William “Bill” Kreeger

William (Bill) E. Kreeger, 76, of Closter, NJ, passed away at home on Sunday, January 16, 2022. Born and raised in Rockleigh, NJ to the late Knox and Emily Kreeger, he was the beloved husband of Ricky Kreeger. Cherished father of Kristin Urban and husband Andrew, Evan Kreeger and partner Marnie Barone, Adam Katz and wife Jackie and Doug Katz and wife Laura. Loving grandfather of Lillian “Lulu”, Jillian, Katie, Yaakov, Dovid, Chana and Avraham. Dearest brother of Dennis and wife Carol, Donald and wife Susan and the late Lee. Also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Bill taught at Hillside School in Closter for 37 ½ years where he was loved by the students, staff and parents alike. He coached youth sports, had a passion for basketball and was an avid golfer – who no one could out drive.  Bill was a wonderful, kind person and a friend to all. He will be greatly missed by his friends and family in NY, NJ and his winter home in Ft. Myers, Florida.

Visiting hours are Thursday, Jan. 20, 2022 from 4-7 PM at Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Ave, Northvale, NJ. A funeral service will be Friday, Jan. 21, 2022 at the funeral home 11am – Noon with interment to follow at Rockland Cemetery, Sparkill, NY.

The funeral service can be viewed through the livestream link below:


In lieu of flowers, donations in Bill’s memory may be made to Cure PSP, www.psp.org.



  1. My deepest sympathies to you and your family on the passing of Billy.
    Our families grew up together in the neighborhood of Rockleigh and Palisades on Piermont Road in the 1950’s and 1960s. We played basketball together in the local playgrounds. Sometimes for hours.
    We hung out together to talk, argue, and laugh during our junior high and high school days.
    We shared being ‘hustlers’ for Harry M. Stevens in the Polo Grounds and Yankee Stadium selling peanuts, hot dogs, and soda. Billy drove a crew of us to the Stadium in his 1950’s Ford from time to time. I remember caddying with Billy in Riverdale.
    I taught with Billy for a few years at Immaculate Conception School under Principal Sister Amadeus—these were good times we shared with the kids from Norwood! Billy always enjoyed teaching.
    I always knew Billy to be a warm, caring person who found his way.
    In God’s hands. R.I.P.
    Jim Doyle

  2. May Bill’s memory be a blessing. I remember. I say your name and will continue to remember. My deepest condolences to the family that loved him so much.

  3. My memories of working with Bill were of a kind man who truly cared about everyone. Bill helped me through a tough time at Hillside and gave me kind words to remember forever. His calm silence at times said it all. I consider it a great pleasure to have known him and worked with him, even if only for a short time. Sending love and prayers to your wonderful family. JoAnn

  4. Suzanne Retto Jordan

    To billy’s Family, my deepest sympathies! Our families lived near each other in Rockleigh, until we moved in the 50’s! I am so sorry for your loss!

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