Donald G. Ring

November 21, 1935February 9, 2013

Donald G. Ring, 77, passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 9, 2013. Donald was a life-long resident of Union where he graduated from Union High School, having played varsity basketball for 4 years. He was a proud veteran of the U.S. Marine Corp, and later worked for Elizabethtown Gas Company, retiring as a director after 38 years of service. Donald enjoyed playing golf, spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren, and playing with his buddy Blizzard.

Donald was predeceased by his dear son Thomas Patrick, 2 years ago to the day. He is also predeceased by his brother Aloysius. He is survived by his loving wife of 53 years Marlene, his mother-in-law Marie Rehn, loving daughters Donna Hydock and her husband Paul and Suzanne Glassman and her husband Bob. He also leaves behind his adoring grandchildren Megan, Matthew, Erin, Amelia, Ian, and Olivia, as well as his brothers Michael and his wife Mary, George and his wife Dee, sister Mary Jane White and her husband Thomas, sister-in-law Mary Ring, and many nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday February 12 from 4-8 PM at the McCracken Funeral Home 1500 Morris Ave Union. Funeral Mass will be offered on Wednesday February 13 at 9:30 AM at Holy Spirit Church, Union, with interment to follow at Fairview Cemetery, Westfield. In lieu of flowers please make donations in Donald’s name to the American Heart Association 1 Union Street, #301 Robbinsville, NJ 08691-4183.


  • Visitation Tuesday, February 12, 2013
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, February 13, 2013

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Jerry Harms

February 26, 2013

I am so sorry to hear that Don passed away...I remember when this love story started so many years heart and prayers go out to you and the family...hugs of support, Jerry Harms

February 12, 2013

remembering those good old woodbridge days.RIP DON

American Heart Association

February 12, 2013

May your memories of the wonderful times you shared with your loved one comfort you and your family, today and always.

Jim and Kay Sinnott

February 12, 2013

An Irishman, a Marine, a Gas Man, a dear friend, we have lost part of our heart. Our only consolation is that you are with Tommy now.

February 11, 2013

Our condolences go out to you and the family. May he RIP.
Dolly Guzman/ETG

Gayle & Bill Evans

February 11, 2013

Suzanne, I'm so sorry for you and your family. These last years have been much to difficult for everyone. Love to you all.

Diehnee Hogan RN

February 11, 2013

It isn't often that I feel a connection with a patient the way I did with Mr. Don. From the first time I met him on 5A, thru his fight on various floors, until his last discharge, he was a gentleman and a wonderful family man, the perfect patient, and always had a smile for me no matter what. I am so saddened to hear this news. I had hoped we would meet again. My prayers and love to you and your family, Miss Marlene. What an amazing man you married, what an amazing father, grandfather, brother, and on and on. "Bliz" will carry his spirit to know he is with you always. Mr. Don, you touched my heart. It is patients like you that make me truly believe that I am where God wants me to be as a nurse. Rest easy, "Handsome", until we meet again some day.

Francis Piscal Jr

February 11, 2013

My sincerest condolences to the Ring family.

Mr. Ring was kind, sincere, and always armed with a big smile.

Mary Ellen Dolan

February 11, 2013

Marlene and family - I am sorry to hear of Don's passing. He was a wonderful neighbor who always had a cheery hello for my mom and I. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. May Don RIP

Christopher Ring

February 11, 2013

He was a wonderful Uncle and will be greatly missed but always remembered. Love to you all.