William E. "Bill" McCoy IV

Galloway Township, formerly of Roebling: William E. "Bill" McCoy IV, 77 years old, of Galloway, passed away peacefully at Samaritan Hospice Center in Voorhees on Tuesday surrounded by his family after suffering several months with lung cancer. Mr. McCoy was born in Trenton to the late William E. McCoy III and Anne M. (Linkewich) McCoy. He was the twin brother of the late Wesley C. McCoy Sr. He was raised in Roebling and resided there for 42 years. Before moving to Galloway in 2017, he resided in several towns in Burlington County. He is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Jean A. (Cardis) McCoy, his son, William E. McCoy V and daughter, Joyce S. McCoy (Kimberly). He is also survived by his two granddaughters, Ashley and Jessica and his loving poodle, Candee, his sisters-in-law, Carole Cardis and Nicalen McCoy and several cousins, nieces and nephews. Mr. McCoy attended school in Florence Township and was employed by General Motors in the Auto Parts Division, Langhorne PA and retired after 31 years of service, including 22 years with Delphi Automotive Services in Trenton. He was a member of the United Auto Workers Union, Local 2177. Prior to working for General Motors, he worked 14 years for John A. Roebling & Sons (CF&I) and was a member of the Steel Workers Union Local 2110. Mr. McCoy was an active firefighter for the Roebling Fire Co. #3 since 1957. He was a dedicated fireman and really loved volunteering. He proudly served as Foreman, Assistant Foreman and Chief Driver over his 27 years as an active fireman. He was a member of the NJ Exempt Firemen's Association and Florence Township Exempt Firemen's Association. He was a member of the Roebling Rescue Squad where he served as Captain of the riverboat. He loved the rescue squad and was a member since he was 16 years old. In his younger years he volunteered many hours for both organizations. He played hardball and softball for several years. In 1947 and 1950 his team, "The Midgets" became the Florence Twp. Little League Champs, coached by his father. He was also on the American Legion Post 39 team who were the champs in 1959. He was very active in youth sports for many years, coaching Little League Baseball and Girls Softball. ln 1981 he was honored along with his wife by Florence Township and named Citizen of the Year for his dedication to the girls and boys of Florence Township. Bill had many friends and will be sadly missed by all. He loved traveling with his wife, family and friends, playing golf, and going to the Atlantic City casino. He especially enjoyed his granddaughters and watching them play sports. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his viewing on Sunday from 4:00 – 7:00 PM and Monday from 9:30 AM until cemetery departure at Koschek and Porter Funeral Directors, 1115 Hornberger Avenue, Roebling. Fireman's Ritual will be conducted 6:00 PM Sunday at the funeral home. Interment will be in Holy Assumption Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St Jude Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or Samaritan Hospice, 5 Eves Dr., Suite 300, Marlton, NJ. Condolences may be sent to www.koschekandporterfuneralhome.com