William McKee Hunziker
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William McKee Hunziker, 54, died Dec. 30, 2012, at home, surrounded by his loving family. Visitation will take place on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013, from 4 to 8 p.m. at Higgins and Bonner Echo Lake Funeral Home, 582 Springfield Ave., Westfield, N.J. 07090, (908) 789-7400. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, Jan. 4, 2013, at St. Helen Roman Catholic Church in Westfield, N.J., at 11:15 a.m. Bill will be laid to rest at Fairview Cemetery during a private ceremony at a later date. Bill was born in Manhattan, N.Y., the son of (the late) Robert M. Hunziker and Joan D. Hunziker of Garwood, N.J. Bill was a lifelong resident of Westfield, where he resided with his wife, Theresa, and their three children. Bill graduated from Westfield High School in 1976, where he enjoyed a successful school wrestling career. Bill then attended the University of New Haven in Connecticut, where he received his bachelor's degree in hotel/restaurant management. Mr. Hunziker was employed by PJP, of Philadelphia, Pa. He was a sales consultant for the past seven years selling hotel and restaurant supplies and equipment. Bill spent and enjoyed his lifelong career in the food service industry. He took an active role in his children's numerous activities and was a loving husband, father, and son. Bill enjoyed playing a round of golf with friends, exercising at the local YMCA, and was masterful in the kitchen. He will be sadly missed by his family and friends. Bill was the beloved husband of Theresa (Buckley) for 23 years, and a devoted father to their three children, Peter, Siobhan, and Luke, of Westfield, N.J. He is also survived by his mother, Joan D. Hunziker of Garwood; brothers, James Hunziker and his wife, Alex, of Portland, Maine, Hans Hunziker and his wife, Lisa, of Cleveland Heights, Ohio, and Eric Hunziker and his wife, Judy, of Chino Hills, Calif., and Bill's in-laws, Edward and Nora Buckley of Waretown, N.J., Patrick and Dawn Buckley of Hillsborough, N.J., Paul and Tracy Buckley of Long Beach Calif., Kenneth Buckley of South Plainfield, N.J., and Ann (Buckley) and Greg Guerra of Lexington, S.C. He also leaves behind many loving nieces, nephews, cousins, and dear friends with whom he shared many fond memories. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Bill's memory to the John Theurer Cancer Center (Thoracic Oncology Division) at Hackensack University Medical Center Foundation, P.O. Box 417290, Boston, Mass. 02241, or www.jtcancercenter.org.

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Published in The Star-Ledger on Jan. 1, 2013.
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January 3, 2013
So,so sorry! I have loved seeing you and Bill at so many of your children's activities. That love and support will remain in their hearts, forever. I'm praying for you Teresa and you gave and gave out of love.
Maureen Grimes
January 3, 2013
Theresa, I'm thinking of you at this difficult time. Your husband is free from pain and can rest now. Take care of yourself and your beautiful children...you will give each other peace and comfort.

Margo Bartiromo
January 3, 2013
Rest in peace Billy
Diane Calabro-DiDonato
January 2, 2013
God Bless you Billy. I pray for you and your family. You were a good friend and I will remember all the highschool memories we had. Kelly Bergen Lynn
January 2, 2013
You will always live in our hearts and prayers.
January 2, 2013
I will miss Bill. He was a great guy.

Jay Shepard
January 2, 2013
Theresa, I'm so terribly sorry for your loss. Bill was such a good man. May God bless you and your family.
Peggy (Chemidlin) O'Hare
January 1, 2013
Rest in peace Billy, you were always so nice to all !Best to your family, Lynn Fitzgerald
January 1, 2013
May you Rest with the angels Billy.Blessings to the Hunziker family.
Sincerely,Patricia Healy
January 1, 2013
RIP Billy, you were always good at what ever you did.
Jim Hendrickson
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