Ronald D. Search, a lifelong resident of Ogdensburg, N.J., passed away peacefully after a long illness at home surrounded by his loving family. He was 87.
He was born to Leonard and Martha Search in Ogdensburg.
Ronald is predeceased by a brother, Ted search and is the beloved husband for 64 years of Dixie Search(nee Bailey) of Ogdensburg, NJ.
Ronald served with the U.S. Navy during the Korean War serving on the USS Ticonderoga. He then worked as supervisor of the Ogdensburg Road department for 30 years, retiring in 1998. Ronald was a former chief (1980-1981) and exempt member of the Ogdensburg Fire Department, a life member of the Francis M. Glynn American Legion Post #132, Franklin, N.J., and parishioner of St. Thomas of Aquin Roman Catholic Church, Ogdensburg. He took great joy in camping, trips to Wildwood, N.J., for beach excursions and trips to Lancaster, Pa. Ronald was a dedicated husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and friend and always enjoyed family time.
He was the devoted father of Robert Dean Search of Hardyston Township, N.J., Donna Lee Bodle of Ogdensburg, Nancy Horuzy and her husband, Pete, of Ogdensburg, and Rosie Search, at home; loving grandfather of R.J., Kristy, Caitlyn, Kori, Amanda, Melissa, Eric, and Heather; great-grandfather of Mason, C.J. and Bayleigh; uncle of Patty, Linda, Tim, John, Patty, and Cindy; and brother-in-law of Barbara Corcoran of New York.
The family received their friends at F. John Ramsey Funeral Home in Franklin on Sept. 11. Funeral services were held at the funeral home on Sept. 12, with a graveside service following at St. Thomas Cemetery, Ogdensburg.
Memorial gifts may be made to SCARC, 11 US 206, Suite 100, Augusta, NJ 07822 (scarc.org).