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Wyckoff Coolidge Elementary Principal Richard Schuck Jr., 74, Of Hawthorne

HAWTHORNE, N.J. -- Richard C. Schuck Jr., of Hawthorne, died on Friday, Dec. 16. He was 74.

He was born in New Brunswick and graduated from New Brunswick High School. He attended St. Francis College in Maine, and later graduated from Montclair State University in New Jersey. He received his Doctorate of Education from Columbia University in New York.

He spent his career in education and was the principal of Coolidge Elementary School in Wyckoff, for 17 years. He retired from there in 2005. He taught at New Brunswick High School and Jefferson Township Middle School. He was also assistant principal in Brewster NY, Montclair and Glen Ridge. He then became principal at Mendham Township Middle School for eight years.

He is survived by his wife, Nadine; daughters, Lane Zawacki (Jonathan) and Jill Taylor (Michael); and stepsons, Keith Stewart (Jodi) and Eric Stewart (Debbie); siblings, Greg Schuck, Debi Roberts (Eric), and Robert Schuck (Wendy); grandchildren, Amelia, Leo, Hugo and Eli Zawacki, Max and Phoebe Taylor, and James Stewart.

The family will receive their relatives and friends at Vander Plaat – Caggiano Funeral Home, 13-31 Saddle River Road, Fair Lawn, on Wednesday, Dec. 21 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A private ceremony will be held on Thursday, Dec. 22. In lieu of flowers, donations to the American Cancer Society would be appreciated.

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