AMerican Veteran 11

Richard A. Schile

March 9, 1933 ~ December 25, 2021 (age 88)

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Richard Allen Schile passed away on December 25th, 2021, in the comfort of his home in Bogota, New Jersey surrounded by close family after a long battle with Lung cancer.

Born in 1933 in Baldwin, New York then moved and lived with his parents and older brother, George, for most of his childhood in Queens, New York.

Rick joined the Air Force in 1950.  While stationed overseas in England, he met the two loves of his life, Rita Rose, his wife and her hometown of Great Yarmouth. Rick and Rita married in 1953 and started their young family in Great Yarmouth welcoming their two oldest children: Ron and Dawn. When he completed his tour of duty in England, he brought his family back to the States where they welcomed their youngest daughter, Terry. 

Rick had a very rewarding and accomplished career in finance. His first job after the service was with Allied Signal where he worked his way up to the distinguished position as Assistant Treasurer. He chose an early retirement to enter the world of Financial Advising with Prudential Bache now Wells Fargo to the remarkable age of 86.  He was a generous philanthropist to many organizations and causes he believed in as well as helping friends and families in need.

Rick was predeceased by his wife, Rita Rose and older brother, George. He is survived by his three children: Ron, Dawn, her husband John, and Terry. His grandchildren; Jacqueline, Zachary, Jamie and brother-in-law Dennis Kirk. He also leaves behind his faithful little dog and loving companion Boo.

Rick received excellent care at New York University: Perlmutter Cancer Center for 11 years. The family requests that in lieu of flowers please donate to Perlmutter Cancer Center or Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia or any organization of your choice in Rick’s memory.

Visiting hours will be Monday January 3rd at Petrik Funeral Home, 140 Palisade Ave, Bogota, NJ from 4-7pm. The funeral service will be Tuesday, January 4th at the funeral home at 11am where the family will share some memories and the interment to immediately follow at the Brookside Cemetery, Englewood NJ.

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January 3, 2022

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Petrik Funeral Home
140 Palisade Ave.
Bogota, NJ 07603

Funeral Service
January 4, 2022

11:00 AM
Petrik Funeral Home
140 Palisade Ave.
Bogota, NJ 07603

January 4, 2022

12:00 PM
Brookside Cemetery
425 Engle Street
Englewood, NJ 07631

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