William J. Shields
May 28, 1932 - October 1, 2010
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William James Shields, 78 of Holmdel, NJ passed away on Friday October 1, 2010. Born in Coatbridge, Scotland, Bill began his career at Corby Steelworks in England in 1953. In 1960, he joined Llanwern Steelworks in Newport, Wales. Bill immigrated to North America in 1966 when he joined Sidney Steel in Sidney, Nova Scotia, Canada. …
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Mary Shields left a message on October 29, 2011:
Dear Aunty Mary, Jackie, Billy, Moira and Katie we were so sorry to hear of uncle Bill's passing, we have ery fond memories of him and will never forget him. Please accept our sincere condolences in your sad loss. Love Mary, Anjanee & Ashley
Catherine & Shane left a message on October 15, 2011:
Dear all We were so fortunate to have known Uncle Bill, he was a real gentleman. Our deepest sympathies are with you all and we are here if we can support you in any way. Catherine and Shane
Michael Manfield left a message on October 8, 2011:
To Jackie, Billy, and the entire Shield's Family. My deepest condolences for your loss. Your Dad was a Dynamic Person and very well respected. My thoghts and Prayers are with you all..
LeBoutillier Lise & John left a message on October 7, 2011:
Dear Mary It is with great sadness that we read in The Globe and Mail about Bill passing away. We have fond memories of the steel industry conferences and the great time we spent with both of you. Sincere condolences to you and family.
Steve Ashby left a message on October 6, 2011:
Dear Shields Family: I was saddened to hear about Bill's passing. I considered him a mentor and extraordinary leader in difficult times. He was generous and fair to all that had the pleasure to deal with him. I offer my respect and admiration for having known and worked with him for several years.My deepest condolances to the family.
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Brigid (Lynch) Elliott left a message on October 6, 2011:
Dear Mary,Jacqueline, Billy,Moira and Katie and family. Thinking of you during this time of sadness.I'm sure your many memories will help you cope with your bereavement of Bill, RIP. Love from Brigid,Eoin and David
Mike & Jody Fitzgibbons left a message on October 5, 2011:
Our condolences to Jackie, Billy, and the entire Shields family. We were sorry to hear the news of Bill's passing. He was a great leader at CO Steel. It was always a treat to hear him speak of the steel industry.Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family during these troubled times.
Lynne W Yurgel left a message on October 5, 2011:
I worked at Raritan River Steel.Co Steel Raritan during the time Mr Shields was at the helm. A real gentleman. The world is a sadder place without him....
Richard Hulsart Jr left a message on October 5, 2011:
I started at Co-Steel Raritan as a security guard in the ealy 1990's and worked my way up to being Captain at that site. greeting Mr Shields and all the Co-steel family and sharing many moments with a great group of people.Then about 1996 I was able to join the Co-Steel family myself and be apart of his industry. A time I Honor an I cherish to this day.I left Co-Steel for Ford Motor Co. A few years later.Although Ford has been good too me Mr.Sheilds and his group will always hold aspecial place in my heart. Thanks for the memories.
BRIDGET MCKEAGUE left a message on October 5, 2011:
My dear Mary, My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time. all my love, Bridget
EILEEN & PAUL CRYAN left a message on October 5, 2011:
DEAR AUNT MARY, WE ARE SO SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSE. UNCLE BILL WAS SO KIND AND GENEROUS TO US AND WE ENJOYED SO MUCH THE TIMES WE SPENT WITH HIM IN LONDON AND NEW JERSEY. OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU. IN DEEPEST SYMPATHY, EILEEN,PAUL AND FAMILY
EILEEN AND PAUL CRYAN left a message on October 5, 2011:
DEAR JACKIE, BILLY, MORIA AND KATIE, WORDS CAN'T EXPRESS OUR SADNESS TO YOU ALL FOR THE LOSS OF YOUR FATHER. OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU ALL DURING THIS SAD AND DIFFICULT TIME. OUR DEEPEST SYMPATHY EILEEN, PAUL AND FAMILY
George C Velbeck left a message on October 5, 2011:
To the Shields family: Please accept my sincerest condolences on the passing away of Bill. Many years ago while he was president of Raritan River Steel, I had the pleasure of working with Bill in the purchase of large quantities of rods for my company in Chicago. I always found Bill to be a man of his word and of impeccable integrity. He was a respected leader in the steel community and liked by all who knew him. God bless him and bring him eternal rest. George V
Neil Unverzagt left a message on October 5, 2011:
To the entire Shields family, please accept my deepest condolances. Neil Unverzagt
John & Cathy Kemper left a message on October 5, 2011:
We wish to convey our sincere condolences to the Shields' family on the loss of their patriarch. We will keep you in our prayers. Lovingly, John & Cathy
Madge & John Friel left a message on October 5, 2011:
Dear Mary & family Our deepest sympathy to you all on your sad loss. We will remember Bill at Mass in Kilmacrennan this evening. Madge, John & Family
Diane Tourangeau left a message on October 4, 2011:
My deepest sympathies to all of the family. You are in our prayers. God Bless
Scott and Kendra Schmunk left a message on October 4, 2011:
Bill, Sue, Billy and Bobby, we are so sorry for your loss and all of our prayers are with you. If you need anything in your time of grief please know that we are there for you. The Schmunks
Diane Schmidt left a message on October 4, 2011:
Billy & Jackie .... My sincerest sympathy to you and your family. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.
