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 Thursday, January 4th at the George H. Wimberg Funeral Home, 1707 New Road, Linwood. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place Friday, January 5th at 11am at St. Nicholas of Tolentine Church, 1409 Pacific Avenue, Atlantic City, with a viewing from 9-11am. 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/. Condolences may be extended to the family at ghwimberg.com

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barbara mccabe

so sorry for your loss, he was a great guy , always smiling laughing, met him when he worked with ACPD and I was in the ER dept. , what a nice guy, prayers for the family, may God guide you threw this hard time

Martha M Donovan Esq

I worked many cases with Officer Schall during my career as prosecutor for the City of Atlantic City. There never was a time we didn't laugh when working together. I am in shock that your smiling face didn't get to be a hundred years old. Think of the people who would have laughed it up turning a hundred with us. Rest in peace, you were so fabulous in your day and the citizens of Atlantic City loved you for your service.

Steve Schwartz

I was terribly disheartened to hear of Rick's death. He was such a fun loving and considerate man. He brought expertise to the Longport PD and took that to ACPD serving a distinguished career. Many of his fellow officers and those who knew him will think of his many good deeds. May he rest peacefully in the loving arms of our Lord.

steve weierbach

RIP Brother. You will be missed by all.
Steve & Marie Weierbach
Ventnor City

Dave Snyder

To the family of Rick Schall: My condolences. Rick & I worked together during my last years in ACPD. He was always fair, a gentlemen. a friend when needed RIP my friend.. You will be truly missed.. Thanx for the memories

Ana Tullio

My deepest condolences to Rick's family. What a Great guy whom I grew to Love like a brother. He will be missed & never, ever forgotten ... R.I.P. Rick xoxo

Claire Murray

My hope is to share a measure of comfort that has helped me when loosing a loved one. I love how in John 5:28,29 God promises to bring back those who have died by means of a resurrection,fulfilling this promise on earth.(Revelation 21:3,4)
Sincerely sorry for your loss

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