Robert J. Bukowczyk Obituary

Robert J.  Bukowczyk
Robert J. Bukowczyk

December 22, 1947 - August 7, 2020
Born in New Brunswick, New Jersey
Resided in Lehighton, Pennsylvania


Robert J. Bukowczyk, 72, died unexpectedly from pulmonary fibrosis on August 7, 2020 at St. Luke’s Gnaden Hutten Memorial Hospital in Lehighton, Pa.

Robert was born in New Brunswick and grew up in the Somerset section of Franklin Township. He lived in Bridgewater for many years before he retired from his law practice and moved to Lehighton, Pa. Robert graduated from Franklin High School in 1965 and enlisted in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. He later joined the Army Reserve where he rose to the rank of lieutenant colonel in the Army Reserve Adjutant General Corps. After serving in Vietnam, Robert attended Rutgers University where he earned a bachelor’s degree. He received his law degree from Rutgers University School of Law in Camden. For three decades, he practiced law in Somerville and also served as borough attorney in Raritan Borough. Robert was a former president of the 200 Club of Somerset and a member of the PeopleCare Center for Nonprofits Board of Trustees. In his spare time, he enjoyed collecting coins. Robert will be sadly missed by his family and friends.

Surviving is his wife of 20 years, Kathy, for whom he was her best friend and hero.

Services will be 2:30pm Thursday at Washington Crossing National Cemetery in Newtown, PA with full military honors.

Visitation will be 3-7pm Wednesday at Bruce C. VanArsdale Funeral Home, 111 N. Gaston Ave, Somerville.

Donations can be made to the Vietnam Veterans of America, 2055 Nottingham Way, Hamilton Township, NJ 08619 or To send condolences, please visit



Bruce C. Van Arsdale Funeral Home
111 North Gaston Avenue
Somerville, NJ US 08876
Wednesday, August 12, 2020
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Washington Crossing National Cemetery
830 Highland Road
Newtown, PA US 18940
Thursday, August 13, 2020
2:30 PM


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