William W. Carlough, Jr.-Loving Husband, Father, Grandfather & Brother
William W. Carlough, Jr., passed away peacefully on October 8, 2013 at Overlook Hospital. He leaves behind his wife, Betsy, 3 children, William (wife Evie), Karen, Craig (wife Heather), his brother Edward Carlough, sister Jane Ann Belli, and a granddaughter, Tiah. He also leaves behind 17 nieces and nephews and their children; two step grandsons and two step great granddaughters. Bill was preceded in death by his parents, William W. Carlough, Sr., and Genevieve Goode Carlough. Bill was born in Paterson, NJ and grew up in Rutherford. He later moved to New Providence and was currently a resident of Watchung. William was a banker by profession, and started his career at Chase Manhattan Bank then worked for Bankers Trust in NYC. He subsequently worked at The Summit and Elizabeth Trust Company for 24 years as Senior Vice President in charge of commercial lending. He also worked at The First National Bank of Toms River, where he was President of their subsidiary bank in Penns Grove. Bill was an athlete and graduated from St. Mary’s High School in Rutherford in 1952, later being elected to their Athletic Football Hall of Fame. Afterward, he attended Hobart College, graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in 1956. He was also elected to the Hobart Football Hall of Fame as a member of Hobart’s first undefeated team in 1954. Bill was an avid golfer and a member of Canoe Brook Country Club, where he served on the Board for many years. He was a part of the Canoe Brook Centennial Committee and in charge of publishing the centennial book. He was a member of both the New Jersey Metropolitan Golf Association and the New Jersey Senior Golf Association. Bill was active in officiating golf events and rating courses. Bill served as a volunteer for many organizations over the years. These included the Watchung Area Boy Scout Council, BSA Troop 63, as a board member for the Summit Arts Center, the United Way serving as President and SCORE. Bill will be remembered as one who expected a man to give his all to every endeavor but maintain his integrity. Whether it was on the ball field, in business or facing health issues, Bill never flinched. A Memorial Gathering will be held on Saturday, October 19, 2013 from 11 am to 1pm, followed by a Prayer & Celebrant Service at 1 pm. at the Bradley Brough & Dangler Funeral Home, 309 Springfield Ave, Summit, NJ. In lieu of flowers, the Carlough family requests donations be made in Memory of William W. Carlough, Jr, to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, 230 East Ohio St., Suite 304, Chicago, IL 60611-3201, www.pulmonaryfobrosis.org.