William “Bill” C. Mack, 73, of Upper Freehold Twp. N.J., died on Wednesday (Oct. 12) at CentraState Hospital in Freehold, N.J.
Born in New Brunswick, Mack was a veteran of the US Navy, serving during the Vietnam era. A 1965 graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, he earned his Master’s Degree from Fairleigh Dickinson University in 1977. Bill was the Criminal Division Manager, for the State of New Jersey, Superior Court of Monmouth, retiring in 1997. He was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Allentown.
Son of the late Raymond and Elinor Mack, he is survived by his loving wife of 21 years, Lorraine Wilkinson; his stepdaughter and granddaughter, Laurie and Lauren Gazell of Brick; his siblings, Raymond and Susan Mack of Matawan, Edward and Sandra Mack of Manasquan and Elizabeth and Tomothy Duncan of Naples, FL; his nephews and niece, William Mack, Jessica Tobia and Jamie Mack.
Mack was an avid horseman, owning, breeding and racing many Standardbred horses including such notables as Sally Savannah ($102,607), Sassy Savannah ($101, 242), Sammy Savannah ($117,108) and many other horses with that surname.
He had fond memories of participating in the USTA Driving School and spoke of it often. He also participated in many of the European trips taken by the USTA, of which he also had fond memories.
Mack spent over 18 years with the Neal Ehrhart stable and will be sorely missed by all associated there.
A memorial mass will be celebrated 11 a.m. on Saturday (Oct. 22) at St. John’s Church, 1282 Yardville-Allentown Road. Friends may call Saturday from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at the Peppler Funeral Home, 114 S. Main St. Allentown, N.J.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Mack's name to the Standardbred Retirement Foundation, 353 Sweetmans Lane, Ste 101, Millstone Township., N.J.08535.
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