OBITUARY: William ‘Billy’ Stocker

William “Billy” “Bill” Frederick Stocker of Marblehead passed away on Sept. 8 at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

Bill was the loving soulmate of Jeannette Meyer and they shared 40 years of life adventures. Bill was predeceased by his mother, Nathalie (Corning) Stocker; his father, George F. Stocker; and his brother, Barrie L. Stocker. He was the loving brother of Sharon (Stocker) Masters and her husband, Chuck Masters of Cary, North Carolina; dear uncle of Melissa D. Hale (Masters) of Holly Springs, North Carolina, and Christopher B. Masters of Morehead City, North Carolina; and great uncle of Megan, Brian and Caroline.

William ‘Billy’ ‘Bill’ Stocker

Bill attended Glover Grammar School and Marblehead High School, Class of 1963, where he was actively involved in both the gymnastics and track teams. Bill graduated from Wentworth Institute of Boston in 1965, receiving an associate’s degree in electronic engineering.

Bill saw active duty as a CT3 (cryptologist) in the U.S. Naval Security Group Activity from 1967 to 1969 in Bremerhaven, Germany.

Returning home, Bill continued his career with electronics for many years in Burlington. During the mid-1980s, Bill’s interest switched to buying, renovating and renting residential property in Amesbury and Marblehead.

In the ’70s, Bill’s love of skiing since childhood brought him to join the Wedeln Ski Club in the North Conway area. He purchased land and decided to build his very own private ski chalet.

Bill’s earliest summertime favorite memories and happy times with family and friends always involved sailing and boating in the harbor, the islands and surrounding waters in the Marblehead-Gloucester area. Bill especially loved his membership at the Marblehead Yacht Club.

Visiting hours for Bill will be held on Sunday, Sept. 17, 2-6 p.m. at Eustis & Cornell of Marblehead, 142 Elm St. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 18, at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Wyoming Cemetery, Melrose.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations please be made to Tunnels to Towers.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy for Bill’s loved ones may be shared at

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