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 Ronald J. Lenahan
Born: 04/10/1935
Died: 03/12/2017
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Ronald J. Lenahan

Ronald J. Lenahan passed away, peacefully, on March 12, 2017, at the age of 81 years.  A lifelong resident of Jersey City, Ronald was a graduate of St. Michael's High School in Union City and St. Peter's College in Jersey City.  Ronald had a career as a Math educator in various high schools and colleges throughout Hudson County.  He retired in 1998 as Director of Educational Services at Jersey City State College.

Ronald was a veteran of the US Army, a long time communicant of St. Anne's Church and member of The Holy Name Society.  He is predeceased by his parents, Veronica (nee Wright) and Harold Lenahan, Sr. and his brother Harold Lenahan, Jr.  Ronald is survived by many loving family members and friends throughout the community.

Visitation will be held at McLaughlin Funeral Home on Sunday, March 19, 2017, from 1 to 5 PM.  A Prayer Service will be held at the funeral home at 4 PM.  Cremation will follow privately.  In lieu of flowers, donations to The American Diabetes Association in Ronald's memory are requested.    

 
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Ron Lenahan was one of the finest men I have ever met. His character, decency and faith has been an inspiration to all that have had the good fortune to know him. He was a teacher, a friend, a gentleman and leader by example. He truly was a great man. Jesus has welcomed Ron into his kingdom. His seat in heaven will be his eternal reward for a life well lived. God bless my friend. In Christ,
Michael J. Mulligan
In the 30 years I knew him at NJCU, Ron was one of the most even-tempered colleagues I ever worked with. Challenging or mundane, no matter the task, Ron brought the same diligence, focus and quiet sense of purpose to bear. He was, simply, a kind and gentle man. God Speed and rest gentle in God's great arms. Bill McNulty
Bill McNulty
Ronald was the genuine article. Caring and always willing to pass on knowledge learned over many years and experiences, Ronald was a man for others. One guarantee is he had a story for every situation and wasn't shy to share it. I am a better man for having Ronald as family and he will be greatly missed. AMDG
David
My brothers and I called him Uncle Ron. My cousins did as well. Ronald and his family were lifelong friends of my Father, John A.Godwin. Not a single holiday, birthday, wedding or funeral was missed through my life time. Uncle Ron lived the words and teaching of Christ. Humble and brilliant, his laugh light up every family gathering. Often the brunt of my Dad's jokes, their bond was as close as brothers. He frequented my Grandmother's with his Mother Vera, and they also brightened all my childhood gatherings. I never knew him to be anything less than kind, generous, devout, and brilliant. I have saved many of his letters to reread, as his wisdom and spirituality are blessings I have never taken for granted. We all loved him so very much. I only wish that in the last most recent years we had the opportunity to express this and for closure. Once he moved from Nutley, the separation was quite heart breaking for all of us. I only pray he can experience in spirit, the love and appreciation we all have for him. GodSpeed, Uncle Ron. Rest In Peace. We love you.
Brigette M Godwin
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