Ronald O. Schack

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Ronald O. Schack, age 82, went home to the Lord May 14, 2018, in Manch-ester surrounded by his family.

He was born Jan. 2, 1936, at Mrs. Howe's Maternity Home, Manchester, son of the late Oscar and Anna (Rieder) Schack.

He leaves his best friend and beloved wife of 61 years, Irene (Kotsch) Schack; and children, Laura A. McKay, Amy E. Schack, Sandra I. Baranowski and her husband, Joel, and Ronald W. Schack and his wife, Lisa, all of Manchester; his grandchildren, Benjamin, Nathaniel, Amanda, and Zachary Baranowski, Stephen and Sarah McKay, Carolann Schack; and step-grandchildren, Bryan and Liam Kilmurray. He also leaves two sisters-in-law, Janice Schack of Enfield and Viola Stenger of Glastonbury; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, as well as dear friends, Ray McKay and Karl and Anna Link. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his brothers, William and Robert Schack; sister-in-law, Setsuko Yasumine Schack; and grandson, Ronald "Xander" Schack.

Ron was a lifelong resident of Manchester and attended local schools. He graduated from Manchester Community College and received a bachelor's degree in business administration from Central Connecticut State College. He worked for Pioneer Parachute Co., and Dari-Maid Milk Co., before entering the U.S. Army, serving with the 3rd Missile Battalion, 562nd Artillery. He was also employed by the London and Lancashire Insurance Co. His career in the U.S. Postal Service spanned 34-plus years in several different offices. He held numerous positions before retiring as Postmaster, Willimantic, in 1997.

Ron enjoyed quality time with his children and grandchildren; listening to classic country music and researching family histories. He was an avid fan of the Boston Red Sox and UConn basketball. Ron was a member of Concordia Lutheran Church, having served on the Church Council, Outreach, and Legacy Committees. He was a member, volunteer, researcher, and writer for the Manchester Historical Society, and a member of Connecticut Society of Genealogists, United Postmasters & Managers Association, and American Legion Post 102.

The family thanks Dr. Joseph Guardino II, Dr. Saquib Naseer, Dr. Karen Halasan, and the staff at Masonicare for their care and support.

Holmes-Watkins Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Visitation is Saturday, May 19, from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at Concordia Lutheran Church Garden Room followed by a service at 11 a.m. Burial with military honors will follow at East Cemetery, Manchester.

Memorial contributions may be made to Concordia Lutheran Church, 41 Pitkin St., Manchester, CT 06040, or the Manchester Historical Society, 175 Pine St., Manchester, CT 06040.



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Published in Journal Inquirer from May 17 to May 21, 2018
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