Ronald M. Zeuren, of the Caldwells, New Jersey and The Villages, Lady Lake, Florida passed away at 1:35 a.m. on November 18, 2017 with his loving family by his side.
Ron, age 90, was born in Derby, Connecticut on October 27, 1927. He was the beloved husband for 66 years of Patricia (Frawley) Zeuren, and son of the late William and Nora (Monahan) Zeuren.
He served in the Navy from 1945 to 1948 and was assigned on the U.S.S. Franklin. He attended Shelton, Connecticut High School and Bridgeport University.
Ron was a Sales Representative for Sponge Rubber Products Company in Shelton, CT and then joined Sponge Cushion Company of Morris, IL as an Eastern Sales Manager.
He and his family moved to North Caldwell, NJ in 1959 and were involved in many community activities. Ron was a coach for the Viking Football Team, served on the Recreation Committee and the Skating Pond Committee, and was involved in the planning of the Liberty Field facilities.
Ron was a Eucharistic Minister at Notre Dame Church and was a volunteer at St. Augustine's Church in Newark, NJ in their soup/food kitchen.
When retired, snowbirds Ron and "Patsy" lived for 15 years in The Villages, Fl. He was an avid golfer. He particularly loved vacationing on Long Beach Island with the family.
He was a member of the Caldwell Knights of Columbus, The Caldwell Old Guard, West Caldwell Seniors and was on the Board of Directors of the Long Island Flooring and Carpet Club.
Ronald leaves his beloved wife Patricia and cherished children, Debra Wefferling (Lawrence) of North Caldwell, NJ, Laura Andrighetti (Wayne) of North Haven, CT, and Amy Swendeman (Earl) of Vernon, NJ. Granddaughers Meghan Blackstock, Julia Wefferling, Kelly and Allison Swendeman. His sister, Jean Far of Shelton, CT and several nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit with the family at Codey & Jones Funeral Home, 54 Roseland Avenue, Caldwell, New Jersey on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 from 4 to 8 p.m. A funeral mass will be celebrated at Notre Dame Church, North Caldwell, NJ on Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at 11 a.m. Interment will be in the family plot at Mount Saint Peter's Cemetery, Derby, CT. To extend condolences or share a memory, please visit www.codeyjonesfh.com.
In lieu of flowers, donations would be appreciated to the West Essex First Aid Squad or the Gary Sinise and Wounded Warrior Project at garysinisefoundation.org.