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William J. O'Boyle

William "Bill" J. O'Boyle, 89, of Bergenfield NJ passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 13th in Villa Marie Claire Hospice Saddle River, NJ with his loving daughter Anne by his side.

He was born in Minersville, PA September 26, 1924 and was a graduate of Cass Township High School. In 1943, he enlisted in the United States Air Force and was accepted into the Officer Candidate School where he became a commissioned officer and fighter pilot. He served in the United States Air Force division until 1945 during World War II. After his active service, he remained a member of the American Legion. He was employed by Nabisco/Standard Brands, where he met his wife, for 44 years until his retirement in 1989. After his retirement, he enjoyed his monthly luncheons with the Nabisco Retirees. He was a devoted parishioner at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Bergenfield, NJ. Bill was a person with a generous heart who lived for helping others and was a beloved neighbor who always lent a helping hand to anyone in need. William was predeceased by his loving wife, Magdalen Pitel O'Boyle, as well as sisters Elizabeth Schappell and Winifred Rhodes, and brothers Lawrence and Michael. He is survived by his daughter Mary O'Boyle and her husband William Keen Jr. of Encinitas CA and daughter Anne Vlahos and her husband Dean of Waitsfield VT; grandchildren Nina and Kimberly Keen and Elaina and Karsten Vlahos; brothers Raymond of Minersville PA and Robert of Washington DC and sister Clare of Minersville PA; many nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held at Riewerts Memorial Home, 187 S. Washington Ave, Bergenfield, on Friday, July 18th from 2 to 4 pm and 7 to 9 pm. A mass of Christian burial will be held in his honor on Saturday, July 19th at 10 am at St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic church in Bergenfield, NJ with interment at Mount Carmel cemetery in Tenafly. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in Bill's name to the local Disabled American Veterans, Chapter 42 in Bergenfield, NJ or Villa Marie Claire in Saddle River, NJ where he received exceptional care

Funeral Home: Riewerts Memorial Home 187 So. Washington Ave. Bergenfield, NJ US 07621

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Friday, July 18, 2014
Riewerts Memorial Home

187 South Washington Ave.
Bergenfield, NJ 07621

2-4 & 7-9 PM

Saturday, July 19, 2014
Mt. Carmel Cemetery

10 Serpentine Rd.
Tenafly, NJ 07670

Saturday, July 19, 2014
St. John the Evangelist R.C. Church

29 No. Washington Ave.
Bergenfield, NJ 07621

10 AM

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So sorry to hear of your dad's passing. We enjoyed chatting with him when he would pass by on his daily walks. He was such a kind, soft spoken man. We will miss him. Carol and Bill Supples

Carol supples Jul 19 2014 12:00 AM

I am so sorry. We all loved your father in the neighborhood. He was always walking and had such a smile on his face. My son Ryan used to go visit your parents when he rode his little bike to their house. He will be greatly missed in the neighborhood. Eileen Peterson and the entire Peterson family.

Eileen Peterson Jul 16 2014 12:00 AM

As the little boy next door, I climbed your fence a hundred times to fetch my ball, broke your back window homering in the bottom of the ninth with bases loaded, and you calmed when I broke my arm climbing the fence. Always a smile on your face. Growing up , you were a positive influence to all us kids on New York Ave. Thank you for always being a gentleman and a kind person to all us kids on the block.I have grown to be a gentleman partly because of what I saw in you. May you forever rest in peace . Anthony Ceravolo

Anthony Ceravolo Jul 16 2014 12:00 AM

Anne and family....It sounds like your Dad/Grandfather was a beautiful and inspiring person. You were very fortunate to have him in your life for almost 90 years. God will continue to guide over all of you and give you strength to help you through this. How wonderful it is that he and your Mom are together again. Cherish the memories. Jill Kitterman and Pam Rupp

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