Ira Ronald Schwartz, 74, of Manalapan passed away March 28, 2018. This announcement from his family comes with great sadness. Ira is survived and will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 46 years, Judy; Son, Evan and his wife Jessica; Daughters, Jennifer Araya and her husband Ruben, Carolyn Cooper and her husband Kerry, and Suzan Schwartz. He will be fondly remembered by his six grandchildren; Matthew, Jillian, Jacob, Sarah, Samantha and Gabrielle. Ira was predeceased by his parents Julius and Rona Schwartz and siblings, Marc and Michael Schwartz and Shelly Scudero. Ira leaves behind his dear brothers-in-law and friends; Eileen and Michael High, Fred and Janice Weber as well as many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Graveside funeral services will be held 11AM Friday, March 30, 2018, at Beth Israel Cemetery, Rt.1 North, Woodbridge NJ. The family will be receiving guests directly after the service at Evan’s home in Marlboro and on Saturday, March 31 from 12-4 as well as Sunday, April 1 from 12-4 and 6-8. Shiva service will begin at 7PM on Sunday. Memorial contributions may be directed to the National Kidney Foundation, www.kidney.org. Funeral arrangements are under the care of Belkoff-Goldstein Funeral Chapel, Lakewood, NJ.