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William "Billy" Potsel - 76 yrs Old. Son of late Edward and Alice, dear brother of Edward Potsel, Sharon Ferguson, and Deborah Aiello. Also uncle to many nephews and nieces. He worked for the Bergenfield DPW for 42 years. Member of St. John's Knights of Columbus. Billy traveled the world and made people smile wherever he went. He loved life and was a gentle soul that always found the best in situations. He was loved by many and cherished by his parents who sacrificed to make sure he had a great life. Visiting at Riewerts Memorial Home, 187 So. Washington Ave., Bergenfield on Wednesday 5-8 PM. Funeral service at the funeral home on Thursday at 10 AM. Interment Hackensack Cemetery, Hackensack.
Billy and I worked as partners for most of the last year, or so, that I worked at the DPW, many years ago. He was a hard worker, always had a smile, and never complained. I would have to say that it was almost fun working the job with him. Back then, with the way he treated the job as a workout, along with his visits to the gym, I thought his body would never give out. I was sorry to hear that he passed. May he Rest In Peace.
Jim McGoldrick Feb 2 2022 12:45 AM
I worked with Billy for 37 years. He always had a smile and an infectious laugh. I can hear him now….Look Bob I got my wings and they are great. Rest In Peace my friend. We will see you again in heaven.
Robert E Kirsch Feb 1 2022 9:57 PM
I had the absolute pleasure of working with Bill at the DPW for 11 years. He would always make me laugh and we shared many good stories when we were in each other's company! Bill was a hard worker and never complained. He would brighten anyone's day with his stories and you couldn't help but laugh at his comments. After I left the DPW to raise my family, I would see Bill from time to time and he never changed. Smiling, laughing and giving me the biggest hello. Bill was truly a very special person to everyone who knew him. All of we DPW employees watched over Bill and made sure he was treated right. He was like a family member and everyone's friend. It broke my heart when I heard Bill had passed. I will never forget him or his infectious laugh. Rest in paradise Bill until we meet again.
Nancy Naylis Feb 1 2022 9:42 PM
Billy was a special person in my life, having worked with him for 35 years as well as knowing Billy from my Dad when i was young! He will be so missed by many ! All our love to the family! R.I.P Friend!!
ROBERT Bartley Feb 1 2022 7:13 PM