William F. Kay dies at 90

William F. Kay

William F. Kay, 90, of Brick, formerly of Kearny, died June 5, 2024.

Relatives and friends visitation at the Armitage & Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Drive, Kearny. A funeral service was celebrated in the funeral home. Interment was in Arlington Cemetery, Kearny.

Born in Scotland, William moved to Kearny in 1957, and retired to Brick in 2000. He worked as a manager for UPS for 25 years prior to his retirement 35 years ago.

William cherished time spent with his grandchildren, especially playing soccer.

William was the beloved husband of the-late Jean Kay; loving father of Sandra Walsh and the late William and Johnny Kay. He was the proud grandfather of Heather, Paul, William, Danielle, Kyle, John and the-late William and adoring great-grandfather of 11. He was also the dear brother of Anne Torrance.

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