Thos. L. Shinn Funeral Home

10 Hilliard Drive, Manahawkin, NJ


William E Reese

May 5, 1926September 21, 2019

William (Bill) E. Reese, age 93, of Manahawkin, New Jersey passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Saturday, September 21, 2019. Bill was born on May 5, 1926 in Hummelstown, PA. He is pre-deceased by his wife, Eunice, and daughter, Bahbi. Bill is survived by his sister, Janis Jean; his daughters, Marianne McDermott and her husband, Charlie; Sharon Padula and her husband, Lenny; and Joan Koelmel and her husband, Gordon. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Kelly, Kimmie (Debbie), Billy, Vinnie, Desi, and Crystal; great-grandchildren, Ashlee, Shane, Emma, Logan, Luca and Mia.

Bill was a WWII U.S. Navy Veteran and recipient of the Victory and American Theater Medals. He served on the North Plainfield Rescue Squad for 15 years. He worked for General Motors as a maintenance supervisor for over 40 years from which he retired and then moved to Manahawkin. He loved his life at the shore, his friends and neighbors, and working in his woodshop.

A visitation for Bill will be held on Thursday, September 26, 2019 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM at Thos. L. Shinn Funeral Home, 10 Hilliard Drive, Manahawkin, NJ 08050. A cremation will occur.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.shinnfuneralhome.com for the Reese family.


  • Visitation Thursday, September 26, 2019


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Anita Reese Heisig

September 29, 2019

Our sympathy goes out to the family. We understand how you feel as we also lost our mother, Pauline Reese, last week. I no longer have contact information for Sharon (Comes back undeliverable) so if someone could send me some, we can stay in touch. Thanks. Anita Heisig (anitaheisig4@gmail.com)