Raymond Schofield ’71

Raymond Schofield ’71 of Mount Laurel, New Jersey, died on Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017 peacefully at Virtua Medical Center in Mount Holly on September 20th following a courageous battle with cancer.  He was 70.

Mr. Schofield was born in Los Angeles, CA and raised in Pompton Lakes, NJ attending Pompton Lakes High School.  He was an avid participant in the Lakeland Goldenaires drum and bugle corps hailing from Pompton Lakes, NJ which is where he met his wife of 46 years Barbara whom he wed in 1971.  He graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in History from Hope College in Holland, MI, where he became a fan of the “Flying Dutchman”’s basketball program which would last for the rest of his life.

Mr. Schofield was employed by Prudential Insurance while making a home in West Milford, NJ.  He then worked for many years for Youth Education in the Arts (YEA) helping advocate for music education.  In retirement, Mr. Schofield purchased a second home in Cutler, ME nearby to his beloved “Camp Mar-Dan”, a fishing cabin in a remote part of Maine’s woods.  Mr. Schofield’s love for Maine is a large part of his legacy, which has been passed to his children and grandchildren.

For hobbies, Mr. Schofield was a golfer, participated in basketball, softball and bowling leagues, coached both his son and daughter in local baseball and softball leagues, loved animals, and advocated for progressive politics.

Above all else, Mr. Schofield was devoted to his family.  Mr. Schofield is survived by his wife Barbara (Tintle) Schofield; son Daniel, daughter Martha, and loving grandchildren Adam and Samantha; sister Bonnie and her family including three children and two grandchildren; and many loving in-laws, cousins, nieces, family and friends.

A memorial service in his honor will be held on Saturday October 7th at Renaissance Club’s Clubhouse at 101 Lindale Rd, Mt. Laurel, NJ 08054 from 1p to 3p in the afternoon.  Please bring a written memory of Ray to share.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Youth Education in the Arts, Maine Coast Heritage Trust, or Hope College.

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