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William Joseph Urbach

March 1, 1943February 15, 2021

BOSCAWEN – William J. Urbach, 77, died February 15, 2021 He was born March 1, 1943, in Jackson Heights, NY, son of William J. Urbach and Madeline E. Urbach. He was a graduate of C. W. Post College of Long Island University. He worked for the JC Penney company for twenty-six years. After moving to New Hampshire, he became a teacher and taught Marketing at Pinkerton Academy for seventeen years. He really enjoyed working with and motivating his students. He trained and taught at the U.S. Army Chemical Center and School at Fort McClellan. He serviced in Vietnam as a Special Advisor to the Commander of the 1st LOG. He was a Justice of the Peace, Chairman of the Boscawen Police Commission, and former member of the Boscawen Planning Board. He belonged to the NH Farm Bureau, The Vietnam Veterans of America, the VFW, American Legion, and NRA. He enjoyed reading, traveling, collecting unique and old fountain pens, and spending time with his family. He especially enjoyed tickling and being silly with his grandchildren. He was a student of world affairs and geopolitics. His daily goal was to make at least one person laugh, even if it was at his expense. He believed “your word” was your bond and that you should always be considerate of others. He always looked for the good in people. He was a man of principle. He is survived by, the love of his life, Joan, his wife of 53 years; son Liam and wife Aileen, and their children Bailey and Connor; brother and sister-in-law John Gardini and Dawn Mickel. Also, his brothers and sisters by choice: Roger and Gwen Boyles of Pittsboro, NC; Camilo and Bernadette Cucalon of Somers, NY; Stan and Mary Galazin of Queens, NY; Donald and Eilene Jacobs of West Hills, CA; Bonnie Jacques of Hudson, NH. A private funeral mass will be held on Monday, February 22, at 11am, viewable on Facebook LIVE via the following link: https://www.facebook.com/events/486989399127636. A public burial will be immediately following the funeral mass, at 1pm, at the NH State Veterans Cemetery, 110 Daniel Webster Hwy, Boscawen NH 03303. Masks are required per the State Mandate. Burial will be viewable via Facebook LIVE via the following link: https://www.facebook.com/events/230202232161142 .

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: Boscawen Congregational Church – Food Pantry.

Bennett Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.

Services

  • Public Burial

    Monday, February 22, 2021

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Ron Reed

February 23, 2021

Joan and family, I am saddened to read the news of Bill’s passing. He was a good soul with a kind heart and a great sense of humor. He will be missed by many whose lives he’s touched. RIP Bill.

Clémentine Danneville

February 19, 2021

All the family is joining me to send you our deepest condolences. Even if I never had the chance to meet in person, he made sure to send me a message as soon as I got back home, saying thank you for visiting and how he was happy i enjoyed my stay. He always made sure to send a text for Bastille's day and in any occasion that linked the news to my country. I will forever remember his kind words during these very sad times. Everyone is sending you love and prayers.

John Costa

February 18, 2021

I too was one of Mr Urbachs students. His teachings, lessons of life, and guidance set me up for life in the business world. I was lucky to stay friends with him far beyond high school. I leaned on his expertise many times over the past 27 years. I never would have made it this far if I hadn't met him.

Many teachers teach and teach well. His way of doing what he did for so many of "his kids" was life changing for so many of us. We learned not just from a book but from his life experience, business knowledge and he many times saw in us what we or no one else even saw in ourselves just yet.

He will forever be in my heart and the hearts many others he guided, taught, and helped.

To his family my love and prayers go out to all of you for healing and peace through this hard time.

Mr Urbach thank you... thank you for the guidance,, knowledge, encouragement, support, love, and friendship. Most of all thank you for never giving up on me and never letting me give up on myself and my dreams.

Bryon Murphy

February 18, 2021

My sincere condolences to the family, I worked with Bill at Pinkerton and remember him as a very genuine person. He always had a hello and a smile. Rest in peace Bill.
Bryon Murphy

Lorraine Butler

February 17, 2021

He is now resting in peace

Daniele Nugent-Summerfield

February 17, 2021

Mr. Urbach, Bill, as he later asked me to call him, was my marketing teacher at Pinkerton Academy in 1991 and 1992. Teaching us the ways of business through textbooks and through the school store. I later came to him asking for a recommendation for college which he gladly wrote. Because of his leadership and his encouragement at such an influential part of my life it set the stage for the rest of my life’s adventures. I was happy to connect with him on Facebook as I grew older and thanked him profusely as I now run 2 businesses and a farm in NC. To his family and those very close to him, I deeply feel your sadness. I’m privileged to have known such a great man.

Elicia Bernard

February 17, 2021

For his support, encouragement, life lessons, and his humor I will be forever grateful. During the years as my teacher and later in life, I feel blessed to have known him. Thinking of you all.

Mike Beeman

February 17, 2021

Thank you Bill Urbach for your friendship and support when I taught at Pinkerton. You were the epitome of a BEST friend to anyone you came in contact with. You were so sincere and brutally honest with me. I will always cherish my time at Pinkerton with you
Sincerely
Mike Beeman

Mandy Digan

February 17, 2021

To the Urbach Family,
I, like many others, had the opportunity to be one of Urbs students. His patience, compassion, and love pushed me to be who I am today. He was not only my teacher, but my friend and biggest cheerleader during my time at Pinkerton. He knew I was capable of doing things I never thought possible, and always made sure I knew I would do great things one day. Even years after highschool, as I became a mother and working in education, he still cheered me on! I am so sorry for your loss of this incredible man. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time.
All my love,
Mandy Digan

Taya Ferris

February 17, 2021

Mr. Urbach was my marketing and business teacher years ago. His encouragement and support led me to run for president of the Marketing and Business Club at PA. I would never have won without Mr. Urbach’s constant reassurance and guidance. He always knew when something was wrong and was much more than an educator but a shoulder to rely on. Mr. Urbach kept in touch with his students years after graduation. He was a dedicated teacher, a role model, a confidant and a one of the biggest supporters during my high school career. He will always hold a special place in my heart and I can only hope that I leave the same lifelong impression on my students as he did. Rest In Peace and May my youngest son, Clayton, who is also an angel of heaven keep you on your toes up above. You will be missed, but never forgotten. Love to you and your family always. ❤️

FROM THE FAMILY