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Sloane, William May 26, 1943 - May 17, 2022

William Joseph Sloane (Billy), 78, passed away on May 17, 2022, surrounded by his loving family. Born and raised in Morristown, NJ, he lived most of his life in Hackettstown where he
raised his family and then resided with his wife Gayle, who was truly the love of his life. Billy attended Assumption School and Bayley Ellard High School before beginning a long and
rewarding 40+ year career at Jersey Central Power and Light Company.

Married for over 57 years to his high school sweetheart, Billy was best known as a consummate family man. He loved his family fiercely and they always felt safe in his presence. He was a
man of honor, strength, and intelligence, and was well rounded and knew a little about a lot. His compassion, support, and guidance were the foundation of our family, and he enjoyed his
retirement basking in the company of his treasured grand and great-grandchildren. Billy enjoyed playing golf, reading, watching football, and traveling. One of his favorite travel
destinations was the yearly trip to Cancun with his wife, brother Brad, and sister-in-law Jackie, where the laughs and tequila flowed at the palapa. The sorrow left by his loss speaks volumes
to his character and the immense love he shared in life.

In addition to his beloved wife and best friend Gayle, Billy is survived by his devoted daughters Elizabeth Sloane-Rimer, Erin Thornton and husband Gregory, Meghan Anderson and husband
George; adored grandchildren Andrew Rimer, William (Little Billy) Audelo and wife Ashley, Jacob Thornton, Abigayle Thornton, Thomas Anderson, Liam Anderson, Margaret Anderson;
and his precious great-grandchildren Roman and Luca Audelo. He is also survived by his brother Ronald Sloane and his wife Barbara; dear sister-in-law Jacqueline Sloane, and his many
loving nephews, nieces, and dear friends. Billy is predeceased by his parents James V. and Rita Sloane (nee Mulvaney), and his brothers James W. Sloane and John Bradley Sloane.

A memorial mass will be celebrated at 11am on Monday, May 23 rd at the Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, located at 302 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ 07840,
with a celebration of William’s life to follow.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation ( ) or animal rescue Road Trip Rescues Inc. (Road Trip Rescues)

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ 07840.


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    Ann Greszczak says

    Dear Beth and Erin. I’m so sorry to hear about your dad. I will always remember him cheering on the “pink team” from the sidelines. What a nice man who was always so proud of his family. May he Rest In Peace. Ann Manno Greszczak

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    Joy Haag says

    Gayle, Beth, Erin, Meghan and the entire Sloane Family,

    We cherish so many wonderful memories, as we endearingly called him Poppy Sloane. Always caring for kids, family and friends was Bill’s way. Always giving, kidding and smiling. We are so blessed to have called him our friend. Rest in Peace Dear Friend.

    Sending Love and Prayers,
    Peter and Joy Haag and Family

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    Doreen says

    To the entire Sloane family, I send my DEEPEST condolences 😢 Your dad/husband want the kindest man and I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Doreen

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    Deirdre Elmiger Hauselt says

    Aunt Gayle , Beth Erin & Megan
    My heart is broken for you all! Uncle Billy was truly the best! Always with a smile or quick witted joke or comment!!
    I have the greatest loving memories from all our years… Sending you so much Love and Prayer’s to your entire family!!!

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