In loving memory of

Willard L. Stockton III
August 15, 1945 - August 17, 2017

EAST BRUNSWICK - WILLARD L. STOCKTON III died Thursday, August 17, 2017, at Raritan Bay Medical Center, Old Bridge. He was 72.

Born in New Brunswick, he was a lifelong resident of East Brunswick.

Bill was a 1963 graduate of East Brunswick High School and a 1967 graduate of Monmouth College.

Prior to retiring in 2003, he was a procurement manager for Foster-Wheeler Corp., Clinton, NJ, for 32 years. After retiring, he worked for the East Brunswick Parking Authority from 2004 till present.

Bill was also an active member of the East Brunswick community where he devoted much of his life in volunteer service to others. He was a Life Member of the East Brunswick Independent Fire Company, which he joined as a high school senior in 1963. He served the Fire Company for 53 years, including 2 years as Fire Chief in 1976-77 and many years as an officer, currently as a Trustee. He was also instrumental in the formation and evolution of Fire District No. 2, having been elected as one of the original Commissioners in 1980 and serving six consecutive terms before retiring from the Board in 2006. Bill also served on the township Water Policy Advisory Committee for 33 years, from 1984 till present.

Bill was predeceased by his wife, Sharon Pavlick Stockton, in 2001, and his infant son, Jeffrey, in 1974.

Surviving are his three sons, David and his wife, Christine, Gregory and his wife, Barbara, and Todd and his wife, Stacy, all of East Brunswick; his brother, Kenneth C. of Spring Hill, FL; grandchildren, Luke, Dean & James; and his loving companion, Marge Griggs.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, August 21st, 8:45 AM, at The BRUNSWICK MEMORIAL HOME, 454 Cranbury Road, East Brunswick, followed by a 9:30 AM Mass of Christian Burial at St. Bartholomew RC Church, East Brunswick. Interment will take place in Holy Cross Burial Park, South Brunswick.

Friends may call at the funeral home on Sunday, August 20th, 2-4 & 6-8 PM, with the Fire Department service at 7 PM. For directions, please visit


Jim Tizzano wrote on Aug 17, 2017:

"He was Chief when I came into the Company. I will never forget seeing him on a middle of the morning call wearing his green coveralls with the big Fire Company patch on the back. See ya down the road Chief, and thanks for all you taught me."