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July 20, 2023
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Somerville- William Cavalear (Bill), 66, died peacefully at home, surrounded by the love of his family on Thursday, July 20, 2023.
Billy was elected Shop Steward and retired from the Carpenters Union Local 455 after 27 years. Bill could build and make anything you envisioned. He took much pride in his work, all the bridges he had worked on, high rises he built in Manhattan. Bill was the Sargent of Arms at the American Legion, Post 12 for several years.
Bill was a certified scuba diver and enjoyed diving with friends and a crew before marrying the love of his life, Debbie. They were married for 32 years before she predeceased him by 9 years.
He had a passion for animals. He loved them all; wild and especially his own, beloved Max and MamaCat.
He enjoyed woodworking and loved the outdoors, whether it be fishing, hunting, taking the grandkids down by the river looking for wildlife, skipping rocks, teaching them how ride go karts and operate simple machinery. He could do just about anything.
“Pop” meant the world to his grandkids.
In his later life, Bill was very involved in dirt racing and working with the pit crews. He absolutely loved watching the races and spending time with his friends.
Billy was always strong willed and a determined fighter. He never let anything bring him down.
Even in his final moments he had a smile on his face.
He is predeceased by his Wife Deborah (2014), Father Frederick Cavalear and Mother Kathryn Suckoe Cavalear, Sisters; Janet Gerwer, Dorothy Reed and Brother Frederick Cavalear.
Surviving are his daughters; Samantha Cavalear (Robert) of Milford, NJ and Christine Moyer (Justin) of Somerville, NJ; Sister Betty Jean Naminsky (Tommy) of PA. Grandchildren, Brayden, Connor, Brooke and Blake. Many cousins, nieces, nephews and very dear friends.
A memorial visitation will be held on Sunday, July 30, 2023 from 11-1:30PM with a memorial service beginning at 1:30PM at the Bridgewater Funeral Home, 707 East Main Street, Bridgewater, NJ 08807.