Obituary of Richard Schall
*** FUNERAL IS RESCHEDULED DUE TO WEATHER***
SCHALL, RICHARD C., 62 - of Ventnor City passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, December 30, 2017.
Born June 30, 1955 to George and Barbara Schall. He was raised in the City of Longport alongside his siblings Ted (Barbara), Karen Trench (Patrick), and Bob (Lisa). He later settled in Ventnor Heights where he raised his two sons, Daniel and Patrick (Melissa), with his late-wife Susan. Rick found love again with his longtime girlfriend Mary and her two daughters, Christina and Sarah. Rick graduated from Atlantic City High School and La Salle University. After graduation Rick volunteered as a Longport fireman and later in May of 1979 he was sworn in as an officer of the Longport Police Department. A few years later in 1981, he was sworn in as an officer of the Atlantic City Police Department. After 27 years of service, Rick finally retired in 2006. Rick forged many long friendships with the people he worked with in the city. Rick could also be found volunteering his time coaching the Ventnor Pirates or cooking down at the Schuylkill River while his sons rowed crew.
While Rick loved his profession and volunteer work, nothing brought more joy to him than spending time with his family. He enjoyed their time on the beach, long drives to Florida, and seeing his friends and family at his favorite destinations and local haunts. Rick was known for his boisterous laugh and a personality that grabbed everyone's attention. He was always quick with a joke or words of encouragement. Rick had an open door policy and nicknamed his house "The Schall Shelter". Many people found solace at Rick's house on holidays or during the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy where you would be met with a hot meal, a cold beer, and nip of Jameson to warm the soul. Rick was a person who pulled people together. If you knew Rick for a day or a lifetime he could make a stranger feel like family and left a lasting impression on everyone.
A viewing will be held from 5-7pm on Sunday, January 7th at the George H. Wimberg Funeral Home, 1707 New Road, Linwood. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place Monday, January 8th at 12pm at St. Nicholas of Tolentine Church, 1409 Pacific Avenue, Atlantic City, with a viewing from 10am-12pm. Interment will take place at Holy Cross Cemetery, Mays Landing. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Faces 4 Autism, at www.faces4autism.org/donate/.