Former Assemblyman Ernest Schuck, a Camden County Democrat who served four terms in the State Assembly, passed away on Saturday. He was 80.
Schuck was elected to the Assembly in 1973, representing the old fifth district. He took the seat of Assembly Minority Leader John Horn, who was running for the Senate, and ran on a ticket with Assemblyman Jim Florio. Schuck gave up his Assembly seat to run for State Senator in 1981, but lost the Democratic primary to Walter Rand; they were both seeking the seat of incumbent Angelo Errichetti, who was forced to forfeit is Senate seat and his position as Mayor of Camden following his criminal conviction in the Abscam scandal.
Schuck served as Mayor of Barrington from 1968 to 1973.
A viewing will be held on Tuesday from 6:30-9:30 PM and on Wednesday from 8:30-9:30 AM at the Popiolek Funeral Home in Barrington. A Mass will be celebrated at 10AM on Wednesday at St. Francis de Sales Church in Barrington.