OBITUARY

William Graulich III

May 5, 1928September 27, 2020

WILLIAM GRAULICH, III May 5, 1928 – September 27, 2020 William Graulich III, 92 passed peacefully at home in Livingston, NJ on September 27, 2020. William “Bill” Graulich III was born in Orange NJ to William Jr. & Margaret C Graulich on May 5, 1928. He spent his entire life in the Food and Hospitality Business from early beginning at the family grocery store to owning his own hotels and restaurants. He grew up working in the family grocery store and butcher shop for his grandparents, William Sr. & Margretha. Later on he worked for his father at Graulich caterers. Dad graduated from Exeter prep school and later Syracuse and Cornell university. He served in the Korean war, running the Officers club in Washington, DC. He married Joan Quain in 1956, and raised 4 children, William Graulich IV (Carrie), Debra Graulich Arthur(Charles), Susanne Graulich Frees(William) & Richard Q Graulich(Krystyna). At the time of his death, he had 13 grandchildren William Graulich V (Erin), Kristin Graulich, Jacqueline Graulich, Kenneth Arthur, Timothy Arthur, Elizabeth Frees, Denielle Arthur, Jack Q Graulich, Mark W Frees, Bryan Graulich, Goldie Graulich, Eric Graulich, Connor Graulich and 5 great-grandchildren. Kayden Arthur, Liam Graulich, Mauve Graulich, Gabrielle Arthur and Kayla Arthur. He was joined in the later part of his life by his significant other Renata Lutkiewicz. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife Joan and not long ago, his only brother James C Graulich. He went on to work for Canteen Corporation before starting his own business, William Graulich & Associates. Together with his wife, he bought, build and sold numerous properties and businesses, including NJ, Wisconsin and France. He helped design and build the first frozen food plant in Israel in 1968. He was awarded the Israel Peace Metal in 1985. He was a member of Confrerie de la chaine des Rotisseurs. During his lifetime, he traveled the world, visiting all four corners and all 50 states. In one particular year he travelled over 385,000 miles. He met presidents, dignitaries and celebrities all with wit and ease. His zest for life was always abundant and present. He said, “His life was nothing but Parties, Banquets and balls", and he loved it. Whether driving his double decker bus, model A or Bentley, he always displayed his love of life, but was a serious and dedicated hotel man. He served as president of IAHI and on numerous boards and organizations. He worked tirelessly for Give Kids the World and generously shared his talents with anyone who asked. Services will be held at the Quinn-Hopping Funeral Home,145 E. Mt. Pleasant Ave Livingston NJ on Saturday October 3, 2020 at 11AM. Viewing will be Friday, October 2, 2020 from 5 to 8 pm and Saturday from 9am to 11am. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his name to Give Kids the World or American Heart Association.

Services

  • Visitation

    Friday, October 2, 2020

  • Visitation

    Saturday, October 3, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, October 3, 2020

  • Committal

    Saturday, October 3, 2020

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Todd Marut

October 1, 2020

October 1, 2020

To the Graulich Family,

We are so sorry for your loss. Bill Graulich was very kind to our family over the years and we have fond memories of him. We still talk about our beautiful wedding reception and the wonderful Vienna dessert table your parents surprised us with. Also, we will never forget the kindness they expressed by letting us stay at their home in St. Thomas at a time when we needed it. He will be missed.

Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you.

With deepest sympathy,
Todd & Jill Marut

William Graulich. IV

September 30, 2020

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Major force in. Economic advances for Fifty years
Hard negotiator
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