ForeverMissed
William J Harris III “Bill” 80 of Woodbine, NJ, formerly of Bellmawr, NJ passed away peacefully at home on September 12th, 2022.

Bill was predeceased by his Parents William and Julia. He is survived by his beloved wife of almost 60 years, Carol A (Holland). Beloved Father to Kelly Aulenbach (Jeff) of Bellmawr, NJ
and Denise Fair (Joe) of Sicklerville, NJ.
Treasured Grandfather to Gretchen Elizabeth Aulenbach, Lilliana Grace Fair and his only Grandson Brett Alexander Fair.
Loving Brother-in-law to Denise Bohr (Niels) of Manahawkin NJ and Edward Holland (Cathy) of Berlin, NJ.
Fun loving Uncle to Eddie, Nancy, David, Becky, Kristin, Justin and Gina.
Loving cousin to Theresa, Patti and Frances.

Bill was a Graduate of Triton Regional High School Runnemede, NJ, Class of 61. He served his Country in the United States Navy as a Lithographer. Bill had a quick whit and a wicked sense of humor that brought many times of laughter to those who knew him. He would light up a room with his quiet presence but crack the jokes that made you laugh until your stomach hurt.

Known as “The Music Man” Bill was able to bring many people together in joy and peace and he loved to watch everyone have fun together up until his final days. Music was his therapy. He loved spending time with his family and friends and loved his Grandchildren Endlessly.
His sweet, kind soul will be dearly missed by all who knew him and loved him. 
“See ya in the Funnies”

Graveside inurnment Wed., Oct. 5, 2022 at 11 am in the Cape May County Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 127 Crest Haven Rd, Cape May Court House, NJ 08210.

Fertig Funeral Home
Posted by Denise Fair on September 28, 2022
Dad, Thank you for trusting me enough to take the reins and help mom care for you from start to finish. I am forever grateful to have done that for you. You were such an Amazing Dad. I have so many wonderful memories to carry with me everyday and although your Physical body is gone, I know you are still very much here with us in spirit and always will be. I know you will watch over mom and all of us and help lead the way when we aren’t really sure which way that is. I was with you as you left us and watched eternal peace come and I know you are safe and at peace with where you are. I knew you were tired but I also knew you saw where you were going. God Blessed us by taking you so peacefully, For that I have an overwhelming peace that covers me and calms my heart since that day.
Thank you for your love, for your humor,
For your patience , your kindness and for all of your support through the years, for being a stellar grandfather to Lilly and Brett and for loving them endlessly! Thank you for at times in my life being my voice. Without you I wouldn’t be who I am today. I will certainly miss being beside you to help pick the songs but I promise the music won’t stop!
I miss you and Love you so much.
“See ya in the funnies Dad!”
Posted by Gretchen Aulenbach on September 28, 2022
Pop Pop,
Thank you for living for so long to tell your story. You were the strongest person I’ve ever met, and you taught me to live with a resilient and strong heart, no matter what happens in life. I will live resiliently for you.

Thank you for being my biggest fan; my biggest supporter. You were always in the crowd, watching me dance at every recital and every competition. You made me feel important, like a star. Like I was the only dancer that mattered. I will dance for you.

Thank you for the laughs. Your comedic timing and laugh is unforgettable. I will miss fighting over chocolate chip cookies and giving each other “snake eye.” You would do anything to make us laugh. I will laugh for you. I will joke for you.

Thank you for believing in me when it felt like no one else did. You shaped me into the person I am today. You pushed me when I felt like giving up. I will push myself for you.

Thank you for loving us all unconditionally. While you were a bit quiet in sentimental times, you still made your love evident. Thank you for always loving Gran so passionately; your relationship is something that I will always, always admire.

Thank you for touching so many lives. You loved to make others smile with your DJ speaker set and thousands of songs. Everyone that you met, you made a positive impression on. Everyone loved you. Everyone loves you.

Though you may not be on this Earth anymore, I know you will now be with me everywhere I go. You will be watching over me. You will still get to see me dance. You will still get to see me graduate college, something I know you would have loved to see in person. You will probably still play pranks on me and try to make me laugh in your own special way.

“See you in the funnies,” Pop Pop. I love you.
Posted by Cathy Belfus on September 28, 2022
Knowing Willie and Carol for more then 40 years. I have such memories of love and laughter. Sometimes having to be his little sister Willie would make me cry and laugh. I will never forget you. You left such wonderful memories for me to remember and I Thank you for that. Play your music loud for all of us to hear. See you in the funnies. xoxo

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Posted by Denise Fair on September 28, 2022
Dad, Thank you for trusting me enough to take the reins and help mom care for you from start to finish. I am forever grateful to have done that for you. You were such an Amazing Dad. I have so many wonderful memories to carry with me everyday and although your Physical body is gone, I know you are still very much here with us in spirit and always will be. I know you will watch over mom and all of us and help lead the way when we aren’t really sure which way that is. I was with you as you left us and watched eternal peace come and I know you are safe and at peace with where you are. I knew you were tired but I also knew you saw where you were going. God Blessed us by taking you so peacefully, For that I have an overwhelming peace that covers me and calms my heart since that day.
Thank you for your love, for your humor,
For your patience , your kindness and for all of your support through the years, for being a stellar grandfather to Lilly and Brett and for loving them endlessly! Thank you for at times in my life being my voice. Without you I wouldn’t be who I am today. I will certainly miss being beside you to help pick the songs but I promise the music won’t stop!
I miss you and Love you so much.
“See ya in the funnies Dad!”
Posted by Gretchen Aulenbach on September 28, 2022
Pop Pop,
Thank you for living for so long to tell your story. You were the strongest person I’ve ever met, and you taught me to live with a resilient and strong heart, no matter what happens in life. I will live resiliently for you.

Thank you for being my biggest fan; my biggest supporter. You were always in the crowd, watching me dance at every recital and every competition. You made me feel important, like a star. Like I was the only dancer that mattered. I will dance for you.

Thank you for the laughs. Your comedic timing and laugh is unforgettable. I will miss fighting over chocolate chip cookies and giving each other “snake eye.” You would do anything to make us laugh. I will laugh for you. I will joke for you.

Thank you for believing in me when it felt like no one else did. You shaped me into the person I am today. You pushed me when I felt like giving up. I will push myself for you.

Thank you for loving us all unconditionally. While you were a bit quiet in sentimental times, you still made your love evident. Thank you for always loving Gran so passionately; your relationship is something that I will always, always admire.

Thank you for touching so many lives. You loved to make others smile with your DJ speaker set and thousands of songs. Everyone that you met, you made a positive impression on. Everyone loved you. Everyone loves you.

Though you may not be on this Earth anymore, I know you will now be with me everywhere I go. You will be watching over me. You will still get to see me dance. You will still get to see me graduate college, something I know you would have loved to see in person. You will probably still play pranks on me and try to make me laugh in your own special way.

“See you in the funnies,” Pop Pop. I love you.
Posted by Cathy Belfus on September 28, 2022
Knowing Willie and Carol for more then 40 years. I have such memories of love and laughter. Sometimes having to be his little sister Willie would make me cry and laugh. I will never forget you. You left such wonderful memories for me to remember and I Thank you for that. Play your music loud for all of us to hear. See you in the funnies. xoxo
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