Richard William “Rick” Lesser, age 53 years, of Raritan Township,

Richard William “Rick” Lesser, age 53 years, of Raritan Township, NJ, died on Tuesday, February 17, 2015.

*A complete obituary will be forthcoming.

Born July 22, 1961, son of the late Richard J. and Rita Ramazio Lesser, he grew up in Kinnelon, NJ and had formerly resided in El Paso, TX, Ledgewood, NJ, Clinton, NJ and Hampton, NJ.

A graduate of the University of Texas at El Paso, Rick was above all other things, a devoted father to his children. They meant everything to him and his legacy will live on through them.

Surviving are his children, Jonathan and Michelle Lesser; a sister and brother-in-law, Ruth and James Lombardo of Vernon, NJ; his former wife, April Vonah of Hampton, NJ; a niece; two nephews; and many friends.

Memorial Services and Visitation will be announced under the direction of Wright & Ford Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 38 State Highway 31, Flemington, NJ. Interment will be private. Please visit www.wrightfamily.com for further information, to send a message of condolence to Rick’s family or to share a story or photo regarding his life.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a fund for his children’s education. This information, along with the service date and time, will be forthcoming.