John William Bauerlein

July 8, 1936November 17, 2021

John William Bauerlein, 85, of Andover Township, passed away on Wednesday, November 17, 2021 at his home.

John was born in Englewood, to the late Henry and Emma (Alfano) Bauerlein. He grew up in Fort Lee before moving to Andover Township over 50 years ago. He married his high school sweetheart, Hilda Mae Bauerlein in 1959. He was a proud Army Reserve Veteran serving during the Vietnam War. Prior to his retirement, he worked as a Labor Unions Manager in Bergen County. John was the former Fire Chief of Andover Township Fire Department but was a lifelong member. He loved to go fishing and hunting and was a part of the Allamuchy Gun Club. John loved spending time with his family and enjoyed going to grandchildren’s sporting events, he will be remembered for being a great provider to his family and always putting them first.

The beloved husband of the late Hilda Mae Bauerlein, John is survived by his children, Lisa Williams and her husband Alex Dunlop and Tina Williams and her husband Jim and his grandchildren Ken, Brian, Luke and Emma. Along with his parents, his brothers Roy and Henry Bauerlein predeceased John.

A memorial visitation will be held on Tuesday, November 23, 2021 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Smith-McCracken Funeral Home, 63 High Street, Newton, NJ 07860. A memorial service will begin at 2 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made Andover Township Fire Department, 625 Limecrest Road, Newton, New Jersey 07860. Condolences can be offered online at


  • Hilda Mae Bauerlein, Beloved Wife (deceased)
  • Lisa Williams (Alex Dunlop), Daughter
  • Tina Williams (Jim), Daughter
  • Ken Williams, Grandchild
  • Brian Williams, Grandchild
  • Luke Williams, Grandchild
  • Emma Williams, Grandchild
  • Henry Bauerlein, Father (deceased)
  • Emma (Alfano) Bauerlein, Mother (deceased)
  • Roy Bauerlein, Brother (deceased)
  • Henry Bauerlein, Brother (deceased)

  • Andover Township Fire Department


  • Memorial Visitation

    Tuesday, November 23, 2021

  • Memorial Service

    Tuesday, November 23, 2021


John William Bauerlein

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