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 McCracken, Ronald Roy
Born: 01/30/1946
Died: 05/15/2015
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McCracken, Ronald Roy

     McCracken, Ronald Roy age 69 of Byram Twp., NJ died Friday May 15, 2015 at the Morristown Memorial Hospital. Born and raised in Newark, NJ Mr. McCracken had lived in Byram Twp. Since 1972 however he truly loved spending as much time as possible on the family farm in Nescopeck, PA.

            Son of the late John James and Helen (Meskinis) McCracken, he was a graduate of the Bloomfield Senior High School class of 1964. Ronald proudly served in the United States Air Force as a Sergeant during the Vietnam War. He had worked many years as a sheet metal mechanic for Westinghouse Corp. Bloomfield, and was currently working in the maintenance department for SCARC.

            A loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother, uncle and friend, Ronald cherished his time with his family. He also enjoyed fishing, camping and farming his land. A member of the American Legion Post 278 as well as the Disabled American Veterans, Mr. McCracken will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

            Survivors include his beloved wife of forty eight and one half years, Barbara Jean (Porter) McCracken, his son Brian K. Sr. and his wife Meredith of Milford, PA, and his daughter Diana L. and her husband Scott Hergert Sr. of Byram Twp. Also surviving are his ten grandchildren Mercedes, Ashley, Brian Jr. and Virginia McCracken, Noelle, Alexis, Sydney and Taylor Wheeler, Scott Jr. and Jessica Hergert, as well as his great grandson Landon C. Cucinello.  

            Funeral services will be Monday May 18, 2015 at 10:00 AM in the Iliff-Ruggiero Funeral Home #156 Main St. (Rt. 206) Newton, NJ. Entombment will immediately follow in the Newton Cemetery Mausoleum. Visitation will be at the Funeral Home Sunday May 17th from 1-3 and 6-8 PM. In lieu of flowers memorials to either www.lungcancercircleofhope.org or the Disabled American Veterans www.dav.org. Online memorials may be made through www.iliff-ruggierofuneralhome.com
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My family was fortunate to have met Ron 18 years ago. We can't say too many good things about Ron. He was a good man and friend. We referred to him as "Ron the handyman McCracken" In the capacity of friend and handyman he was a lifesaver. Our only regret is not having spent more time with him and his family. He is truly missed. We wish he was not called so soon to be of service in Heaven. To his wife Barbara and family we extend our prayers and support. The loss of a loving husband, father, grandfather is difficult. May God and the community of saints and Angels give you the strength to get through this most difficult time. We send prayers and positive energy to all who were fortunate to have been part of Ron's Life. Frank, Alycea and Family
Frank & Alycea Tetto
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