Darren Arms, the owner of Lenny's Colonial Ranch Meat Market, Bridge Avenue, Point Borough, died Sunday in Brick.
Arms had just turned 50 in December.
He had lived in Point Borough for many years and graduated from Borough High School. He has been living more recently on Parker Avenue off Princeton Avenue in Brick.
Arms is the son of former Point Borough Mayor Lenny Arms, who started the business in 1974 and who now also lives in Brick.
He also leaves behind his wife, Lisa, and their five children, Bryan; Brandon; Billy; Amanda and Jenny. He is also survived by Shannon, an older daughter.
The cause of death was not immediately available. However, Brick Police Sgt. Keith Reinhard said that police, EMS and Monoc paramedics responded to a first aid call for Arms on Elizabeth Avenue in Brick at about 11 a.m. Sunday.
They provided rescue efforts and then Arms was transported to Ocean Medical Center, Brick, Reinhard said. However, he said he did not have any information about the death, such as cause, location or time. Hospitals are prohibited by law from releasing any information regarding specific patients.
As news spread on Sunday, dozens of friends, neighbors and loyal customers flooded the business' Facebook page with condolences.
Many left messages that they will miss a great friend, while others remembered Arms as an enthusiastic Giants fan and for his generous contributions and donations he made to worthy causes, including to local first responders, churches and school programs and events.
Arms' younger brother, Adam, owns Lenny's Silverton Market on Hooper Avenue in Toms River.
Patch will update the story as more information becomes available.