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George R. Schoenrock

August 8, 1936October 31, 2020

George R. Schoenrock, 84, of Secaucus, passed away on Saturday October 31st surrounded by family. He was born to the late Charles and Edna (Todd) Schoenrock. George was a safety coordinator for PSE&G of Secaucus for 44 years before retiring in 1999 and is a former 3 time Secaucus Fire Chief. George was active in several organizations which included: Life member NJ State Firemen’s Relief Association, Life member NJ State Exempt Firemen’s Association, A Delegate of The NJ State Firemen’s Association, Member of the International Association of Fire Chiefs, Member of the NJ/NY Vounteer Firemen’s Association, Member of the South Bergen Chief’s Association, Member of the South Bergen Mutual Aid Association – Zone 1, Member of the Hudson County Fire Chief’s Association, Member of the Hudson County Fire Prevention and Protection Association, Member of the Hudson County 200 Club, Representative for Secaucus Firemen’s Relief Association, Member of the Hudson County Exempt Firemen’s Association, Member of the Secaucus Exempt Firemen’s Association, Member of the NJ State Vounteer Firemen’s Association, Member of the National Fire Protection Association, Executive Board Member of the North Jersey Volunteer Firemen’s Association, he also served for many years as Chief Instructor and Director of the North Jersey Volunteer Firemen’s Association Training Center in Wayne along with serving as the Secaucus Fire Department liaison to the Office of Emergency Management. He is Survived by his wife Constance (Kikkert), Children; Robert, Dennis (Jeff), Brian (Daisy), and Kim, Granchiildren; Kirstyn (Eric), Connor (Erin), Ashley (Pat), and Oneil (Samm), 1 Great Grandchild Ashton, and many loving nieces, nephews, family and friends. George is predeceased by his daughter Nancy “Nansea”, a brother Arthur and his wife Claire, and sister in law Joan Binder. The Family will receive friends on Wednesday November 4th, 2020 from 4pm - 8pm at the Mack Memorial Home, 1245 Paterson Plank Road, Secaucus, NJ. A Service will be Thursday November 5th, 2020, 10am here at the funeral home followed by interment at Crest Haven Cemetery in Clifton. All visitors must wear a mask and follow social distancing. Donations may be made to The New Jersey Firemen’s Home 565 Lathrop Ave. Boonton, NJ 07005 in his honor. For full obituary information, please go to www.mackmemorialhome.com

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Edie Wulfert

November 8, 2020

May you rest in peace always. I will never forget you. You were so good to me when my husband, David was killed. Dave always admired you and I mirrored his feelings. I hope the both of you can get together and talk about old times. God be with you & your family at this sorrowful time. You will be truly missed.

Jody & Richard Moloughney

November 5, 2020

Our condolences to Connie and the family of George Schoenrock, we have been neighbors for 40 + yrs.......we have many fond memories through the years.....Our thoughts and prayers are with you all, and wanting you all to know he will truly be missed....God bless.....the Chief......

Dianne Wolf

November 4, 2020

Dear Connie, Robert, Dennis, Brian, Kim and Family.
I don’t know if you remember me. My father-in-law was Eddie Wolf from Bob’s Hardware. My ex-husband was Scott Wolf, both of whom have passed away. I wanted to extend my deepest condolences in the loss of your beloved husband, father, father-in-law and grandfather! I work in Town Hall in the Finance Department. We used to see George all the time with his smiling face and cute jokes! I hope all your happy memories help heal your broken hearts soon. My love and prayers to all of you. And may George rest easy in God’s arms.

Gretchen Henkel

November 4, 2020

George with his "Stand By Your Pan" message given at the Secaucus Public Library in January 2013. Story and photo published 1/17/13 Secaucus Home News. (This goes with my tribute to George already published here.) —Gretchen Henkel

Gloria Warnke - Arcuri

November 3, 2020

Although you weren’t my real uncle I’ve called Uncle George my whole life, thank you for some of my most awesome childhood memories, from my sleep overs with Nancy to dinners and celebrations. My sincere condolences to Aunt Connie and Family. My Thoughts and prayers are with you all .

victor france

November 3, 2020

There's no doubt that George was the rock of the Schoenrock family, but he was most certainly a big rock to the fire service for well over 55 years, and to the North Jersey Volunteer Firemen's Association. The NJVFA is and always will be grateful for his past service as a fire school instructor and his devotion to the Executive Board. Our condolences are with his loving wife and family and the officers and members of Secaucus Fire Rescue Co. 1 and the Secaucus Fire Dept.
May our Chief finally rest forever easy!

With Deepsest Sympathy,
Victor J. France, NJVFA President

Dick Engelhardt

November 3, 2020

George is home with The Lord he loved and served throughout his life. I greatly enjoyed knowing this fine family as their Aid Association For Lutherans (AAL) Representative until I retired in 2002. May The Lord bless the family and loved ones with the assurance that George has eternal life through Christ.

Gretchen Henkel

November 3, 2020

George, in addition to his lifetime of service to the Secaucus Fire Department, should be remembered for being the catalyst in the effort to save Schmidt's Woods. His efforts in the early 1970s resulted in the construction of the town pool using less land, therefore, saving many old, beautiful trees from destruction.

In regard to his tenure on the SFD, George gave many "scoops" on fires and other disasters to the Secaucus Home News. He also regaled us with interesting stories about his early life and old Secaucus. George was a frequent visitor to the Home News office over the years; he was always happy when we had his favorite candy in the bowl on the front counter.

We'll miss George. We'll always abide by his fire safety advice of "STAND BY YOUR PAN."

Condolences to Connie and family.

Sincerely,
Gretchen Henkel and Carol Anderson

Richard Dean

November 3, 2020

It has been my honor for more than 40 years to have had George Schoenrock as my friend. I first met him and others of Secaucus Fire Department at a North Jersey VolunteerFiremen's Association meeting in 1971 or 1972 when I was only 19 or 20 years old. When I began attending NJVFA meetings regularly about 1978 I got to know him better and really good when I became secretary with George as an Executive Board member and Chief Instructor of our fire school which was in Wayne. He was always very caring but could be very funny making us laugh. As past secretary and present historian, I think I can say on behalf of the North Jersey VFA thank you to Constance and the entire family for sharing him with us for almost 6 decades.

Richard Dean, North Jersey VFA, Butler Fire Dept.

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