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Garriques, Ronald D. January 20, 1945 - March 3, 2022

Ronald David Garriques, age 77, of Independence Township, died Thursday, March 3, 2022 at Newton Memorial Hospital in Newton, NJ.  Ronald was born January 20, 1945 in Newark, NJ. He is the son of the late Alfred and the late Arlene (Zeitler) Garriques.

He is survived by his wife, Patricia (Scudder) Garriques, four sons, Ron and wife Karena, David, John and wife Jacqueline, and Todd and wife Theresa.  Three daughters, Sheila, Patty and husband Luis, and Anna Marie. One sister Connie Garriques, 21 beloved Grandchildren & eight Great Grandchildren.

Ron touched many in the surrounding area in the 77 years though his volunteer work as a wrestling and football coach.  He also was martial arts instructor where he earned his black belt.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown NJ 07840.  All services are private at the request of the family.  Those wishing to leave an online condolence may do so at


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    Will and Judy Riefler says

    Dear Pat and Family,,
    We were deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Ronnie. No words can truly convey our feelings at this time. We are thankful to have known him.
    Our family, along with us send our love and deepest sympathy to all of you at this time.

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    Joe Lake says

    So sorry for your loss Ron. It seems like just yesterday we worked together at the M&M factory. Many good memories from many years ago with, you, Connie and Kenny. Rest easy my friend.

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    The Washam Family says

    We are all so very sorry for the loss of PaPa Garriques. We all also send our deepest sympathy and love to everyone in the Garriques family. May Ron rest in peace forever and ever. xxoo

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      Judy Costa says

      Dear Pat and family,
      I am so very sorry for your loss! Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers. May God give you strength in this time of sorrow, and may you find comfort in your memories. I have wonderful memories of time spent with all of you! I cherish them all! Thinking of you, and sending my love… xo

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    Thomas Schiano says

    Our Sincere codolonces to the Garriques family.I only met Ron a few times ,he was a good man and great spirit. May he rest in peace. Sincerely, Tom Schiano.

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    Frank Leitner says

    Thoughts and prayers go out to the Garriques family.Ron was the consumate family man .A staple at all the Centenary matches, a great mentor back in the day with Tiger Wrestling Club, helped build them into winners. RIP old friend.

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    Patricia Lemoine says

    Connie, My thoughts and prayers are with you and Ronnie’s family. Many memories from years ago. Janet and Tony living next door, your parents bringing you guys to swim at the Grove in the evening, etc. May the memories help comfort you! Pat Smith Lemoine

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    Michael Chrone says

    Pat and Family,
    My sincere condolences to you all. Ron was a great man and will be missed by all that knew him. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
    Michael Chrone

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