William J. “Satch” Lemp, 78, of Manchester, formerly of Hoboken, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on July 29th, 2023.

William was a U.S. Army in country Vietnam Vet with the 101st Airborne Division and upon returning home, he continued service to his community by becoming a Hoboken Police officer.  He was one of the original motorcycle police officers within the reinstated Motorcycle Patrol Bureau and retired as a detective after 30 years of service.

 In 1989, he was one of the cofounders of the Nam Knights Motorcycle Club where he enjoyed riding for years with his brothers and his wife.  Throughout his entire time, he continued to support his brothers, both Military and Law Enforcement, with his wisdom and wit – keeping us all laughing until his final moments.

William also enjoyed being a member with his wife of the Blessed Sacrament Golden Knights Drum & Bugle Corp. He was a diehard Dodgers, Rams, and Devils fan.

William was predeceased by his wife of 50 years, Kathleen D. Lemp as well as his sisters, Catherine Elphick and Gloria Gonzalez.

Surviving are his children, daughter, Cynthia, and her husband Christopher, his son, William, and his brother, Arthur.

William was also blessed with 6 grandchildren, Brandon, Christian, Victoria, Billy, Avery, and Thomas. He leaves to mourn his passing; sisters-in-law Alice and Maureen, four brothers-in-law, Benny, John, Danny, and James; and numerous nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews as well as his special pets, Fisher and Philomena.

Visitation will be held at the Failla-McKnight Memorial Home; 533 Willow Avenue, Hoboken, NJ on Friday, August 4th, 2023, beginning at 3 pm and concluding at 8 pm.

Parking is available in the rear of the memorial home, off Sixth Street, between Park Avenue and Willow.

The funeral service will be offered at First Presbyterian Church of Carlstadt at 457 Division Ave, Carlstadt, NJ 07072 on Saturday, August 5th, 2023, beginning at 11:00 am.

Entombment will follow at the Clover Leaf Memorial Park Cemetery in Woodbridge, NJ.


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