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William David Earl

February 10, 1940 — December 29, 2023

William David Earl, affectionately known as "Chic" to his friends and loved ones, passed away peacefully of natural causes on December 29, 2023, in Lyndhurst, New Jersey. Born on February 10, 1940, in Jersey City, NJ, Bill was a beacon of warmth and generosity throughout his 83 years.

Bill spent his early years in Jersey City, where he was born to the late William and Veronica Earl. His childhood was filled with fond memories and strong family bonds, which he carried into his own family life. He was a devoted husband to his late wife, Evelyn Earl, and a loving father to his daughter Gail Trasso, his sons Ronald Speaks, and Raymond Trasso, who, along with his wife Pam, cherished every moment spent with him.

Bill's professional life was marked by dedication and hard work. He served as a Core Inspector at Franks GMC in Lyndhurst, where his friendly demeanor and selfless nature made him a beloved figure. After moving to Lyndhurst, where he lived for 30 years, Bill became a well-known and respected member of the community, leaving a lasting impression on all who had the pleasure of knowing him.

He was a brother to Carol Girolamo, and a doting grandfather to Nicole, Veronica, Michael, and Lauren. His role as a great-grandfather to Anna Marie and David John was one of his greatest joys. Bill's family was the centerpiece of his life, and his love and guidance were the pillars that supported them.

Those who knew Bill will remember him as the epitome of friendliness, thoughtfulness, and selflessness. His ability to make anyone feel welcome and valued was one of his most remarkable traits. Bill's legacy is one of kindness and compassion, a legacy that will live on through the countless lives he touched.

As we bid farewell to William David Earl, we celebrate a life lived with purpose and love. His spirit, characterized by his benevolence and care for others, will continue to inspire all who knew him. Bill's memory will be treasured and kept alive in the hearts of his family, friends, and all who were fortunate enough to have been part of his journey.

Bill's passing leaves a void in the lives of those he left behind, but his memory will forever be a guiding light. He will be deeply missed, but the stories of his life will continue to bring smiles and comfort to those who remember him. Rest in peace, Bill; your legacy of love and selflessness will never be forgotten.

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Wednesday, January 3, 2024

4:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Ippolito-Stellato Funeral Home

425 Ridge Road, Lyndhurst, NJ 07071

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Thursday, January 4, 2024

Starts at 10:00 am (Eastern time)

St Michael the Archangel Roman Catholic Church

624 Page Avenue, Lyndhurst, NJ 07071

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East Ridgelawn Crematory

255 Main Avenue , Clifton, NJ 07014

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