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William S. Stokley

05/09/1944 - 02/04/2024


Obituary For William S. Stokley

Stokley, William S., 79, of Galloway, passed away peacefully, with his family by his side on February 4, 2024. Born in Philadelphia, PA, he lived in Medford, Sewell and Sea Isle City before moving to Galloway 20 years ago. Bill worked as a meat cutter, eventually becoming a manager with Acme Markets in Cross Keys for almost 30 years, before retiring in 1991. He was a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church in Absecon, where he served as a Eucharistic minister. Through this, he also served Atlanticare – Mainland as a Eucharistic minister. In his free time, he enjoyed gardening, fishing and boating. He most enjoyed being able to spend time with his family. Bill will be remembered as a man of service, doing what he could to assist those in need.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Gail (Stevens) Stokley; his children, Tim Minshall (Kelly), Bill G. Stokley, Gail Taylor (Roy) and Robert Stokley; his sister-in-law, Nancy Petrick (Joseph); his 14 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.

There will be a brief gathering from 10:30AM to 11AM on Friday, February 9, 2024 at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, 591 New Jersey Ave., Absecon. A funeral mass will be offered at 11AM. Burial will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery Mays Landing. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (https://stjude.org/donate/), 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. For online condolences, please visit www.parselsfh.com.


9 Feb

Memorial Gathering

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church 591 New Jersey Avenue Absecon, NJ 08201 Get Directions »
9 Feb

Funeral Mass

11:00 AM

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church 591 New Jersey Avenue Absecon, NJ 08201 Get Directions »
9 Feb

Graveside Service

12:45 PM

Holy Cross Cemetery 5061 Harding Hwy Mays Landing, NJ 08330 Get Directions »
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  • 04/01/2024

    As an RN at Atlanticare (Mainland), I was able to witness William offering the Eucharist to many patients, over many years. He brought a lot of comfort to the sick. I also enjoyed talking to him at church and within the Four Seasons community. My condolences to the family. David Day

  • 02/09/2024

    Is there a way to contact Jeff who left a message above? I'd love to hear some of the stories Pop Pop shared with him about his life. Thank you.

  • 02/08/2024

    My Condolences to the family of Bill I was a Eucharistic Minister with Bill ,enjoyed his many stories of life May he Rest in the Lords peace Jim Davis

  • 02/07/2024

    Pop Pop always treated me very kindly and opened his home to me when I came to visit. I'll always remember him for his jokes and laughter, and playing the card game "sevens" with Mom Mom. I will miss chatting with him about work and the economy. May all the family find peace with this great loss, all the best, Steve

  • 02/06/2024

    I remember visiting Mom Mom and Pop Pop every summer. Pop Pop always buying me buttercake, taking me to the amusements, asking if I wanted more tickets for rides and always giving me more than enough tickets! Always so giving, ready to give me anything I wanted or needed. I remember him rollerskating, way back when I was little. He liked to tell me about that memory. He also liked to tell me "I used to be a soda jerk, now I'm just a jerk!" And I'd laugh, he was telling me that joke since I was little. I had a rootbeer float last week in his honor and am grateful he is now at peace, that his body is no longer suffering. I am grateful for our weekly calls over the last 6 months or so, I will miss him very much. May all his family, Mom-Mom especially, feel peace and love in their hearts right now. Love, Ria

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