Love and memories last forever...
  • 82 years old
  • Born on July 22, 1937 .
  • Passed away on August 31, 2019 .
William A. Dwyer ,age 82, passed away at his home on Saturday, August 31, 2019. Son of the late Benjamin Dwyer and late Mary (Livermore) and brother to the recently deceased Mary Mayer and Maureen King of Woonsocket, RI.. Beloved husband of the late Janet (nee Carroll), he is survived by his four children, William J. (Robin) of Hollidaysburg, PA, Kathleen Henkel (Klaus) of Sewell, NJ, Timothy (Libby) of West Chester, PA and Kevin of Ambler, PA. Devoted grandfather of nine: Meghan (Joe), Jeffrey (Michelle), Jennifer, Patrick, Chelsea, Caroline, Carter, Olivia and Benjamin. Great grandfather of three: Lucia, Sophie and Hudson. Bill is also survived by many nieces and nephews. 

William, or “just plain Bill” as he referred to himself, grew up in Cranston, RI. After graduating from LaSalle Academy in 1955, he received his associates degree in Accounting from Rhode Island Community College. Shortly thereafter he met and married the love of his life, Janet, and they started a family in New England. 

In 1963, with two children in tow, a career move brought them to Fallsington, PA in Lower Bucks County. It was here that they bought a home on Martha Drive, had two more children and grew to be a family of six. After raising the kids, Bill and Janet remained in Fallsington until 2009 when they relocated to Swedesboro, NJ to enjoy retirement at the Four Seasons at Weatherby. Bill’s dear wife of 54 years passed away suddenly in 2014. In 2016, he moved to United Methodist Communities at Pitman. It was here that he received the best of care until his final days. As a resident of UMC Pitman, Bill enjoyed singing in the choir, making others laugh and spending countless hours at the puzzle table. He was well liked by both residents and staff who aptly awarded him with “The Aging with Gusto Award” in 2017. 

Bill had several distinct careers during his working life. He began as an inventory specialist for McKesson Pharmaceuticals. In the late 60’s, he then became a data processing manager for Crowell Collier MacMillian Publishing company. In the mid 70’s Bill opened his own data entry business in Morrisville, PA. He was a founding member and past president of the Optical Character Recognition Users Association. In the late 70’s and early 80’s he used his “gift of gab” to become a sales representative for various direct mail printing and letter shop companies. Bill retired in 2007 at the age of 70. 

Bill was a devout Catholic serving as an usher and a member of the Knights of Columbus at the Catholic Community of the Holy Spirit in Mullica Hill, NJ. He was also a volunteer with the American Red Cross and at local hospitals where he comforted cardiac patients before and after surgery. 

Bill and Janet loved to travel near and far. Their favorite destinations were the Poconos, Sea Isle City, South Bend, Europe, Aruba and canoe trips “down the Delaware” with his boys, family and friends.

A Boy Scout at heart, Bill loved camping, canoeing, sail boating and the outdoors. His fondest memories were of summers as a young Boy Scout at Camp Yawgoog, in Woonsocket, RI, where he later became a camp leader and counselor with the BSoA. 

Bill loved all things football and was an avid Notre Dame fan. All who knew him knew that his devotion to Notre Dame was unsurpassed. 

Viewing Sat., Sept. 7, 2019 from 9 to 10:30 am, followed by a remembrance, then Mass of Christian Burial at 11 am at the Catholic Community of the Holy Spirit, Parish Center, 17 Earlington Ave., Mullica Hill, NJ 08062. Interment St. Joseph Cemetery, Swedesboro.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of William A. Dwyer to the United Methodist Communities, Gift of Care Circle at would be appreciated.

Posted by Carl Rainear on September 5, 2019
Condolences to the Bill's family
Bill was a volunteer at Kings Things in Swedesboro, NJ as pantry manager. 
When Bill had his estate sale I saw him and we talked I purchased the Hummel Apple Tree Boy and Girl dolls sitting in trees and a Hummel figurine. After everything was over he called me to pick up his items he wanted to donate to the store. I saw him a few times at the store after he moved into Pitman Manor. Bill always had his Notre Dame clothing on he said he didn't attend Notre Dame but his grandson did. Bill will be missed. Rest In Peace my Friend. 
Posted by Colleen McIntyre on September 4, 2019
Sympathy and prayers to you and the entire Henkel family.
Posted by Jeromy Bish on September 4, 2019
Bill used to come into the liquor store I worked at. He was my favorite customer. We talked about Notre Dame football for ten years. When I told him I was leaving for a new job he told me he was happy for me and proud. I've missed my talks with him over the years. My sympathies to his family. 
Posted by Linda Cooper on September 3, 2019
So many wonderful memories we have of our times with Bill, Jan and the entire Dwyer family. Our ski trip to Aspen, many adventures in Vermont - skiing and otherwise - along with other get togethers in Boston. Forever thankful that OCRUA brought Frank and Bill together and we all became friends. Bill became a friend to everyone he met and we knew the past few years without his first (and only) wife, Jan, were trying for him. When we learned of his passing we both agreed Bill was the happiest man we ever met.
Frank and Linda Cooper
Posted by Rodney Falkenstein on September 3, 2019
Great to know you, Irish. In peace with Janet now. When the next child asks me where is the high-five guy, I'll just point. You are already missed.

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