Patrick J. Ruane, 90, of Brick Township, passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 9, 2023. He was born and raised in Newark, NJ. At the age of 16 he became the patriarch of his family after his father tragically died as a result of a work-related accident. He married the love of his life, Marion in 1959 and they raised their six children in Howell Township before retiring to Brick Township. He was a proud member of the Ironworkers Local 11 for more than 50 years, a member of the Elks Club and the Knights of Columbus. Patrick enjoyed spending time with family and friends, traveling, dancing, and playing cards. He will be remembered for his animated story telling and his fun-loving spirit.