George A. Croake

FEBRUARY 10, 1944 – MARCH 27, 2022

 

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George Arthur Croake, 78, of Manasquan, NJ (previously Flatbush, Brooklyn & New Dorp, Staten Island) passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family on March 27, 2022.

George was born in Wantagh, NY on February 10, 1944, to Marguerite and Arthur Croake. He joined the United States Marine Corps in 1962 and served our country faithfully for four years, serving overseas in Cuba during the Cuban Missile Crisis. After his honorable discharge, he joined the NYPD where he served his city for 25 years. He joined the Emergency Service Unit where his bravery and courage saved many lives. George had a passion for running, having completed 14 NYC Marathons, 1 Boston Marathon and 1 USMC Marathon. He lived his life in service to his family, his city, and his country.

He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Patricia Croake; daughters Kerrianne and Erin, predeceased by Megan; son-in-law Rich Fischer, his grandchildren, Catherine, and Timothy; sisters Eileen Wayne and the late Geraldine Croake Waegelein, and many beloved nieces, nephews, cousins, and lifelong friends.

May George rest in eternal peace!

 A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 am Friday April 1, 2022, at St. Denis Church 90 Union Avenue Manasquan, NJ 08736.

Internment will be April 4, 10 am at the:

Brig. Gen William C. Doyle Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery
350 Provinceline Road

Wrightstown, New Jersey 08562

In lieu of flowers, George and his family would like donations to be made to the Tunnels to Towers Foundation www.t2t.org.

Cards and condolences can be sent to:
REMA
PO Box 7435
Wantagh, NY  11793