William Austin Fynes, Jr.

William Austin Fynes, Jr.
03/03/1935 - 07/10/2023

William Austin Fynes Jr., 88, of Haddonfield, passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his loving family on July 10, 2023.

Beloved husband of the late Joan Fynes and devoted partner of Brenda Kernan; treasured son of the late William and Helen Fynes; adoring father of Meg Fynes, William Fynes (Celine), Gene Fynes (Teresa), Molly (Douglas) Boesch, and Christopher Fynes (Cassandra); loving grandfather of Dylan and Ryan Lofland; William and Madeline Fynes; Katherine Fynes; Caitrin, Sean and Liam Doyle and Amanda, Alston and Aidan Boesch; and Teegan and Brody Fynes; cherished brother of the late Bernadine (“Bernee”) Chrisaidos (Andrew); dear brother-in-law of the late Msgr. Eugene (“Father Gene”) Kernan, the late Jack Kernan (Josephine), the late Agnes Zeigler (Robert), the late Larry Kernan, the late Fran Kernan (Catherine), the late Pat Kernan (Jeanette), the late Terry Kernan (Brenda), Brigid Kernan, and the late Bunny Kernan; and much-loved uncle of numerous nephews and nieces.

Bill graduated from Camden Catholic High School and LaSalle University, where he was a varsity rower, and later earned a master’s degree from Temple University. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and a longtime sales executive for a number of companies, including Johnson & Johnson and Redman Homes. With his wife, Joan, he co-owned a small business in Dallas, where the family lived for many years.

During a long and successful career, Bill, with Joan and the kids, established homes in Virginia, Texas, California and Arizona, as well as Willingboro, Belle Mead and Cherry Hill in New Jersey. The family particularly loved time spent in the family’s Ocean City vacation home and other Jersey shore beach towns, as well as in South Padre Island, Tex., where they made many enduring friendships.

Bill loved travel, and with Joan and other family and friends explored the United States, from Alaska to Hawaii, as well as many cities in Europe. During a memorable trip to Rome, Bill and Joan, who were very strong in their Catholic faith, met with Pope John Paul II in a once-in-a-lifetime encounter. Bill loved the beach and the ocean, sailing, laughter, adventures of all kinds and country music, particularly Willie Nelson. But his passion was his family and friends.

The family are especially grateful to Jane Beetle for her friendship, kindness and excellent care during Bill’s illness.


Funeral Home:
Wm. A. Bradley & Son Funeral Home
Funeral:
A visitation will be held Aug. 5, 2023, at Christ the King Roman Catholic Church in Haddonfield at 10 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass at 11 a.m.
Memorial Gifts:
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made in Bill’s name to the Lustgarten Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research, Catholic Charities or Doctors Without Borders.
Bradley Funeral Homes
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