Retha Jean Schick, "Rea", 68 years-old, went to be with the lord on July 21, 2022. Rea was born on June 17, 1954 and raised in Lower Township, NJ. She later graduated from Lower Cape May Regional High School, Class of 72. She married Donald Vanaman, Sr., October 14, 1972 at Tabernacle Church, Erma, NJ. She was later re-married to Martin J. Biersbach in 1987. She worked most of her life as a Real Estate agent for the family business, Schick Real Estate. Rea was well known for her fancy Cadillacs that she drove over the years. She also truly enjoyed family, music and dancing. Rea loved attending the Bayshore Community Church of North Cape May where she frequented since she was a little girl. She had a deep relationship with Pastor Richard Hellings and his mother, Edith who ran the church. She spent her retirement years by the beach in North Carolina before returning to her home town in 2020. Rea was an avid and devoted lover of animals, particularly her many cats and dogs throughout her life.
She is survived by her mother Retha Jean Schick, "Jean", her brother David Schick, sister Donna Pangburn (Schick), sister Barbara Howell (Schick), son Donald Vanaman, Jr., granddaughter Liberty Kocis (Vanaman), grandson Marshal Vanaman, grandson Avery Vanaman, and great-grandson Dominic L. Kocis. And many loved nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews.
Family, friends, and others whose lives Rea touched are invited to Evoy's funeral home, 3218 Bayshore Road, North Cape May, NJ 08204 on July 28, 2022 at 10:00 – 11:00 a.m., to reminisce, grieve, support each other, and of course just chat. The viewing will be immediately followed by an 11:00 service. Condolences may be shared at www.evoyfuneralhome.com.