William J., 90, of Toms River (formerly of Old Tappan) Passed away on December 24, 2013. He is survived by his wife, Gertrude (Wallace) Born in New York, NY to the late Gertrude Auth (nee Waxon) and Maxwell Auth. "Bill" was the devoted father to Nancy Schaub and her husband Warren, William J. Auth Jr., Thomas J. Auth and his wife Marcia and Robert J. Auth and his wife Elsa. Proud grandfather of Katherine E. Schaub, Eileen P. Schaub and Maxwell David Auth. Bill grew up in the Bronx NY and spent his summers working as a first mate on a fishing boat on the Long Island Sound. He enlisted in the United States Army
in1943 and served in the Southwest Pacific Theatre of Operations. Following his discharge in 1946 he studied Mechanical Engineering at New York University
from which he received Bachelor's and Master's Degrees. He pursued a career in mechanical engineering in which he specialized in the area of heat exchange. He served in the Old Tappan Volunteer Fire Department for 19 years. He was a prolific reader and enjoyed history, astronomy and he spent many enjoyable hours discussing these topics with family at holiday gatherings. His passion for bird watching and his encouraging northeastern varieties of birds to visit his backyard became a family activity. Our Beloved "Bill, Dad and Papa Bill" will be deeply missed. Services will be held in the Spring for family and friends.