OAK RIDGE - Ronald "Ron" E. Lenney, 53, of Oak Ridge, passed away at his home Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012.
Ron was born in Paterson to Patricia (Search) and Lewis Lenney and was raised on Schoolhouse Road in Oak Ridge.
He married Francine M. (Smith) in 1977 and they have been residents of Oak Ridge for about 50 years.
Ron was a machine operator for more than 23 years at Perennial Print Co. in Paterson.
For more than 30 years, he enjoyed dressing as Santa and riding the sleigh for the Jefferson Township Fire Company.
Ron will best be remembered for his love of the outdoors, including fishing and hunting, and as a loving husband and father, especially being a grandfather.
Ron was predeceased by his mother, Patricia Search, and his brother, Michael A. Lenney, in 2006.
Ron is survived by his wife, Francine M. (Smith), of Oak Ridge; his daughter, Jenny L. Smith; his sons, Ronald E. Lenney Jr., Earl W. Smith and his wife, Holly, and Mark L. Lenney; his grandchildren, Hailey, Bentley, Logan and Blaine; his father, Lewis A. Lenney; his brother, Lewis A. Lenney III; his stepmother, Amy J. Lenney; as well as 25 nieces and nephews.
The family will receive visitors Thursday, Jan. 3, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Stickle-Soltesz Funeral Home, 187 LaRue Road, Newfoundland, NJ 07435 (GPS use 1 Post Place, Newfoundland, NJ 07435).
The prayer service will take place at 8:30 p.m. during the last half hour of visitation at the funeral home.
The final disposition will be private.
Online condolences and directions: www.sticklesolteszfuneralhome.com