William R. Weisgerber, Jr. “Bill”, of Berkeley Heights, NJ, passed away at his home, surrounded by his loving family on December 29, 2019. Visiting hours at Wm. A. Bradley & Son Funeral Home, 345 Main St. in Chatham will be held on Thursday, January 2nd from 1:30pm to 4:30pm followed by a service beginning at 4:30. Interment will be private.
Born in Montclair, the son of William and Lydia (Broheimer) Weisgerber, Bill was raised in Chatham. He had also lived in New Providence before moving to Berkeley Heights in 1955. Bill worked at Schwartz Dairy Farm in Chatham prior to opening William’s Market in New Providence. In 1974 he retired from William’s and began a second career at Dun & Bradstreet in Berkeley Heights, retiring in 1996 as facility manager. Bill enjoyed fishing, hunting, and being outdoors. He loved to garden and landscape and was known for his meticulous yardwork. Bill will be fondly remembered for his cheerful, kind, and caring manner, as a generous, loving family man who was the true patriarch of the family and beyond.
Bill was the beloved husband of 70 years to Lillian. He was the loving father of Ellen Jaworski and William Weisgerber. He is also survived by his 5 cherished grandchildren and his brother Robert. He is predeceased by his sister Eleanor Campi. In lieu of flowers, donations in Bill’s memory may be made to Center for Hope Hospice, 1900 Raritan Rd, Scotch Plains, NJ 07076.