William A Wall

November 17, 1936August 12, 2018
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William (Bill) A. Wall, 81, of Manahawkin, NJ passed away on Sunday, August 12, 2018. He was born on November 17, 1936 in Paterson, NJ where he graduated from St Mary's High School and marched with the Paterson Cadets. He was employed with Ford for 22 years before retiring from the company. He then was employed as a supervisor with Tetley Tea Company where he also retired from.

Bill is survived by his loving wife, of 30 years, Karen Wall, his sisters Annamae and Doris, his children Tom, Bill Jr, Linda, Beverly, Dorrean and Kelly, his grandchildren Kate, Dana, Jason, Zachery, Emma, Billy and Steve, and 7 great-grandchildren.

Bill always enjoyed being around his family and loved ones. Interests throughout his life included hiking, bird watching, drum corp, NASCAR racing, crossword puzzles, reading and the Raiders.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, August 18, 2018,from 2:00pm-5:00pm, at the Thos L. Shinn Funeral Home, 10 Hilliard Dr, Manahawkin, NJ. A celebration of life is to follow.

In lieu of flowers the family asks donations be made in Bill's honor to St. Jude Children s Hospital at

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Jason Wall

August 15, 2018

My Grandpa. My only Grandpa. I am happy for you that you were able to live a full life. You have always been a very powerful figure in my life. I understand why my Mom has such a strong bond with you. It’s because not only have you been through your own fair share of pain, but because you could respect someone else’s as well without judgement. People always told me that we looked alike and I swear that I hope that it’s true. Never did you scold me or pass judgment on me. You were the only person who always sent birthday cards and no matter what you always took my calls. My mom used to tell me about how you used to keep your cigarettes rolled up in your sleeve of your T-shirt. I always found that to be so cool. Also I always thought about how wherever you went you had a specific chair. That also was so cool to me. I loved to call you during football season, but now I regret that I didn’t do it all year round. Besides Uncle Tom and Uncle Bill, you are the only man that I am blood related to that I could look up to. I will still always look up to you. I know that if you could make a good life out of hardship and tragedy, then I can too. And to me that will forever be your legacy. An inspirational man who made the most out being handed a tough deal. I hope when I pass, I can be mentioned with your great name. William Anthony Wall. One of the all time greats. I love you Grandpa. Rest In Power.

Billy Pereira

August 15, 2018

I love and miss you grandpa I know you're in a better place now rest in peace.

phil stafford

August 14, 2018

always funny and sent me funny emails all the time. you could tell he had a serious side but kept it hidden pretty well. I loved working at the house and he always did his best to make it as easy as possible and headache free. he had a big plastic motion activated frog that croaked that drove karen crazy I thought it was hilarious and he gave it to me. karen was pretty happy about that lol. I still have the frog and I still crack up every time it croaks. I will miss bill he was a genuinely nice guy and reminded me a lot of my dad.

Beverly Carlson

August 14, 2018

Daddy always hollered for me..Beverly! from his office so that he and I could sing together, look at family pictures and drum corp videos together and to share our lives and stories together. We both shared a love of birds and I loved calling him to describe a bird I didn't know so that he could tell me what it was. Of all of the things I will miss the most it will most certainly be our sign off to each other every time we spoke...I love you Daddy... I love you too sweetie pie, tell Jeff I love him too...Jeff! Daddy loves you...I love you too Dad!! XXOO...