Douglas R. Schoen

December 11, 1937September 27, 2021

Douglas R. Schoen, 83, of Manchester, NJ, passed away on Monday September 27, 2021, at the Atlantic Coast Rehab in Toms River, NJ. Born in Orange, NJ, Doug was raised in West Orange and after he and Patricia married they moved to North Brunswick, where they resided for 30 years before moving to the Renaissance section of Manchester, 22 years ago. Douglas had worked as a mechanical engineer for several companies but mainly for Block Drugs in Jersey City. He retired 22 years ago. While living in the Renaissance, Doug was active in the Model, Fishing and Men’s Clubs and also played Bocce Ball. He was also a Bronco’s fan. Doug will be missed immensely by his loving family.

Doug is survived by his devoted wife of 61 years, Patricia (Pat), his loving children; Jeffrey Schoen and his wife Fran, Gary Schoen and his wife Debra and Tracy Leppert and her husband Michael; his cherished grandchildren; Alexandria and her husband Bobby, Veronica, Rebecca, Samantha, Daniel, Quincy, Craig, Nicole and Madison and great grandchildren Brennan, Faith and Carter. Doug is also survived by his sister; Janet Tichenor and the late Albert, his late sister Eileen Ryan and her husband Peter and Joanne Putvinski and her husband James, and his brother in law, Robert Simmons and his wife Beverly and sister in law, Alexandra Simmons.

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Joanne Putvinski

September 30, 2021

My fondest memory of my brother centers around desserts. The Schoen family was always big on desserts. Mom would make sure at Sunday dinner there was always a dessert. It certainly passed down to Doug! No matter what the occasion was, he needed “ a rose” on his piece of cake. And…..he always had the biggest one! Hope you are enjoying the best rose ever up in heaven with Mom, Dad , and Eileen.
Love you big brother. May you Rest In Peace😘

Janer Tichenor

September 29, 2021

Through the years of our lives together we shared so many wonderful memories with you and Patty. I’ll never forget the many vacations at the shore, our trip to Disney World and lastly our trip to Germany. For many of our married years our dear friends (the Group) we’re together on weekends always laughing and having so much fun dining out, playing cards and organizing week-end trips as our kids got older. As time went bye God has called many of them home. My deepest condolences to you and all your family. Doug is now once again with everyone and looking down on us from Heaven. Love and prayers to your family.

Craig Leppert

September 29, 2021

No man hated television commercials in the digital age more than my grandpa. “Why watch regular tv when Netflix has the same stuff and no commercials,” my grandfather would scoff at me when i would check in with him by phone, noting he had already watched everything there was on Netflix, except for what seemed like endless more outlander episodes to go (which always baffled me because there aren’t like 1000 episodes of Outlander, there’s maybe 70). I’ll never look at a sun room or can of sprite or a bag of unsalted pretzels again without taking a moment to think about my Grandpa Schoen. I’ll chuckle to myself when my foot gets a blister or if i accidentally prick the tip of my finger. I’ll double check to make sure my attic is reinforced when i move into my first home and I’ll always feel grateful that I was able to go back home so much the last year to see my grandfather more than i could have imagined as his time drew to a close. (Sorry pop, even in death I won’t let you root for Patrick Mahomes, even if he throws a good ball, you can take that nonsense with you to wherever life bring you next). Love you man

Carolyn Zarrelli-Sorrentino & Family

September 29, 2021

Our deepest and most heartfelt condolences to you Patty and your family at this difficult time in your lives. We will certainly be at the services at such time they are announced. Our love and prayers are with you in your time of need and Doug will fondly be remembered in our hearts as a warm , gentle and loving man always.