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Richard E.
Richard E. "Rick" Rearick

April 22, 1944 - January 24, 2020
Born in New Kensington, PA
Resided in Green Twp., NJ


Richard E. "Rick" Rearick, 75, of Green Twp. passed away Friday, January 24, 2020, at Brookdale Assisted Living in West Orange.

Rick was born in New Kensington, PA and lived there until he was 7 years old and his family relocated to Cleveland, OH. He resided in Ohio until the age of 21 when he enlisted in the United States Air Force, which he proudly served during the Vietnam era. After being discharged, Rick worked as an Electronics Technician Manager for the FAA Federal Government, JFK Airport in Jamaica, NY for 40 years prior to his retirement in 2006.

Rick was very active and devoted to the Boy Scouts of America since 1984; he served as a den leader and commissioner for many of those years. He enjoyed travelling with his family, especially going on cruises. Rick was an incredible cook, enjoyed gardening and loved watching wildlife. He was also an avid sports fan, specifically the NY Yankees and Giants.

Rick was predeceased by his parents, Irvin and Val Jean (Rearick) Young; his daughter-in-law, Amy; and his brother, Larry. He is survived by his beloved wife, Janet; his son, James; his daughter, Kelly and husband, Brian; his grandsons, Jack and Max; and his brother, Ken and wife, Karen.

Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 pm and 6 to 8 pm on Tuesday, January 28, 2020, at the Smith-McCracken Funeral Home, 63 High St, Newton, NJ 07860, with an 8 pm Service. Interment of cremains will take place at 10 am, Friday, January 31, 2020, in Newton Cemetery Columbarium.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Cub Scout Pack 181, 12 Hidden Valley Rd, Newton, NJ 07860. Online condolences may be offered at

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Smith-McCracken Funeral Home
63 High Street
Newton, NJ 07860
Tuesday, January 28, 2020
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday, January 28, 2020
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Smith-McCracken Funeral Home
63 High Street
Newton, NJ US 07860
Tuesday, January 28, 2020
8:00 PM
Interment of Cremains
Newton Cemetery Mausoleum
Lawnwood Avenue
Newton, NJ 07860
Friday, January 31, 2020
10:00 AM

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