paul D. Meo
Paul D. Meo Decorated Rahway police officer and Vietnam veteran Mr. Paul D. Meo, 75, of Toms River, N.J., passed away Thursday, Nov. 28, 2019, at home surrounded by his loving family. Mr. Meo was born in Linden and lived in Rahway, N.J., for 54 years and in Toms River for the past 14 years. Paul was a 1962 graduate of Rahway High School and served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War from 1965 to 1968. After the Army, Paul went on to the police academy and became a police officer in 1980, where he served until he retired in 2009, as a detective. Some highlights from his tenure on the police department are as follows. Detective Paul Meo was hired by the Rahway Police Department on Jan. 28, 1980. As a patrol officer, Paul distinguished himself amongst his peers, and was a highly decorated police officer. He received several commendations ranging from certificates of commendation to medals of merit. However, Paul is one of the few officers to receive the Rahway police department Medal of Honor, which is the highest possible award that an officer can receive. Officer Meo was awarded the Medal of Honor for his outstanding efforts in helping to thwart an armed robbery of a gas station on Oct. 30, 1983, and was also awarded the Union County 200 Club Medal of Valor for this same incident. In addition to being highly decorated, officer Meo prided himself on keeping current with his training and received several certifications. Paul trained with the Union County Narcotics Strike Force, and was assigned to the detective bureau in 1989, where he remained until his retirement in 2009. Over the course of his career, Det. Meo continued his training and attained certificates in homicide investigation, crisis and hostage negotiations, narcotics enforcement, identity theft and insurance fraud. Det. Meo was an NRA certified firearms instructor, and also a member of the N.J. Crime Prevention Officers Association. He was an avid Jets, Mets and wrestling fan. He was a loving father, brother, uncle and friend and will be missed by all. He was predeceased by his father and mother, Rinaldo and Josephine and his former wife, Marilyn Meo. He is survived by his daughter, Christine M. Meo and her husband, Edward Lamirande; a sister, Rose Urban and his companion, Josephine DeJesso. Paul is also survived by many nieces, nephews and friends. Funeral services will take place Tuesday, Dec. 3 at 11 a.m. at the Lehrer Gibilisco Funeral Home, 275 W. Milton Ave., Rahway, N.J. 07065, Burial will be at St. Gertrude's Cemetery, Colonia, N.J. Visitation will be Monday, Dec. 2 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
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Rahway, NJ 07065
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In memory of
Paul D. Meo
Paul D. Meo Decorated Rahway police officer and Vietnam veteran Mr. Paul D. Meo, 75, of Toms River, N.J., passed away Thursday, Nov. 28, 2019, at home surrounded by his loving family. Mr. Meo was born in Linden and lived in Rahway, N.J., for 54 years and in Toms River for the past 14 years. Paul was a 1962 graduate of Rahway High School and served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War from 1965 to 1968. After the Army, Paul went on to the police academy and became a police officer in 1980, where he served until he retired in 2009, as a detective. Some highlights from his tenure on the police department are as follows. Detective Paul Meo was hired by the Rahway Police Department on Jan. 28, 1980. As a patrol officer, Paul distinguished himself amongst his peers, and was a highly decorated police officer. He received several commendations ranging from certificates of commendation to medals of merit. However, Paul is one of the few officers to receive the Rahway police department Medal of Honor, which is the highest possible award that an officer can receive. Officer Meo was awarded the Medal of Honor for his outstanding efforts in helping to thwart an armed robbery of a gas station on Oct. 30, 1983, and was also awarded the Union County 200 Club Medal of Valor for this same incident. In addition to being highly decorated, officer Meo prided himself on keeping current with his training and received several certifications. Paul trained with the Union County Narcotics Strike Force, and was assigned to the detective bureau in 1989, where he remained until his retirement in 2009. Over the course of his career, Det. Meo continued his training and attained certificates in homicide investigation, crisis and hostage negotiations, narcotics enforcement, identity theft and insurance fraud. Det. Meo was an NRA certified firearms instructor, and also a member of the N.J. Crime Prevention Officers Association. He was an avid Jets, Mets and wrestling fan. He was a loving father, brother, uncle and friend and will be missed by all. He was predeceased by his father and mother, Rinaldo and Josephine and his former wife, Marilyn Meo. He is survived by his daughter, Christine M. Meo and her husband, Edward Lamirande; a sister, Rose Urban and his companion, Josephine DeJesso. Paul is also survived by many nieces, nephews and friends. Funeral services will take place Tuesday, Dec. 3 at 11 a.m. at the Lehrer Gibilisco Funeral Home, 275 W. Milton Ave., Rahway, N.J. 07065, Burial will be at St. Gertrude's Cemetery, Colonia, N.J. Visitation will be Monday, Dec. 2 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
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Lehrer-Gibilisco Funeral Home - Rahway
275 West Milton Avenue
Rahway, NJ 07065
Past Services ╲╱
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