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Ronald Smith Schanck Sr.

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Ronald Smith Schanck Sr. Obituary
Ronald Smith Schanck Sr.

AGE: 81 • fair Haven

Ronald Smith Schanck, Sr., 81, passed away at home in Shadow Lake Village on Saturday, September 16, 2017. He was a life-long resident of Fair Haven and was born in Red Bank to the late George and Ruth (Westdyke) Schanck. Ronald was a 1954 graduate of Rumson Fair Haven High School and was an all-star basketball player. In 1960 after graduating from Monmouth College, he joined the U.S. Army and proudly served until 1962. He was a fitness enthusiast and loved the jersey shore beaches.

Ronald was a self-employed real estate insurance broker at the George Schanck Agency in Red Bank for 50 years.

Ronald was predeceased by his brother, Peter. He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Karen Trotter; a son Ronald Schanck, Jr. and his wife Mary Alice; two daughters Donna Jackson and her husband Raymond and Liane Albanos and her husband John; two step-sons Frank Neary and his wife Lara and Christopher Neary and his wife Elizabeth; a brother George Schanck and a sister Donna Thorton. He is also survived by 11 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren and by his beloved dog, Barney.

A Memorial Gathering will be celebrated Wednesday, September 20, 2017 from 4 - 7 p.m. at John E. Day Funeral Home, 85 Riverside Ave., Red Bank. A Memorial Service provided by the St. James RC Church Red Bank will be conducted at 5:30 at the funeral home. Interment is private.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Ronald's memory to the . Please visit Ronald's memorial website at
Published in Asbury Park Press on Sept. 19, 2017
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