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William E Pryer

Died: Mon., Oct. 14, 2013


7:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Thu., Oct. 17, 2013
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Fri., Oct. 18, 2013
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Fri., Oct. 18, 2013
Location: Leonardis Memorial Home

Funeral Mass

9:30 AM Sat., Oct. 19, 2013
Location: Holy Family Church

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William E. Pryer, Jr, 75, of Florham Park, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family on October 14, 2013. He was born in Brooklyn, NY and moved to NJ in 1968. William was a USMC veteran and the owner of Bill Pryer Private Disposal, LLC for 46 years. He also was a member of the VFW, Elks, American Legion, and the Florham Park Volunteer Fire Department.  Beloved husband of 54 years to Louise (Bace).  Devoted father of Linda Padula, her husband Michael, Anthony Pryer , William Pryer, his wife Tracy, Michael Pryer, his wife Paula, and Robert Pryer.  Loving grandfather of William, Angela & Anthony Pryer, Joseph & Ann Marie Covello, Daniel & Alison Padula, Zachary, Christopher, Francis, Nicholas & Danielle Pryer, Robert & Brittany Pryer.  Visitation at the Leonardis Memorial Home 210 Ridgedale Ave. Florham  Park on Thursday from 7-9pm and Friday from 2-4 & 7-9pm.  Funeral on Saturday assembling at 8:30am followed by a mass at Holy Family Church in Florham Park at 9:30am.  Entombment at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in East Hanover.  In lieu of flowers,

Charitable donations may be made in William's memory to the following organization:

Florham Park Volunteer Fire Department
315 Brooklake Rd, Florham Park, NJ 07932
Tel: (973) 377- 3241

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Jackie Somers
   Posted Tue October 15, 2013
I am so sorry to hear about Mr. Pryer. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Jackie Somers

Loretta & Bob Wilson
   Posted Wed October 16, 2013
What a loss to everyone! Everytime I saw Bill he would give me a big smile. I've known your family since I moved here since your Bobby and mine went to school together and I worked at Ridgedale. I won't be able to attend the wake since I broke my toes and sprained my knee but I'm with you in thought. Stay strong, Louise!!!

thomas j colombrito
   Posted Thu October 17, 2013
So sorry to hear of Mr. Pryer's passing, Please accept mine and my whole family's condolences.He was a great man from a great family, we will be thinking of all of you, Sincerely Tom Colombrito and family.

Richard Bace
   Posted Thu October 17, 2013

TRADITIONAL FUNERAL BASKET was sent by Richard and Grace Bace.

Our deepest sympathy. Love Rick and Grace Bace

Marian and Martin Green
   Posted Thu October 17, 2013
Louise our entire family sends Heartfelt Condolences to your family. Our community has lost a treasure. We are very sad and will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. Fondly, Marian and Marty Green & family.

   Posted Fri October 18, 2013
My condolences to Billy (William) and the Pryer family.

Lynne Barry-McMullen
   Posted Fri October 18, 2013
Louise, Linda, Anthony, Billy, Michael, Bobby & Grandchildren,

Our hearts are broken. We loved him so much and Uncle Art is welcoming him home with open arms. They are with the Lord who has given them eternal light and peace, fishing poles, and golf clubs! They're laughing at us for crying.

Billy was one of the greatest guys we've ever known. Handsome, generous, a true gentlemen, and a comedian with a perpetual smile on his face. He always kept us laughing and was the life of every party and gathering. Everyone who knew him, loved him. We celebrate his life here with us on Earth as the Lord is celebrating him on his final journey home.

He will truly be missed and will remain in our hearts forever.

May God bless you all at this hard time.
We love you all!

Aunt Carmel, Lynne & Tom

Vi O'Neill
   Posted Sun October 20, 2013
It is hard to believe Bill has passed away... He was quite the man! So strong-willed, self-assured and determined to succeed in building his business no matter what. He and Louise worked through the rought times.

Bill was quite humorous and could be very funny. He also had a very sensitive side to him. I remember how sentimental he would get whenever we discussed 1968 when he and Louise started the disposal business and they moved next door to us on Blaine Street in Millburn. We both rented apartments in a Duplex house. We shared the back yard. We had many BBQ parties. Whenever we both had company, we joined our tables and food together, as well as our guests. Louise's parents, Rosie & Tony would drive in from Brooklyn almost every week-end, loaded with Italian dishes Rosie made. Of course Rosie always made Bill's favorites, which he loved.

Bill loved family gatherings. He had such fun teasing Louise's uncles. He was humorous and loving. Bill adored his wife, Louise, and nick-named her as his " gypsy." She was the foundation his success was built on. He was so devoted to his children and worked hard to provide well for them.

Although Bill was proud of his achievements and success in business, he never forgot his humble beginnings and the O'Neill family being a part of it.
Our love to to the Pryer family. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

caroline schaan
   Posted Wed January 08, 2014
Dear Mrs. Pryer & family, I'm so sorry to hear about Mr. Pryer. Never meet him but will always remember Mrs. Pryer, & of course Bobby. All iknow it's been a very bad a terrible couple past of months for me. I feel so bad for you all. I sure do miss my Florham park days. I will never forget you all. I loved living in Florham park. always felt safe there. Unlike Freehold township. Thank-god for Mrs. Wilson. She had told me on facebook. I'm in such shock. Mr. pryer was only 3 years older then my mom. I hope you all are doing ok now that it's been a couple of months. I will never forget you all & ms. Molyneux. You all made me feel so comfortable. Please forgive me for not giving you this message when Mr. Pryer had passed away.

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