William W. Tourjee, age 93 of Oldwick, NJ died on Friday, March 5, 2021 at his daughter’s home in Franklin Township.
Born in Morris Plains, NJ he was the son of the late Neilson and Ida Tourjee.
William lived in Morristown before moving to Oldwick in 1968.
A Veteran of WWII, he enlisted in the Navy at the age of 17. He served on the aircraft carrier the USS Lexington and repair ship the USS Ajax.
In William’s younger days he was an avid competitive speed skater, traveling throughout the country winning many trophies and awards. He had an impressive collection of antiques and was a voracious reader. His favorite author was Louis L’Amour, and he had a large collection of his books. He loved hunting and fishing and was an AKC breeder of beagles.
He was predeceased by his cherished wife, Doris in 1995; his daughter. Doris in 2020 and by his 10 siblings, Neilson, Mildred, Arthur, Marion, Viola, Althea, Madeline, Richard, James and Irene.
William is survived by his four children, William and his wife, Shirley of CO, Arthur and his wife, Elaine of NM, Jon and his wife, Tanya of CO, and Nanette Chardoussin and her husband, Jay of Franklin Twp. NJ. He is also survived by his brother, Donald of OH; his eight grandchildren, Bethany Tourjee, Ashley Rivera and her husband, Frankie, Jay William Chardoussin and his fiance’, Sarah, Megan Morefield and her husband, David, Chelsea Tourjee, Justin Tourjee and wife, Heather, Joel Tourjee and his wife, Jenn, and Brent Tourjee as well as nine great grandchildren.
A service will be held on Saturday, March 13, 2021 at 11:00 AM at the Kearns Funeral Home, 103 Old Highway 28, Whitehouse, NJ 08889.
Friends may visit with the family prior to the service from 10:00 to 11:00 AM. The service will be livestreamed for those unable to attend and can be accessed through the following link: livestream.com/aritonvideolive/tourjee
In lieu of flowers donations may be made through IN MEMORY OF at www.inmemof.org/william-w-tourjee for the benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.