Mass of the Christian Burial
Obituary of William A. Rawls
Born on July 22,1931 and passed away peacefully at home on April 20, 2019, surrounded by his family. He was 87 years old. Born in Philadelphia, PA, William was a long time resident of Riverside. He proudly served his country as a paratrooper, 82nd. Airborne Division. William was employed for many years as a sheet metal worker, working out of Philadelphia Local Union #19. William was extremely active in St. Peter's Church, Riverside, serving as an Eucharistic Minister, lecturer and prayer group leader. He also helped to produce the Living Stations of the Cross.
Beloved husband of the late Joan M. (nee Keaveney). Devoted father of William A. Rawls Jr. (Maryann), Barbara Gaul (Bill), Denise Lowe (Rod), John Rawls (Miki) and Michael Rawls (Gerald Leatherman). Loving grandfather of 15, great grandfather of 36. Relatives and friends are invited to attend William's viewing Wednesday evening from 6 pm to 8 pm and Thursday morning from 9 am to 10 am at the Chadwick Memorial Home, 154 Webster St., Riverside, NJ. Mass of Christian Burial 10:30 am at Jesus the Good Shepherd Parish, St. Peter's Church, Riverside. Interment Lakeview Cemetery, Cinnaminson.