William R. Carver, 66, of Hazlet, passed away on Sunday, October 31st. William was born in Newark, on May 15, 1955, the son of the late Virginia and Alfred Carver. Bill was raised in Belford and eventually settled down to start a family in Hazlet. He began working for Oswald Enterprises right out of high school where he worked his way from an apprentice to operating manager during his 47-year career.
Bill was a communicant of St. Catherine's Church in Middletown and a member of the Middletown Elks Lodge 2179. He was an avid sports fan whose favorite teams were the NY Giants, the NJ Devils and the NY Mets. Bill shared a passion for the Mets with his daughter, Meggan. Each year he, Meggan, & “The Nomads” would take a trip to see the Mets play at a different stadium. These trips were a blessing to everyone involved & a bright spot in Bills life. Bill especially enjoyed his family's annual vacation to Florida where he could be found hanging by the pool with his kids and the grandkids. Exploring the parks and having a wonderful time with his family. He was always involved in his children's activities when they were growing up. He coached his daughters' softball teams for nearly 15 years! Bill could often be found at home working around his yard, doing everything from gardening to building his own patio, or playing with his two beloved dogs Rascal and Shadow. Bill took tremendous pride in the life that he built. He will be fondly remembered as a dedicated and loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend.
Bill is survived by his wife of 44 years, Louise (Read) Carver and their 3 daughters; Rachel (Tony W.) Carver, Meggan Carver, and Lindsey (Tyler Y.) Carver along with 9 grandchildren; Lexie, Lillie, Anthony, Lainie, Aaliyah, Kingston, Remington, Bianka and Legend. Bill was predeceased by his son Billy Carver, Jr. in 2013 and his sister Beverly Lessard in 2012.
Friends and relatives may pay their respects on Thursday from 5 - 8 pm at Scott & Kedz Home for Funerals. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Saint Catherine Church in Middletown, at 10:30 am on Friday, November 5th. The Burial and committal will follow at St. Joseph's Cemetery in Keyport.
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