Ronald Thau

Obituary of Ronald R. Thau

Ronald R. Thau, age 68, of Annandale NJ, passed Saturday, May 16, 2020 at the Hunterdon Medical Center. Ron was born December 3, 1951 in Newark, NJ. He is the son of the late Lawrence and the late Jeanette (Jachym) Thau. He is survived by his loving wife: Ethel (Soprano) Thau ; daughters, Amy and Laurie Thau of Annandale, NJ; sister: Kathy Thau of Colonia, NJ; two brothers: Larry Thau and wife Margaret of Flemington, NJ and Richie Thau and wife Peggy of Toms River, NJ; brother in law, Tony Soprano and wife Debbie of Freehold, NJ; sister in law, Helena Soprano and husband Ron of Virginia. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews.

"Big Ron" will be remembered with much love by all who had the great fortune to know him. He was warm and kind, devoted to his family and friends, and laughed heartily and often. While his nickname initially came from his sheer physicality, it was his enormous heart and joviality that helped it stick. He found great pleasure in sharing his table with loved ones, working in his garden, and when he sat still, watching old movies and Harry Potter marathons. His indomitable spirit and positive outlook served him well throughout his life, especially in his final years, and will never be forgotten. He taught many how to live their lives fully and with gratitude simply by example. We are all comforted by memories of his great humor, generosity of spirit, and the deep faith that guided him and eased his suffering during hard times. Services will be held privately at this time with a memorial mass to be scheduled at a later date. Interment will be held at Immaculate Conception Cemetery in Annandale. In lieu of flowers, donations in Ron's name may be made through IN MEMORY OF for the National Kidney Foundation at

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