Tim Banc left a message on October 4, 2011:
Jackie, Moira, Katie, Bill, Mary, and family, We are so sorry for your loss. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Love, The Banc's
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Vince Minkler left a message on October 4, 2011:
Sorry to hear of Bill's passing. It was a pleasure working with him at Raritan. He was a great leader and a kind man.
Joe Ligaj left a message on October 4, 2011:
Billy Please except my condolences
Dave left a message on October 4, 2011:
Billy My deepest condolences.My thoughts are with you and your family today. Take care Dave Camozzi
Gail Holt left a message on October 4, 2011:
Dear Jackie, Billy and Family, My deepest condolences to you and the family. I have never forgotten the kindness Mr. Shields extended to me in my time of need while working at Raritan. My prayers are with you.
Andrea Bonanno-Reich left a message on October 4, 2011:
I was sorry to hear of Mr. Shields passing. It’s been many years since Raritan but I do remember how kind he was. My deepest sympathy to all of the family.
Lionel Schipper left a message on October 4, 2011:
Dear Mary, Carol and I are in Italy and I was on the internet catching up on Toronto news and was shocked to read of Bill's death.We recall our personal and business relationships with you and Bill with great fondness. We are so sad about his untimely passing and extend to you and your family our sincere condolences. Lionel
pat &paul phoenix left a message on October 4, 2011:
dear mary and family pat & i were sorry to read of bill's passing.our condolances to you and your family.he was a great guy. pat & paul retired dofasco
Kathy & Peter Stevens left a message on October 4, 2011:
Mary, We are so sorry for your loss. Peter always loved playing golf with Bill at the Betzler Golf Outings and it was always nice to catch up at the dinner afterwards. After losing my father in May I realize how hard it is to live without the ones we love. Sincerely, Kathy Stevens
Lori Sheppard left a message on October 3, 2011:
Moira, Katie and Family, I never met your Dad, but heard so much through the years about his kindness, care-taking, and grace. Our thoughts, prayers and love are with you during this difficult time. Lori and Michael
Cara and Joe Podojil left a message on October 2, 2011:
Dear jackie and Family, We are so sorry that you have lost your father. He was such a kind man who always brought a smile to my face. You all are in our thoughts and prayers. Cara and Joe
Jenny & Tony Schembri left a message on October 2, 2011:
Bill & Sue, so sorry to hear of the loss of your father. You and your family are in our prayers and thoughts during this time. Love, the Schembri family
Ray Donato left a message on September 5, 2011:
Although it is 4 years ago that Bill passed on, my deepest sorrow to Mary and the family. I knew Bill quiet well as we did business together. He was a kind and great person. An honor for me to have met him. With my deepest condolences
Peter wasco left a message on February 2, 2010:
Mr shields was our leader at raritan for many years. I loved working there when he ran the ship.He had a great dignity, and everyone knew and respected him. I shall never forget the yearly recaps of the company at the landmark inn. Mr Shields would anounce a increase in 401k or something and a great cheer would come from us. A life wonderfully lived, thanks Bill, pete wasco
Roswell Martin Yingling Jr left a message on January 19, 2010:
I have returned form aboard after to long having sold my interest in my companies. I worked for this man at Raritan, their are few men I have respected more. Please extend my respects to his family. I am at their service. Warmest regards, Ross (marty) Yingling
Woolley Boglioli Funeral Home left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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