William T. Carson, Jr.

Age 86 of Pine Valley, NJ

On January 19, 2019, age 86, former longtime resident of Haddonfield, New Jersey. Survived by beloved wife, Mary (nee Guarnieri) of 61 years. Loving father of William F. (Kathy) of Princeton Junction, NJ, Carolyn C. Lang (Douglas) of Arlington, VA, Margaret C. Kacergis (Robert), of Malvern, PA, Maureen C. Kiernan (Joseph) of Lake Forest, IL, John G. (Ann) of Haddonfield, NJ and Robert J. of Cherry Hill, NJ. Grandfather of 18, Douglas Lang, William F Carson, Jr, John Lang, Robert Kacergis, Alyssa Lang, James Kacergis, Julianne Carson, Elizabeth Carson, William Kacergis, Emily Carson, MaryBeth Carson, John Kacergis, Annie Carson, Michael Kacergis, Joseph Kacergis, John G. Carson, Jr, Mary Kacergis and Carolyn Carson; and 12 step grandchildren and cherished brother, James B. Carson.

Born and lived most of his life in Haddonfield, NJ, Bill attended Haddonfield Memorial High School before earning his undergraduate and graduate degrees in mechanical engineering from the University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN. Bill then served his country as a lieutenant in the US Navy before entering the private sector.  After leaving the Navy, Bill and his brother, James, operated a textile manufacturing company located in Haddonfield, NJ, Philadelphia, PA and York, SC for 30 years. Upon retiring from the textile business, Bill co-founded Covenant Bancorp, located in Haddonfield, a publicly traded bank that was subsequently acquired by Wachovia. He was also a director of MedQuist, a publicly traded medical software technology company, and the past Chairman of the Board of the Coriell Institute in Camden, NJ.

In addition to his business interests, Bill was an avid golfer and a member of many golf clubs. He was a longtime member of Pine Valley Golf Club and served as the Mayor of the Borough of Pine Valley from 2003 to 2009. A member of Tavistock Country Club for 71 years, Bill was its 17th president and on its board for 25 years. Bill also served many charitable organizations including past board member of the Southern New Jersey Blood Bank and on the finance committee of the Diocese of Camden.

Bill’s family will receive friends on Tuesday evening, Jan. 22nd, 6-8 pm, at Kain-Murphy Funeral Home, 15 West End Ave., Haddonfield, NJ.  All are invited to his Mass of Christian Burial on Wednesday, Jan. 23rd, 11 am at Christ the King Roman Catholic Church, 200 Windsor Ave., Haddonfield, NJ.  Interment, Calvary Cemetery, Cherry Hill, NJ.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the University of Notre Dame or Discovery Ministries, Inc. For Notre Dame, online at, by phone at (574) 631-5150, or by mail: University of Notre Dame, Department of Development, 1100 Grace Hall, Notre Dame, IN 46556. For Discovery Ministries, Inc. P.O. Box 76, Haddonfield, New Jersey, 08033.