William "Bill" Rodriguez
October 1, 1953 – April 1, 2021
William Rodriguez, age 67 of Barnegat, NJ, passed away peacefully at Mount Saini Hospital in New York City on Thursday, April 1st 2021 after courageously battling a long illness.
Bill, as he was known by his family and friends was born in Cobo Rojo, Puerto Rico and eventually moved with his family to Lakewood, NJ where he graduated from high school in 1973. After working at several different jobs he was proud to become a Lakewood Police Officer in 1984. As a patrolman, he also served as the treasurer for the Lakewood PBA for over 10 years and was an active member of the Lakewood SWAT Entry Team. Bill dynamically also served as an EMT and was a Member of the Masonic Lodge for many years. He loved his job as a police officer and retired in 2010 as a rank of detective/sergeant. Bill was an avid sports lover and enjoyed cheering for the New York Mets, Green Bay Packers and LA Lakers. Additionally, Bill enjoyed playing golf and traveling to numerous locations while Aruba was his favorite location.
Bill is survived by his loving wife Linda ( nee Bongiovanni) of 39 years, his Siblings Helen Namocatcat, Eloisa Perez and her husband Harry Perez, his father in law Richard Bongiovanni and his wife Cheryl, brother in laws, John, Ernest & Richard Bongiovanni and his wife Robin Ashby.
Bill leaves behind several nieces, Elena Sarno and her husband Anthony Sarno, Alyssa Marnell and her husband James Marnell, Ava, Celia and Emma Bongiovanni and one nephew, Alejandro Namocatcat and his wife Kimberly Namocatcat.
Bill loved being a great Uncle and sadly leaves behind three great nieces, Layla Namocatcat, Harley Marnell, and Reina Sarno, his beautiful God Daughter. Bill also had one great nephew Alejandro Namocatcat Jr.
He is predeceased by his parents Santa & Ulises Rodriguez and Brother-in-law Bartholomew Namocatcat.
Services for William is as follows: There will be a public viewing on Thursday, April 8th 2021, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. with a religious service at 7:30 p.m. Burial will be private. A reminder to visitors that facial coverings is required to enter the funeral home and social distancing guidelines will be adhered too. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that a donation be made in memory of William to
- St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital
Thursday, April 8, 2021
William "Bill" Rodriguez
April 9, 2021
I saw the video since we were not able to be there in person. Its a beautiful memorial of a life so beautifully lived.
May he rest in peace.
Our prayers, love and blessings to the whole family.
Aunt Monsie and Uncle Mario
April 8, 2021
When my father was burried Billy got us a police escort all the way from the church to the cementary by surprize. He was a good guy like that. My cousin Linda was very happy with him. We use to have Friday game nights. Where my parents Lindas parents Linda and Bill and sometimes my cousin John and Ernie would play Poker, Yatzee. Pictionary and Trivial Persuit every Friday. Good Times! ,Proud to have him in the family.Today is my dads birthday. Thats the circle of life. Say hello to him , my mom and Aunt Dolly when you see them in heaven Bill ,Thanks.
April 7, 2021
Ms. Jackie told me of your loss. I am so sorry. Please accept my deepest sympathies. I didn’t know Billy really but I know how much he meant to you. Please let me know if there is anything I can do. I am unable to make it tomorrow and for that I am also sorry. Please take care. Paula (Francisco 732-272-7038).
April 7, 2021
Billy and you were always there for me with a kind word, encouragement and advice.
Together you both built a beautiful home that was welcoming to all.
I cherish the memories we created and those I was a part of because of the two of you.
I truly treasured Billy and I truly treasure you.
Continued prayers from me and know I am always here for you.
April 6, 2021
Here is to the good times!!!
We will never forget the weekend we shared at the Cape May Zoo and the Rodriguez Resort back in August 2012. That will forever be a cherished memory.
I will miss your humor and stories you told about being on the job.
Rest in Peace my friend.
Rich, Diana, Richard Jr., Brittany and Alex
April 5, 2021
Life will never be the same without you.
We promise to take care of Titi Linda and will always keep your memory alive.
Please watch and protect us.
Give my Daddy and Mama Sarno a hug and kiss for us.
We love you!
💜 Antonio, Leni, Journey & God Daughter Reina