William J. Balkenende, 76, of Secaucus, NJ. Beloved husband of Frances Balkenende (Tattoli). Loving brother of Eva Gimble and Leona Seazholtz. Bill is predeceased by his parents, John and Regina Balkenende. He is survived by many family members and friends.
Bill lived in Secaucus nearly 70 years. He attended St. Michael's High School in Union City and the Newark College of Engineering. After two years in the Army, Bill worked with his father at Balron before starting his career with the Secaucus Post Office. Bill was a volunteer firefighter with the Washington Hook & Ladder Company of Secaucus for 20 years. A Memorial Visitation will be held on Wednesday, August 17, 2011 from 2pm to 5pm with a 4 PM Religious Service and a Fireman's Service to follow at Mack Memorial Home, 1245 Paterson Plank Road, Secaucus. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Washington Hook & Ladder Co., 272 County Ave., Secaucus, NJ 07094.