William Penman, VI

William Joseph Richard Penman, VI

Friday, March 7th, 1980 - Saturday, May 15th, 2021
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William Joseph Richard Penman VI of Mays Landing, NJ passed away on Saturday, May 15, 2021.

Bill was born in Atlantic City, NJ to William and Nancylee (Ludecke) Penman on March 7, 1980. He is predeceased by his paternal grandparents William and Theresa Penman, his maternal grandparents Leroy and Peggy Ludecke, Sr. and his Aunt and New York Times Best Selling author, Sharon Kay Penman.

He will be lovingly remembered by his father, William Penman of Absecon, NJ, his mother Nancylee Bostic and his Aunt Shirley Ludecke both of West Atlantic City, NJ and his Great Aunt Jean Campbell of
Somers Point, NJ. and his close family friend Michelle.

Bill had a very special bond with three young people whom he loved very much: Dakota and Ryleigh Gorman and Ethan Pachelli. His precious cats Bella and Alice will sadly miss him too.

Bill graduated from Holy Spirit High School in 1998 and attended Fitchburg State College in Massachusetts. Bill worked at area restaurants as a server and bartender. More recently he was self-employed driving his Jitney.

Bill was involved in all different kinds of sports; football, basketball, baseball, crew, and swimming. He spent his entire youth participating in athletic teams both in elementary and high school.

Bill always stood up for his countless friends, the underdog, or anyone he thought was being mistreated. Bill always thought that kindness was never wasted and enjoyed a lifetime of helping his friends. Especially his closest friends, Mark Gorman, Sarah Shreer, Amanda Vogel-Jerome and Jessica Godfrey who all grew up together.

One of Bill’s greatest joys was spending time with family and friends playing cards and games. Bill was an animal lover and had a variety of pets his entire life. Bill was a huge fan and cheered on his Indianapolis Colts. Bill and his dad enjoyed picking Fantasy Football teams each football season. He was quite the cook. Bill enjoyed cooking new recipes for his dad and many friends. Bill loved the ocean and beach and participated annually in the Polar Bear Plunge. For many years Bill planted a flower garden for his mom on Mother’s Day. He was an avid reader and was always up for a good adventure. Bill loved all those he came in contact with and they loved him. He enjoyed all types of movies and often he would call his mom and dad and make movie recommendations. He had a great sense of humor and loved to laugh. Bill’s favorite holiday was Halloween, he loved to get dressed up in elaborate costumes. He loved country music and Texas and lived there on two different occasions.

There are some who, when they die, the whole world seems less bright. Bill Penman was one of those people. He shared his BIG heart and kind way with friends and strangers alike.

May we continue Bill’s work of making this world a better place and may his infectious smile and spirit stay with us always.
Friends and family are welcomed to attend visitation on Saturday, June 5th at Boakes Funeral Home, 6050 Main Street in Mays Landing, NJ from 1:30-3:00pm. Services will begin at 3:00pm. All are welcome, please wear a mask.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made in Bill’s name to The Absecon Blue Devil’s Football Organization PO Box 291 Absecon, NJ 08201 or The Humane Society of Atlantic County, 1400 Absecon Blvd., Atlantic City, NJ 08401.
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  • Visitation

    Saturday, June 5th, 2021 | 1:30pm - 3:00pm
    Saturday, June 5th, 2021 1:30pm - 3:00pm
    Boakes Funeral Home
    6050 Main Street
    MAYS LANDING, NJ 08330
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Saturday, June 5th, 2021 | 3:00pm
    Saturday, June 5th, 2021 3:00pm
    Boakes Funeral Home
    6050 Main Street
    MAYS LANDING, NJ 08330
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email

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jack and cindy doherty

Posted at 12:33pm
dear nancy and bill, we are so sorry to hear about bill. we were shocked to read it. what a handsome kid with a beautiful smile. we remember him fondly being friends with mike and playing baseball and basketball. nancy, we remember when you took the kids to assateague camping, boy what a brave woman you were (are). our hearts go out to you and we are thinking of you at this time.

jack and cindy doherty

aileen privitera

Posted at 06:26pm
Dear Nancy,
Our hearts are broken after hearing of the loss of your beautiful boy. Please know we are thinking of you and are so sorry we are not able to attend the service. May you find peace in the beautiful flowers he planted for you.
Aileen and Derek also Adrienne

Dr, John F. Phillips

Posted at 05:45pm
Dear Nancy. I was greatly saddened to hear of William's passing. If he was anything like you, he must have been a kind, giving, caring, wonderful person. I am so sorry that I cannot be with you at this time of sorrow because I will be out of state. Please accept my sincere wishes of sympathy.

Joan Talarico-Hunt

Posted at 09:56am
Nancylee, on behalf of the Petro Cohen Law Firm we are so sorry for the loss of your son. May he rest in peace. Joan Talarico-Hunt

Breanne Moyer

Posted at 09:32am
Mrs. Penman, our daughter Breanne Joy was a student of yours in the late 1990's. We are thinking of you during these challenging times. Breanne is a proud mother of her son Kody Ryan almost 9 years old. Memories.....In the evening when every sound lies sleeping, when all the doors are shut, and the heart is open, memories, like quiet visitors arrive. Memories. Our help comes from the Lord psalm 121. Chaplain Rick and Denise Moyer Mays Landing NJ

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