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William H., 74, of Washington Township, NJ, passed peacefully at home on Wednesday, February 19, 2014. Born in City Island, NY to Harold and Estelle Kroepke. Bill was a graduate of Fordham Prep and went on to Manhattan College where he received his bachelor's degree. He served his country proudly in the US Coast Guard from which he retired as a Lieutenant Commander. Bill was Captain Emeritus of the Washington Township Volunteer Ambulance Corps. Bill joined the Ambulance Corps on September 8, 1969 and spent many years as Captain, during that time he responded to over 3,750 calls. He established the Pascack Valley Mutual Aid Group and served as President of the Pascack Valley Volunteer Ambulance Association. Bill's imprint on the WTVAC is deep and lasting and his memory will be honored through the Corps' service to the community. Beloved husband of Carol Kroepke; loving father of William P. Kroepke and his wife Eve and Jennifer Pezik and her husband Joseph; adoring grandfather of Katelyn and Bradford Kroepke and Darian Pezik. The family will receive their relatives and friends for visitation at Becker Funeral Home, 219 Kinderkamack Road, Westwood, on Sunday from 12-4 PM. The Funeral Service will be held at the funeral home on Sunday at 4 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Washington Township Volunteer Ambulance Corps, 354 Hudson Ave., Washington Township, NJ 07676.
Published in The Record/Herald News on Feb. 22, 2014