Richard Kruk, 63, died at home with his family by his side February 5, 2018. He was born in Kearny, NJ May 30th, 1954 to John and Edna (Herud) Kruk.
Richard had a 30 year career with Bell Atlantic/Verizon in various locations in Northern NJ. After retiring, he worked for several local trucking companies before truly retiring to enjoy family, the arts, and various hobbies near to his heart.
Richard was a 20 year member of the Hope Volunteer Fire Department, having served as an Assistant Chief. He was a life member of the NRA and a 20+ year member of the Shongum Sportsman Association in Mansfield.
He was predeceased by his wife Jeanine in 2012. He is survived by his son John Kruk and his wife April of Hope and his son Daniel Twist and his wife Laurie of Liberty, as well as 4 grandchildren: Adam, Ryan, Candice and Tyler. He is also survived by his brother John and sister-in-law Linda, and his brother Buddy and sister-in-law Christine all of Nutley, NJ.
Donations in his name can be made to the Hope Volunteer Fire Department, PO box 170 Hope, NJ 07844.
Funeral arrangements are private under the direction of Scala Memorial Home, 124 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ 07840 (908) 852-2420.