Richard – Senske

(Jan 4, 1948 to Jun 14, 2009)

Like “The Quiet Man”, Richard was content to go unnoticed until action needed to be taken. When Alloway Twp removed the dam, he became a force to be reckoned with. Having done his homework, he knew every fact and ordinance. It wasn’t long till he spearheaded having the dam replaced. Good thing then that he became secretary of the Alloway Lake Assoc. and Commission and the Bay Pt. Rod and Gun Club. Rich never let a job go unfinished. This attitude saw him through his years at the elite Central High in Phila., and LaSalle University, and earned him 2 Purple Hearts and a Bronze Star for bravery when he saved two friends under enemy fire in Vietnam.rnRich met his wife Judy when she shot him with a water pistol to get him to notice her. 27 years later she still had his attention. Together they enjoyed their lakeside home in Alloway almost as much as they enjoyed sharing their common interests. Rich is also survived by his son Gary Fithian, Jr., a brother Albert (Carol), two sisters: Sr. Albertine “Cell” Senske and Carol Ann Moran, his beloved mother-in-law Mary Frederick, brother-in-law Bill Frederick (Charlotte) and several nieces and nephews.rnCome celebrate 61 wonderful years Thursday 6-8 PM and Friday from 9AM at Daley Life Celebration Studio, 1518 Kingshighway, Swedesboro, where the service will be at 10. Interment Eglington Cemetery. Memorial gifts may be made to the Salem Co. Humane Society PO Box 214 Carney’s Point, NJ 08069 or Vineland Soldiers’ Home, 524 NW Blvd., Vineland, NJ 08360.rnrn

4 thoughts on “Richard – Senske

  1. Joel Spiegel

    Was deeply saddened to learn that we lost this great guy! Rich and I go way back – we worked for SKF in Philadelphia in the early 70′s and were re-united years later at 3M in West Deptford. I remember his keen sense of humor and the twinkle he always had in his eyes when he cracked wise. Deep regrets to Judy.

  2. George Hanson

    Please accept my condolences, Rich was a great mentor of mine when I first started in the workforce. I still use the knowledge and wisdom that Rich passed on to me everyday. My prayers are with Judy and the whole family.

  3. Pat Myers

    My deepest sympathy goes to Judy and family on their loss. I worked with both Rich and Judy at 3M and knew they shared something very special. I admired his dedication and passion in everything he did.

  4. Dean Bates

    Rich, a great guy to work with,we talked about the shore,fishing,retiring……… We grew to be good friends during the strike at Simkar,we both volunteered to help out the Shipping Dept. he will be missed by all of his co-workers

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