McCluskey, William J.
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William J. McCluskey, 62, of Garnerville, NY, passed away at Good Samaritan Hospital on Nov. 25, 2013. Bill had an extensive career in education and business. As a graduate of Marist College and M.A. from Seton Hall University, he continued his post-graduate work at Fordham University and the University of Notre Dame in American and English Literature. Bill started his teaching career as a Marist Brother in 1968 at Marist High School, Queen of Angels School (educator/administrator) and Roselle Catholic High School.
Bill served as a regional manager and director of training at Merrill Lynch, Prudential and JP Morgan Chase. Throughout his career, Bill made many lasting friendships, which have endured. Bill studied Pastoral Care Ministry, which he recently exercised at the Robert Yeager Health Center in Pomona. Bill thoroughly enjoyed going to work each day to interact with the staff and the patients.
Bill was predeceased by his parents, John and Marie (Maloney) McCluskey. He is survived by his loving brothers, John (Irene) McCluskey, James (Alice) McCluskey and his sister, Mary Ann (Brian) Reilly; his loving nieces, Maureen Radday, Jeanne Bookstein, Shannon Pompilio & Patricia McCluskey; and his nephews, John & Daniel McCluskey and Kevin Reilly.
Bill loved visiting with his great-nieces and nephews who he adored. They always put a smile on his face. He was known to them as "Uncle Willis." Bill endeared himself to everyone he met with his animated personality/story telling.
Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 29 at Edward C. Finn Funeral Home, Stony Point. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 30 at St. Peter's Church, with burial to follow in St. Raymond Cemetery. Donations can be made to the
, PO Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38101-9908.
Edward C. Finn Funeral Home
43 E. Main St.
Stony Point, NY 10980
Published in the The Journal News on Nov. 27, 2013