William John Aber Sr.

February 5, 1947May 11, 2019

William John Aber Sr. of New Bern passed away peacefully on May 11, 2019 at age 72.

Bill was born and raised on Long Island, New York. He earned his undergraduate degree from St. Lawrence University and graduated with an M.B.A. from Pace University. Bill and his wife, Dianne, raised their two children in Pound Ridge, NY. He worked in banking in New York City for more than 20 years and retired as the Senior Vice President of Operations at Nordea Bank. Years later, Bill and Dianne moved to New Bern, NC. Bill was proud of his involvement in the community. He was a member of CERT and served as an Usher at the First Presbyterian Church. He enjoyed fishing and golfing in his spare time.

Bill is survived by his loving wife, Dianne; son, Will; daughter, Kim; and sister, Vera.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00am on Friday, June 14, 2019 at the First Presbyterian Church. The family asks that flowers or donations be sent to the First Presbyterian Church.

Arrangements are held by Cotten Funeral Home and Crematory. Online condolences may be made to the Aber family at


14 June

Memorial Service

11:00 am

First Presbterian Church


William John Aber Sr.

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Carl Korn

May 16, 2019

Cara and I want to express our condolences to Dianne and the rest of the Aber family. Bill was generous with his time and advice as we acclimated to Lake Snow, and we enjoyed very much his reports on the latest fishing. May his memory always be for a blessing.

Donna Haas

May 16, 2019

I was saddened to hear about Mr. Bill’s(what I called him)passing. I metMr. Bill and Dianne through my home health care agency as his caregiver. The time I was with Mr. Bill he always showed a sense of humor even during his “not so good days”! And we had some good conversations about fishing and anything in general! I know he will be missed by his devoted dog Manny. My sincere condolences to his wife Dianne and his family and friends! Donna Haas(caregiver)

vera krischik

May 14, 2019

Bill Aber was a wonderful husband and father. He devoted his life to taking care of his family. He always tried to make people laugh and relax. He enjoyed his church and the people. He was kind to his dogs and other animals. He lived a respectful life and will be missed.
His sister Vera