MANAHAWKIN - WILLIAM ALFRED HOMEYER passed away on Friday, February 7, 2020 at home surrounded by family. He was 89 years old.
Born and raised in Jersey City, he was a U.S. Navy Veteran who served as a Radarman during the Korean war. Upon his return from the Navy, he married the love of his life, Anna Marie DeLeo in 1954, and raised his family in East Brunswick before moving to Manahawkin 35 years ago.
He retired in 1991 after working for 40 years as an electrician for IBEW Local 400 in Wall Township, NJ.
William was predeceased by his parents, George and Mildred Homeyer; and brother, Richard Homeyer.
Surviving are his loving wife of 65 years, Anna Marie; two sons, George Homeyer and wife, Carol, of Easton, PA; William F Homeyer and wife, Karen, of Monroe Township, NJ, and daughter, Barbara Hahn and husband, Matthew, of Bridgeton Township, PA.
Surviving also are his three granddaughters, Melanie Celano; Nicole Homeyer-Rigby and her husband, Kevin; and Faith Hahn, along with two great-grandsons, Griffin Rigby and Dylan Celano.
He is also survived by his brother, George Homeyer of Raleigh, NC, and sister, Grace Pagan of Sumter, SC.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, February 22, 2020, from 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM with a prayer service scheduled at 2:30 PM, at The BRUNSWICK MEMORIAL HOME, 454 Cranbury Road, East Brunswick. Interment will be private. For directions please visit our "Services" page.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in William's memory to The Shriners Hospitals for Children at www.shrinershospitalsforchildren.org and St. Jude Children's Research Hospital at www.stjude.org.
I met Bill and Ann 30 years ago, when I became their hairdresser. Over time we became good friends. Bill was one of the best, he was a real gentleman with a kind heart and soul. I loved his down to earth, easygoing personality. I always felt comfort in his presence. My husband and I are going to miss Bill so much. Also, our dog Foxy. She grew to love him also. Every week when Ann would have her hair done, Foxy looked forward to Bill's visit. I am proud to say and thankful, that I had the pleasure to know one of the best!! Tracy and I offer our heartfelt condolences to Ann, her children, grand children and the entire Homeyer family. Rest in peace Bill. We love you and will miss you dearly!
I grew up two doors down from the Homeyers and Mr. & Mrs. H were like second parents to me. Whenever I think of Mr. H (even as an adult, I never could bring myself to call him Bill) in my mind's eye, I always see him with that impish, Irish twinkle in his eyes complementing that great smile. Mr. H also had a finely-tuned B.S. meter, so you never tried to pull anything over on him (not that we could), but he was the funniest, liveliest, most-likable Dad on the block - unlike several other fathers in the neighborhood who struck fear in our tender hearts! Despite all of his illnesses, never-give-up was the credo that he lived by, which inspired me in my own artistic pursuits - and inspires me still. I don't know if he realized the impact he had on so many, but he will be missed. Sending heartfelt love and condolences to my 'Mom' Ann, 'sister' Barbara, 'brothers' Bill and George, their spouses, children and grandchildren, and the entire Homeyer clan.
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